Shiho enjoyed her time in Quesnel

Each Japanese volunteer leaves a little bit of Japan in Quesnel when they leave

  • May. 25, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Shiho Komiya enjoyed her stay in Quesnel.

Japanese volunteer Shiho Komiya  arrived in Quesnel  by Central Mountain Air, Feb. 14.  Shiho was met by members of Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society and brought to her unit which would become her home for  the next three months. Shiho traveled from Toronto to Calgary and has been in Canada since November 2011.

Shiho Komiya is from Fukuoka,  Japan,  where she studied at Chikushi  Women’s University and graduated in computer programming .

She found the Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society site on the internet and read about  other volunteers like Tomoko Arisue placed here years ago and about our Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society. Shiho wanted to come to Quesnel for a different experience.

Her hobbies are  watching sports, movies with action, listening to music and she loves to travel.

Some of the volunteer activities Shiho has experienced here in Quesnel are Japanese culture and language lessons she helps prepare each week and attending QSTS meetings where she helps prepare meals for monthly dinners.  She has delivered Japanese culture lessons at elementary schools, as well as  open activities like demonstrating  origami to the young children at the Arts and Rec Centre the last two weekends in April.

Recently, Shiho  has ventured off on a couple weekend bus tours on her own to  Jasper and other locations.

Shiho enjoyed her time in Quesnel and has since left to explore other parts of Canada.

– submitted by Diane Graham, Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society

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