JCCA Keirokai 2014
The annual JCCA Keirokai luncheon was held January 18 at Nikkei Centre in honour of the seniors in our community. The afternoon was MC’ed by JCCA President Gary Matson with greetings & kanpai by Consul General Seiji Okada.
Entertainment was provided by the Ikuko May Quartet, who played alovely set of jazz tunes, Otowa-ryu dance company, who once again showed their mastery of Japanese dance, and magician Dr. Henry Tom, who had the audience laughing in amazement at his feats of wizardry.
Gifts were presented to oldest man, oldest woman, longest-married couple and those born in the Year of the horse, along with numerous door prizes. The afternoon ended with a sing-a-long led by Moko Kuwabara and pianist Chuichi Nakahori.
Thanks to all who attended, our wonderful volunteers and our many generous donors.
2014 Keiro-Kai Volunteers
Akemi Komori, April Shimizu, Ayako Matsushita, Carol Yamamoto, Chuichi Nakahori, Dennis Yoshikoa, Derek Iwanaka, Gary Matson, Dr. Henry Tom, Etsuko Tanaka, Gabe Nutley, Hiromi Shibata, Ikuko May, Jack Matsushita, Kathy Tanaka, Ken Kaneda, Kenn Nakamine, Kimiko Higashi, Maki Komori, Maiko Sugai, Marika Komori, May Hamanishi, Mayumi Yokogawa, Melissa Yong, Moko Kuwabara, Otowa Hinaaki, Paul Esslinger, Ron McKay, Rutsu Shikano, Ryoko Hirokawa, Sayuri Sugawara, Shag Ando, Sumako Kakiuchi, Sumi Kamachi, Tomoko Li, Yasuko Matsubara, Yoko Watase, Yoshiko Shimizu, Yuji Matson, Yumi Maihara, Yumiko Kondo
Thank you to our generous donors
Baxter-Kobe Florist, Amano Foods (Burnaby & Richmond), Beverage Concepts, Canfisco, Cobs (Brentwood), Dr. Ken &April Shimizu, Charlies Chocolate Factory, Dan-d-Pak, Fujiya, Glico Canada Corp., Goldstone Bakery, Japan Bonsai, JTB International, Kin’s Farm Market, Mieko Amano, Mikado Enterprises Ltd., Murata Japanese Gifts, OK Gift Shop, Select Wine Merchants, Sonray, St. Germain Bakery, Tenrikyo Women’s Association, Tonari Gumi, Vancouver Buddhist Temple, Vancouver Japanese Gardeners Association, Van Houtte, Yamato Trading Co. Ltd., YK3 Sake Producer