30名以上のボランティアやスタッフなど、昨年をはるかに越える総勢230名以上に集まっていただき、また、今回は、6社(名)のスポンサーに支えられ、 イベントは、大盛況にて終了しました。イベントを共に作り上げて頂いた、スポンサーの皆様、ご寄付をお寄せくださった皆様、ご参加頂いた皆様、スタッフ や、ボランティアの方々に、日系プレース基金一同、深く感謝申し上げます。
イベントの後半は、NAV Chorus, 後藤キヨ氏, 若林えれなさん、木田もえちゃんによるクリスマスキャロルや、ピアノ演奏などのパフォーマンスが行われ、会場は、一段とクリスマスの雰囲気に包まれました。
NPFのスタッフで、イベント主催者のマエデ淳子のもとには、「すごく楽しかった。」「大きくなったら、ボランティアをしたい!」と、数人の子供たちから 嬉しい感想が届きました。 日系コミュニティの将来を担う子供たちに、楽しい時間を過ごしながら、日系コミュニティに関わっていく機会を創ることが、私ど もNPFスタッフが願っている1つなので、大変嬉しく思っております。
日系プレース基金の詳細につきましては、(604)777-2122にお電話いただくか、または、ウェブサイトnikkeiplace.orgでご覧にいただけます。 フェイスブックにも是非アクセスしてみてください。“いいね”をお待ちしております。

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The 2nd annual Nikkei Place Foundation Christmas Social presented by TD Canada Trust

On Saturday December 13th, we at Nikkei Place Foundation (NPF) hosted the second annual Nikkei Place Christmas Social presented by TD Canada Trust at Nikkei Centre.

It was a very successful event, with over 230 people participating! From children and their parents, to volunteers and staff, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the Christmas festivities and holiday cheer. We were also fortunate to have 6 sponsors that made this event possible. A huge thank you to all our sponsors, donors, participants, volunteers and staff who worked together to make this event a success, we couldn’t have done it without you!

This year, Santa made a special appearance to give children a present & snacks and took pictures with them! The children also enjoyed crafting such as making ornaments and writing letters to Santa and jumping in the bouncy castle!

The Gingerbread House Competition had 20 children participating and the winners were Kana Miling (11) and Alice & Adam Wejer (8 & 6). They all received a big prize and were full of smiles.

The second half of the event featured entertainment from NAV Chorus, Mr. Kiyo Goto, Elina Wakabayashi and Moe Kida. The Centre was wrapped in Christmas atmosphere remarkably.

Junko Mayede, NPF staff and event organizer received wonderful comments from several children: “I had a really great time!”, “I want to work as volunteer when I am older!” We at NPF are all pleased to hear these, as one of our goals is to help give children opportunities to build connections to the Japanese-Canadian community in a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere. We feel that children will play important roles in shaping the future of our community.

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