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Aug
6
Sat
Hike Up Garibaldi Lake – Saturday, August 6 2016 @ Garibaldi Provincial Park
Aug 6 @ 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Garibaldi Lake – Saturday, August 6, 2016

Dear Mokuyokai Members and Friends,

We are hiking to one of BC’s most beautiful lakes – Garibaldi! This is one of the best hikes in the area.  Please note that it is a long hike (18km return) and you must rsvp to attend.

Hike Description:
“With turquoise colored water nestled between alpine mountains and a spectacular glacier as the backdrop, Garibaldi Lake is one of the most scenic destinations in British Columbia.” – Vancouver Trails. The first 6km of the trail is a gradual uphill climb through dense forest of Douglas Fir trees.  We’ll then pass The Barrier (a 2km thick lava dam holding back Garibaldi Lake) and two smaller lakes before reaching majestic Garibaldi Lake.  We’ll relax, eat and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Garibaldi Lake before returning the way we came.

When: Sat, August 6th (8:30am~6:30 pm) (including transportation and hiking). Rain or Shine, unless it’s a heavy rain.

Where: Garibaldi Lake (Garibaldi Provincial Park – near Whistler)

Difficulty: Intermediate – Difficult (While it is not as steep as the Grouse Grind or the Squamish Chief, there is still a significant elevation gain and it is a long hike. Only fit hikers should participate.)
Time: 7 hours
Distance: 18km (return)
Elevation Gain: 820 meters
More trail info: http://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/garibaldi-lake/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/garibaldi/trail_report.pdf
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D5zvAuWUvY

Meet-up Location: Corner of Burrard St. and West Cordova St. at 8:30 am (Sharp)

What to bring: *Proper* footwear (hiking boots/running shoes), a big lunch, snacks, sunscreen, camera, water (minimum 1.5L), water-repellant jacket, sweater, some cash. Extra shoes are a good idea so that you do not muddy your driver’s car. Please note that the weather can change quickly and given the elevation gain, the temperature is significantly cooler near the Lake. We will not stop on the way, so participants *must* come prepared. Mokuyokai reserves the right to turn away unprepared participants.
Learn more about hiking preparedness at:
http://www.adventuresmart.ca/land/hiking.htm

Costs: Mokuyokai Members – Free, Non-Members – $5.00
Pay your driver $5.00 for gas as Garibaldi Lakes is a bit of a drive from Vancouver.

Car Pooling:
Mokuyokai arranges car-pooling on a first come, first serve basis. For example, if someone RSVPs and can drive 3 people, the first three people who signed up get a lift.
Drivers are usually in short supply, so if you can drive, it is appreciated.

RSVP: Please RSVP at the URL below by Thursday, August 4th
http://goo.gl/forms/zLPWP145FZmEZaWs1

*Important Notes*
This event is weather dependent.  If there is heavy rain, it will be cancelled.  If the event is cancelled, an email will go out to participants the night before the event.
Mokuyokai Rating: C3

ウィスラーの東一帯に広がるガリバルディ州立公園。その氷河を抱いた山々の麓から美しい氷河湖を目指すルートです。目的地点のガリバルディ・レイクのター コイズブルー、その対岸に流れ出す氷河のグレーシャー・ブルー、そして空のコバルトブルー。鮮やかな青色が織りなす風景の美しさには思わず歓声が上がるは ず。長い坂道を登ってきた疲れも一気に吹き飛びます。

日時: 8月6日 (土) 午前8:30〜午後6:30、大雨で無い限りは雨天決行
待合わせ場所:W. CORDOVA と BURRARDの角 (午前8時半)
参加費: 会員無料; 非会員5ドル,運転手にガソリン代として5ドル
参加ご希望の方は、8月4日までに下記リンクよりお申し込みください。
http://goo.gl/forms/zLPWP145FZmEZaWs1

=============== Rating System ================
This rating system indicates the difficulty and time of the hike. Please note it
is just a reference and the time may differ depending on the conditions and
participant ability.
Difficulty:
A= Beginner: For everyone. A walk in the park.
B= Intermediate: For the people who occasionally play sports.
C= Strenuous: If you can do the Grouse Grind, you can do this hike.
Time:
1= less than 2 hours
2= 2 to 4 hours
3= more than 4 hours

Aug
18
Thu
Donwakai @ The Belmont Bar
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the Donwakai!
The Donwakai is Mokuyokai’s monthly pub night of networking, laughter and fun that brings together those who have a shared interest in Japan-Canada relations. At the Donwakai, you will meet approximately 80 people who have a strong connection to Japan: teachers, travellers, students, business people and others from Canada, Japan and elsewhere. You don’t have to speak Japanese to attend this event, but you should have a strong interest in or connection to Japan. Most of our participants have lived or traveled in Japan at some point in their lives. We also have Japanese-only table and one English-only table if you want to practice your language skills (the rest of the tables are whatever the participants are speaking). So if you want to network, share experiences about Japan, learn more about Mokuyokai or just meet like minded people, then don’t miss this event! The atmosphere is casual and feel free to invite a friend. Don’t forget your ID and please remember to tip your server.

This month’s Donwakai will be held at The Belmont Bar  located in downtown Vancouver at 1006 Granville Street, Vancouver (the corner of “Granville St & Nelson St”).

They will have a number of drink specials for us as well as a wide array of food choices. For smooth ordering we recommend you pay by cash.

In addition to the usual good company, conversations and networking this month will see the unveiling of Mokuyokai’s New & Improved Website!! Please join us for a fun evening with those who share an interest in Canada-Japan relations.

毎月第3木曜日に開いている集まりで、グラスを片手におしゃべりを楽しみたい人が誰でも自由に参加できます。事前申し込みは必要ありません。(注)前菜は 用意されていますが、自分でオーダーした食べ物・飲み物は各自で精算して下さい。

Details

Where: The Belmont Bar (1006 Granville Street, Vancouver, the corner of “Granville St & Nelson St”)
Entrance Cost: Non-Members: $5; Mokuyokai Members: Free
RSVP: Not required; just show up
ID: Required. This is a licensed establishment. If you are a Japanese citizen, please bring your passport or BCID.

 

場所: The Belmont Bar  1006 Granville Street, Vancouver, (the corner of “Granville St & Nelson St”).

参加費: 会員無料; 非会員5ドル

Aug
28
Sun
2016 Mokuyokai & Kiyukai Annual Summer BBQ – Sunday, Aug 28 / 2016 企友会・木曜会共催BBQ大会 @ Jericho Pond Picnic Site
Aug 28 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

2016 Mokuyokai & Kiyukai Annual Summer BBQ – Sunday, Aug 28

The Mokuyokai/ Kiyukai Summer BBQ is our annual event where we will be BBQ’ing steak, salmon, and yakisoba while enjoying onigiri, cold salad, watermelon and drinks. The day also includes watermelon smash and other exciting games.

Details of the event are:

Date & Time: Sunday, August 28th from 11:30am to 3:30pm (BBQ starts at 12:30pm)
Location: Jericho Pond Picnic Site (near Jericho Beach at the end of Point Grey Road, Vancouver)
http://mokuyokai.us6.list-manage.com/track/click…
Cost: $14.00 for Kiyukai & Mokuyokai Members
$17.00 for non-members
$1.00 x year of age for children under the age of 14 (children under 4 are free)

Payment: Please bring exact change. We do not accept credit cards, interacts and cheques.
What to bring: Lawn chairs and/or picnic blanket to sit on, utensils to eat with and to reduce waste at the event.
RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking the link below by August 26 (Fri)
http://goo.gl/forms/f5XQIqnTrRAM5Sta2
*100 participants first come first serve! RSVP early!

Cancellation Policy: Kindly give us 48 hours notice here at BBQ@mokuyokai.bc.ca, if you are unavailable to attend our event. We purchase food and beverages day before the event; full cost will be charged in the event of late cancellation and no-show.
Garbage: Please help us keep the picnic area clean and keep your recyclables and compost separate from your garbage.
Photography: Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the Mokuyokai and Kiyukai websites, social media and other publications.

2016年 企友会・木曜会共催 BBQ大会  –  8月28日(日)

今年も企友会とバンクーバー木曜会共催にて開催いたします。夏の終わりの1ページに華やかな思い出を皆様と一緒に刻みたいと思っております。昨年は100以上の方々にお集まり頂き、楽しい夏の一日を過ごすことが出来ました。今年もスイカ割りや親睦イベントなどを楽しみながら、両会会員の懇親を深めたいと思っております。

事前のお申込みが必要になります(8月26日締め切り)。参加人数に限りがあり(定員100名)、先着順にて受付致しておりますので、ご了承下さい。皆さまのご参加、心よりお待ちしております。

日時:8月28日(日)11:30am – 3:30pm (食事時間は12:30pm – 2:00pm)
場所:Jericho Pond Picnic Site: https://maps.google.ca/maps/u/0/ms?msid=203926975403841247116.00046ed9b8aaa706166b2&msa=0&dg=feature
会費:企友会・木曜会会員 $14.00
非会員 $17.00
お子様(13歳まで)  年齢 x $1.00
お子様(3歳以下) 無料

支払:参加費は当日現金でお持ち下さい。またお釣りのないようお願い致します。
持ち物:会費(現金)、折りたたみ椅子やピクニックマット等、お箸、フォーク、お皿、カップ等
申込:お申込みは下記のリンクより8月26日(金)までにご予約下さい。

http://goo.gl/forms/f5XQIqnTrRAM5Sta2

キャンセルポリシー: キャンセルの場合はBBQ@mokuyokai.bc.caにご連絡下さい。8月26日以降の予約キャンセルはご返金出来ません。当日参加されない場合は、後日参加費を郵送にてお送りさせて頂きます(食材購入済みのため、ご理解をお願い致します)。

注意事項:

●   今年はエコを目指した環境に優しいBBQを目指すため、ご自身でお箸、フォーク、お皿、カップなどをご持参いただくようお願いいたします。また、ごみの分別やリサイクル等もご協力をお願いいたします。

●     当日は免責書への署名をお願い致します。

●     当日、企友会会報およびホームページ、また木曜会ホームページ用に写真撮影を行います。予めご了承下さい。

Sep
15
Thu
Donwakai @ The Belmont Bar
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the Donwakai!
The Donwakai is Mokuyokai’s monthly pub night of networking, laughter and fun that brings together those who have a shared interest in Japan-Canada relations. At the Donwakai, you will meet approximately 80 people who have a strong connection to Japan: teachers, travellers, students, business people and others from Canada, Japan and elsewhere. You don’t have to speak Japanese to attend this event, but you should have a strong interest in or connection to Japan. Most of our participants have lived or traveled in Japan at some point in their lives. We also have Japanese-only table and one English-only table if you want to practice your language skills (the rest of the tables are whatever the participants are speaking). So if you want to network, share experiences about Japan, learn more about Mokuyokai or just meet like minded people, then don’t miss this event! The atmosphere is casual and feel free to invite a friend. Don’t forget your ID and please remember to tip your server.

This month’s Donwakai will be held at The Belmont Bar  located in downtown Vancouver at 1006 Granville Street, Vancouver (the corner of “Granville St & Nelson St”).

They will have a number of drink specials for us as well as a wide array of food choices. For smooth ordering we recommend you pay by cash.

In addition to the usual good company, conversations and networking this month will see the unveiling of Mokuyokai’s New & Improved Website!! Please join us for a fun evening with those who share an interest in Canada-Japan relations.

毎月第3木曜日に開いている集まりで、グラスを片手におしゃべりを楽しみたい人が誰でも自由に参加できます。事前申し込みは必要ありません。(注)前菜は 用意されていますが、自分でオーダーした食べ物・飲み物は各自で精算して下さい。

Details

Where: The Belmont Bar (1006 Granville Street, Vancouver, the corner of “Granville St & Nelson St”)
Entrance Cost: Non-Members: $5; Mokuyokai Members: Free
RSVP: Not required; just show up
ID: Required. This is a licensed establishment. If you are a Japanese citizen, please bring your passport or BCID.

 

場所: The Belmont Bar  1006 Granville Street, Vancouver, (the corner of “Granville St & Nelson St”).

参加費: 会員無料; 非会員5ドル


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