Mokuyokai Monthly Activities and Special Events

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Okonomiyaki Night 5:00 pm
Okonomiyaki Night
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Okonomiyaki Night August 7th Update:   This event is full! Thank you for your rsvps. Stay tuned for our next cooking event!  Join us for a fun and creative Okonomiyaki cooking night on Sunday, August 10. Okonomiyaki lover Shaun (Mokuyokai member) and Kansai area native Rie (Mokuyokai board member) will share some cooking tips as[...]
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Hike to Joffre Lakes (near Pemberton) 8:15 am
Hike to Joffre Lakes (near Pembe... @ Joffre Lakes (near Pemberton)
Aug 17 @ 8:15 am – 8:00 pm
See three beautiful emerald green alpine lakes in one hike! Join Mokuyokai as we hike to Joffre Lakes. One of the best near Vancouver. Hike Description Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake, the glacier-laden peaks are visible from an easily accessible viewpoint 500 metres from the parking lot. As we carry on, the trail becomes[...]
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Donwakai 5:30 pm
Donwakai @ St. Regis Bar & Grill
Aug 21 @ 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[...]
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Mokuyokai/Kiyukai Summer BBQ August 24, 2014‏ 11:30 am
Mokuyokai/Kiyukai Summer BBQ Aug... @ Jericho Pond Picnic Site
Aug 24 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Mokuyokai/Kiyukai Summer BBQ! Sun, August 24th 11:30am-4:00pm 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 plenty of games including tug-of-war, caterpillar walk and watermelon smash.Details of the event are:WHEN: 11:30am-4:00pm (food served 12:30-2:00pm), Sunday,[...]
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Tsugaru Shamisen Concert 6:00 pm
Tsugaru Shamisen Concert @ Orpheum Annex
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is proud to present the ‘Traditional Japanese Rhythm on Three Strings – Tsugaru Shamisen Concert, as part of the 125th anniversary of the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, on August 29th at 7pm at the Orpheum Annex. The concert features the prominent Tsugaru Shamisen artist Hiroshi Yamaguchi[...]
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Nikkei Matsuri 10:00 am
Nikkei Matsuri @ Nikkei Centre
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm
Nikkei Matsuri: Burnaby’s family-friendly Japanese festival in the heart of Metro Vancouver On August 30 and 31, Nikkei Place hosts the second annual Nikkei Matsuri, Burnaby’s family-friendly Japanese festival in the heart of Metro Vancouver. The grounds at Nikkei Place, on the corner of Kingsway & Sperling, will be transformed, transporting you into an authentic Japanese festival experience. Attractions[...]
Sake Tasting at Nikkei Matsuri 2:00 pm
Sake Tasting at Nikkei Matsuri @ Nikkei Centre
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Sake Association of BC will be hosting 4 sake seminars over the course of 2 days at the Summer Festival at Nikkei Place this Labour Day long weekend, as a part of fund-raising efforts for the organization and introduction to Japanese Food Culture. They are offering four sessions over 2 days (2-3pm and 4-5pm on[...]
JETAABC Baseball Viewing BBQ 6:00 pm
JETAABC Baseball Viewing BBQ @ Scotiabank Field – Nat Bailey Stadium
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The JET Programme Alumni Association of British Columbia and the Yukon (JETAABC), in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver, is proud to announce its 2014 Baseball, BBQ, and Fireworks Extravaganza in celebration of the Consulate’s 125th anniversary in British Columbia
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Sake Tasting at Nikkei Matsuri 2:00 pm
Sake Tasting at Nikkei Matsuri @ Nikkei Centre
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Sake Association of BC will be hosting 4 sake seminars over the course of 2 days at the Summer Festival at Nikkei Place this Labour Day long weekend, as a part of fund-raising efforts for the organization and introduction to Japanese Food Culture. They are offering four sessions over 2 days (2-3pm and 4-5pm on[...]

 

The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society is a dynamic organization, and as such our activities are constantly growing and evolving with the times.

Donwakai

Donwakai is our monthly pub night held the third Thursday of every month. It is a great opportunity to meet others who have a shared interest in Japan-Canada relations and to learn more about the Mokuyokai. Donwakai is our most popular regular event, with more than 100 people attending every month.

Join us for an evening of laughter, socializing and networking! We look forward to seeing you. RSVPs are not required and feel free to bring a guest.

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When: Third Thursday of  every month (5:30-9pm)
Where: St. Regis Bar & Grill – 608 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver (corner of Seymour & Dunsmuir) Map >>
Enter on Dunsmuir Street, through the entrance near the alley, under the awning that reads “St. Regis Bar & Grill”
We are downstairs in the Private Regis Room

Menu: http://www.stregisbarandgrill.com/location.html
Cost: Non-Members: $5 Members: Free
RSVP: Not required!

**Please Note**
• As this is a licensed bar, Government Issued Photo ID is required for entry.
• All attendees must pay for their own drinks. There is a small charge of $5.00/person for non-members as a contribution towards snacks.
• For more info Email: donwa@mokuyokai.bc.ca

Monthly Hike    hiker

The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society hikes approximately once a month. In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery that BC offers, it is an opportunity to meet others. The summer hikes tend to be longer and more challenging than the winter ones. We also go snowshoeing in the winter.

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The hike is usually on the 3rd or 4th weekend of every month.

Cost
• There is no hiking fee for members. The cost for non-members is $10. We usually car-pool to the hike location, and there is a small fee to cover the cost of gas that is paid to the drivers. This cost is dependant on distance and is usually between $7-$10.

Please Note:
• The hikes are of varying degrees of difficulties, and it is the responsibility of the participants to verify that they have the appropriate fitness level and equipment to complete the hike safely.
• The hike captain will be happy to provide information about the hike and the requirements for it. The hike captain has the option to refuse participation to those that they feel are not properly equipped to complete the hike safely.
• Adventure Smart (http://www.adventuresmart.ca/land/hiking.htm) has recommendations for what to bring on a hike.

DinnerKai (dinner event)l2

The Dinnerkai is generally held every second month. DinnerKai is a fun social event where we try different Japanese restaurants that serve quality food but not at outrageous prices.

We usually hold the Dinnerkai at Japanese restaurants but we might try other cuisines as well and members are encouraged to submit restaurant ideas. The number of participants is limited so please RSVP early!

For more info Email: dinnerkai@mokuyokai.bc.ca

Special Events

The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society is a dynamic organization, and our activities are constantly growing and evolving. In addition to our monthly events we have several larger, often seasonal events throughout the year. Some activities include:

• Ohanami (cherry blossom viewing)
• Summer BBQ
• Bonenkai (year end party)
• Volunteer Appreciation party
• Cultural Events
We also cooperate with other organizations in Vancouver. Some of these events are:
• Powell Street Festival
• Sakura Days Japan Fair
Many of these events attract large numbers of the public. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with these events. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Special Events Committee at: volunteer@mokuyokai.bc.ca