Kelowna-Kasugai Sister City Association promote and enhance the sister city relationship between the Cities of Kelowna and Kasugai in Japan.

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Cathy_JennensWelcome to the Kelowna-Kasugai Sister City Association website. We are excited about this website because it will give us the opportunity to show the citizens of both Kelowna and Kasugai, Japan what the association does inside the communities. I look forward to sharing the history, the exchange of ideas, culture, education, and events relating to the celebration and concerns of our two cities. We have strong ties and work together to bring awareness of each other's culture to the people of both cities by way of school exchanges, cultural exchanges, civic exchanges, and more. Enjoy our website and please feel free to join our association if anything interests you.

newJapanese Beginner Level 1

Instructor: Chris Maxwell
3975 Gordon Drive in Mission Sportsfields. Turn left at the Mission Softball Complex beside the Dog Park. It is the green-roofed building between the ballfields. Class is held upstairs. (no wheelchair access)

Ever thought of learning Japanese but didn't know where to start? It can seem daunting at first, but certain study habits can make learning the language easy and fun. Learn the basics of reading and writing Japanese and some useful expressions. We'll also explore Japanese life, culture, and geography along the way! A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Begin your journey with this class. Age: 13Y and up

W 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Sep 30-Nov 4
Fee: $92.10

Location: Kinsmen Media Centre
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 Upcoming Events   

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Yamato no Kaze (Winds of Ancient Japan)

Date & Time
March 8th, 2015   3:00 PM
Rotary Centre for the Arts
Mary Irwin Theater
Rotary Centre for the Arts
Box Office-TEL:250-717-5304

“Who Knew Japan was This Cool?”
Have you ever heard thunder created by tree-like sticks swung through the air like feathers and thrashed upon a drum as large as a car and almost as tall as a house!? Anyone could be forgiven for thinking this sounds like anime. But this is a real life concert, and it’s coming to Kelowna!!!
International taiko drumming sensation from Japan combines with distinguished Japanese Zither and Flute orchestra to introduce the first concert in this years World Tour called “Yamato no Kaze (Winds of Ancient Japan)” on March 8th at the Rotary Center for the Arts in Kelowna. This production begins here in Canada, then travels throughout Japan and Europe in 2015, and make no mistake, this is a performance you do not want to miss!!

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  Previous Events

Taste of Japan 2014

Taste of Japan 2014

Taste of Japan 2014 Fundraiser Event for the Kelowna-Kasugai Sister City Association was again a huge success held at the Parkinson Recreation Center. The full house event featured Yamabiko Taiko Drummers, Japanese Harp, Kelowna Kodomo Kai Children's Choir, Judo and Karate Demonstrations. There was also holiday bake sale and Japanese goods sold along with displays showing calligraphy, bosai plants, origami, traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and raffle gift baskets!

Thank you Citizens of Kelowna for attending our event. We also recognize the City of Kelowna for their contribution and support of the Kelowna-Kasugai Sister City Association.

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