Celebrate Culture

Upcoming and Past Events

Kelowna-Kasugai Sister City Association Events

The KKSCA participates in and coordinates numerous public and private events on an annual basis. Below is a list of the main annual events, but there may be last minute opportunities that arise to attend a cultural event or ceremony, so please call or email to get the most recent event information.


Upcoming Events


Japanese Cooking Class

Japanese Cooking Class

February 24, 2018, 1:00pm

2935 Lakeview Cove Rd Map

Learn how to make
California Sushi Rolls and Miso Soup. $10 for non-member, $5 for member.
Contact Nagisa Wood at 250-769-6771 or nagisa@shaw.ca

6 interested
Japanese Cooking Class

Japanese Cooking Class

February 25, 2018, 1:00pm - February 25, 2018, 3:00pm

2935 Lakeview Cove Rd, West Kelowna Map

Learn how to make California Sushi Rolls and Miso Soup

$10 for non-members and $5 for members

Contact Nagisa 250-769-6771 or nagisa@shaw.ca

12 interested  ·  1 going

Past Events


Taste of Japan 2017

Taste of Japan 2017

December 3, 2017, 1:00pm - December 3, 2017, 4:00pm

Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 4P9 Map

Join the Kelowna Kasugai Sister City Association and the City of Kelowna in our yearly celebration of Japanese culture here in the Okanagan tickets are only $2 per person or $5 per family. There will be:
Tea Ceremony
Japanese Cuisine
Calligraphy and Origami
Ikebana Display
Japanese Children’s Choir
Gift Basket Raffle
Japanese Goods
Yamabiko Taiko Drummers
Cosplay Competition
Japanese Games & Crafts
Martial Arts Demonstration
Sumo Wrestling
Holiday Baking
And MUCH MUCH more, so we hope to see you there!
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Kelowna Sushi & Sake Festival

Kelowna Sushi & Sake Festival

May 28, 2017, 1:00pm - May 28, 2017, 4:00pm

The Laurel Packing House
1304 Ellis St # 2
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 1Z8 Map

**Sold Out**

Join us for an afternoon full of entertainment, paired with tastings of Sushi & Sake from some of our local restaurants.

The festival is aimed towards bringing awareness to Kelowna's unique sister city agreement in Kasugai, Japan. Over 6 performances are lined up to let you experience some of the culture. Sake/ spirits and Sushi tastings will be paired with this entertainment from several local restaurants.

Ticket includes afternoon of entertainment with 10 tokens for Sushi &/or Sake.
Extra tokens will be sold at event for $2 for those wanting more tastings.

Japanese entertainment throughout the event will include:
• Japanese Folk Dance from Nishikawa-ryu School (9 dance performers)
• Yamabiko Taiko Drumming (Large Japanese Drums)
• Traditional fashion show
• Samisen and Percussion (3 string styled guitar music)
• Shakuhachi and Calligraphy (Bamboo flute music with traditional and modern Calligraphy)
• Speech from City of Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran
• Video greeting from Mayor Ito of Kasugai, Japan


Did you know that Kelowna has a sister city twinning with Kasugai, Japan? Curious what the Kasugai Japanese Gardens in downtown Kelowna are all about? We are hoping to raise awareness about our sister city and it's Kelowna association with an afternoon of great entertainment paired with excellent tastings of food and beverages.

The space has a limited capacity - buy your tickets ahead of time!

Tickets are $30 plus fees.
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