Apply Now for Kariya Homestay 2017!
The Mississauga Friendship Association is now accepting applications for participants in the Kariya, Japan Home Stay program. Cultural exchange and home stays are an important part of the sister city/twinning between Mississauga, Canada and Kariya, Japan.
The MFA will be organizing a delegation to travel to Kariya around the first week of June 2017. As
part of the delegation you have the unique opportunity to live in a Japanese home, make lifelong friends and experience Japanese culture while representing the City of Mississauga.
The goal is to send six new members and four returning members. Priority is given to those that can host a delegate from Kariya in the summer. Delegation members are responsible for the cost of their airfare.
Applications to join the delegation are available below.
MFA Delegation Application Form
Students from Kariya’s Toyota Boshoku visited Mississisauga. Our MFA executive Maria Torresan had the pleasure of leading this wonderful group.
Kariya Delegates – 2016
The citizen delegation from the Kariya International Friendship Association will arrive in Mississauga on July 6, 2016 for another jam packed week of fun. A big thank you to those who will host a delegate and volunteer to prepare for their visit. Below is an itinerary that indicates events open to all members with the costs for non-hosts. Please RSVP to Maria or Stephanie (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend any of these events. Councillor Ron Star will once again host our farewell party which is one of the best events of the year, so please come!
July Itinerary FINAL
Mayor Takanaka and three delegates arrived in Mississauga on June 29th for a whirlwind visit of only 5 days. They will visit a number of Toyota related companies in Mississauga, take part in a gift exchange, dinner with Mayor Crombie and are participating in the Canada day celebrations in both Port Credit and Celebration Square. Saturday, July 2 they will unwind with a wine tour and dinner. The dinner will take place at Aristotle’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant. It is hoped that many MFA members will be able to join in the dinner .
Mississauga Friendship Association member Jenny recently spent an afternoon with the Kariya International Friendship Association. Jenny was a special guest at a KIFA event entitled “Lets Make Maple Cookies for Kids”. She helped the children make maple cookies. They also read an English language children’s story about Maple Syrup. It looks like the kids had a great time!