Mississauga Friendship Association

Twin City with Kariya, Japan

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting – May 3, 2018

The Mississauga Friendship Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3rd in Committee Room A at Mississauga Civic Centre from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

We are looking for new board members to meet funding requirements so please ask Stephanie for details.

There will be a social following the meeting.

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Kariya Kita High School Delegation March 21 to March 26, 2018

Kariya Kita High School Delegation March 21st to March 26th

Kariya Kita delegation group photoTen students and two teachers from Kariya Kota High School will be visiting Mississauga this March.

Please come support the students as they share their culture at our meeting 7pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday, March 21st. Mississauga Valley Community Centre, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Mississauga in Program Room 1.

Can’t make it on the 21st to participate in the cultural exchange? Don’t worry, there are two additional opportunities to meet 2 other opportunities to join in the fun!

Kariya Kita March visit 2 (10) Kariya Kita March visit 2 (14)On Thursday, March 22 the student delegation will be at The HUB I Unity/NEXUS at Mississauga Civic Centre 4th ( follow directional signage to 5th floor) 6pm to 8pm. Youth orientated programming featuring rapping, break dancing and beat making. For young or young at heart

On Friday, March 23rd come practice your Japanese with our students at the Peel Region Japanese Exchange. The student delegation will present a Kagura dance and then participate in the language exchange. Event held in Committee Room A, Mississauga Civic Centre, 7pm to 9pm

In addition to these great events, Students have a busy week touring Mississauga and area. They will visit St. Francis Xavier and Stephen Lewis Secondary School, The Greater Toronto Language School, as well as experience a tour of Bradley Museum and a full day of fun in Toronto and Niagara Falls.

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Welcome KIFA Delegation!

The citizen delegation from the Kariya International Friendship Association will arrive in Mississauga on June 28, 2017 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.

2017 KIFA delegates

2017 KIFA delegates

Events open to all members are listed below.    Please RSVP to Stephanie (stephanie.kariya@gmail.com) if you plan to attend any of these events.

June 28, 2017 – 5:30 pm – Arrive at the Civic Centre to meet host families.  All members welcome (free).

June 29, 2017 – 10:30 -11:30 am – Park Stroll, Jack Darling Park (Lakeshore Road West of Mississauga Road), meet at far parking lot close to washroom.

June 30, 2017 – 9 am – 7:30 pm – Niagara Falls Day – All members are welcome to join this day trip to Niagara Falls.  Trip includes transportation, activities and all meals. See the Falls, Take the Hornblower Boat Cruise and then head to Niagara-on-the-Lake for shopping or a tour of Fort George.  Cost is $75.

July 1, 2017 – Happy Canada Day!   Members are welcome to join delegates and their hosts for lunch at the Novotel (time and cost TBD).  Following lunch walk to Kariya Park and then Celebration Square join in the Canada Day festivities.

July 2, 2017 – Farewell BBQ at the home of Ron Star (1665 Blythe Road, Mississauga). The farewell BBQ is always one of the highlights of the year.  Open to all members, $15 per person.

July 3, 2017 – 9 am – Farewell – Civic Centre North Doors.




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Annual General Meeting – May 3, 2017

2016 was an event filled year at the MFA!

Come join us for our Annual General Meeting to celebrate all the excitement we had last Kariya Parkyear as well as get a glimpse into what’s ahead in 2017.

May 3, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Committee Room A, Civic Centre

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