Mississauga Friendship Association

Twin City with Kariya, Japan

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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Kariya Citizen Delegation Arrives July 6

Kariya Delegates, 2016

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 (stephanie.kariya@gmail.com) 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

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Kariya Mayor Takanaka visits Mississauga

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 .

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MFA UPCOMING EVENTS 2016

If you love Japanese culture, we have a number of exciting upcoming events. Please check out our list of events below:

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MAY 2016
DATE EVENT TIME
May 5 Annual General Meeting of MFA – Committee Room A, Civic Centre 7pm-9pm
May 7 Membership Drive at Kariya Park – Kariya Park 1pm to 4pm
May 28 Mural Painting at Kariya Park – Kariya Park 9am to 1pm
JULY 2016
DATE EVENT TIME
July 2 Mayor Takenaka Visit – Dinner open to all members TBD 6:30pm to 9pm
July 6 Meet & Greet Delegates – Great Hall 5:30pm
July 7 Rattray Marsh Walk – Rattray Marsh 9:30 to 10:30am
July 8 Niagara Falls Trip – Civic Centre, $75 for non-hosts 9am to 8pm
July 9 Farewell BBQ – Ron Starr’s home, $15 for non-hosts 5pm to 9pm
July 10 Japan Festival Mississauga – Free event at Celebration Square 12pm to 8pm
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