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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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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Kariya Park Beautification Project

Kariya Park Beautification Project

The City of Mississauga has invited the Mississauga Friendship Association to participate in a community beautification project to improve Kariya Park. Two murals will be painted on the doors of the utility sheds featuring cherry blossom/garden motifs. The murals will be drawn by City staff onto the buildings and volunteers will use paint brushes, rollers and latex paint to complete the designs. No experience is necessary. Anyone interested should mark their calendar for Saturday, May 28 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. If you are interested in helping out, please let Stephanie know.

Final design for the South door.

Final design for the South door.

Final design for the North door.

Final design for the North door.

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Film Screening, Nagatsura: Home without Land

Film Screening

Natagtsura: Home Without Land

January 20, 2016

To kick off the first meeting of 2016, the Mississauga Friendship Association will meet on January 20, 2016 to screen the documentary film Nagatsura:Home without Land. The film will be shown at 7 pm in Committee Room A, at the Mississauga Civic Centre. The film highlights the uplifting story of local resident Kazuko Moghul. “Shot on location in Miyagi prefecture, Japan and Toronto, Canada, the documentary follows Kazuko Moghul’s journey as she reunites with her sister Yuko in the wake of the tsunami that destroyed their family’s town of Nagatsura. The two sisters travel together to find surviving friends and family members, returning to the wreckage of their home to do prayers for the dead and missing. Through their unshakable love for each other and their homeland, they spark a journey of hope and recovery for their extended family and community.” The meeting starts at 7pm. Following the screening Kazuko Moghul will be on hand to answer questions about her experience. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information on the film visit: www.nagatsurahomewithoutland.com/

Nagatsura Home Without Land Film Poster

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