Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie recently visited Japan for a Japanese Investment Mission. She was able to include a visit to Mississuaga’s sister city Kariya in her busy itinerary.
Mayor Crombie toured Denso, met with Kariya’s Mayor Takanaka, attended official events, visited Mississauga Park, spoke at the Kariya International Friendship Association (KIFA) annual general meeting and enjoyed a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. You can read about Mayor Crombie’s time in Nagoya and Kariya in her official blog.
We are happy to report that Mississauga Friendship Association Board Member Marcelino “Frost” DaCosta’s trip to Japan coincided with Mayor Crombie’s visit. As a result, he was able to connect with Mayor Crombie while she was in Kariya.
Mayor Crombie’s visit demonstrates her support of the twinning program between Mississauga and Kariya and assists the MFA in our role to foster the relationship between our citizens.
A collage of photos from Mayor Crombie’s visit to Kariya
The Mississauga Friendship Association’s potluck dinner will take place Thursday, December 3rd from 6:30 to 8 pm. The event will be held at the Erindale Community Hall located at 1620 Dundas Street West. There is plenty of parking and the location is also accessible by bus. Please note there are no kitchen facilities so you won’t be able to heat your dish up at the venue. We look forward to seeing many of you on this fun and delicious evening!
Doors Open 2015 was a great success! Thanks to everyone that made Doors Open such a great success! We had some great demonstrations by Kendo Mississauga and the City of Mississauga Shotokan Karate Club. A new addition this year was origami, old fashioned Japanese games and storytelling by the Mississauga Valley Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Thanks to Alene Sen and her volunteers for these great activities. We made $155 from our fundraising sale so thanks to everyone who donated. Finally thanks to all our members and volunteers who came out to support the event and help raise awareness of the MFA and the twinning between Mississauga and Japan.
Check out the photo album from the event on our Facebook page!
Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, March 25th from 7pm to 9 pm at Frank McKechnie Community Centre (310 Bristol Road E). Students from Kariya Kita High School will give a presentation on Japanese World Heritage, perform a tea ceremony, demonstrate origami and bon dancing, and teach us a song. Mayor Crombie will also be in attendance. Light refreshments following the meeting.
Thanks to the students at Kariya Kita High School for stringing together over 1,300 cranes and safely delivering them to the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. It was a great team effort between the school, the Mississauga Valley Library Teen Advisory group and the MFA. Thanks to everyone who participated in Project Paper Cranes!