Mississauga Friendship Association

Twin City with Kariya, Japan

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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Making Maple Cookies at KIFA!

Making Maple CookiesMississauga 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!

Reading a story about Maple Syrup

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Urgent Need for Host Families

One of the key activities of the MFA is facilitating a homestay program for a few days each summer for ten citizen delegates from Kariya.

There is currently an URGENT need for host families to continue this program.  

Canada Day with the delegation from Kariya.

Hosting is a great way to learn about Japanese culture, make a new friend and help promote Mississauga and Canada. Host families must be able to provide a bedroom for approximately 5 nights, transportation, either by car or bus, to various activities and be willing to take your guest on an outing on the “free day.”

This year the delegation willJapanese delegate with hosts. arrive July 6 and depart on July 11.

Host families are not paid but do receive a number of benefits including various lunches, dinners and an expenses paid trip to Niagara Falls. Please consider hosting so we can continue to provide this activity to our sister city citizens.

 

TO VOLUNTEER AS A HOST CONTACT:

STEPHANIE.KARIYA@GMAIL.COM

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