NAJC 2017 In Ottawa

September 23-24, 2017. You’re invited to NAJC2017 Conference and Gala Dinner!

Come meet, mingle, and celebrate with other members of the diverse and inspiring national Japanese-Canadian community who are coming together in Ottawa-Gatineau for the 2017 NAJC Conference and Gala Dinner.

Organized by the Ottawa Japanese Community Association (OJCA) and hosted by the Canadian Museum of History, the Conference will feature stories by panelists from a multitude of backgrounds: a brigadier general who is the highest ranking Japanese-Canadian in the Canadian Armed Forces; an interpreter who has accompanied the PM and the Emperor of Japan; a media professional of mixed First Nations and Japanese heritage; a Nisei who obtained his medical degree in post-war Hiroshima; and many others. An added bonus: you’ll have the opportunity to meet representatives and Young Leaders from Japanese-Canadian organizations from as far west as the Yukon, to as far east as Québec.

The Gala Dinner on Saturday night will be held in one of the grandest venues in the region: a newly renovated hall in the museum which houses a stunning mural by celebrated First Nations artist, Alex Janvier. The Emcee for the Gala is CTV Montreal chief news anchor Mutsumi Takahashi, and the keynote speaker is Montréal-born, LA-based actor Peter Shinkoda. Live entertainment includes a Japanese and First Nations drumming collaboration, a Silent Auction, and more.

Early-bird prices (until August 31) for the Conference and Gala Dinner package are just $75 for youth under 30; $85 for seniors 65+; and $140 for adults, with standalone pricing available for the Conference or Gala. Registration closes September 15.

Please read the General Info package which includes a detailed program and information on accommodations. Registration and ticket payment can be made one of two ways: 1) through Eventbrite or 2) by completing the Registration form and sending along with your cheque or e-transfer. Details are given on the Registration form.

As rooms at the two most convenient hotels are booking up quickly, your prompt action is recommended. NAJC2017 beckons; be a part of it!

Ottawa Organizing Committee, NAJC2017