An Evening of Japanese Folk Dancing and Asian Music

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Place: Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street
Cost: Free

Join us at the Ottawa Public Library for a special evening of Japanese folk dancing and Asian music played by woodwind instruments. Enjoy Minyo-kai's dance performance and also have a chance to try Japanese Bon Odori, the super casual folk dancing that everyone can easily learn. Then the Ottawa Woodwind Project will show you how modern instruments can be used to play the music of the Far East. Admission is free.


7th Annual Ottawa Asian Hockey Classic

Date: May 8 - 10
Place: Carleton University Ice House
Cost: Free for spectators

May is officially Asian Heritage Month in Ottawa, but it is also the month for the 7th Annual Ottawa Asian Hockey Classic! This year's tournament is being held from May 8 - 10, 2015 at Carleton University's Ice House. The hockey tournament attracts players from all over Ontario, and a few from the U.S.

There are still some spaces in the children's, women's and men's divisions. For the men's recreational and competitive divisions, you must be of Asian descent to play. Spaces are filled in a first-come, first-served basis.

We are always looking for volunteers. If you can help out during the tournament, please contact us as well.

Contact Naomi Katsumi at: info@asianhockey.ca


Kumihimo Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 9th
Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
Place: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre, Unit B16, 2285 St. Laurent Blvd. (map)
Cost: See below

Announcing Our first Make-and-Take Kumihimo Workshop!

This is a Japanese braiding workshop and we will be making two styles of bracelets with rattail. When you register for this workshop you will have two options:

  1. for $25.00, you receive all the tools, supplies and instruction to keep and make two bracelets to take home.

  2. for $15.00, you receive all the tools, supplies and instruction to keep and make two bracelets but you'll keep just one and donate the other to the OJCC for fundraising events in the year.

Please register by May 6th either by email skodama@cogeco.ca or by phone with Nancy, 613-828-9939 so that we can prepare enough kumihimo packages.


Ikebana Demonstration

Date: Saturday May 9
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: Ben Franklin Chamber, 101 Centrepoint Drive
Cost: Free


Japanese Cooking Class with Emi Buzza

Date: May 31, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre, Unit B16, 2285 St. Laurent Blvd. (map)
Cost: Members - $25; Non Members - $35

Register early to ensure a spot in the cooking class.

Please pre-register with Nancy Uchida: uchidan@sympatico.ca or 613-828-9939

Payment to be made by cash or cheque on arrival at the class. If paying by cheque, please make it out to: OJCC (Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre)

Cancellations must be made before May 27th so we can accommodate all requests. (If you do not cancel your reservation and do not attend, payment will be expected)