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We regret to inform everyone that we are cancelling the picnic scheduled for this Sunday, June 2. We were already worried about parking at Britannia Park because the main lot will be reserved for flood clean-up volunteers. On top of that, the weather forecast is calling for rain on Sunday. We apologize for this inconvenience. If we can book another date later this summer, we will let everyone know. If you know of anyone who was planning to attend this Sunday, please let them know about our unfortunate change of plans. Thank you.

Date: Sun, June 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Britannia Park, Trolley Station (Near Lakeside Gardens)
Cost: Free for members, $2 for non-members

OJCA Speaker Series: Brigadier-General Steve Moritsugu

The OJCA is holding a talk in their Speaker Series featuring Brigadier-General Steve Moritsugu speaking about “Leadership Lessons for Life”. You may recall that Steve was a panelist at the 2017 NAJC Conference & AGM, discussing Japanese-Canadian identity. He is returning to talk about leadership lessons that he has learned in his 36 years in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Steve was presented with the insignia of Officer of the Order of Military Merit by Governor-General Julie Payette in November 2017.

Date/Time: Tues. May 28, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm
Place: McNabb Community Centre, Assembly Hall, 180 Percy St., Ottawa
Cost: Free for OJCA-OJCC members; $5 for non-members.
Register: Eventbrite

Tickets are limited so we strongly recommend getting yours now. You must register to attend the event. For registration and tickets, please go to Eventbrite.

Questions? Contact Karen Shigeishi-Waite at or 613-297-6653.

About "Leadership Lessons for Life"

How do you motivate people to do things they might not like doing? How do you identify someone who is helpful versus an enabler? Can you really learn from your mistakes? What should you do if you are being badly led?

These are some questions that Brigadier-General Steve Moritsugu has tackled in his 36 year career in the Canadian Armed Forces. They are questions that are relevant not only to a commander in the military, but for any leader or future leader, in any sector and of any size of group.

Moritsugu is a passionate mentor and believes in “working together, and sharing information and experience”. He wishes to provide leaders with “every opportunity to reach out and learn from people who have ‘been there and done that.’” Come listen and learn from his experience.