Mitch Miyagawa's Film "A Sorry State"

Date: Friday April 11th
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Place: Ben Franklin Place auditorium, 101 Centrepoint Drive
Cost: Free - Suggested donation of $10 to the OJCA

With three Canadian government apologies to his parents and stepparents for past racist actions filmmaker Mitch Miyagawa may have the most apologized-to family in the world. But can saying "sorry" fix past atrocities and heal victims' pain?

With special guest speakers Yew Lee and Viola Thomas. Please join us on Friday April 11th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for a cross-community reflection and discussion about formal apologies.

Refreshments will be served.

OJCC Ramen, Food Fair and Bazaar Fundraiser

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Place: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre, Unit B16, 2285 St. Laurent Blvd. (map)

Everyone can participate in one or more ways:

  1. Come try an authentic bowl of Japanese-style ramen $7/bowl made by Koichi Paxton. Check out his website

  2. Come buy a Trufflishii made by Caroline Ishii, for yourself or as an Easter gift

  3. Come buy delicious fare at our Food and Bake Sale*

  4. Visit our Bazaar** and OJCC Craft Sale on the 2^nd floor

  5. Bring a donation for the Bazaar or any food or baked goods for sale!

*We are grateful for donations of a variety of Japanese and non-Japanese food items for the Food Fair such as sushi, homemade sembei, tsukemono (Japanese pickles), cookies, pies, and cakes, etc.

**Donations of bazaar items for sale would be greatly appreciated. Suggestions are Oriental gifts or knickknacks, dishes, vases, kitchenware, small toys, electronics and small electrical appliances in good condition; Please no clothing or books as space is limited.

The Centre will be open on Sat. April 12th to receive items from 11:00 to 2:00 pm.

For any questions or for further details please contact Nancy at or phone 613-828-9939.

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