Japan Relief/Solidarity Events in Toronto: Roundup #3

24 Mar

Crane by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Illustration by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Toronto continues to show its love and support for the people of Japan. If you have an event, let us know at info@torontotojapan.ca and we’ll post it for you!

One Thousand Cranes For Japan
Hosted by the University of Toronto Asia Pacific Club
March 28 to April 1
10 am – 4 pm
Lobby of Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street

For information: ai.asianstudies@utoronto.ca | 416 946 8832

Please stop by to fold a crane and make a donation. Guided instructions for the origami will be provided.

Proceeds go to Canadian Red Cross, earmarked for Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami relief. Cranes will be sent to Japan. Tax receipts are available for donations starting from $20.

A Public Observance of Solidarity with the People of Japan and the Pacific Rim
Hosted by the University of Toronto
Tuesday, March 29
12:00 p.m.
Main Activity Room
Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Ave. (Eastside Spadina North of Russell St.).

This event will be an opportunity for our community to reflect on the devastating impact of the earthquake and tsunami, and show our solidarity with those who have been directly and indirectly affected by these events.

In a community as generous and innovative as the University of Toronto, many opportunities to help are already emerging with several student-lead initiatives completed (and more have been planned).  We are sure that this kind support will continue over the coming weeks and months as the needs of those in this region continue to emerge.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Joan Griffin in the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students at 416-978-2083 or via email to joan.griffin@utoronto.ca .

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

A Screening of “Fine Totally Fine”
Hosted by J-Film Pow-Wow
Tuesday, April 5
7 PM
The Review Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Ave)

J-Film Pow-Wow presents the Toronto Premiere of Yosuke Fujita’s comedy “Fine Totally Fine” with 100% of the proceeds going to the Support Japan – GAMBARE relief fund set uo by Pictures Dept. president Yuko Shiomkaki. Donations to this fund will be distributed by Japanese aid organization JustGiving and go to help those fighting to put their lives back together.

FTF (GTA Japanese Parenting Support Group)
Activities: http://www.facebook.com/ftfsavejapan

FTF members are organizing various fundraising events for Japan in different locations in Ontario after the earthquake in northern Japan on March 11th.

“FTF – Save Japan Disaster Relief” was established in order to widely urge not only Japanese and Japanese Canadian but also Canadian Nation and the world to support people who are affected by the disaster by sharing activities and information.

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