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Mokuyokai Monthly Activities and Special Events

The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society is a dynamic organization, and as such our activities are constantly growing and evolving with the times. *Photo disclaimer
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What is the Donwakai?

Donwakai imageThe Donwakai is a monthly pub night held the third Thursday of every month. It is a great opportunity to meet others who have a shared interest in Japan-Canada relations and to learn more about the Mokuyokai. Depending on the month, between 50-70 people of various backgrounds attend.

Join us for an evening of laughter, socializing and networking! We look forward to seeing you. RSVPs are not required and feel free to bring a guest.

When: Usually Third Thursday of the month (5:30-7:30pm)
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Where: Ceilis Irish Pub (3rd Floor, Banshee Room)
         Ceilis Irish Publogo
         670 Smithe St., Vancouver, BC (corner of Granville and Smithe) Map >>
         Come in through the main entrance on Smithe Street.
         We are on the 3rd floor in the Banshee room.

Menu: http://ceilisvancouver.com/menus7.php
Cost: Non-Members: $5        Members: Free
RSVP: Not required
    Please Note
  • As this is a licensed bar, Government Issued Photo ID is required for entry.
  • In order to keep the Donwakai going strong, we now ask participants to order off the menu (minimum of $6 before taxes and gratuities) but we'll still provide some appetizers.
    On Thursdays, Ceilis has two fabulous deals: $5 Fish'n Chips and $5 Keith's Pints.
  • All attendees must pay for their own drinks. There is a small charge of $5.00/person for non-members as a contribution towards snacks.
  • For more info Email: donwa[at]mokuyokai.bc.ca ([at]=@)
Ceilis Irish Pub Entrance
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Monthly Hike

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The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society hikes approximately once a month. In addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery that BC offers, it is an opportunity to meet others. The summer hikes tend to be longer and more challenging than the winter ones. We also go snowshoeing in the winter.

The hike is usually on the 3rd or 4th weekend of every month.
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Please join us for some fun and exercise in beautiful BC! Feel free to bring a guest too. To reserve your space for the next hike, contact the hike captain.
Email: hike[at]mokuyokai.bc.ca ([at]=@)
  • There is no hiking fee for members. The cost for non-members is $10. We usually car-pool to the hike location, and there is a small fee to cover the cost of gas that is paid to the drivers. This cost is dependant on distance and is usually between $7-$10.
    Please Note
  • The hikes are of varying degrees of difficulties, and it is the responsibility of the participants to verify that they have the appropriate fitness level and equipment to complete the hike safely.
  • The hike captain will be happy to provide information about the hike and the requirements for it. The hike captain has the option to refuse participation to those that they feel are not properly equipped to complete the hike safely.
  • Adventure Smart (http://www.adventuresmart.ca/land/hiking.htm) has recommendations for what to bring on a hike.

DinnerKai (dinner event)

DinnerKai imageThe Dinnerkai is generally held every second month.
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The purpose of the DinnerKai is to try different Japanese restaurants that serve quality food but not at outrageous prices.

We usually hold the Dinnerkai at Japanese restaurants but we might try other cuisines as well and members are encouraged to submit restaurant ideas. The number of participants is limited so please RSVP early!

For more info Email: dinnerkai[at]mokuyokai.bc.ca ([at]=@)

Speaker Program

Speaker Program imageThis monthly event is usually held at lunch, but occasionally we have breakfast and dinner events. The speakers come from a wide variety of backgrounds including the Canadian Ambassador in Japan, business people, academics and artists. The topics are far-reaching and always interesting and provide information that is sure to be intriguing to all.

The Speaker Program is usually held in a boardroom downtown, and participants are encouraged to bring their lunch, to enjoy while they listen.

The Speaker Program is free for Mokuyokai and Canada-Japan Society members. Guests and future members: $5.

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For more info Email: speaker[at]mokuyokai.bc.ca ([at]=@)

*The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society is always looking for qualified speakers.
If you would like to share your knowledge or expertise about Canada/Japan with Vancouver Mokuyokai Society members, we encourage you to contact the Speaker Progamme Coordinator.

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Special Events

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The Vancouver Mokuyokai Society is a dynamic organization, and our activities are constantly growing and evolving. In addition to our monthly events we have several larger, often seasonal events throughout the year. Some activities include:
  • Ohanami (cherry blossom viewing)
  • Summer BBQ
  • Bonenkai (year end party)
  • Volunteer Appreciation party
  • Cultural Events
We also cooperate with other organizations in Vancouver. Some of these events are: Many of these events attract large numbers of the public. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with these events. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Special Events Committee at volunteer[at]mokuyokai.bc.ca ([at]=@)
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P.O. Box 48901 Bentall Station Vancouver, BC V7X 1A8 Canada