On the evening of June 9th, several Weekend Orientation attendees in Montreal got together at Pang Pang to sing their hearts out. Karaoke classics in several styles – and in several languages! – got their minute of glory.
For the second year, the Japanese cooking workshop for JET Programme participants was held at Marusan Comptoir Japonais (401 Notre-Dame Ouest), allowing departing JETs to be taught by a professional Japanese chef!
On May 26, under the augur of a beautiful sun, JETAA Q/A and the Montreal JET Desk held the first First Nations First pre-departure workshop (a lot of firsts!).
On May 18, 2018, in the spirit of o-Hanami, JETAA Q/A members and new JET Programme participants gathered under the flowering trees of Westmount Park to enjoy Japanese-style snacks, baked goods, and beverages!
Though the memories are now fogged over in a haze of forgetfulness, the notes pinned on my suit confirm that a JETAA Q/A Book Club meeting took place this day at Argo Bookshop.
On February 17, 2018, JETAA Q/A launched its new Atlantic Subchapter!
Today, this very day – although the notion of time becomes quite blurry after a while – brave souls wandered into the Argo Bookshop lounge to discuss Natsuo Kirino’s The Goddess Chronicle.
On January 20, 2018, JETAA Q/A held its Annual General Meeting, which took place, for the second year in a row, at Marusan Comptoir Japonais, an izakaya situated in the Montreal Old Port area. Following a brief overview of 2017 events, which notably included the launch of the new Atlantic Subchapter, a genki new Executive Committee was elected for the 2018 term. Chats with friends, and splendid food, were on the menu this day.
In order to thank the numerous members who volunteered for various events throughout the year, JETAA Q/A and the Montreal JET Desk organised an afternoon of games, revelry, treats (both comestible and otherwise) and Japanese-style certificates! We congratulate all winners for their new titles, which they will not be allowed to forget.
On a shiny, bright day – at least, that is what we recall, even though it should have been a dark, rainy evening – JETAA Q/A members and friends set foot on the stage of the Argo Bookshop lounge to perform a discussion of Yukio Mishima’s debut novel, “Confessions of a Mask”.