New JETs, alumni, and members of the Montreal Japanese community were invited to a farewell cocktail at the official residence of the Consul-General of Japan hosted by Acting Consul General of Japan in Montreal Yuji Kubo.
On August 3, 2018, Quebec and Atlantic JET Programme participants gathered together for the first time and attended Pre-Departure Orientation in Montreal to get ready for the next, big day.
On July 22 and 28, 2018, JETAA Q/A members, new JETs, and guests gathered for two Fantasia Film Festival movie screenings
On July 14 and 15 JET Programme Short-Listed Candidates and JET hopefuls gathered once more at Thomson House.
On June 22, 23 and 24, a three-day Weekend Orientation was held in Halifax for Atlantic JET Programme shortlisted and alternate candidates. Several JETAA Q/A members attended to give advice and share their experiences. In addition to several presentations, participants enjoyed a workshop on Japanese ikebana and, during one memorable evening, unwinded at a local izakaya.
After their last Japanese class, several JETAA Q/A members and 2018 JET beginner level class attendees went to a Montreal izakaya to celebrate. Otsukaresama deshita!
Again, this year, Japanese classes for JETAA Q/A members, 2018 JET Programme participants, and JET hopefuls were held in May and June at McGill Thomson House with Japanese language instructors Patrick Chaury and Hidetaka Yoneyama.
On June 9 and 10, 2018, JET Programme Short-Listed Candidates and JET Hopefuls attended Weekend Orientation in Montreal.
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!