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”.
The JETs have returned! And the party was unleashed!
Did this really happen?
On August 12, several JETAA Q/A members and former MEXT scholars helped run the JET Programme Alumni Association Booth to talk about working and studying in Japan, with a photo exhibit and a prize draw for attendees!
With the rising sun on the morning of July 29, members of the 2017 JETAA Q/A executive committee were at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport to assist the JET Desk and send off the new JETs.