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Japan Relief for Immediate Release-1

Japan Relief for Immediate Release-1

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Published by: David Anton Jacks on Apr 24, 2012
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Japanese community in Winnipeg will hold a charityevent for Children in Tsunami Affected Area of Japan
The event benefits the students in Otsuchi town in Japan, an area that hasbeen severely affected by last year’s earthquake and tsunami.
The Exchange District, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 29th, 2012 (Noon to 11pm).At the Exchange Community Church, 75 Albert Street (2
floor).The Japanese community will hold a charity event that will be composed of asilent auction of artworks donated by Manitoban artists, live performances, aphotograph exhibition of the devastated area, and a presentation of thecurrent situation in Japan.The silent auction will include, not only a good selection of professionalpaintings, drawings, accessories and photographs, but also Sushi restaurantdinner tickets, autographs from professional dancers from the RoyalWinnipeg Ballet, and other attractive goods and services.There will also be a photography exhibition. In this exhibition, each picturewill have been selected by, and accompanied with an explanation by amember of the Japanese community in Winnipeg.In addition, there will be refreshments for sale. Sale hours will be from noonto midnight. Proceeds from all sales will go to the Collaboration school inOtsuchi town coordinated by the NPO Katariba.
Why we are donating to NPO Katariba? 
Atsushi Kawazu is the organizer of this fund-raising event. He is a Japanesestudent studying International Developmental Studies at the University of Winnipeg. He has been selected as a volunteer worker by a non-profitorganization, Katariba, in Japan to participate in the after-school program,and is going to stay there for three months starting in May 2012. He willhelp students study English and Math and also, administration of the after-school program. The event is not only for raising cash donations for thepeople who are suffering, but also for raising awareness about the currentsituation in the disaster-affected area. Mr. Kawazu will report about hisexperience with volunteering in Japan after he returns to Winnipeg.
: April 29
Sunday, 2012
: 12pm-4pm and 6pm-11pm* From 4pm to 6pm, they have Sunday Mass (there will be a break duringthat time)
: Exchange Community Church,75 Albert Street, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1G3(South of McDermot avenue)204-956-7745
We are still recruiting volunteers, artists, and sponsors.
Show your talent. Anybody who wants to help the kids in the towns canbring your talent to raise cash donations. We provide space, a stage, a PAsystem, lights, and staff members. You can sing, dance, donate your artworks, goods and service for the silent auctions, sell some handmadeaccessories and you can participate in a bake sale too. If you are good atmarketing, please help us promote this event.For people who would like to support us, please visit our staff page orcontact Atsushi Kawazu for general event details and donating artworks forthe silent auction, Yoshihiro Muramatsu for live performances, TadaoHorikawa for media relations and Charity Sale for Jiyu Iida

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