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.