Cultural fair to mark 30th anniversary of twinning relationship

Campbell River Twinning Society will be having a Japanese Cultural Fair Saturday, June 15 at Spirit Square

Campbell River Twinning Society will be having a Japanese Cultural Fair Saturday, June 15 at Spirit Square to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its sister city relationship with Ishikari, Japan.

The Japanese Cultural Fair takes place from noon until 3:30 p.m. and features the Uminari Taiko Drummers from Victoria, KAEDE Japanese Chorus singing group and a Kimono fashion show. There will be martial arts demonstrations by the CR Judo Club, CR Aikido, Yo-Gi Jyuku JuJutsu and Araki Muninsai Ryu Iaido. Yo-Gi Jyuku JuJutsu is a traditional Japanese school of martial arts that will demonstrate jujutsu (hand-to-hand combat kata), Bo and Hanbo (6’ and 3’ staff), kodachi (short sword) and tanto (knife) techniques. The Araki Muninsai Ryu Iaido will demonstrate traditional Japanese swordsmanship.

Plan for lunch with us. There will be barbecued salmon burgers donated and cooked by Marine Harvest, sushi by Katie’s Rice Box along with salad and drinks all for only $6.

Join us in celebrating Japanese culture and try out Orgami, Etigami (Japanese postcard painting), rock painting and Omikuji (Japanese fortune telling). Small decorative Japanese knick knacks will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will go towards programs organized by the society. The Campbell River Twinning society manages the young ambassador and senior student exchange programs that have led to more than 850 city exchanges during the last 30 years.

Come and join the Twinning Society in celebrating 30 years of cultural exchange with our sister city Ishikari, Japan by enjoying the demonstrations and performances at the Japanese Cultural Fair.

For more information and to view photo from last year’s Japanese Cultural Fair, visit www.twinningcr.bc.ca /www.facebook.com/TwinningCR