Thursday, 4 April 2013

Special Event: 2013 Mokuyokai Hanami - Queen Elizabeth Park (2:00 PM on Saturday, April 13)

*UPDATE: It might be a bit chilly, but let's get out there and have a good time.  Bring a sweater and see you there at 2:00 PM*

What: 2013 Mokuyokai Hanami
When: Saturday April 13th, 2013, 2 PM
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, near the East entrance on 33rd.  See
Google Map for exact location:

Cost: Free!  Open to Members and Non Members
RSVP: not needed, just show up.   For more information, email Shaun at

After the great fun we had last year under the blossoms, we thought we'd do it again this year!  Although lots of trees are blooming around the city, the trees up at Queen Elizabeth park are lagging behind a bit, so it looks they'll be beautiful on the 13th.

We'll be having a somewhat Japanese-style hanami event in Queen Elizabeth Park.  Let's gather at Queen Elizabeth at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 13. This will be a very easy going event; please bring your own lunch / bento / snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks.

Since this is a public park in Canada, unfortunately we can't drink alcohol.  But we'll have a great time nonetheless.  We might not have sake, but we will have at least TWO blue tarps!  If you have a tarp or large picnic blanket, please bring it along.  Other ideas for things to bring: acoustic musical instruments, frisbees, hackey sack, badminton, haiku writing gear ... ?

I will once again be the human-karaoke-machine, so get ready to sing!

Everyone is welcome to this no-charge event.  See you on the 13th!

今年も、木曜会は、「日本らしい」花見行事を開催します。 4月13日午後2時に、Queen Elizabeth Parkで皆であつまりましょう!これはのんびりした行事なので、各自ランチ/弁当/スナック、お酒以外の飲み物を持って来てもらえたら嬉しいです。やっぱり、ここはカナダだから、公園では、お酒を飲む事はダメだから、お酒を飲まずに、楽しい行事をしましょう。青い敷物が二枚あるけど、もし自分の敷物やピクニクブランケットがあったら、ぜひ持て来て下さい。ギター/フリズビー/バドミントン/俳句を詠むのも良いですね!


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