“Apple A Day” For Our Seniors

20150916_122255On Wednesday, Sept. 16, some 16 Tonari Gumi seniors and Atsuko Ichigo and David Iwaasa of the TG staff went on an outreach excursion to the Apple Barn in Abbotsford.  Despite worries that it might rain that day, it turned out to be gorgeous late summer weather.  It was ideal for apple picking which for many of our seniors was their first experience.  However, it wasn’t long before everyone was an apple picking expert, telling everyone that their apples were the sweetest and that further up the hill where the sun was the brightest was where you found the best apples.  There were also endless discussions as to whether the big ones or the little ones were the best.  20150916_124305After picking all we could carry and enjoying a delicious bento lunch, we drove to the Honeybee Centre in Surrey where our seniors enjoyed tasting the many different types of honey and some tasty treats and tea in the tea room.  Many thanks to Kent Tours for providing their bus and David Iwaasa his mini-van to transport everyone on an enjoyable excursion.  As we approach the fall, let’s hope “an apple a day will keep the doctor away”.

Our next outreach excursion will be on Oct. 1st to the Yaletown farmers market.  Please register.  See you there!





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CBC’s Margaret Gallagher to Emcee This Year’s Sake Tasting Night


We are thrilled to have Margaret Gallagher, host of CBC Radio One’s Hot Air, be the emcee of our 14th Annual Premium Sake Tasting Night on October 10th 2015. Ms. Gallagher has been a regular part of CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition since 2001, and was the BC host of CBC Radio 2’s Canada Live.

In addition to her award-winning work on the radio, Ms. Gallagher is actively involved in community outreach. She has tirelessly donated her time and efforts in supporting many Vancouver groups and has hosted a variety of arts and community events, including: UBC & SFU Alumni Associations, Asian Heritage Month, The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival and Hapa-pooloza. She was also involved with Ganbare Japan!, a benefit concert held for those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, Japan.

Please join us for an incredible night of premium sake offerings, great food and silent auction/raffle draws. Tickets are available here.

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Source: CBC Media Centre – Bio – Margaret Gallagher






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