Spirits of Japan


Contact Us

Call (604) 687-2172 to purchase tickets. Tickets are limited.

No minors. Please plan a safe trip home.

Japanese Community Volunteers Association (Tonari Gumi)
101 – 42 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1M7
E-mail: info@tonarigumi.ca, Web: www.tonarigumi.ca

2016 Spirits of Japan Fundraising Tasting Event

Celebrating our Event's 15th Year Anniversary
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Downtown Vancouver
$75 per person. No minors. Find a safe ride home.

Registration Contact: Tonari Gumi 604.687.2172 or development@tonarigumi.ca

Or purchase online 

On the 15th anniversary of this event, the Japanese Community Volunteers Association (Tonari Gumi) is making significant changes that will up the fun factor. It will now feature sake, beer, wine and whiskey with connections to the Japanese community! Taste products from Powell Street Craft Brewery, Kanazawa Wines, Odd Society, the Japanese Consulate and The Parkside Brewery.

The event program will also include:
Performance by Tim Tamashiro, jazz singer and the host of Tonic, a nightly jazz program on CBC Radio 2. www.timtamashiro.com. Sponsored by Coast Hotels
Ocean Wise Sushi Roll Challenge chefs will conjure up their vision of the "Spirit Roll" that will be tasted by three foodies and all audience members. All rolls are Ocean Wise Friendly. Sponsored by Mitsui & Co.
Media Wall created by Suki's, featuring fantastic head pieces created by Vancouver's favourite hair salon, and showcasing kimonos provided by Tonari Gumi.
Costume Contest in the spirit of Halloween, costumers are encouraged. And, prizes will be awarded for the most popular costumes. The audience will chose the winner.
Food, Silent Auction, Raffle and much more!!!

Be a part of a festive community building fundraising event that supports programs for seniors and others at our Japanese Community Resource Centre located at 42 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.


Please note: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is offering a group rate of $169 per night plus taxes for a Comfort Room with either a King or 2 double beds. Please call the hotel at 1.800.663.1144 and mention the group rate for "Tonari Gumi" or the group code CCC-GFC5454.

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