Learn a bit more about the people who pulled this event together:
Japanese Canadian Families in York Region
A group of Japanese Canadian Families who reside in York region will be performing and introducing a various aspects of Japanese culture.
The main organizers and performers are Japanese mothers who have small children. Many of us have participated in the local events such as Aurora Canada Day parade and Food Festival in Newmarket. Some of our group member's relatives have been severely affected by the earthquake and the tsunami.
We are extremely honoured to be a large part of this event.
Stephanie Uprichard - Treefrog Interactive Inc.
Stephanie is Creative Director at Treefrog Interactive Inc. and got the ball rolling with her friend Junko Oyanagi to get this Relief effort going. Stephanie has been busy generating support for this event as well as figuring out the logistics and planning for the event. You can find out more about Stephanie and her work here.
Brad Jones - Brad Jones Karate
Brad Jones kindly donated his Karate Dojo to host the Japan Relief event - where he is celebrating his 35th year as a school in Newmarket. He will also be giving a Martial Arts demonstration on the night. Find out more about Brad Jones and his work here.
Jim Leavitt - Programmer - Treefrog Interactive Inc.
Jim championed the programming of the Japan Relief site working tirelessly this week to get this site up and running in record time - his efforts are greatly appreciated! You can find out more about Jim and his work here.
Jen Hawkyard - Graphic Designer - Treefrog Interactive Inc.
Jen pulled together Stephanie's vision for the website and has also worked on other creative pieces for the event. You can find out more about Jen and her work here.
Gabrielle Redford - Graphic Designer - Treefrog Interactive Inc.
Gabby has been tag-teaming design work and website updates with Jen to make sure everything is up-to-date and the latest news is getting up on the site as soon as possible. You can find out more about Gabby and her work here.
Thank you everyone for all your efforts and hard work to get the event this far! Can't wait until the night, its going to be a real experience you will not want to miss!