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. Facebook Event Page | Twitter @Tonari_Gumi   Source: CBC Media Centre – Bio – Margaret Gallagher          

Sponsors and Supporters of Tonari Gumi’s Premium Sake Tasting Night

Sake Tasting Night Sponsors On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Tonari Gumi’s 14th Annual Premium Sake Tasting Night will be taking place.  As the largest sake tasting event of its kind in Western Canada and possibly in Canada as a whole, this is a major event for the Japanese Canadian community and for the sake-tasting community as a whole.  We are proud to present the logos of those companies and individuals who have chosen to sponsor this event and to support and encourage its objectives. The Japanese Community Volunteers Association, or Tonari Gumi as we are known in Japanese, together with the Sake Association of BC and a host of other supporters are proud to be able to host this event.  This is one of the best opportunities to get to know and to taste the widest variety of Japanese and North American sakes.  In addition, the funds raised from the ticket sales, the silent auction and raffle, all go towards supporting Tonari Gumi who operate a Seniors’ Drop-In Centre at 42 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver and send out volunteers to assist seniors and anyone else needing help within the community.  Among the many things done by our volunteers, they visit the lonely and isolated; they help to fill out essential application forms for health, housing, pension and other benefits for those who have difficulty in communicating in English; they deliver Japanese-style lunches to those who are home-bound and have difficulties in getting out; they help Japanese-speaking seniors to communicate with their doctors and other caregivers; and they receive important information on benefits and services available to them in their own language.  These are just some of the services and assistance provided by our more than 200 volunteers and 4 full-time and 3 part-time staff.  Have an enjoyable time at […]