Japanese Business Women Donate to Tonari Gumi

012On November 19th, representatives of the Vancouver Japanese Business Women’s Association presented a cheque for $1,200 to Ms. Heidi Hamano, Tonari Gumi Vice Chair, as a donation toward purchasing new chairs for Tonari Gumi’s new facilities at 42 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver. Vice Chair Hamano noted that, “With the growth in Tonari Gumi’s attendance since we moved into the new building, these funds will help us to purchase more chairs to accommodate everyone.” David Iwaasa, Executive Director, also pointed out that all of the current chairs were brought over from the old building and many of them were worn out.  He said, “The new chairs will be a welcome addition to our new facility and in keeping with our efforts to make Tonari Gumi a welcoming home for our seniors and everyone else in the community.”  Among those representing the Vancouver Japanese Business Women’s Association were Mrs. Saeko Tsuda, President of the Vancouver Shinpo; and Mrs. Tomoko Shimada, President of Skyland Travel Inc., Ms. Kumi Shanahan, and Ms. Kaori Lytton, President of Cheena Canada.