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Tonari Gumi Members’ Shopping Transportation Service



Tonari Gumi will begin offering a

“TG Members’ Shopping Transportation Service” for its members in July. The service will use a seven-passenger van purchased with the Japanese Canadian Legacies Fund grant.  This service is meant to meet the demands and needs of the members, initially focusing on those residing in Vancouver.  Depending on the number of users and requests, the frequency of the service and the service area will be reviewed monthly.  The gas fee of $5 per trip, payable in cash to the driver on the day of the service.  If there are more requests than available spots, you will be placed on the waiting list and contacted as soon as there is a cancellation.  If you need to cancel your reservation, please get in touch with us at least one week before the service date.  The expected number of passengers per trip is maximum 5.  Tonari Gumi, the staff driver, will primarily be responsible for transporting clients and will not provide in-store assistance or help carry purchased items into clients’ homes.  However, if a volunteer is available, they may assist as needed.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Kumi <services@tonarigumi.ca>, Tel 236-785-5733

Satomi <csassistant@tonarigumi.ca>, Tel 604-687-2172 ext. 202


Planned Service Date(s):

·       First Thursday of each month, both morning and afternoon services.

  • August 2024 dates has changed: August 8th Richmond and August 22nd Coquitlam

Service Eligibility: 

You are a Tonari Gumi member and applies one of the following:

·       Senior (75+)

·       Has no personal transportation (car) available

·       Has no family or friends who can assist with shopping by car or

·       Difficulty walking or using public transportation (excluding wheelchair users this time)

Information needed to reserve:

·       Name

·       TG membership number

·       Phone number, address

·       AM or PM service

Planned shopping destinations:

·       Real Canadian Super Store

·       T&T Supermarket 

·       Fujiya Vancouver

·       Izumiya Richmond * Requests are welcome!

Schedule:

AM – TBC Real Canadian Super Store or T&T Supermarket

·       9:00 AM: Start pickup from clients' residence 

*estimated pickup time available close to the service date

·       10:00 AM: Arrive at the shopping destination; free time for shopping

·       11:00 AM: Finish shopping, return to clients' residence

PM – Fujiya

·       1:00 PM: Start pickup from clients' residence 

*estimated pickup time available close to the service date

·       2:00 PM: Arrive at the shopping destination; free time for shopping

·       2:30 PM: Finish shopping, return to clients' residence

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