On February 21, over 100 bowlers took over much of Rev’s Bowling in Burnaby for the 2nd Annual GVJCCA Japanese Canadian Community Bowl-a-thon. A whole range of ages was represented as the players raised funds for the GVJCCA, Nikkei Place Foundation, Tonari Gumi, Powell Street Festival Society, Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall, and the Vancouver Buddhist Temple
Kat Hisanaga had the top score of 212 for male bowlers, while Bowl-a-thon committee member June Nishi scored 170, the highest for the female bowlers. Of special note was Ken Yada, who raised the highest amount of pledges for the second year in a row.
Thank you to our donors!
Coast Hotel • Meadow Gardens • Safeway • Hi Genki • Gudrun Tasting Room • Perry Nishihata • Ciccone-Mackay Financial Corp. – Steven Bicego • Canfisco • Glico • Van Houtte • Richards Buell Sutton Law Firm • Mr. Ho’s • Anton’s Pasta • Isami Sushi • Hi Genki • Boston Pizza • David’s Tea • Lavilletta Restaurant • White Spot • Me-n-Ed’s Pizza • Fortuna Bakery & Deli • Rev’s • Earl’s • Surrey Whalley NDP – Bruce Ralston • Cosmos Café • Dueck’s on Marine – Dean Isobe and Skip Parker
Thanks to all those who collected pledges for the Bowl-a-thon!
Highest amount of pledges: Ken Yada
$300+ Tomi Asakawa, Rika Uto
$100-299 May Hamanishi, Perry Nishihata, June Nishi, Momoko Ito, Lorene Oikawa, Audrey Nishi, Michael Nakanishi
Thank you to Sorab Vesuna, Minuteman Press, North Burnaby, for support with printing.
Thanks to our JCCA Bowl-a-thon volunteers!
Connie Kadota, Emi Kordyback, and Kathy Shimizu
JCCA Bowl-a-thon Fundraising Committee: April Shimizu, Perry Nishihata, June Nishi, May Hamanishi, Yuji Matson, Rutsu Shikano, Ken Nishi, and Lorene Oikawa (chair).