Swordsmanship, choirs and other fundraising planned for Japan

ESL Services donated $5,000 to Brock's fundraising campaign for Japanese earthquake relief last week. From left to right are Saki Hoshino, Yukiho Takatsu, Glenwood Irons (director of International Market Development), John Kaethler (director of International Services and Programs Abroad), Daisuke Hotta and Hirokazu Nakai.

ESL Services donated $5,000 to Brock's fundraising campaign for Japanese earthquake relief last week. From left to right are Saki Hoshino, Yukiho Takatsu, Glenwood Irons (director of International Market Development), John Kaethler (director of International Services and Programs Abroad), Daisuke Hotta and Hirokazu Nakai.

Fundraising continues at Brock to raise money for earthquake relief in Japan.

The following are upcoming events:

  • On Wednesday, March 30 from 12:15 to 12:45, there will be a kendo (Japanese swordsmanship) demonstration in the Bob Davis Gymnasium. Come out, bring your lunch and make a donation while you enjoy the demonstration. (poster)
  • Enlightenment Guaranteed, a German/Japanese movie, will be shown at 7 p.m. on March 31 in the International Student Lounge of the International Centre. The film is a comedy about two German brothers discovering Japanese people and society.
  • Brian Power, an associate professor of Music, will present two choirs in the Guernsey Market . The Brock Women’s Choir will perform on Wednesday, April 6 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. The Brock Men’s Choir will perform on Thursday, April 7 from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, ESL Services has donated $5,000 to Brock’s fundraising effort. The money goes to the Canadian Red Cross for the relief work it is doing Japan.

The island nation was struck by a devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11. More than 11,000 are confirmed dead.

Donations will be accepted at the International Services and Programs Abroad office at GLN-B 210 in the International Centre. You can also call 905-688-5550 x3163 or email isa@brocku.ca. Cheques are preferred and can be earmarked “Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami” and sent through inter-office mail.

To donate online, visit redcross.ca and cite the donation as part of the Brock/Japan Red Cross fundraising group.

Related stories:
Students raise money for Japan | The Brock News
Fundraising continues for Japanese quake victims | The Brock News

Posted on March 29, 2011

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