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Issei Day Update

Issei Day 2020

- A tribute to the Seniors in our Community -


For 57 years the JCCC has held Issei Day.  This is an opportunity for the JCCC Board of Directors to show their appreciation to all the seniors in our community.  It is an event that we look forward to every year.

Unfortunately, with the current Covid 19 health crisis, the JCCC made the difficult decision to cancel the event this year.  We did not feel that it was safe to proceed.  The restrictions, at the time of this publishing, would not allow us to bring together the high number of attendees that we would normally host.  Additionally, we did not want to endanger the health of our many attendees. 

So, for this year, we will NOT be holding Issei Day.

BUT, the JCCC Board of Directors still wanted to honour our seniors!  So instead of gathering at the JCCC, we are working on getting a FREE bento, to those that are 70 year or older, to enjoy at home.  We have set up 5 locations throughout the GTA where you can book a time to pick up your bento.  These locations will be at the JCCC (Don Mills Road And Eglinton Avenue East), Momiji Health Care Society (Kingston Road and Markham Road), Japanese Gospel Church of Toronto (McNicol Avenue and Midland Avenue), Toronto Buddhist Church (Sheppard Avenue West and Allen Road) and Kyoda Plastics (Dixie Road and 401).  All pick ups will take place in the parking lot and no access to the buildings will be permitted.

You can register for a preferred pick up location and time, and fill in our form with your information (name, address, birthdate).  If a family member or friend is picking up on your behalf, please make a note in the “Pick up instructions” section to let us know or we won’t be able to release your bento to them.

You must still be 70 years of age or older to register.  The number of bento and time slots are limited so please make sure that you register carefully. 

If you have any problems with the registration, or you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or 416-441-2345 ext. 222.

Thank you for your interest, however, there are no remaining bento. Please join us again next year.



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