Saturday, April 16, 2011 – Bayview Glen Church, Woodbridge, ON.
Last weekend, Nhóm Thiện Chí Toronto, our organizing committee made up of members from many different Vietnamese community groups, held a charity dinner and concert to fundraise for the relief effort in Japan. Although our community is not particularly large, we decided to come together to support our brothers and sisters in Japan, all the victims who have been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck their country back in March. It was impossible to know of their distress and not reach out to them when doing so is completely within our abilities.
The evening was a success, and we have raised over $24,000.00 with only 2 weeks of preparation. Our Japanese-Canadian guests from the JCCC (Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre) Foundation expressed such genuine thanks that it brought tears to my eyes. They are such strong spirited and sweet individuals.
I sincerely hope Japan will recover from this disaster and that all of the victims will find peace.
Here are some photos from the evening…
Thank you to our photographer Brian Nguyen!