Welcome to the website of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal (JCCCM). Formally established as a non-profit, community organization in 1975, the JCCCM serves as a meeting point for the Japanese Canadian community as well as for all those interested in Japanese culture in the Greater Montreal Area. In particular, the Centre provides a focal point where the unique history and cultural heritage of the Montreal Japanese Canadian community can be sustained, promoted, and shared by all, irrespective of cultural background. With the changing demographic nature of the community, particularly the influx of immigration from Japan (from post-war to the present) as well as a large interest from individuals of non-Japanese heritage, the JCCCM also offers and supports a variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational activities to promote and develop a spirit of mutual understanding, appreciation, and cooperation between all facets of our diverse community as well as with the general public.
The JCCCM’s office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AT JCCCM
We would like to thank everyone who supported our recent Mochi-tsuki, held last Saturday. Over 1,400 lbs of mochi was produced. This is a labour-intensive process that spans 5 days, and involves 200 volunteers. Many thanks in particular, to the volunteers from the taiko groups and Matsuri Japon, for their dedication. If you have never participated before, we urge you to give it a try next year, particularly for the weeknights leading up to the big day.
There are still a small quantity of mochi (frozen) available to purchase. $6/lb, Cash only, First come, First served (No reservations)
<HOLIDAY CRAFT AND FOOD SALE : Sunday, December 1 from noon to 5pm>
If you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping, this is the ideal occasion to do so! Come visit our Nikkei artisans, as well as Japanese inspired crafts and gifts. Don’t forget our baked good and Japanese food!
<MAHJONG! : Saturday, November 16 from 2-5pm>
Do you know the basics of Mahjong but wish to improve and practice your game?
Come join us, if you’d like to play and perhaps learn some strategies. Please register at email@example.com or by calling 514-728-5580.
Fee: $5 per person ($4 for JCCCM members)
<JCCCM Scholarship Program 2020>
JCCCM will provide 2 scholarships ($500 each) to 2 members of the local Nikkei community, in order to assist with their post-secondary education expenses. Deadline for application submission is December 6, 2019. For details, click here.
JCCCM MEMBERS’ DISCOUNT PROGRAM
We’re pleased announce that our current members, upon presentation of their membership card, can benefit from discounts at various businesses around town. We’re adding new participants regularly, so check Member Benefits page often!
<”Kaiwa” Language exchange: Sunday, November 3 & 17, 2 pm – 4 pm>
To participate, we request a donation of minimum $2 (minimum $1 for members). Hope to see you there! For about this exchange group, click here.
<Knife sharpening service: Monday, November 11, 10 am – noon>
Due to popular demands, we only can accept up to 2 knives per person. Fees for this service: $10/knife for JCCCM member, $15/knife for non-member. For details, click here.
<Kimono Workshop: Monday, November 11, 10 am – noon>
Bring your Yukata or Kimono along with the accessories. For details, click here.
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