Did you know the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai has a Facebook Page? If you are a Facebook user and have roots in Fukuoka, you can join our group. Please request to be added to the group and let us know your roots in Fukuoka.
As a member of the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai, you can apply to become a student at a Fukuoka post-secondary institution for one year. The prefecture will pay for many of your expenses, but in exchange you will have to take part in the activities the prefecture organization provides for you (with the other students from various Fukuoka Kenjinkais) and abide by their rules. Last year, Toronto’s first participant in the program went to Japan. She is keeping a blog (mostly in Japanese) so please take a look.
If you or anyone in Toronto is interested in taking part, after their post-secondary school studies in Canada, please contact the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai. You must be a member to participate. You will also be required to help out with the Kenjinkai for years to come, upon your return.
The 5-pin bowling lanes are now filled up and we need a few more 10-pin bowlers. Please RSVP to the webmaster using the contact form by September 12. We have 5 5-pin lanes booked and 3 10-pin lanes. The elevators are not in service so please make sure you can come up and down the stairs.
The Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai committee members held their annual Gosenkai and voted on people filling in the positions of president, vice president, etc.
Committee Members for 2017-18
President: Noboru Yamamoto
Vice Presidents: Mika Fukuma and Hana Tominaga
Secretary: Jane Ejima
Treasurer: Bob Kawahara
Membership Director: Joan Hirano
Directors: Shinji Godo, Haru Godo
Senior Advisors: Asaye Amemori and Kunio Suyama
We have very sad news to share with our friends and members of the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai.
Mr. Suenori Tominaga passed away peacefully on December 16th, 2016 at Scarborough Hospital. He leaves behind his beloved wife Natsuyo Tominaga and only child, Hana Tominaga. He will be remembered not only as a loving husband and father but also for his commitment and contributions to karate in Canada. He is the Founder of Jinbukai Canada and taught at the University of Toronto Karate Club for 46 years and at the Goulding Karate Club for over 20 years. He has been a long standing member of the Karate Canada and Karate Ontario Technical Advisory Committees as well as an international referee. In his spare time, he was the long time President of the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai, GO board game player and avid fisherman.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday December 27th, 2016 at Highland Funeral Home, Scarborough Chapel, 3280 Sheppard Ave East, Scarborough, ON, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Viewing/Visitation, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Memorial Service, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Reception, and private internment at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of Koden (Monetary donations) flowers may be sent to the funeral home on the morning of service.