Toronto’s Kenpi Student Blog

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.

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Calling on 10-pin Bowlers

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.


Gosenkai Meeting Held

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

Passing of Kenjinaki President, Mr. Tominaga

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.

Event Notice: Summer Picnic 2016

Now that it is summertime, we are all looking forward to our annual summer picnic. It will be held on Sunday, August 7, from 11 a.m. at Thomson Memorial Park (on Brimley Road, North of Lawrence Avenue East), Area D.  Fee is $2 per person, those 80 and over and 14 and under are free. (Children must be accompanied by an adult). Bring your own oishii bento to enjoy and share. Everyone is welcome and we will be happy to see all of our other Kenjinkai friends join us for a fun-filled day of races, bingo and fukubiki!

Please RSVP by July 22, to one of the following: Suenori Tominaga at 416-266-5746, Noboru Yamamoto at 416-297-7156, or Bob Kawahara at 905-731-4566.

日時:2016年 8月07日(日) 午前11時開催
場所:Thomson Memorial Park
Brimley Rd. and Lawrence Ave. E., on Brimley, east side of Lawrence Ave. Area ‘D’
参加費:1人$2ドル。80歳以上と14歳以下は参加費無料。(子供は必ず大人と参加してください。) 弁当は持参してください。


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