Markham Rising Sun Campaign Launch

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Markham Rising Sun Campaign Launch

Post  JCCC on Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:48 pm

Markham Rising Sun Campaign Launch
Markham Partnering with Community to Raise Funds in Support of Relief Efforts in Japan
Markham, ON ~ April 4, 2011 ~ Markham is partnering with community organizations, businesses and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) Foundation, Japan Earthquake Relief Fund to raise funds in support of relief efforts in Japan.

Honourary Campaign Chair Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Campaign Chair David Tsubouchi and JCCC President Gary Kawaguchi will announce details of the Markham Rising Sun Campaign and its upcoming community fundraising events.

What: Official Launch
Markham Rising Sun Campaign – Standing with Japan

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Time: 10:00 a.m. Press Conference
10:30 a.m. Interview Opportunities

Place: Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham

Who: Honourary Chair Mayor Frank Scarpitti
Chair David Tsubouchi
Co-Chair Ward 5 Councillor Colin Campbell
Co-Chair Ward 8 Councillor Alex Chiu
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre President Gary Kawaguchi
Markham Rising Sun Campaign Committee Members

Three teachers from the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme, along with teacher Eric Chan, who were all at ground zero during the Tohoku Kanto earthquake in Japan, will also be present and available for interviews.

Click for Press Release

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About the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Foundation
The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) has created a special, dedicated disaster relief fund within its Foundation to aid the victims of the Tohoku Kanto earthquake in Japan. 100% of funds received in the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund will be directed to the relief and rebuilding effort required in Japan. In the first emergency response phase, funds are being directed to the Japanese Red Cross through the Canadian Red Cross. Find out more Registered charity # 118972967RR0001

About Markham
Markham, a municipality of more than 300,000 residents centrally located in the Greater Toronto area, is Canada’s most diverse community and home to many of Canada’s leading life science and technology businesses. Recipient of a 2010 Canada Award for Excellence – Silver for outstanding achievements in quality, customer service, and a healthy workplace, Markham is renowned for its rich heritage, vibrant neighbourhoods and leadership on the environment and urban design.

Media inquires / interviews requests: Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti 905-415-7520


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