Chie Takano Reeves, JSS  Volunteer Coordinator Event: Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival) Date: Saturday July 13 The season of the JCCC Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival) has arrived. As a way to get the community to learn about JSS, and also as a fundraiser, we will be cooking and selling takoyaki (octopus balls) and yaki-onigiri (grilled rice […]


Board Members The Board regrets that Anthony Liliefeldt and Michi Chun are no longer able to serve as board members due to other personal and professional obligations. We are grateful for the valuable contributions they made as board members and their continued commitment to supporting JSS in other capacities.  The Board is delighted to welcome […]

RECIPE: Lettuce Wraps

RECIPE: Lettuce Wraps   Quick, easy, and inexpensive, these flavourful lettuce wraps make a nice light meal on a hot summer day. Ingredients 1 pound ground chicken (or pork) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced 2 scallions, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup hoisin […]

Stack of Oat Cookies

RECIPE: Lacy Oat Cookies

RECIPE: Lacy Oat Cookies   These light cookies provide just enough sweetness to satisfy a sugar craving. You can combine the oats with coconut, crisped rice cereal, or a mix of both depending on personal preference. Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter ¾ cups Turbinado sugar 1 egg 1 ½ cups large flake rolled oats 1 […]

UPCOMING EVENT: 2018 Holiday Drive

JSS 19th Annual Holiday Drive Japanese Social Services is starting its annual Holiday Drive Program. Once again we are calling upon members of the community to embrace the holiday spirit and reach out to the less fortunate among us. The success of this program so far lies heavily with the co-operation of agencies such as […]

REPORT ON EVENT: Summer Festival

The Halloween candy has been given out to the trick-or-treaters and the stores are already filled with Christmas decorations. The balmy weather of the summer is a distant memory, but the second Saturday of July stands out in the minds of the JSS Staff and Board Members. July 14 was the 2018 JCCC Summer Festival […]

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