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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 […]

HEALTH: Stress and Illness

Nelson Beltijar, Personal Trainer and Athletic Therapist Last issue I talked to you about the importance of learning to let go of the stress in your life. This issue I want to expand on the adverse effects that prolonged stress can have on your mind and body. Most importantly, I want to share strategies for […]

RECIPE: Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe is easy, inexpensive, and delicious. You can reduce the fat and calories by removing the skin from the drumsticks. The recipe also works well with chicken thighs instead of drumsticks. Variation: Add 1-2 tablespoons of your favourite hot sauce to spice things up. INGREDIENTS Approximately 12 chicken drumsticks, bone in, with skin (3lbs, […]

MOVIES: Like Father Like Son

The next series of film screenings at The Japan Foundation, Toronto is called “Kore-eda + Kiki” which celebrates the accomplishments of master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda and also of the prolific actress Kirin Kiki who sadly passed away in September. The Japan Foundation will be screening three films by master filmmaker Kore-eda – two of which […]


Chie Takano Reeves, JSS  Volunteer Coordinator Event: Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival) Date: Saturday July 14 Time: Any time from 8:30am to 9pm  The season of the JCCC Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival) has arrived. As a way to increase community awareness about JSS and its services, and also as a fundraiser, we will be cooking and […]

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