Tomorrow is the first official day of Fall and that opens the door to…yes, garage sales! In particular, THE BIG GARAGE SALE here at the Centre this weekend. Action starts Saturday at 9 a.m. (until 3 p.m.), with more action on Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t let our “construction look” hold you back – there’s still lots of free parking and getting in is just as easy. You just have to enter through our back door. Then feast your eyes on hundreds of useful and interesting bargains. Everything is priced to clear – this is a fundraiser for the Centre after all! Thank you to all of you who donated items – from golf clubs to deep fryers to books and …well there are just too many things to list here, so come see for yourself!
While you’re here browsing, why not pick up a couple of Gala Dinner Tickets for November 5? This will be a great big feast complete with entertainment and prizes and celebration of what this Japanese-Canadian community’s Centre is all about. Back to the Future is this year’s theme as we look “back” 30 years and recognize the Horizon Club whose membership helped make the Cultural Centre what it is today and who helped to build programs and create activities for our community. First Cultural Centre board member Isabel Hirota will be accepting this award on behalf of the Horizon Club. Tickets are just $75 with tax receipt ($35 for students). Reserve yours by phoning the office or send us an email. Gourmet food is by the incomparable Sadao Ono.
Under the T…Turkey! The Annual Dharma School Turkey Bingo will take place Saturday, October 1 at the Manitoba Buddhist Temple, 39 Tecumseh Street (lower level). Come for a fun evening of bingo for the entire family and bring your friends. Admission is just $5 (which includes 2 cards) and there will be two children’s bingo games, 10 regular bingo games, a Children’s Silent Auction and Raffle Draws. Concession will be open.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. – Henry Ford