The Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society, which cares for a garden at Cottonwood Falls Park, will be hosting a virtual event on Canada Day. Photos: Chris Kölmel

LETTER: Join friendship society’s virtual tent on Canada Day

The Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society will share information about its sister city activities online

Re: “Nelson will celebrate Canada Day online”

The Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society is one of the many groups that usually participate in the Canada Day celebrations organized by the Chamber of Commerce in Lakeside Park. This year, the Friendship Society has created a virtual tent to share information about our sister city activities and promote Canada’s multicultural society in our community.

In addition to joining the online celebration organized by the Chamber and the Capitol Theatre as described in your article, we invite everyone to visit our tent and enjoy photos of our recent exchanges, seasonal events, and garden projects, take an origami lesson, and learn to make a delicious mochi manju treat!

We hope that in building friendships that bring cultures and communities together through our sister city relationship, we can play a small part locally in creating a truly multicultural Canada in which there is respect and justice for all and no place for racism.

Our virtual tent will be available on our website ( beginning on July 1. Happy Canada Day!

John Armstrong

President, Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society

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