My name is Omar Amer, I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2018 Heritage Festival. Yes, that time has come! Last year was a great success at the Japan pavilion, so I hope you will join us again.

We're using the form below for our Volunteers this year! Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our event: http://signup.com/go/LFDcYPj

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password

Note: This website does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me at gg@goonygoon.ca and I can sign you up manually.

The Servus Heritage Festival is a three day festival honouring Alberta's cultural heritage and diversity, held annually in Hawrelak Park since 1976. At that time eleven communities united with the intent to display their cultures by offering traditional cuisine, entertainment, interpretive materials, and crafts to visitors. It is a point of pride that Japan was one of the original pavilions!

This year the festival runs
Saturday August 4 to Monday August 6. Volunteer shifts are open from approximately 9:00 am-7:00 pm, and there are many different opportunities available.

Please join our volunteer group on
Facebook for more information and to add others who might be interested. We can add you to the contact list to be informed about future events with the Edmonton Japanese Community Association as well.  If you cannot access the group, give me a call at 780-405-4238 or at gg@goonygoon.ca.

Once you have signed up, you will be contacted by email about important dates and information. The Japan Pavilion is consistently a fan favourite and allows us to share Japanese Canadian culture with thousands of Edmontonians. We need help from everyone to lend a hand and make this another successful year.

Volunteering your time is a wonderful gift to the community. You will learn about Japan through the station you are working at: food, culture, and crafts. Post-secondary students can also enter into a scholarship draw if they volunteer all 3 days of the festival. It’s a great way to get volunteer experience for your resume, express your love of Japanese culture or activities, and to meet friends with similar interests.

I will be following up with more emails about training days and times, so stay posted. We look forward to another Heritage Festival!

Arigatou Gozaimashita​,

Omar Amer, Volunteer Coordinator