Gala Dinner Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Relations

  • 24 Aug 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Royal Ontario Museum

  Gala Dinner
to celebrate
90th Anniversary of Canada-Japan Relations
35th Anniversary of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
30th Anniversary of The Japan Society

Royal Ontario Museum
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 6
:30-9:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Dress code: Black tie optional

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and The Japan Society are pleased to co-present a Gala Dinner on Saturday, August 24, 2019, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan, the 35th anniversary of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and the 30th anniversary of The Japan Society. The Gala will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado will be our distinguished guest and will give the evening’s keynote address. The evening will also feature special performances by renowned musicians, Grammy-nominated pianist Makoto Ozone and Juno-nominated jazz vocalist Dione Taylor.                                 

Further, the Order of the Rising Sun will be presented to Ben Ciprietti, President of The Japan Society, for his service to Canada-Japan relations.

Proceeds from the Gala Dinner will support the Royal Ontario Museum's work on Japanese Art & Culture, including programming for the Prince Takamado Gallery, and Japan Festival Canada 2019.

Table Purchase Options

PLATINUM TABLE $5000.00 

  • One (1) guest invited to the pre-reception with HIH Princess Takamado
  • Seating for 1 corporate table of 10 guests
  • Tax receipt for the maximum allowable contribution

GOLD TABLE $3000.00 

  • Seating for one (1) corporate table of 10 guests
  • Tax receipt for the maximum allowable contribution

Individual Ticket Purchase Options

EARLY BIRD INDIVIDUAL TICKET – with RECEPTION $450.00 

  • Ticket holder invited to the pre-reception with HIH Princess Takamado
  • Seating for ticket holder at a table of 10 guests
  • Tax receipt for the maximum allowable contribution
  • Ticket purchased by 5:00pm ET on July 31

REGULAR INDIVIDUAL TICKET – with RECEPTION $500.00 

  • Ticket holder invited to the pre-reception with HIH Princess Takamado
  • Seating for ticket holder at a table of 10 guests
  • Tax receipt for the maximum allowable contribution
  • Ticket purchased after 5:00pm ET on July 31

EARLY BIRD INDIVIDUAL TICKET $275.00

  • Seating for ticket holder at a table of 10 guests
  • Tax receipt for the maximum allowable contribution
  • Ticket purchased by 5:00pm ET on July 31

REGULAR INDIVIDUAL TICKET $325.00 

  • Seating for ticket holder at a table of 10 guests
  • Tax receipt for the maximum allowable contribution
  • Ticket purchased after 5:00pm ET on July 31

Registration and payment instruction
Payment accepted by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cheque.


Distinguished Guest
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado

Her Imperial Highness Princess Hisako Takamado was born in Tokyo and studied at Sacred Heart Girls’ School. When her father was posted to the U.S.A. and to the U.K., the family moved to these countries. She is a graduate of Cambridge University where her subjects were Chinese Studies, Archaeology and Anthropology. She married His Imperial Highness Prince Norihito in 1984 and they were blessed with three daughters. She is the Honorary Patron or President of many organisations including BirdLife International, the International Kyudo Federation and the Japan Football Association. Her hobbies are painting, birdwatching, photography, tennis and kyudo. She is the author of three children’s books including “Lulie the Iceberg” (Kodansha International), “Have Netsuke Will Travel” (Kodansha), a collection of bird photographs “Yori-Dori, Mi-Dori” amongst others.

Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado continues to maintain the strong connection to Canada established by HIH the late Prince Takamado, who attended Queen’s University from 1978 to 1981. Their third daughter, Mrs. Ayako Moriya (who renounced her imperial status after marrying a commoner), studied abroad at Camosun College and the University of British Columbia from 2013-2015.

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s first diplomatic legation in Japan in 1929, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) has invited Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado to embark on a six-city tour of Canada in August, visiting institutions, organizations and community groups that have worked to strengthen bonds between Canada and Japan, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to Canada-Japan relations, and commemorating 90 years of friendship and cooperation. HIH Princess Takamado will visit Toronto, Ottawa, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.

Performances by

  

Proceeds will benefit:

The Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan at the Royal Ontario Museum is named in memory of Prince Takamado (1954 - 2002), who was known in his native Japan as “Canada’s Prince”. The gallery celebrates his attachment to Canada and creates a lasting link between the two countries. Approximately 600 objects highlight the development of Japanese culture through the ages. Gallery sections include the Canon Canada Inc. Samurai Exhibit, the Toyota Canada Inc. Exhibit of Ukiyo-e Pictures, the Mitsui & Co. Canada Tea Ceremony Exhibit, and the Linamar Corporation Exhibition of Ceramics.

Japan Festival CANADA 2019, the largest Japanese Cultural Festival in North America, will proudly return to Mississauga Celebration Square on August 24-25, bringing Japanese food, culture and technologies to Canada and to the world. This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the establishment of the Canadian Embassy in Japan; and Japan Festival CANADA 2019 is celebrating the further establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan by commemorating this special milestone together with a large crowd of attendees.

Presented by:

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada’s relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada’s catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia’s bridge to Canada. APF Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on expanding economic relations through trade, investment and innovation; promoting Canada’s expertise in offering solutions to Asia’s climate change, energy, food security and natural resource management challenges; building Asia skills and competencies among Canadians, including young Canadians; and improving Canadians’ general understanding of Asia and its growing global influence.

The Japan Society is a national organization of corporations, professional firms, organizations, societies, associations, academic institutions, government departments and individuals which is focused on:
• Enabling Canadian and Japanese business executives, professionals, academic leaders and government representatives to meet on a regular basis to discuss matters of mutual and collective interest;
• Furthering strong and viable economic relations between Canada and Japan;
• Enabling Members to acquire greater cultural understanding and the ability to establish long-lasting relationships; and
• Supporting business, educational and cultural exchanges.

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