Spring is FINALLY here in Ottawa, and far too long after our friends in Japan tortured us with their beautiful sakura photos, at the time of this writing the first buds had been spotted along the Rideau Canal. Finally it's our turn to enjoy the flowers!
JETAA Ottawa will be having O-Hanami, aka a spring picnic on Saturday, May 23rd, at the Arboretum near Dow's Lake. We plan to meet at Dunton Tower on Carleton University campus (there is lots of parking in the area) and walk over together to find a spot. We have a couple tarps, but feel free to bring your own tarps, blankets, chairs, snacks, drinks or whatever else you think will help enhance the picnic experience. We will be eating bento, hanging out, and reminiscing about Japan. Who knows what we'll see instead of sakura - it is the Arboretum after all.
We will be ordering bento boxes from Sushi Fresh. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 20th, with your order (prices listed here include tax, more details here) and pay in cash on the day of:
Roll Bento $17.50
Veggie Roll Bento $17.50
Tempura Bento $17.50
Sushi Bento $18.50
Sashimi Bento $18.50
This event is open to all so feel free to invite your family and friends. Hope to see you all there!