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Posted on May 13, 2016 in Volunteer Events, Past Events, Notes from James


Dear Santa and Friends volunteers,

Once again, we have an opportunity to support the greater Nagoya-city area through our participation in the annual Nagoya Walkathon, which will be held on Sunday, May 22nd at Morikoro Park. This activity has been ongoing for 25 years and has raised close to $1,000,000.00 for local, regional and national charities.

Santa and Friends, which prides itself in working with the less fortunate children in Nagoya, has participated in the children's activities portion of this event for the past several years. The experience is very enjoyable and rewarding for all participants.

Our activity has been a "hockey shootout". We provide children with an opportunity to learn a little about, and experience, Canada's national sport of hockey. The event has been very well received every year.

In order to facilitate this activity, we need at least 25 SFN volunteers. The volunteers will be divided into teams of 5 (or more) and the teams will be responsible for: setting up the activity (from about 8:00-noon); conducting the activity (12:00-4:00) and taking down the activity and cleaning up our area. The team concept allows everyone time to support and participate in our activity while also having time to enjoy the many other activities presented that day.

The team times will be as follows:
1. Set-up: 8:00-12:00;
2. Team 2: 12:00-1:00;
3. Team 3: 1:00-2:00;
4. Team 4: 2:00-3:00;
5: Team 5: 3:00-4:00

At the end, we need some volunteers to help take the activity apart, clean up our space and transport the materials out of the gymnasium to a vehicle.

If you are interested, please register on the Facebook event page, indicating which team/time you would be interested in/available for.

Or give a call to Mark if you have any questions. 090 9447 4655

Facebook Event Page

Thank-you in advance for your participation in, and support of, the children and families of Nagoya and area.







1. Set-up: 8:00-12:00;
2. Team 2: 12:00-13:00;
3. Team 3: 13:00-14:00;
4. Team 4: 14:00-15:00;
5: Team 5: 15:00-16:00



Facebook Event Page