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35th Annual Canada-Japan Society of British Columbia - Konwakai Golf Tournament and Dinner 2010

posted on 2:27 PM, September 25, 2010
Air Canada’s Paul McLean and Grand Prize winner of a trip for two to Japan, Matthew Heidyt.

The 35th Annual Canada-Japan Society of British Columbia Golf Tournament and Dinner, held jointly with the Japanese Business Association of Vancouver (Konwakai) was held at University Golf Course on Wednesday, September 22, 2010.  Despite several torrential downpours during the weekend immediately prior to the tournament day and rain forecast for the next few, beautiful sunny skies marked the first day of autumn and we shared good golf, good cheer, a fine meal, camaraderie and lots of prizes!  The 59 participants of the Tournament and Dinner enjoyed a wonderful day all ‘round.

This year’s prize winners included:

Prime Minister's Cup:  Low gross - Matt Heiydt

Consul General's Cup:  Low net - Fumitoshi Yuzawa

Minister of Foreign Affairs Cup:  2nd low net – Masa Matsubara, 3rd low net – Shigetaka (Jimmy) Kato, 35th low net – Frank Hanano

Other golf prizes for Closest-to-the-Pin, Longest Drive and Straightest Drive were won by:  Matt Heiydt, Jimmy Kato, Fumitoshi Yuzawa, Masa Matsubara, Nicole Fraser and Arnold Murooka.

A very significant component of our Tournament’s continuing popularity is the quality of our golf and door prizes, all generously donated by members and friends of the Canada-Japan community.  The Golf Tournament Organizing Committee, the Tournament and Dinner participants and members and directors of the Canada-Japan Society of British Columbia wish to thank all who contributed so generously.

 Grand Prize donors and winners included:

Air Canada:  2 round trip tickets to Japan – Matt Heiydt

Colliers International:  Canucks hockey tickets for 2 in Colliers’ corporate box + dinner and drinks – David Iwaasa

Citahealth Management:  2 Gold Executive Medicals + 5 partner personal fitness training sessions – Nicole Fraser

Coast Hotels & Resorts:  2 night’s hotel stay – ???

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver:  1 night’s hotel stay in Deluxe Harbourview Room + breakfast for two -- ???

RM Catalysts Ltd: 1 night’s hotel stay in Deluxe Harbourview Room + breakfast for two  – Joseph Caron

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver:  $200 dinner certificate for Yew Restaurant – Shu Naito

Special thanks to Ikenaga Shiatsu International who kindly provided each dinner participant with coupons for free shiatsu treatments.

Other generous donors included:

Aki Restaurant


Miku Restaurant



Mitsubishi Canada

Avcorp Industries


Mitsui Canada

Azia Restaurant


Nikka Traders / Cheena Japan

Bull, Housser & Tupper


The Personnel Department

Canadian Autoparts Toyota



Clark Wilson



Consulate-General of Japan


Shanghai Bistro Chinese Restaurant

Corporate Traveller


Sumitomo Canada

Daishowa-Marubeni International


Toseki Entertainment (Aqua Riva)

Davis LLP


University Golf Club

Deloitte & Touche


Mr. Yoshio Arai

Fasken Martineau


Mr. Kiyo Ikenaga

Huckleberry Mines Ltd.


Mr. Gary Matson



Mr. Don Nishio

Marsh Canada


Mr. Ken Yada

Marubeni Canada


Mr. Fumitoshi Yuzawa

Special thanks to our Golf Tournament Organizing Committee: Russell Mark, Chairman Frank Hanano, Senior Advisor Hiroshi Yamamoto, Jay Lemoine and Angela Hollinger.
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