About Us

The Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri” was established in August 2011 by members from the Calgary Japanese Community Association with assistance from members of the Calgary Buddhist Temple, Calgary Japanese Gospel Church, New Japanese Community Association and the many groups within the CJCA such as the Kotobuki Seniors club & Japanese Youth Association.   Our volunteer Committee is supported by over 400 volunteers and performers from all over Alberta who work tirelessly throughout the year to host this one day celebration of Japanese heritage, culture and traditions.

2018 “Omatsuri” Committee Members

Chair:  Ted Wada
Treasurer:  Shirley Shigematsu

  • Chris Booth
  • Cindy Nagata-McMillan
  • Doug Ohama
  • Gene Sakura
  • Jean Masuda
  • Lucia Silman
  • Rocky Oishi
  • Roger Teshima
  • Ruth Nagata
  • Susan Huntley
  • Taeko Nagao
  • Sei Yamashiro

Thank you to everyone who supports this festival from year to year, we could not put on this event without the hard work & dedication of our volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors.  If you would like to Get Involved! in our event, please contact us at volunteer@calgaryjapanesefestival.com.