EHIME AJET and International Shimanami Kaido Cycling EXPO in IMABARI!


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The Ehime AJET executive committee all dressed up at the Shimanami Cycling Expo to raise awareness about the Ehime AJET Scholarship! This was our very first scholarship fundraising event! Executive members in this photo (from left to right): Mbali Sexwale, Eriko Stronach, Hannah Rennie, and Joy Peng. (missing: Jessica Reid)

We held our first Ehime AJET booth at International Shimanami Kaido Cycling EXPO in Imabari on October 25th through 26th! Since it was late October, we decided to decorate the booth in a Halloween theme. We prepared international quiz games, face paint, sold packaged candy and homemade sweets which we spent all night buying, packaging and making them (brownies and rice krispies)!

Hannah packing candies into little gift bags! Someone is sugar high!

Hannah packing candies into little gift bags! Someone is sugar high!

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Hannah prepping candies into little goodie bags, while Joy and Eriko (photographer) make brownies and rice krispies!

Look who came to support our cause!

Look who came to support our cause!

There were a stage with performances by jazz bands, Jpop bands, junior high school bands, Japanese entertainer talk show hosts, DJ and other performers.

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Imabari bumping! Have you ever seen that many people in Imabari?!

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Fellow Imabari JET came to encourage local kids to check out what Halloween is all about!

Thank you to those who came to support and help us! Otsukare to those who participated in the actual cycling!

Thanks for helping, Imabari JETs!

Thanks for helping, Imabari JETs!

Special thanks to Mr. Murakami and Mbali Sexwale for giving us the opportunity to participate in this festive event! For more information on the Shimanami Kaido Cyling EXPO in Imabari check out their website http://cycling-shimanami.jp/index.php.

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