Volunteering in my community is very important to me – it binds us together and I always learn so much.
As it happened, when I finished this post, I was off to film some video for the Japanese Cultural Fair, which happened after the election. I enjoy this volunteer work as co-editor and translator for the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society | ビクトリア日系文化協会 (VNCS), because it keeps me in touch with the Japanese community (I have a post grad degree in Classical Japanese literature). The VNCS has presented this event for 19 years.
UPDATE: I was just elected to the VNCS board, I am humbled and have a lot of learning to do before I can contribute much — challenge accepted!