Hundreds Turn Out for Japanese Disaster Relief Fundraiser

Hundreds Turn Out for Japanese Disaster Relief Fundraiser

A group of people hold up 'Pray for Japan' T-shirts at a fundraiser to help the Canadian Red Cross aid disaster relief in Japan on Sunday, March 20, 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Hundreds of generous Winnipeggers packed the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on Sunday for a fundraiser aimed as helping disaster relief in Japan.

After a devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this month, the country has been thrown into turmoil.

The Manitoba government has previously pledged $100,000 in relief, but during the fundraiser, Premier Greg Selinger announced an additional $100,000 to benefit the Japanese people.

During the two-hour event, there were traditional Japanese dance performances, cultural displays and definitely no shortage of food.

To donate to the Canadian Red Cross, you can give online or buy a ‘Pray for Japan‘ T-shirt from Hot 103 at 3-177 Lombard Avenue for $20. All proceeds from T-shirt sales go directly to the Red Cross.

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