On a chilly evening on November 15 in the Scarborough Bluffs there were plenty of warm hearts supporting several great charitable causes inside James and Chako's home. Over 70 members and friends of Rotary attended the annual fundraising party for Youthlink, Backpack project for school children of St. Lucia, supporting Father Portelli in the poorest regions of the Amazons in Peru, and the SOK (support our kids) project for the children affected by the great Tsunami in Japan. Youthlink which helps to house, and educate vulnerable children in the city brought their Tyler McGill Band to entertain guests and friends and provided great music to a receptive crowd. 
One of the many successful students Sidra Jafri from Youthlink wrote and recited a poem to the delight of everyone.
The highlight of the evening was the surprise award presentation to Chako Setoyama, the hostess of the evening by Ms. Takako Ito, Council General of Japan. Chako was recognised for her kindness, generosity and leadership in many charitable projects particularly the SOK.