Mrs. Cragg passionately learned Japanese language and traditional culture while she stayed in Japan as a JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) participant. After her return to Canada, she has been promoting Japanese traditional arts such as Ikebana, tea ceremony and Suibokuga (ink wash painting) in the National Capital Region, while contributing to the Japanese community as a board member of the Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre.
Ambassador Ishikane thanked Mrs. Cragg for being a long-time friend of Japan, in particular for performing traditional Japanese art on many occasions and organizing various fundraising events in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.
|Ambassador Ishikane delivering a congratulatory address
Remarks by Mrs. Cragg, the recipient
|Conferment of Certification
Ambassador Ishikane, Mrs. Ishikane and the guests
|Mrs. Ishikane preparing tea for the guests||Mrs. Ishikane and Mrs. Cragg|