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B.C. Trade and Investment Representative Avrom Salsberg, Canada Wood President Rick Jeffery, Canada’s Ambassador to Japan Mackenzie Clugston, and Shawn Lawlor were on hand along with local dignitaries to participate.
B.C. Trade and Investment Representative Avrom Salsberg, Canada Wood President Rick Jeffery, Canada’s Ambassador to Japan Mackenzie Clugston, and Shawn Lawlor were on hand along with local dignitaries to participate.
Minister Thomson (centre); Rick Jeffery, Canada Wood; and Glenn Mason, Natural Resources Canada (far right) present plaque to Iwaki City Officials symbolizing donation of the Jericho reconstruction project.
Minister Thomson (centre); Rick Jeffery, Canada Wood; and Glenn Mason, Natural Resources Canada (far right) present plaque to Iwaki City Officials symbolizing donation of the Jericho reconstruction project.
February 2014
Japan
Canada Wood and partners celebrate the opening of the Jericho Centre Project

On February 12, 2014, Canada Wood celebrated the opening of the Jericho Support Centre in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture. The fourth building completed under the $4.6 million Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction project, the multipurpose centre provides rehabilitation and training services for disabled people who were displaced by the great eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami. The opening events received extensive television and newspaper media coverage.

The Jericho Centre is a 473 m2, single-storey, hybrid post and beam structure. The building was constructed with Canadian wood products including certified Canadian Hem-Fir (N) (Canada Tsuga) timbers, SPF dimension lumber, OSB sheeting, western cedar decking, maple flooring and others.

The now completed Canada-Tohoku wooden legacy structures are serving the needs of multiple communities in the tsunami-affected regions and will endure as a symbol of friendship between Canada and Japan.