The month of January saw the Sake Association of BC join with the Consulate General of Japan in ringing in the New Year. Over the course of a number of afternoons and evenings, Mr. Seiji Okada hosted a number of guests and dignitaries from Vancouver. The SABC presented their diverse product portfolios to the attendees and joined in on the ceremonial barrel-opening that signifies the start of what will hopefully be a prosperous year for all involved. Thank-you to Consul General Okada and his staff for all their hard work and support to the SABC for the years he has been in Vancouver.