Virtual Origami Event Recap Event Recap

By David Chiang
Oct 17, 2020
Photo credit: CPABC Richmond Chapter

The CPABC Richmond/South Delta Chapter hosted their first online social networking event on October 17th, 2020.  This was the first chapter social event since chapter activities were paused back in April, so it was great feeling to see familiar faces again.
CPABC Richmond Chapter Social event
Photo by: CPABC Richmond Chapter

Over 50 attendees attended via ZOOM video conference for an hour lesson on how to fold origami butterflies and leaves.  The lesson was led by Kat McDowell, conferencing in from Los Angeles, who is a recognized singer, songwriter and origami enthusiast.  You can read Kat's bio from her website below.
CPABC chapter virtual event
 Photo by: CPABC Richmond Chapter
After the origami lesson, attendees were treated to a special performance by Kat who sang “1000 Paper Cranes” – a song paying tribute to her Japanese grandmother who taught her the art of Origami.  You can hear this beautiful song on YouTube
 
Chapters will be exploring new and innovative ways to engage local CPA members, students and candidates virtually until it is safe to meet in-person.  Watch for announcements in upcoming Chapter emails.   And, be sure to sign up for the annual Member Engagement Tour with several online sessions throughout November 2020. 
 
If you have any ideas for future events, please contact the chapter. 
 
Who is Kat McDowell?: 

Born in Tokyo and raised in New Zealand, Kat McDowell makes music with an Ocean Pop sound delivered in a blend of Japanese and English that is uniquely her own. 
  
Kat’s career started with a record that no 1. on the vinyl charts in Japan and her music has been placed in multiple commercials including a 2019 Xfinity and Apple commercial.  Most recently her single “Outside Inside” was selected for multiple “New Music Friday” Spotify Editorial playlists around the world. 

Kat released her song “1000 Paper Cranes” as a tribute to her Japanese grandmother just as the pandemic hit and it sparked the idea to start zoom Origami workshops for her supporters as a way to connect and bring some comfort and therapy. The live music / origami workshops have been a hit and have been picked up by colleges, conventions, summer camps and schools all over the US.  
CPABC virtual event
Kat McDowell. Photo by: CPABC Richmond Chapter
CPABC Richmond Chapter

photo by CPABC.