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A list of these articles also appears on the front page of the website.
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  • 11 Apr 2016 8:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When a party features a banjo, the police, great food and music, and a colourful selection of vintages from around the world and a guest list to match, it is definitely a Canadian Australian club gathering worth attending. With a cap of 25 guests, it sold out quickly.

    Last week’s wine tasting night was hosted by our Canadian roommates Damin and Mark and was coordinated by Kim.

    Our members, sommelier Jim and wine enthusiast Chris, curated a fine selection of wines for us to try. We enjoyed a selection of both reds and whites – from Cremant to Pinot Gris, and Malbec to Shiraz, there was something for everyone whether it came from France, New Zealand, Argentina, Germany or Australia.

    All the picks were enjoyable and trust us when we say there was enough to go around.

    A huge, ‘THANK YOU’ to the organisers, curators, and especially our hosts for a fabulously fun night. When the party goes a little late, and the police show up, it helps to be at a lawyer’s house!


     

     

  • 06 Dec 2015 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A great time was had by all at the Brewhouse on Friday 4 Dec.  This was a new location for this event but an old location for us. We've held a few Canada Days here including last years which was tied in with an Australian Citizenship ceremony.  

    We would be interested in your feedback and your thoughts of the venue choice for our monthly mixers versus the Paragon Hotel in Circular Quay.  It isn't a referendum as we won't be counting votes for either venue. A lot has to do with availability. You can email us at info@canadianaustralianclub.com with your comments. 

    Our next mixer will be Friday 5 February 2016. Stay tuned to hear details of the venue through emails and now again the newsletters!

  • 29 Sep 2015 9:37 PM | Anonymous

    Hello Members & Friends,

    Past Events

    Thanks to all the members and guests who participated in our Harbour walk on September 20th.  Despite the damp conditions and a small geographical challenge, we enjoyed a brisk 2 hour walk and all finished with a free umbrella.  Stay tuned for our next walk in November.

    Upcoming Events

    Some of our most popular events are coming up, so don’t hesitate and register now so that you don’t miss out!

    Thanksgiving

    Our Thanksgiving celebration is being held on Sunday, October 11th.  We have confirmed that the menu will the same delicious feast as last year at the same great location of Essen Restaurant in Ultimo.  Spots are filling up fast, so act now if you plan to attend. To register please visit: http://goo.gl/2HpMjG

    Our AGM

    The CAC’s annual AGM is scheduled for Thursday November 4th.  The event is being held at the Consulate offices on Harrington Street this year as the official residence in Vaucluse is being sold!  It will be the same great event with canapés and refreshments available.  We only have space for 40 attendees so please do not miss-out and register now: http://goo.gl/nTqD4g

    More details can be found on all of the above events on our website at: http://www.canadianaustralianclub.com/comingevents

    Community Information

    Saying goodbye to The Official Residence


    It is with great sadness to advise that the Canadian Government has successfully sold The Official Residence. It was originally purchased for approximately 35,000 pounds in the mid-1960s and has sold for approximately $9.5 million (or at least that was the listing price). Although 12 Wentworth Road will surely be missed, we look forward to the next Official Residence!

    Saying goodbye to Mario Ste-Marie

     

    We would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye to Mario Ste-Marie, Consul General of Canada. Mario has completed his tenure in Australia and has accepted his next placement in Taipei Taiwan! Congratulations Mario on your new placement and we wish you all the best in Taiwan.


    Whilst the Canadian Government sources a new Consul General of Canada, we are pleased to advise that Marie-Louise Hannan, Senior Trade Commissioner will be the Acting Consul General and no doubt, Marie-Louise will do an exceptional job whilst in her position!

    Show your support for Rudy!

    Canadian Firefighter Rudy Pospisil from Vancouver, BC is riding his bicycle from Cairns to Melbourne to raise awareness and donations for Cancer.  He will arrive in Sydney on October 25th.  You can follow Rudy’s adventures or make a donation on his website http://www.firefightercycle.com/ .

    Federal Elections

     A reminder of the upcoming Federal Elections in Canada, for all of the details, goes to the Elections website http://goo.gl/1utWAF.


    Discounted Ghost Tours

    Just in time for the spooky Halloween season, the club has been extended a $5 discount on Australia’s premier Ghost Tours! http://www.ghosttours.com.au/.  To take advantage of this great offer, email spirit@ghosttours.com.au or call 9241-1283 and mention the Canadian Australian Club.  The offer applies to regular tours excluding Friday and Saturday.


    Possible Worlds

    Possible Worlds is back for October with a special screening of THE SANDWICH NAZI, the hilariously entertaining portrait of a wildly inappropriate and foul-mouthed Vancouver deli-owner, as a part of Antenna Documentary Film Festival.  Showing on Friday 16th October at 9pm at Palace Verona in Paddington.  http://goo.gl/4ovQKt


    Just for Laughs

    Just For Laughs returns to Sydney 19 - 25 October – 

    Tickets on sale now: http://goo.gl/WxnEiy

    Celebrating its 5th year anniversary with some of the biggest names in comedy!   


    CALLING ALL MEMBERS!

    Call for Volunteers!

    For those who are unaware, we have held over a dozen events this year which has included, but was not limited to: nature walks, bowling, pancake day, Canada Day, a day at the races, attending movies, ice skating and our regular monthly mixers. Each event takes time and effort to plan, co-ordinate and attend. The CAC is looking for more social event volunteers for next year’s executive committee so we can continue to hold bigger and better events each year moving forward. If you are interested in being part of the executive committee, please enquire with us as the more the merrier!

    Call for Executive Committee Members

    Damin, Katie, Colin, Mark and Kim make up the current executive committee. Each of the positions held are open for elections and we are keen in having new and old members enquire into becoming part of the executive committee. Please contact Damin on 0422 730 999 or enquire by email at dmurdock@mclp.com.au if you’re interested in joining the executive committee.


  • 04 Sep 2015 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    Hello Members,

    Thanks to all the members and guests who came out to participate in our bowling challenge with the Quebec Oz club.  We were defeated by a small margin, but look at all these smiles!  It was a fun afternoon and we look forward to a repeat challenge.


    Upcoming events:

    The September calendar is quickly filling up with the following events:

    Friday, September 4th is our last mixer at the Paragon until our Christmas event in December.  We are planning to test our skills at Euchre, so if you are fan, come and join us!

    Just announced, the Club has been invited to attend a concert by Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Ann Vriend on September 17th in Surrey Hills.  


    Best of all this event is free!  

    You can learn more about Ann and hear some of her music through her website at www.annvriend.com.


    The harbour walk is fast approaching on Sunday September 20th.  The walk is a pleasant suburban stroll by the shores of Hen & Chicken Bay.  The route is mostly paved, is considered ‘easy’ and will take approximately 2-2.5 hours in a single direction.  Register your interest so that you are not left at the dock.

    Our Thanksgiving celebration will be held on Sunday, October 11th.  We have confirmed that the menu will the same delicious feast as last year at the same great location of Essen Restaurant in Ultimo.  As we must confirm our group size in advance, we appreciate you registering as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

    The Federal Election:

    As you are aware, a Federal election is being held in Canada on October 19th. 

    If you are eligible to vote and would like to vote by special ballot, you should apply as quickly and as early as possible to allow time for your application to reach Elections Canada by October 13, 2015.

     A special ballot voting kit will be sent to you, and must reach Elections Canada by the deadline, 6pm Eastern Time on Monday October 19, 2015.  This is a tight turn-around for us far away in Australia.

     The application for Registration and Special Ballot for Canadian citizens residing outside of Canada is available on Elections Canada’s website.  To download an application, please click on the link “Get a special ballot application form"

    http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=reg/svr&document=index&lang=e  

    Other Local Events:

    Canadian Firefighter Rudy Pospisil from Vancouver, BC is riding his bicycle around the globe for cancer charity and has already covered 1/2 of the Earth. He will cycle from Cairns to Melbourne starting in September 2015, arriving in Sydney on October 25th.  Rudy is graciously accepting Cancer donations on his websitehttp://www.firefightercycle.com/ and is hoping to raise some funds for this Australian journey at http://www.gofundme.com/vk3rps.  Let’s plan to give him a warm Canadian welcome when he passes through Sydney and spread the word for this amazing effort and great cause!

    More details can be found on all of the above events on our website at: http://www.canadianaustralianclub.com/comingevents


  • 02 Sep 2015 9:23 PM | Anonymous

    A general election will be held on October 19, 2015.

    For those who are interested and eligible to vote, note the following:

    To vote by special ballot, apply as early as possible, allow time for your application to reach Elections Canada.

    You must request for a special ballot voting kit to be sent to you, and for your marked ballot to return to Elections Canada.

    Important Dates:

    Your application must reach Elections Canada by 6.00 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday October 13, 2015.

    Your marked special ballot must reach Elections Canada by the deadline, 6.00 pm Eastern Time on Monday October 19, 2015, or it will not be counted.

    The application for Registration and Special Ballot for Canadian citizens residing outside of Canada is available on Elections Canada’s website.

    To download an application, please click on the link “Get a special ballot application form”  http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=reg/svr&document=index&lang=e 


  • 20 Jul 2015 9:38 PM | Anonymous

    Hello Members,

    A warm thank-you to all of our friends who attended the Canada Day event this year.  It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces and have a fun day filled with prizes, poutine, Ceasars, maple goodies and new Australian citizens – Congratulations! 

    A shout-out to thank all of our sponsors and the volunteers and helped us make it a successful event.  There are a few pictures on Facebook, feel free to add any of your own and tag yourself.

    On June 14th some of the club members met at the Canterbury ice rink to see if we could remember how to skate.  There were no big falls or crashes and it a fun time was had by all.



    Upcoming events:

    Next up is our bowling event that has been postponed from July into August with a new date and location:  August 30th at Strike Bowling in Darling Harbour ~ next door to King Street Brewery. We have a friendly challenge from the Quebec Oz club for bragging rights of what could become an annual event.  So who’s in?  Register now for this fun, family-friendly afternoon of bowling.  $15 for a game, all ages are welcome!

    The new date for the Hen and Chicken Bay harbour walk is Sunday, September 20.  May Mother Nature be kinder to us this time and bring blue skies for the event.  Register your interest so that you are not left at the dock.

    The monthly mixers are back in August and September at the Paragon.  We have Canadian goodies left-over from Canada Day that we will raffle off at both events.  

    The mixers are then on hold for Thanksgiving and the AGM in October and November, returning for our Christmas event in December.

    Did someone say pumpkin pie? 

    Thanksgiving dinner is planned for Sunday, October 11th, stay tuned for details.

    Other Local Events:

    Just For Laughs returns to Sydney 19 - 25 October

    Celebrating its 5th year anniversary with some of the biggest names in comedy!

    For more information & tickets:

    http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/about/program_just_for_laughs.aspx

    In case you have not heard, Colonel Chris Hadfield will in Australia for a series of live events during August of this year – the Sydney date is August 18th.Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.  Lateralevents.com

    Canadian Firefighter Rudy Pospisil from Vancouver, BC is riding his bicycle around the globe for cancer charity and has already covered 1/2 of the Earth. He will cycle from Cairns to Melbourne starting in September 2015, arriving in Sydney on October 25th.  Rudy is graciously accepting Cancer donations on his website http://www.firefightercycle.com/ and is hoping to raise some funds for this Australian journey at http://www.gofundme.com/vk3rps.  Let’s plan to give him a warm Canadian welcome when he passes through Sydney and spread the word for this amazing effort and great cause!

    More details can be found on all of the above events on our website at: http://www.canadianaustralianclub.com/comingevents


  • 02 Jun 2015 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    Hot off the press - we are pleased to announce the details around our Canada Day Celebration:

    When: 3pm Sunday, June 28th 

    Where: King Street Brewhouse on King Street Wharf

    What: A Canadian themed menu including Caesars, Poutine and Nanaimo bars, drink specials, door prizes to be raffled and a draw additional for exciting prizes.  At 2pm we will be holding a Australian Citizenship ceremony, details to follow.


    With the purchase of admission, you will receive a free welcome drink and a raffle ticket for the door prizes  Admission prices are offered on a discounted basis, the earlier that you register, the deeper the discount, and who doesn’t like to save money!  We hope to see you there!

    Upcoming events:

    Trowbridge still has spaces available on Monday June 1st for their events covering ‘all things’ income tax related for Canadian Expatriates. Please email events@trowbridge.ca and indicate which session that you plan to attend and a big thanks to those who have registered.

    On Saturday June 14th, we are planning to go ice skating at the Canterbury arena during the public skate time.  This event is open to all ages and is a great chance to introduce skating to the little ones.  Lutz, Axel, Spin, Figure 8’s anyone?

    We had such an enjoyable time on our last walk, we are going again on June 20th.  This time we are doing a Harbour walk around Hen & Chicken bay.  Please register your interest so that we don’t leave without you.  Here are some pictures from our last outing:

         

    Other Events:

    Congratulations to the QuebecOz Club who is celebrating their 20 year Anniversary!  They are having a celebration to coincide with St. Jean-Baptiste Day on June 20th.  Head over to their website for more details http://quebecozclub.com/.

    The New York Times bestselling author, YouTube sensation and one of our favourite Canadians, Colonel Chris Hadfield will be in Australia for a series of live events during August of this year – the Sydney date is August 18th.Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.  Lateralevents.com


    Grab some popcorn and check out the 2015 Sydney Film Festival running from June 3-14.  There are a few Canadian films and lots more to entertain you.  Details can be found at http://www.sff.org.au/.

    Did you know that Sydney also has a silent film festival?  On June 14th, the festival will showcase the Australian premiere of the digitally restored and acclaimed documentary, The Silent Enemy (1930). This fascinating silent era film with soundtrack portrays the indigenous inhabitants in the wilds of northern Canada.  It is a serious attempt to depict Ojibwa Indians living below that same line in Quebec and northern Ontario before their lives were forever changed by Caucasian incursions.  For more information go to www.ozsilentfilmfestival.com.au

    Canadian Firefighter Rudy Pospisil from Vancouver, BC is riding his bicycle around the globe for cancer charity and has already covered 1/2 of the Earth. He will cycle from Cairns to Melbourne starting in September 2015, arriving in Sydney on October 25th.  Rudy is graciously accepting Cancer donations on his website http://www.firefightercycle.com/ and is hoping to raise some funds for this Australian journey at http://www.gofundme.com/vk3rps.  Let’s plan to give him a warm Canadian welcome when he passes through Sydney and spread the word for this amazing effort and great cause!


    Our next social mixer  at the Paragon is Friday, August 7th.  We are not holding a July event due to the Canada Day celebration.

    More details can be found on all of the above events on our website at: http://www.canadianaustralianclub.com/comingevents

    Thank-you for supporting the Canadian-Australian club!


  • 25 May 2015 9:51 PM | Anonymous

    Come and join us for our annual Canada Day celebration!

    When: June 28th, 2015 starting at 3pm for dinner, special guests, door prizes and a special prizes raffle

    Where: King Street Brewhouse & Restaurant at King Street Wharf       http://kingstbrewhouse.com.au/


     

    There will be special Canadian dishes available for order including:

    Poutine

    Maple burgers - chicken and beef

    Buffalo chicken wings

    Mac and Cheese balls

    Nanaimo bars with ice cream


    Yes, there will be Caesars!

     

    We have some great prizes to be won including lots of Canadian goodies to satisfy that feeling of homesickness!


    This year, we are offering discounts to our members on admission prices, the sooner that you sign up, the more money you will save!  We ask you to register early so that we can keep track of numbers, including the free young Canadians.

    Admission includes a free, welcome drink and a raffle ticket for loads of Canadian themed prizes!

    Members prices:

    Adults: Early bird tickets available now until June 7th - $14

    Adults: pre-sale before the event June 8th - 27th - $18

    Adult Admission at the door - $20

    Non-Members  - online and at the door - $25

    Children under 18 years - free




    We are also looking for some volunteers to help set up, tear down and offer a hand through-out the day.  If you are interested in participating, kindly send Katie an email at cacsocialevents@gmail.com


  • 16 May 2015 4:09 PM | Anonymous

    Hey Movie Lovers, grab some popcorn and don't miss these two great films being featured at the Sydney Festival this year!

     

    Some Kind of Love

    THU 11 JUN 4:45 PM STATE THEATRE

    FRI 12 JUN 8:05 PM DENDY OPERA QUAYS CINEMA

    In 2010, filmmaker Thomas Burstyn charmed SFF audiences with This Way of Life, about a horse-loving family in New Zealand's Ruahine Ranges. His talent for celebrating the eccentric is on display again with this moving documentary about his step-aunt and her older brother. Yolanda Sonnabend has a touch of Grey Gardens about her. It's not just her dilapidated house in one of London's more ritzy suburbs, or the overwhelming clutter that surrounds her, but the awkward relationship with her sibling.

    http://tix2.sff.org.au/session_sff.asp?sn=Some+Kind+of+Love&g_cdr=1

     

     

    How to Change the World

    FRI 12 JUN 8:30 PM EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE STREET

    SUN 14 JUN 2:45 PM EVENT CINEMAS GEORGE

    When a battered fishing boat sailed from Vancouver for Alaska's Amchitka Island in 1971, the motley crew of tree-huggers, hippies, journalists and scientists weren't planning to physically stop US nuclear weapon tests – they were there to bear witness. The voyage started a movement. As the inaugural president of Greenpeace, journalist and environmentalist Bob Hunter led the first anti-whaling campaign, which shocked the world with graphic images of oceanic slaughter.

    http://tix2.sff.org.au/session_sff.asp?sn=How+to+Change+the+World&g_cdr=1

     


  • 16 May 2015 3:29 PM | Anonymous

    THE 2015 ICE HOCKEY CHALLENGE IS COMING! SECURE DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW!

    This is not an organised Club event, however we would like to pass on this special deal.

    This June four cities across Australia will play host to North America’s finest and most passionate Ice Hockey players as the USA take on Canada in the highly-anticipated 2015 Ice Hockey Classic.

    SYDNEY - Saturday, June 6, 7.00pm at Allphones Arena

     As a valued member of Australia’s ice hockey community we invite you to be a part of the event!

    The discount is 20% off of the Gold and Silver level tickets. 

     Regular price               Discounted price

    Gold: $151.91               $131.52

    Silver: $131.52              $111.13

    Ticket and hospitality packages are available through Ticketek at http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=IHC15PX

    As a part of Australia’s Canadian family you can enter promo code CANADA to receive a special discount on Gold and Silver tickets.


    Team line-ups will include current stars of the National Hockey League and will be coached by former NHL stars Keith Primeau (USA) and brother Wayne (Canada).

    As well as showcasing top quality Ice Hockey around Australia, the 2015 Ice Hockey Classic will be raising funds for Stop Concussions, a not-for-profit concussion and neurotrama awareness and education platform co-founded by former European ice hockey star Kerry Goulet.

    Don't forget to check out all of the Club's other exciting events http://www.canadianaustralianclub.com/comingevents


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