June Newsletter & update on events

02 Jun 2015 9:30 PM | Deleted user

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!

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