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Feel free to drop by often!  Note also that these articles will be included in the monthly CAC eNewsletter sent to members each month. Now that the club does not publish a monthly PDF newsletter, this news feed on the website (and the email it generates) is now the primary place to catch up on news and events. 

A list of these articles also appears on the front page of the website.
  • 27 Sep 2013 8:39 PM | Deleted user
    It is with GREAT pleasure that the CAC is welcoming both Tim and Charlie to our Thanksgiving event on October 13th. For a bit more about these professional Canadian musicians, please read on:


    Watch out Australia, Canadian Tim Chaisson is returning once again to embrace the tour circuit with ARIA award winning artist Diesel. Tim Chaisson and Diesel initially met in Australia in May 2012 when Chaisson opened for several Diesel shows. They reconnected at the East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) in Canada in March 2013 as part of the AUSCAN project, although from two different sides of the world they both knew working together would create something special. 

    The ‘Last Shower’ EP features the co-write, ‘Last Shower’, written by Chaisson and Diesel via Skype prior to the 2013 ECMAs. Winner of the 2013 Best Roots Album at the Canadian East Coast Music Awards and constantly performing to ever-expanding audiences across the globe, local audiences have had a taste of what Tim Chaisson has to offer and are looking forward to seeing him back on our stages bringing forth a charismatic, humble and artisan approach to his work.


    If you go down to the crossroads of roots and soul, you’ll find singer, songwriter and guitarist Charlie A’Court, whose honest purpose in life is to connect people, one emotion at a time. This coming October, Australia will once again be graced with the presence of Canadian artist Charlie A’Court. A’Court returns with his electric and acoustic mix of fabulous guitar riffs, booming vocals and soaring melodies as he continues promotion for his album ‘Sun Is Gonna Shine’ whilst touring the nation with Australian Blues legends Dave Hole and PeteCornelius.

    Fearlessly bridging genres and challenging stylistic conventions, A’Court has toured Canada and abroad, with headline performances atthe Stan Rogers Folk Festival (CAN), Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival (CAN), Kerrville Folk Festival (USA) and Woodford Folk Festival (AUS).A’Court has shared the stage with high profile artists including James Cotton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx,Martin Sexton, Delbert McClinton, Colin James and Dan Aykroyd, Ian Moss, Diesel, and Ray Beadle.

  • 27 Sep 2013 8:35 PM | Deleted user

    Not only will we have some Canadian Musicians at Thanksgiving, but we will also have a selection of Canadian and Australian photographic images on display.

    Canada/Australia  -another look

    A keen photographer for many decades, originally in analogue black/white, Philip has taken up digital colour photography after retiring as a professor of media studies at UNSW.

    His Canadian images come mostly from Alberta mountains and elevated lakes, and from the Inside Passage, B.C. He has included a couple of reminders of Montreal and Quebec City, as well.

    The few Australian images focus on how wind and water etch and age very small rock formations, especially soft Hawkesbury sandstone, just as they do the vast Channel Country of Western Queensland.

    Larger, limited-edition prints of a selection of these images were hung at “Earth/scale", a recent exhibition at Barometer Gallery, Paddington.

    All images can be purchased at Thanksgiving or ordered by contacting Philip at

    Profits from sales made  through the CAC on Thanksgiving will be donated  back to the  Club.

  • 27 Sep 2013 8:17 PM | Deleted user

    Details on this season's Hockey Night below. Doug will be updating Facebook regularly so if you want to stay up to date then use the facebook URL  - you don't need a facebook account or login to be able to view it.

    New Venue - Cheers Bar on George St where the game will be on multiple TVs (with sound in the upstairs area) and they will likely be giving Poutine a go.

    Complaints/comments/suggestions about the hockey schedule can be directed to Gary Bettman.

    Wed Oct 9:
    4:30pm - Toronto v Ottawa - Oct 5
    6pm - Edmonton v Vancouver - Oct 5
    7:30pm - Vancouver v Calgary - Oct 6

    Wed Oct 16:
    4:30pm - Dallas v Winnipeg - Oct 11
    6pm - Edmonton v Toronto - Oct 12
    7:30pm - Montreal v Vancouver - Oct 12

    Wed Oct 23:
    4:30pm - Vancouver v Pittsburgh - Oct 19
    6pm - Edmonton v Ottawa - Oct 19
    7:30pm - Toronto v Chicago - Oct 19

  • 25 Sep 2013 10:18 AM | Deleted user
    Antenna is Australia’s International Documentary Film Festival, held every October. Now in their third year, the festival continues to grow, proving beyond doubt that there is a real thirst for quality documentary cinema in Australia.

    They have scoured the world to bring the very best documentaries, including two Canadian doco's Bà Nôi (Grandma) and The Manor. Both films are screening at The Chauvel Cinema Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington NSW.

    Bà Nôi (Grandma) - Friday, October 4th 8pm
    Bà Nôi (Grandma) is director Khoa Lê’s ethereal exploration of his past and unknown future. Lê’s 93 year-old bà nôi is still very much the matriarch. Funny, forgetful and forthright, she is continually telling Lê to “Marry before I die”. This audio-visual treasure, almost dreamlike at times, immerses us into the world of Vietnam’s New Year celebrations. Visualizing the rituals, superstitions and prophecies, this family portrait poetically conjures questions about belonging, cultural identity and the family ties that help to shape us all into who we are and what we become. (RW)

    The Manor - Sunday, October 6th 8pm
    With aspirations to be a filmmaker, Shawney, the neurotic adult son of a strip club owner, turns the camera on his sleazy family business. Set against the bawdy background of low class titty joint, ‘The Manor’, which his father has operated for 30 years, the film chronicles the eccentric lives of his relatives – obese dad, anorectic mum, gigolo brother – as well as the catty everyday dramas of the insalubrious working girls. The unique access Shawney’s intimate perspective affords leaves little to the imagination and his colourful cast of characters is a true reminder that truth is far stranger than fiction. (SEE)

  • 22 Sep 2013 4:22 PM | Deleted user
    Missing your Thanksgiving and Halloween decorations? Check out O'Canada's selection today. They are offering 50% off Halloween decorations until October 31st. Click here for more info.

  • 22 Sep 2013 4:14 PM | Deleted user
    USA Foods are celebrating 50 years of the Captn and have shipped a new batch of Twinkies! For more deals, click here.

  • 22 Sep 2013 4:08 PM | Deleted user
    Bienvenue! Canada Down Under has added some new videos and interviews to their site. Learn more about Vote Compass, the Possible Worlds Wrap Up 2013, and the APPEA 2013 summit in Brisbane. For more info, click here.

  • 22 Sep 2013 3:57 PM | Deleted user
    Network Canada will be hosting two Halloween Parties this year, one for adults on October 26th and one for kids on October 27th. 
    For more info, click here.

  • 22 Sep 2013 3:36 PM | Deleted user
    Article written by Jeff Starck from Coin World. For the full article, please click here.

    The Man of Steel is now honored in copper-nickel, silver and gold.

    The Royal Canadian Mint is “Super”-sizing its commemorative coin program with seven collector coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of Superman’s creation by Canadian Joe Shuster and American Jerry Siegel. 

    In what has to be a first, all seven coins feature Superman’s native Kryptonian language. Six of the coins offer the inscription “75 Years Of Superman” in Kryptonian, appearing twice. The other coin, a Proof silver $10 piece, features a Kryptonian translation of “Superman,” appearing twice.

    The coins are available for purchase to only customers with U.S. or Canadian addresses, with prices listing from $29.75 to $750.00.
  • 17 Sep 2013 9:48 PM | Deleted user
    We were contacted by Paul Edwards, who has a website with a goal of encouraging people to try new cuisines. His site has a comprehensive guide on food related topics, covers over 100 cuisines (including Canada), a section on special diets, information about where to buy ingredients, cookbooks, recipe sites, places to eat and many other cuisine related topics.

    Paul needs information as to where people of Canadian heritage usually buy their ingredients for their recipes....if any CAC member are aware of shops that have some speciality Canadian items, he invites you to email him or adding the content directly to the website.

    Paul is also trying to build a gallery of food related pictures of street food, food markets and food festivals from various countries. see my page at If you have any photo's to share, feel free to email him or add them directly.

    Paul's site does not sell or generate any income, and seems like a great place for the global community.

    or contact Paul directly at
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