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Catch up with all the latest news about what's happening in your club right here.  

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.
  • 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


  • 08 May 2015 8:43 AM | Anonymous

    Hello Members, it’s half-way through the year already and the Club is busy organising a number of events to keep you active during the winter months.

    We are in the process of finalising a venue and all of the details for our annual Canada Day party.  Stay tuned as we will make a formal announcement soon.

    Upcoming events:

      How about a Bush Walk?  This coming weekend, if the rain ever stops, Katie our social events co-ordinator is hosting a walk on the North Shore from Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay Walk.  Its 5km one way, but we are happy to adjust the distance to suit the majority of those participating.  If anyone is interested, we can have lunch or coffee after as well.  Meet at the Taronga Zoo wharf on Sunday.

    On Saturday June 14th, we are planning to go ice skating at the Canterbury area during the public skate time.  Does anyone have any hidden talents to show us?


      If you are not a big fan of winter sports, during the afternoon on Sunday July 18th, we are booked to go 10 pin bowling at Manhattan Superbowl in Mascot.  Maybe we can organise ourselves in a little competition of East Coast vs. West Coast?  The bowling venue is attached to a pub, so for those interested, we can hang around for dinner and drinks.

    Other Events:

    All of you hockey fans are already enjoying play-offs with Calgary and Montreal still in the competition!  Hockey Night in Sydney has relocated to a fantastic new venue – the New Hampton - in Kings Cross.  You can catch up with the latest event details by liking the Facebook page of HNIS.


      We have been cordially invited to attend a lecture by the by Dr Claire Boudreau FRHSC AIH, Chief Herald of Canada on ‘Canadianizing Heraldry’ on  May 25th.  If symbols, badges, flags, and other insignia interest you, sign up for this FREE event.  Details are on our website.

    With a dozen people already registered to attend, on June 1st, we are pleased to be included in Trowbridge International’s presentation covering ‘all things’ income tax related for Canadian Expatriates. Don’t forget to email events@trowbridge.ca and indicate which session that you plan to attend.

    Our next social mixer at the Paragon is Friday, August 7th.

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

    For additional upcoming events, refer to the Government of Canada site at: http://goo.gl/uomw9L

    Thank you for being a Member!


  • 12 Aug 2014 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Possible Worlds Film Festivals always delight and the US & Canadian Festival running in August was no exception. A group of CAC members bought tickets from a special Eventbrite link provided by the festival organisers which gave entry to the film and a free drink together in the bar afterwards. On August 8th we saw The Grand Seduction, which some may recall was a french language film a few years ago. This version had been remade in English and starred Brendan Gleeson. It took place in Newfoundland and the scenery was really the star.

    This Festival has been running for 9 years now, at first with just Canandian films and in the last 2 years independent, non-mainstream American films have been added. All the way along the Festival has been supported by the Canadian Consulate in Sydney. This year the Consulate organised for video clips of Canadian's experiences in Australia to be run as a short film before the main features. You may remember seeing an item on the the CAC website asking for submissions for this video. For those of you were unable to make the Festival this year here is the link to the video to watch:
    Canadians Down Under share their Working Holiday, Study and travel adventures in Australia
    Likely we will be organising another event with The Festivalists next year at this Festival. We are looking forward to seeing even more members there!
  • 30 Jul 2014 10:13 AM | Deleted user

    10 + cities, 100 + travellers, 1 movement taking over Australia. Project Y U DO Australia was conceived by a Canadian young woman with the idea of celebrating the international stories of courage and strength of new migrants of Australia in a fun and creative way. Everyone has a different goal and a different dream and that unique story is what needs to be captured through conversation.

    Project Y U DO is travelling across Australia asking migrants (who are on different types of visas) to be part of the conversation around a simple question: What motivated you to travel to Australia?

    By taking part in this project, participants will be receiving an e-book compilation filled with pictures & stories encompassing the stories captured. The big part will be when the 100 stories gets published into a book. We are looking for people who are willing to have a chat either in person or through Skype.

    If you would like to be part of the conversation, please send a request to Carolyne at:

     projectyudo@gmail.com or 

    through the Contact Us section of the website www.projectyudo.com

    At this stage, we are also looking for people with illustrations, photography graphic design, editing, marketing publishing skills who would be willing to volunteer some time in order to shape the book.

    Please contact Carolyne at projectyudo@gmail.com, if you can spare some of your time.

    Thank you to everyone for taking part in the movement!

    Travel, Explore, Grow
    Carolyne- Creator of Project Y U DO Australia

    Like us on Facebook and check out the video on Youtube!

    **NOTE**

    Carolyne will be travelling to Sydney on August 8th and am looking for a safe, reliable, close to public transportation place to stay for the night. She will be attending on the night of August 8th the Possible Worlds Film Festival, and has an extra ticket and would love to share the experience with someone from Sydney. 

    Prior to the film screening, there will be an opportunity to meet with employment and travel professionals, representatives of Canadian clubs in Australia and other Canadian Working Holiday Makers as part of the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney.

    Please contact Carolyne at projectyudo@gmail.com if you have  spare room available!


  • 30 Jul 2014 10:12 AM | Deleted user

    Consular Programme Officer


    The Consular and Passport Section within the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney has a position available for a Consular Programme Officer on a full-time basis, working 37.5 hours per week.  Commencing salary is $89,904 p.a. plus benefits.


    The ideal candidate demonstrates the following criteria:


    Essential criteria:


    • Bachelor’s Degree or two years relevant experience

    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills with high level of attention to detail

    • Experience providing client services in compliance with legislation and regulations

    • Experience liaising with government departments and using client record management systems

    • Experience supervising and evaluating employee work performance

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and client record systems

    • Ability to communicate effectively in high stress situations

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    • Ability to manage competing priorities and work to deadlines

    • Ability to evaluate sensitive situations and take appropriate action

    • Must hold a valid Driver’s Licence


    Desirable criteria:


    • Written and oral French communication skills


    Applicants will be required to pass a test before an offer of employment is made.


    Recruitment from this advertisement could be used to establish an eligibility list to fill similar vacancies within the next 18 months


    Only Australian citizens, permanent residents or those holding a valid visa permitting them to work in Australia will be eligible to apply.


    Applications marked Confidential – Consular Programme Officer with a resume should be forwarded by close of business Friday August 8 2014 to:


    Mission Administration Officer

    Consulate General of Canada

    Level 5, 111 Harrington Street

    Sydney, NSW 2000

    sydny-ag@international.gc.ca

    Fax: 02 9364 3098


    Agent(e) de programme des services consulaires


    La section des services consulaires et des passeports, au sein du Consulat général du Canada à Sydney, offre un poste d’agent(e) de programme des services consulaires et des passeports, à temps plein, travaillant 37,5 heures par semaine. Le salaire de base est de $ 89,904 par année,  plus les avantages sociaux.


    Le candidat idéal démontrera les critères suivants :


    Critères essentiels:

    • Diplôme universitaire ou deux ans d’expérience pertinente

    • Excellentes habilités de communication écrite et orale en anglais, avec un haut niveau d’attention au détail

    • Expérience fournissant un service à la clientèle conformément à la législation et au règlement.

    • Expérience de liaison avec les ministères et expérience du système de gestion d’enregistrement clients

    • Expérience en supervision et évaluation de la performance des employés

    • Connaissances de Microsoft Office Suite et du système de gestion d’enregistrement clients

    • Capacité à communiquer efficacement dans des situations de stress

    • Capacité à travailler de manière indépendante, et en tant que membre d’une équipe

    • Capacité à gérer les priorités et les travaux dans les délais

    • Capacité à évaluer les situations délicates et de prendre les mesures appropriées

    • Doit détenir un permis de conduire valide


    Critères souhaitables :


    • Capacité de communiquer en français, oralement et par écrit.  


    Les candidats devront passer un test avant qu’une offre d'emploi soit faite.


    Le recrutement de cette annonce pourrait être utilisé pour établir une liste d'admissibilité pour remplir les postes vacants semblables au cours des 18 prochains mois.


    Seuls les citoyens australiens, les résidents permanents ou ceux détenant un visa valide leur permettant de travailler en Australie sont éligibles à appliquer.


    Les candidatures marquées confidentielles - Agent(e) de programme des services consulaires

    avec un curriculum vitae doivent être transmises au plus tard le  vendredi 8 août 2014 à :


    Gestionnaire du Programme d’Administration

    Consulat Général du Canada

    Niveau 5 / 111 Rue Harrington

    Sydney  NSW  2000

    Courriel :  sydny@international.gc.ca

    Fax: 02 9364 3098


  • 30 Jun 2014 7:27 PM | Deleted user

    Thank you to everyone who attended our Canada Day celebrations! A big congratulations to all of those who won door prizes and the raffle and a HUGE shout-out and THANK YOU to The Arisaig Tea Rooms and its staff - Brett, Rachael, Karen, Jamie, Cathy and Ron!


    We would also like to thank the hard working volunteers, who showed up on Sunday to make the day run smoothly!

    Set up crew - Katie, Colin, Damin, Kim, Kathleen, Dale, Julie

    Greeters- Isobel, Garth, Jen, Kim, Kathleen, Julie

    Raffle Ticket sellers - Gloria & Zach 

    Mountie - Zach 

    Photographers - Chris & Linda


    Another BIG thank you to all the Sponsors!!!! 

    Big props to The Canadian Way, Costco, Possible Worlds Film Festival, the Canadian Consulate, and Allegra Designs. Without their kind donations, our raffle would have been lacking!

  • 30 Jun 2014 7:20 PM | Deleted user

    At the end of May, tragedy struck Moncton as three RCMP Officers were slain in the call of duty. We at the CAC salute all our Canadian Police, and send our deepest sympathies to the affected families. What follows is a news article from CBC, showing how Moncton residents have turned this tragic occurrence into a positive experience. For the full article, please click here.

    Neighbourhood holds street party, walk to say 'Thank you' to RCMP.

    About 200 walked through the neighbourhood to say “thank you” to the RCMP for what they did to keep the area safe.

    They were among the thousands who were under a lockdown order three weeks ago after a gunman shot five RCMP officers, killing three.

    Many wore red as they listened to music and chatted with RCMP officers who showed up Saturday

    Gaby Lyness is one of the 13 organizers of the event.

    “Everybody is still talking about it,” he said.

    He says it was part community barbecue and part walk through the neighbourhood.

    “Just to get the community out of the house. One of the things was open your doors, come back outside. It's unfortunate that an event like that took place to bring people together but at the same time what better way to commemorate what happened and the efforts from the RCMP and all the first responders,” he said.

    Lyness says it's also a chance to meet new neighbours and make new friends in Moncton north.

    Brian Butler is a retired RCMP officer who also lives in the neighbourhood.

    He's glad to see so many people show up.

    “It's awful that it has to be a situation like this to bring us to together but we're together and it's great to see the community like this,” he said.

    The organizers say they want to make sure the lives of the three officers who died are never forgotten. They want the community to become stronger because of their sacrifice.

  • 30 Jun 2014 7:14 PM | Deleted user

    Donate a tweet or a facebook post to help Possible Worlds launch the program through their Thunderclap campaign. It only takes less than a minute to join then campaign, and at 8am on July 4th, we'll all speak as one and hopefully break through the noise, launching the Festival's line-up into the world.

    To lend us a tweet or a post, click here before July 3: http://thndr.it/1lQvjV0.



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