Latest Club News

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.
  • 15 Jun 2014 4:31 PM | Anonymous member

    Calling all Canadians! 

    Are you travelling across Australia or on working holiday here? Most importantly, do you love taking videos of your adventures? Then you should submit your videos to CANADIAN DOWN UNDER for your chance to share your stories and win great prizes!

    Possible Worlds: Festival of U.S. and Canadian Cinema is teaming up with International Experience Canada and Canada Down Under (a project by Canadian Consulate Sydney) in running a competition looking for video clips of Australia, from natural landscapes & wild life to iconic buildings, Bondi Beach and more - through the eyes of Canadians in the country. The best clips will be selected and compiled into a short TVC which will be played before every screening at the Possible Worlds Film Festival this year.

    The 10 best submissions will win one of 10 travel vouchers (worth $150 each) from Working Holiday Club, which can be used to travel domestically in Australia or overseas from Australia.
    If your video is the one that they use the most footage of, then you win a double VIP pass to 2014 Possible Worlds Film Festival and a 10 night accommodation ePack plus free membership from YHA Australia for 2 people!

    To submit is easy – just fill out this online form and send your clips via any file transfer system (i.e DropBox, HighTail, WeTransfer, etc).

    For more information about the competition, visit: or email:

    This competition closes on Friday, 7th of July. Good luck!

  • 15 Jun 2014 4:27 PM | Anonymous member

    The Club was recently contacted to see if we could find any Australian Acadians. Please forward this on to any relevant people!


    Our Social Media team is publishing a Facebook album of Acadians (or Acadian-lovers) from all over the world.

    We’re looking for #selfie showing off any Acadian sign (they can be as creative as they’d like, or use a flag, a hat, paper…)

    Ideally, we’d like the picture to identify where they are. In the background, a country flag or iconic monument (BigBen, Taj Mahal, Tour Eiffel, Machu Pichu etc.)

    For this initiative, the hashtags would be : #OuEstlAcadie #WhereIsAcadie

    We’d like to launch this project in June. So we need your help today. Ask your friends from away to take such a picture and send it our way. We’d really appreciate it.

    We need at least 10 to start. Thanks for your HELP in advance.

    Message us if you have any question.

    New Brunswick Tourism, Heritage, Culture Social Media Hub :)


    Notre équipe des médias sociaux a le projet de créer un album Facebook au nom de tous les Acadiens (ou amoureux de l’Acadie) du monde entier.

    Le but du jeu serait de demander à toute personne qui a un lien de parenté ou de cœur avec l’Acadie de se prendre en photo devant un monument célèbre de son pays ou sa province de résidence ou de vacances (Big Ben, Taj Mahal, Tour Eiffel, statue de la liberté, Machu Picchu, etc.)

    Sur la photo, la personne devrait afficher son « acadienitude » (chapeau, autocollant, drapeau… etc.) et accompagner sa photo avec le mot-clic #OuEstlAcadie #WhereIsAcadie

    Nous prévoyons lancer l’opération en juin. Pour ceci, nous devons commencer à rassembler au moins 10 photos.

    Pourriez-vous nous aider à rassembler quelques photos en demandant à vos amis de l’étranger de se prendre en photo et de nous l’envoyer?

    1000 mercis.
    Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter.

    L’équipe des médias sociaux de Tourisme, Patrimoine et Culture au Nouveau-Brunswick.

  • 31 May 2014 9:21 PM | Anonymous

  • 31 May 2014 9:08 PM | Anonymous

    Have you made it out to a live hockey game lately?

    If not, you should check out the Sydney Bears by visiting
  • 31 May 2014 9:01 PM | Anonymous

  • 31 May 2014 8:27 AM | Anonymous member


    Come to the CAC Canada Day party on June 29th instead!

    As the first Friday of this month falls on the start of a long weekend as well as the VIVID festival, the Executive Committee has decided to cancel this mixer. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused, but we hope to see you at our annual Canada Day party on June 29th!


    When: Saturday, June 21st, 2014

    Time: From 6pm until midnight

    Where: ESSEN Restaurant and Beer Cafe (Ultimo) 133-135 Broadway, Sydney. Diane has reserved the private room upstairs (second floor) !

    Nearest train station is Central and 2 hours free parking at Broadway shopping Centre.


    This year there will be no entry fee.

    The money raised from the raffle will subsidize the event and the Quebec Oz Club's annual expenses (website maintenance, decorations, administration of the club, etc...). As you know, Diane doesn't charge an annual membership fee to join the club.

    Quebec style menu ($15 per portion)

    The following choice will be available: POUTINE made with real poutine cheese, tourtière (Quebec style meat pie) with homemade tomato relish, Leek and gruyere quiche with salad (veg).

    Dessert ($10 per portion)

    Pouding aux chômeurs (Poor's man pouding) with maple syrup.

    Quebec beers available !

    To put yourself in the atmosphere, we ordered St-Ambroise beers.


    We prepared a compilation of Quebec's music.

    IMPORTANT: RSVP to Diane Yanire before June 18th, 2014 at or call or sms 0414951961. Places are limited (80 maximum).


    For more details on one of our BIGGEST events this year, please see the post above!

  • 31 May 2014 8:18 AM | Anonymous member



    The Club has a tentative table booked for dinner at the Arthouse Hotel on July 1st. More details to follow as they come!

    International Ice Hockey Game Canada vs USA - July 26th

    The Club is looking to organise to meet for a drink before the game. This invitation is open to all members & non-members, regardless of where you are sitting. If you are interested in meeting, keep your eye on your inbox for details!

  • 31 May 2014 8:10 AM | Anonymous member

    *As taken from the Globe & Mail. For the full article, please click here.

    There was rage, and some heartbreak, with plenty of bewilderment and shock to go around.

    Coming agonizingly close to every hockey player’s dream will do that to you.

    No one picked the Montreal Canadiens to win the Eastern Conference at the beginning of these playoffs – let alone at the opening of the season – but they will rightly wonder what might have been.

    “It’s tough to be proud right now,” said winger Max Pacioretty, who said the feeling in the Habs' room was they matched up more favourably against the New York Rangers than Boston, whom they defeated in the second round.

    Added teammate P.K. Subban: “it weighs heavy no matter who you are, when you have an opportunity to go to a Stanley Cup final and you don’t go, it sucks. That’s pretty much it.”

    Former Habs winger Michael Cammalleri said after their last conference final run, in 2010, the hardest part of losing at that stage is “you start believing what you’re capable of” by the third round.

    So the Stanley Cup drought for Canadian teams will stretch into a 22nd year.

  • 31 May 2014 8:07 AM | Anonymous member



    Live like sporting royalty and experience all the Volleyroos action in your own court side box.

    Sign up here to receive a complimentary 2nd ticket when you purchase a ticket to the World League Final on July 12th & also go into the drawer to win the Ultimate World League experience!

    The Ultimate World League Experience:

    An 8 person fully catered corporate box at the World League Final - Sat July 12th - Sydney Olympic Park
    2 airfares to Sydney if required
    2 nights staying at Rydges Hotel.
    A years supply of FIJI Water
    A year supply of Mövenpick Ice Cream
    2 x 12 month Goodlife Fitness Club memberships
    His & Hers Project clothing wardrobe valued at $1,500
    Signed Volleyroos jersey

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  • 31 May 2014 8:03 AM | Anonymous member

    O'Canada Food & Gear 

    Hosting a Canada Day function? Get all your Canadiana decorations from O'Canada here:

    Just after some old school comfort foods? KD and "Extra Spicy Clamato" juice is on sale!

    USA Food

    Use the code FROSTTHECAKE to get 15% off selected Duncan Hines Frostings. Click here to browse now!

    Hurry! Offer valid until Monday 2nd June, 2014 or while stocks last. Cannot be combined with any other discount. On-line only.

    We also have some sweets on sale to accompany your delicious dessert, or perhaps use them to decorate your cake! (Who doesn't want a cake with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on top of it?)

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