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.
  • 07 Apr 2010 2:44 PM | Chris Betcher
    This may interest some of you... feel free to fill out their survey if you'd like to lend a hand...  (Please note the date... we received this too late to get it to you by the March 30 deadline, but your views may still be useful if you feel strongly about any of the issues they mention)

    The Canadian Expat Association
    has been invited to participate in a Global Canadians Workshop on Tuesday, March 30th.

    This event, held in Ottawa by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, brings together parties that share a common interest in the success of Canadians living abroad.    

    The work shop will be attended by Valérie Bolduc, Director, Community Development and Advocacy and we are looking for your input.

    The linked survey lists some of the ideas that DFAIT has tabled to improve their ability to engage Canadians overseas for Consular and Emergency Services.  Please take a look and provide us with your views.

    I would also invite you to forward this email to any other Canadians you know living abroad.  The more voices we hear, the better we are able to represent you.

    Participate Here
    Thank you for letting us know your views.  As we strive to become a stronger voice for you in Ottawa, your participation is key.
    Allan Nichols
    The Canadian Expat Association
  • 29 Mar 2010 10:02 PM | Chris Betcher

    Air Canada has just announced a special price for flights back to Canada for the Christmas holidays.

    Sydney to Vancouver for only $1650! It's a great price! There is a condition that you have to fly on Christmas Day, but hey, you can save a bucket of cash, and who knows... celebrating Christmas in the air with a bunch of other crazy Canadians could actually be fun!

    Anyway, if you want to know more, the details are in the attached file.

    Click to read the flyer about flying

  • 19 Mar 2010 4:31 PM | Chris Betcher
    maskgirl.jpgCalling all Canadian Film buffs! 
    A special invitation from Canadian Consul-General Tom McDonald.

    Next Thursday March 25, you are invited to attend a special screening of Manon Rhéaume: Woman Behind the mask, the story of a young woman from Lac Beauport, Québec. She made history as the first and only female ever to play in the National Hockey League.

    The screening will be held 6pm - 8pm at the Canadian Consulate offices, Level 5, 111 Harrington Street, The Rocks (just next door to where we hold our monthly mixer event.)

    Please check the Events list to register your interest.  A group RSVP needs to be made early next week.
  • 14 Mar 2010 6:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Want to save 20% on your Easter Show tickets? The club has negotiated a special (limited time offer) deal for members that includes both show admission and transport!

    Hurry and get your tickets by March 18th.

    To claim your discount you'll need to click here and use this special code SOCG10RES20 to book online.

    For more information see the attached flyer

  • 14 Mar 2010 5:47 PM | Anonymous member
    catholic.jpgThe Darlinghurst Theater is changing the way they are offering club members discounts. Members can log in via a link provided here. Members don't have to show a CAC card, you just book your tickets through the link.

    Darlinghurst has a new show, Catholic School Girls, opening Friday 12 March and they would like to offer Canadian Australian Club members the preview ticket price of $27 for the entire season, Saturday 13 March – 4 April! That’s a $10 saving per ticket!


    To claim the discount simply CLICK HERE to book online and type the promotional code RELIGION (case sensitive) into the promo box on the right side of the page.


    See you at the theatre!


  • 31 Jan 2010 11:27 AM | Anonymous member
    Just one month before Canada hosts the biggest, most exciting winter sporting event in four years, Air Canada wanted to give you a brief update on its news:

    Awards – Best Airline in North America
    The flagship Canadian airline ended last year with news, just before Christmas, it had been won four top honours in 2009 Business Traveler Awards including “Best North American airline for business class service” and “Best North American airline for international travel”.  Its inflight service and flight attendants were also recognised in the awards.

    These awards follow the Global Travel awards in November 2009 when Air Canada was voted the Best Airline in Canada and the Best Airline in North America by around 25,000 readers of Global Traveler magazine in an international survey of frequent business travellers.

    iPhone and Blackberry Apps
    Air Canada has a well-earned reputation for introducing innovative technology to improve every passenger’s travel experience.  Late last year saw the introduction of flight apps for both iPhone and Blackberry to enable convenient and easy real-time access to a wide-range of flight information including; retrieving electronic boarding passes, tracking flight information in real-time, receiving notification of itinerary changes and obtaining other details about Air Canada flights.

    Inflight Internet Trials

    The airline also began trials to offer its customers Gogo(R) Inflight Internet service on board select flights on the carrier's Toronto-Los Angeles and Montreal-Los Angeles routes. This will enable customers to email, work and surf the net while flying.  During the trial customers can access the service using their own standard, Wi-Fi equipped laptop at a cost of US $9.95 per flight or Personal Electronic Device (PED) at a cost of US $7.95 per flight.

    e-Check in

    Almost 12 months ago, the airline began e-check in for Sydney Airport where passengers can dodge queues and simply swap their online boarding pass for a card one, drop their bags and head for the plane.

    Inflight Entertainment all the way – keep the headsets on until you disembark!
    Not only does Air Canada offers hundreds of hours worth of latest movies, classics and French and Canadian films, along with music, games, tv shows and more, customers are able to start watching movies and enjoy other on-board entertainment from the moment they take their seats on the aircraft up to the time they disembark.

    Travelling to the US?
    If you’re travelling to the US, Air Canada customers from Australia benefit from a simplified airport experience for connecting to America by clearing US Customs at Vancouver Airport and continuing your travels on as a domestic passenger.

    Air Canada is the only airline to offer non-stop direct service from Sydney to Vancouver in its new Boeing 777 long range aircraft with spacious cabins (completely flat beds in business class), fantastic personal inflight entertainment system and friendly Canadian service.

    The daily non-stop direct flight currently departs Sydney at 12.15pm and arrives at 7.25am (same day), shaving hours off the previous travel time.


  • 23 Jan 2010 9:28 AM | Anonymous member
    From Event Host - Brenda Misener
    It's a shame that we got rained out for our barefoot bowls yesterday,but the good news is we had a great time eating, drinking and chatting anyway.
    I'm going to reschedule the event & hope everyone can make it for the new date.
    Details coming soon!
  • 21 Jan 2010 3:14 PM | Chris Betcher
    If you have photos taken at club events, why not share them with the rest of us? Adding your photos to the website is easy, and any club member can do it... all you need is a free account on Flickr, the online photo sharing service.

    To add photos to any of these slide shows, just upload them to YOUR OWN Flickr account and tag the photos you wish to contribute with the tag "cacsyd".  That's it! Once you do this, like magic, your photos will just appear in the collection on the Photo Gallery page.

    Looking forward to seeing your contribution!
  • 19 Jan 2010 1:41 PM | Anonymous member
    It's almost time!

    If you're interested in the full details of what is scheduled when for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics, hosted by Vancouver, BC, Canada, you should find everything here:
  • 13 Jan 2010 4:09 PM | Anonymous member
    Air Canada has just released a special fare from Sydney to Vancouver return at AUD1400 plus taxes of approx $400 for outbound departures only on 25 26 27 and 28 January 2010

    Conditions apply and fare can be withdrawn any time without notice

    Send any enquiries or questions directly to   
    Judith Metcalf 
    Corporate Sales Executive, NSW & ACT  
    Mobile: 0419 82 33 74   Administration 1300 655 767
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