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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.
  • 31 May 2014 7:51 AM | Anonymous member

    Have you missed some posts from Canada Down Under?

    Check out the best with this link here!

  • 30 Apr 2014 11:33 AM | Anonymous member


    The CAC has negotiated reserved tickets on the Canadian side at preferential ticket prices! If you intend to join us for the International Ice Hockey on 26 July 2014, you need to be quick before the reserved tickets run out!

    Purchasing Instructions:

    STEP 1: Please visit

    STEP 2: Enter the secret password, which can be found in the "Member's Voice" section*

    STEP 3: Purchase the tickets, enter the date in the calendar and stay tuned for updates!

    *You MUST be a paying CAC member to receive the secret password.
  • 29 Apr 2014 5:20 PM | Anonymous member
    The club has been contacted by the Willoughby City Library, in regards to setting up a Canadian Cultural Display, and helping out at their annual Carnivale event in September.

    As this is a great opportunity for the CAC to showcase Canada to the local community, we would love to find out if anyone in the CAC community would be:

    a) interested in helping the library put together and set up a display about Canada (History and information, posters and scenery, traditional Canadian art and craft materials, Canadian sports, musical instrument(s), books on Canadian culture).

    b) helping out with Canadian activities and crafts, especially French Canadian stories and songs, geared to pre-school aged children.

    c) can lend any Canadian books, crafts, or information that could be useful for a library display.

    Even if you don't live in that area, if you are interested in helping out, we would love to hear from you!

    Please email Kathleen at ASAP if you would like more information, or are interested in helping out in any way.
  • 29 Apr 2014 5:13 PM | Anonymous member
    May Monthly Mixer - May 2nd

    It's that time of month again! Catch you at our May Monthly Mixer and please here.

    Please note we do not have the Velvet Room reserved for the evening, but will be meeting in the corner booths in the bar area.

    Banff Mountain Film Festival 2014 &
    Fratelli's Wood Fired Pizza! - May 7th

    The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment.

    Approximately 300 films are entered into the film festival annually, and top 60 films (approximately) are selected by a pre-screening committee to be shown at the festival. During the festival, the international film festival jury chooses the best films and presents awards in various categories.

    Date and Location:

    Pizza at Fratellis Cremorme - May 7th at 6 pm
    Film at Cremorne Orpheum - May 7th at 7 pm

    For more info to buy tickets, go to:

    ** Please purchase online your own ticket for the film at the Hayden Orpheum Cremorne.

    Pizza before the Film:

    Prior to the Film at the Orpheum Theatre, we are meeting for pizza at Fratelli's Wood Fire Pizza in Cremorne. Max of 12 people for pizza sitting at 6 pm.

    ** PLEASE REGISTER for the pizza event so we can confirm numbers and at least give the restaurant heads up on size of group. They don't take reservation however a few of us will hold tables from 530 pm. Payment for pizza at the restaurant.

    Feel free to join us just for the show at the Orpheum or come for pizza before the show at Fratellis (5 min walk from the theatre).

  • 29 Apr 2014 5:08 PM | Anonymous member
    The 9th Possible Worlds Festival of US & Canadian Cinema will take place 7-17 August in Sydney and 19-20 August in Canberra, once again presented by Cosmos.

    If you would like to receive a FREE program guide in the post, don't forget to register your postal address here. If you received a program guide last year you're all set for 2014.

    Tell your friends and family about the festival - or forward this email to them so they too can register to receive the program.

  • 29 Apr 2014 5:03 PM | Anonymous member
    Check out the latest from Canada Down Under!

    Khoa Le, Canadian filmmaker, premieres "Ba Noi" in Sydney at Antenna Festival (ENG/FR)

    In October 2013, Canadian director Khoa Le came to Australia to premiere his documentary film " Ba Noi" at Sydney's Antenna Documentary Film Festival. We took him to Cabramatta, New South Wales, to promote the film to Vietnamese-Australians and reflect on the diaspora here and back home in Montreal.

    En Octobre 2013, le réalisateur Canadien Khoa Le est venu en Australie afin de présenter la première de son film documentaire « Ba Noi » au Festival du film documentaire Antenna de Sydney. Nous l'avons emmené à Cabramatta, en Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, afin de promouvoir le film auprès de Vietnamiens-Australiens et de réfléchir sur la diaspora ici et à la maison à Montréal.

  • 14 Apr 2014 2:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Arrh! Ahoy Landlubbers!

    Th' 3rd CAC scurvy pirate Pub Crawl (Balmain) took place on th' rainy Saturday afternoon 'o 12th April. But as we be Canadian Pirates, what’s a wee bit ‘o rain?

    Chris Warrick 'n Kim Preminger worked extra harrrd to make th' Peninsular Perambulation a jolly time, 'n by all accounts they succeeded. We shivered our timbers and buckled our swashes as we pillaged the damp streets of Balmain. There were software pirates and traditional pirates, but no Somali pirates!  

    We started with a crew of 11, 10 finished 'n 8 stayed fer dinner at th' last Pub.

    Startin' out at th' Paragon we received our copies 'o th' Quiz carefully prepared by Chris 'n Kim then seized th' Jolly Ferry 'n commandeered it to th' Thames Street Wharf in Balmain.

    From thar it was to th' Dry Dock fo’ relief from our adventures on the high seas. Then we meandered off to th' Willy Wally. After that was th' Oak whar we took a rest, had some fries 'n listened to live music while porin' over th' questions on th' Quiz.

    The Hall came next 'n then we finished up at th' Riv. By the time we arrrived it was pretty crowded so it is good there weren't too many more of us or we'd 've been turned away!!


    Congratulations to Oliver Brooke fer scorin' th' most points on th' Quiz 'n to first runner up Doug Wilson.


    Next Pub Crawl - Paddington! Who's in?

  • 13 Apr 2014 10:24 AM | Anonymous member
    Adrenaline is pumping and the anticipation is building as the countdown is on to the most chilling battle this year when Canada take on USA in July and to calm the pressure we are going to give one International Ice Hockey fan the Ultimate Ice Hockey upgrade.

    Be treated like Ice Hockey royalty with a Rinkside VIP upgrade, fully catered food and beverage package and a player meet and greet.

    Get decked out in support of your team with a Canada or USA merchandise pack:

    team jersey (signed by players)
    event t-shirt
    ice hockey stick (signed by players)
    event program

    Party with the players at the official after party with preferential entry
    and if that's not enough don't even go home, we will give you one nights accommodation at the teams hotel.

    All you have to do is International Ice Hockey Australian Tour on Facebook and you are automatically entered in the draw to WIN the Ultimate Ice Hockey Upgrade for you and a guestYou will also go in the draw to WIN one of five team jerseys*.

    *The winner(s) and guest must have valid tickets. Terms and Conditions apply.
  • 13 Apr 2014 10:17 AM | Anonymous member
    Sunday 4th May @ 2PM: The Secret History : the Huguenot Contribution to the Foundation of Canada

    An invitation has been extended for CAC Members to attend an illustrated talk about The Secret History : the Huguenot Contribution to the Foundation of Canada , on Sunday 4th May.

    This is presented by Mr Robert Nash who is an internationally acclaimed researcher into Huguenot history and issues. This presentation looks at the history of the early French settlements in Canada and the roles played by early pioneers such as Pierre Dugua Sieur de Monts, Samuel Champlain and the French King, Henri IV. Issues that are not generally known about the backgrounds of these pioneers and the impact this had on the settlement of Canada are also discussed. This is a historical and cultural discussion of the French pioneers who established the early settlements in Canada.

    You are most welcome to attend this meeting!

    Location Scots Church Margaret St Sydney

    Cost $10 per person to cover the cost of the venue hire. Afternoon tea will be provided

    For more info, contact Mr Nash at

    French Canadian Films at the Sydney Film Festival

    In this uplifting tale from the producers of SFF 2012 Audience Award winner Monsieur Lazhar, a musically gifted young woman with intellectual disability falls in love, only to discover her family has concerns. Can she handle an adult sexual relationship? Gabrielle won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Film, and radiant newcomer Gabrielle Marion-Rivard (in a semi-autobiographical role) won Best Actress.

    Tom at the Farm

    Xavier Dolan, the young Canadian who won the 2010 Sydney Film Prize at the age of 21 for Heartbeats, directed and stars in this tense and complex Hitchcockian psychological thriller. A young man attends the funeral of his gay lover in rural Quebec, only to find himself trapped in a dangerous dance of lust and sadistic impulses with the deceased's brother.

    The full SFF program will be released May 7th and single tickets can be bought then. At present, Flexipass tickets are on sale! Flexipasses offer big savings on single-ticket prices, and you can share them with friends and family. For all the info please visit
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