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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.
  • 31 May 2014 8:10 AM | Deleted user

    *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 | Deleted user



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  • 31 May 2014 8:03 AM | Deleted user

    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?)

  • 31 May 2014 7:51 AM | Deleted user

    Have you missed some posts from Canada Down Under?

    Check out the best with this link here!

  • 30 Apr 2014 11:33 AM | Deleted user


    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 | Deleted user
    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 | Deleted user
    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 | Deleted user
    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 | Deleted user
    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?

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