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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 Mar 2014 5:37 PM | 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

    The Banff Mountain Film Festival is back!

    Sydney North - May 5th-7th The Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne

    Sydney - May 12th-17th The Seymour Centre, Chippendale

    The most prestigious international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every October in Banff, Canada.

    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.

    From this selection a program of thought-provoking films, with subject matter ranging from remote landscapes and cultures to adrenaline-packed action sports are selected to tour Australia each April, May and June.
    The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour now reaches more than 390 communities and 35 countries across the globe.

    For information on movies being show in Sydney and to buy tickets, visit this link.

  • 31 Mar 2014 5:36 PM | Anonymous member
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    Used as a marinade, baste, rub, or finishing sauce, the palate-pleasing elements in Bone Doctors' BBQ products deliver maximum flavors that enhance, rather than mask, the natural essence of all your grilled delights - whether they be chicken, pork, beef, seafood or vegetables.

    Check out the sauces here!
  • 31 Mar 2014 5:29 PM | Anonymous
    We suppose you saw the great I Am Canadian commercial regarding the vending machine touring around the world accepting Canadian passports, but what about the American vending machine accepting American passports. If you haven't see this commercial, have a click here:

  • 31 Mar 2014 5:26 PM | Anonymous
    Many of you have already Liked our Facebook Page, but if you have not, then here is a bit of a taste on what we share in our social media platforms:

    If you want to find out what Australians fear about Canada, visit here:

    If you want to find out what Canadians fear about Australia, visit here:
  • 28 Mar 2014 9:34 PM | Anonymous member
    We confirm that the registrations for our Pirate Pub Crawl on 12 April 2014 is now closed. Thank you to those who have registered and we look forward to having a fantastic event. There will be updates with more details to follow shortly.

    For those who showed interest in our pub crawl but were unable to secure your spot, do not worry as there will be more fun coming up in the near future. 

  • 28 Mar 2014 9:04 PM | Anonymous member
    The Latest news from Doug at HNIS:

    Last Hockey Night - Mar 19 was the first evening we showed same day games and a grand total of 12 people showed for 2 same day games.

    What does that mean for the playoffs? That will depend if Adam decides to run the playoffs. A decision will be made on the playoffs after April 9.

    Remaining schedule for the rest of the season:

    Wed Apr 2:
    4:30pm - Winnipeg v Anaheim - Mar 31
    6pm - Montral v Tampa -Apr 1
    8pm - Rangers v Vancouver - Apr 1

    Wed Apr 9:
    4:30pm - Anaheim v Vancouver - Apr 7
    6pm - Toronto v Tampa - Apr 8
    8pm - Boston v Minnesota - Apr 8

    Wed Apr 16:
    4:30pm - Rangers v Montreal - Apr 12
    6pm - Toronto v Ottawa - Apr 12
    8pm - Colorado v Anaheim - Apr 13

    *game schedule may change if Foxtel shows the game

    Hockey Night - Next Season
    Dough will not be running Hockey Night for the 14/15 season. It will be up to someone (or more) to step up and run Hockey Night next year.

    What do you need to have if you want to run Hockey Night?

    1. Plan. What days/how often are you going to have the gatherings

    2. Venue. Where will the games be shown

    3. A way of showing the games. If you're planning on using Game Centre, then you'll need a venue which has internet and can put that output onto at least one big TV.

    4. Schedule. Plan out what games you will be showing, at least for the first 2 months.

    5. Hockey Night will continue to raise funds for a hockey related item/team. If you don't want to raise for the Canterbury Eagles that's fine, but you should indicate what your accepting the donations for instead. Ex. Sponsoring a player on the Bears/Dogs

    6. Those running Hockey Night cannot make a profit, cover expenses and vouchers from the gathering location (i.e. pub) yes. Hockey Night is not about helping you raise money for a PS4 fund or extra beer money for the weekends.

    7. No details of email addresses or other data from those who attend can be used for anything other than HNIS.

    You will need to provide the above to Doug by mid-September, otherwise Hockey Night will hibernate for the 14/15 season.

    Doug will send an email out prior to the 14/15 season indicating if HNIS is hibernating or if someone else will be running Hockey Night, so you will have the opportunity to remove yourself from the email list if you are uncomfortable with someone else having access to your details.

    Otherwise, if you want to keep track of what's going on you can keep an eye on the facebook page, it doesn't require a login to view posts.

    For more info, contact Doug at : 
  • 28 Mar 2014 8:59 PM | Anonymous member
    Check out the latest from Canada Down Under, the 2014 Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum.

    There are 6 new videos by Bienvenue! Canada Down Under which include comments from key participants of the 2014 forum in Melbourne, Australia, including :

    Heather Ridout, Yuen Pau Woo and Jeffrey Simpson

    Check out all the videos here!
  • 28 Mar 2014 7:26 PM | Anonymous


    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. 

  • 28 Mar 2014 7:25 PM | Anonymous

    the NHL Playoffs start this Month.

    In the meantime, did you spring has arrived in Canada. Have a look at

    Also, did you ever think Don Cherry's Suits looked like your grandma's curtains? Well, that's because it is! Have a look at this great video on:
  • 28 Mar 2014 7:24 PM | Anonymous

    It's that time of month again! Catch you at our April Monthly Mixer and please register at so we can notify the venue of same!
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