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.
  • 27 Feb 2014 9:25 PM | Anonymous member
    Get out your Pirate Costume (or start your pilfering now)!

    It is time for the 2nd CAC Pirate Pub Crawl!

    Where: Balmain Peninsula

    When: We’ll start in the afternoon of Saturday April 12th 2014

    Meet Up: The Paragon Hotel, Sydney to seize and capture the Balmain Ferry and its crew

    (Or meet at Thames St Ferry Wharf in Balmain)

    This event is open to Members and their Guests ONLY!

    You will be advised of times and places to meet in the confirmation email once you register. As this will be a popular event we cannot accommodate drop-ins. You must register so we know how many to expect.

  • 27 Feb 2014 9:20 PM | Anonymous member

    We are proud to introduce our newest sponsor / member! For those who joined us at our February Monthly Mixer, you had the pleasure of tasting shots of Canadian Maple Syrup infused with Ice Wine. Yes, that’s right – Maple Syrup and Ice Wine in one-go. If you haven’t tried it and want to get your hands on it, please visit

    The Canadian Way has special deals only to our Members and it is taking orders at most of our events. Please introduce yourself to David and feel free to buy something for Damin.

    When you meet David Cost-Chretien, you will soon discover how passionate he is about his halibut. It’s our understanding that it’s the best damn tasting salmon in the world and the only fish that’s safe for pregnant women as it contains no mercury. If you want to get your hands on some of this, please feel free to contact David on (02) 9570 7910 / 0421 445 538.


    VANCOUVER - Following months of speculation, Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu held a press conference today where he confirmed the existence of a cell phone video taken months ago, on which Vancouver Mayor, Gregor Robertson, appears to be smoking Pacific salmon.

    “Through a thorough investigation, we have been able to recover two videos which are consistent with previous reports in the media… I think it’s fair to say that Mr. Robertson is in the video, the contents of which... I can only say that it appears he is smoking some kind of animal product, possibly fish,” said Chu.

    The mayor held a very brief press conference outside of his office, where he stated that the police should “release the tape and let the people decide for themselves. Maybe they’ll realize I was only smoking halibut, or possibly a light sea bass.”

    The revelation has caused a stir within the city public. Chu said that no criminal charges will be made at this time, but did add that he was, “disappointed.” 

    “I thought he was more of a grilled salmon guy.”

  • 26 Feb 2014 10:39 AM | Deleted user
    Sydney Curling Club 

    Miss a bit of curling? The Sydney Curling Club will have its next curling session on Sat 22nd March at 6pm. Please visit
    to find out more.

    Soccer players needed!

    The CAC received this noticed on their Facebook page a few days ago. If you are interested, please follow the links provided below. This is not an event organised by the CAC, we are just posting as an FYI.

    Dear Canadian friends,

    Congrats for Hockey, but what about soccer ? For those of you who like football and feel a bit patriotic… Welcome to the Vintage World Cup !
    It is a one day 5 a side football competition open to everyone, happening the 3rd of may in Sydney. You get to wear World Cup team shirts of years past (matching vintage hairstyle is optional )…We would be very happy to welcome a team Canada !

    Important : Subscriptions close mid march.

    Facebook page to find teammates :

    Contact Matt at 0490 193 033 or for more information.

  • 25 Feb 2014 9:55 PM | Deleted user
    The Committee is starting to plan for Canada Day, and so far the ideas going around suggest that it is going to be a BIG fun filled day for all members!

    To make this event happen though, we would love to increase our list of volunteers....
    so if you would like to help 
    in the lead up to the event, or on the day itself, 
    than contact 
    Kathleen at 
    to register your interest today!

    Volunteering is a great way to meet other Club members as well as everyone on the Committee, so it's win-win!

  • 25 Feb 2014 9:53 PM | Deleted user
    Hockey Night will be back on Wed Mar 5 at Cheers. If you wear a hockey jersey you get 10% off your purchases during the evening.

    Wed Mar 5:
    4pm - Pittsburgh v Chiacgo - Mar1 from Wrigley Field
    6pm - Ottawa v Edmonton - Mar 4
    8pm - "Stadium" game - Ottawa v Vancouver - Mar 2

    p.s. if you haven't figured it out yet, the 6pm game is same day our time (i.e. it's the 1pm game our time)

  • 24 Feb 2014 9:29 PM | Deleted user
    *As taken from Global News, for the full article, please click here!

    With Canada’s 3-0 win over Sweden in the men’s gold medal hockey game, the medal counts are final at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Canada finished with the fourth-most medals (25) and third-most golds (10).

    Canada’s Sochi 2014 medal winners:

    Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Ladies’ Moguls
    Charles Hamelin, short track speed skating, men’s 1500-metre
    Alex Bilodeau, Men’s Freestyle Skiing Moguls
    Dara Howell, Women’s ski slopestyle
    Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, Women’s Bobsled
    Women’s Curling
    Women’s Hockey
    Marielle Thompson, Women’s Ski Cross
    Men’s Curling
    Men's Hockey

    Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, Ladies Moguls
    Team Figure Skating
    Mikael Kingsbury, Men’s Freestyle Skiing Moguls
    Denny Morrison, Men’s 1000-metre Long track Speed Skating
    Patrick Chan, Men’s Figure Skating Short Program
    Dominique Maltais, Women’s Snowboard Cross
    Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Ice Dance
    Women’s Short-track 3000-metre Relay
    Mike Riddle, Men’s Ski Halfpipe
    Kelsey Serwa, Women’s Ski Cross

    Mark McMorris, Men’s Slopestyle
    Kim Lamarre, Women’s ski slopestyle
    Denny Morrison, Men’s 1,500-metre speed skating
    Jan Hudec, Men’s Alpine Super-G
    Charle Cournoyer, Men’s 500-metre Short Track Speed Skating

    For some great photos of the above mentioned athletes, please click here!
    Way to Go Team Canada! 
    We at the Canadian Australian Club are 
    very proud of ALL our Olympians!

    Sochi 2014: How Did Australia Fare at the Winter Olympics?

    As taken from the International Business Times. For the full article please click here!

    Australia first made its debut in the Winter Olympics in Garnish Partenkirchen in 1936. At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, the country has sent a total of 60 Australian athletes. This is the largest Olympic team that Australia has ever assembled. Australia's delegation has competed in 11 sports, namely, alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, figure-skating, freestyle skiing, luge, speed skating, skeleton, and snowboarding.

    Here are the athletes who snagged medals at the recently concluded 22nd Winter Olympics.

    Australia's Sochi 2014 Medal Winners:

    Torah Bright, Women's Half Pipe
    David Morris, Men's Aerials

    Lydia Lassila, Women's Aerials 

    Stellar effort Australia!
    We at the Canadian Australian Club are 
    very proud of ALL our adopted Olympians!
  • 24 Feb 2014 9:20 PM | Deleted user
    O'Canada Food & Gear

    Loved the winter games??
    Right now, all of their Olympic gear (current and throwback) is at least 15% off. You can still get your Canada on for the rest of 2014!


    Get ready for Shrove Tuesday with 20% off all Pancake mixes and syrups!
    Selected items include:

    Thierry's Buttermilk Pancakes 16 oz
    Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup 12oz
    Aunt Jemima Complete Pancake Mix 2lbs
    Walden Farms Pancake Syrup 12oz
    Sticky Stacks S'more Pancake Syrup 16.5oz
    Los Chileros Blue Corn Waffle & Pancake Mix 16oz
    Jiffy Buttermilk Complete Pancake and Waffle Mix 40oz
    Fiber One Pancake Mix 28.3oz
    Aunt Jemima Original Pancake Mix 32oz
    Brown Family Farm Buttermilk Pancake Gift Set
    Jiffy Buttermilk Complete Pancake & Waffle mix 8oz
    Wired Wyatt's Energy Maple Syrup 17.5oz
    Sticky Stacks Maple Butter Syrup 9oz
    Coombs Family Farm Organic Maple Syrup Grade B 12oz
    Brown Family FarmGrade B Organic Maple Syrup 12oz
    Brown Family Farm Pure Vermont Maple Syrup Jug 16oz
    Brown Family Farm Pure New England Maple Syrup Grade A 8oz
    Brown Family Farm Pure New England Maple Syrup 3.4oz
    Bisquick 40oz
    Bisquick 96oz
    Bisquick Gluten Free 16oz
    Log Cabin Sugar Free 24oz
    Log Cabin Original 24oz
    Log Cabin All Natural Jug 22oz
    Sticky Stacks Peanut Butter 8.5oz
    Sticky Stacks Caramel Macchiato 16.5oz
    Aunt Jemima Syrup 1 Gallon

    *Offer valid while stocks last. Ends Sunday 2nd March 2014 11:59pm. Offer valid in-store and on-line with promotional code "GIVEPANCAKES" only. Please present code to the register at the retail shop if buying in-store.
  • 24 Feb 2014 9:14 PM | Deleted user

    Canada Down Under sat down with John Baird for an informal chat on #canadadownunder #YouTube, see his answers to questions that were posed on Facebook!


    Stephen Burridge, Second Secretary and Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Manager, and Brooke Kelly, CFLI Coordinator, visited St Arnold Janssen Human Development Centre in Migende, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea today. The Human Development Centre was funded by the Government of Canada through the CFLI to benefit the local rural community.

    Stephen Burridge, Deuxième Secrétaire et Gestionnaire de Fonds canadien d’initiatives locales (FCIL) à la mission, et Brooke Kelly, Coordinateur FCIL, ont visité St Arnold Janssen Human Development Centre (Centre pour développement humaine) au Migende, province de Chimbu, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée. Le centre a été réalisé avec l’appui de FCIL (Fonds canadien d’initatives locales) pour améliorer la vie de la communauté locale.

  • 12 Feb 2014 10:55 AM | Deleted user
    CIC Registry Clerk

    The Visa Section within the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney has a position available for a permanent Registry Clerk on a part-time basis, working 18.75 hours per week, effective April 1 2014.  Commencing salary is $23,643.38 p.a. plus benefits.

    The ideal candidate demonstrates the following criteria:

    Essential criteria:

    •·         Excellent written and oral English communication skills

    •·         Successful completion of High School and either one year of successfully completed post-secondary studies or 6 months experience part or full time with the same employer.

    •·         Experience using a PC in a network environment, using word processing software and internet basic searching

    •·         Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines under pressure.

    •·         Ability to demonstrate sound judgement

    •·         Ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships within a team.

    Desirable criteria:

    •·         Excellent written and oral French communication skills

    •·         Ability to use social media in an office setting

    Applicants will be required to pass a test to gain entry to an interview.

    Recruitment from this advertisement could be used to establish an eligibility list to fill similar vacancies within the next 18 months.

    Only Australian citizens, permanent residents or those holding a valid visa permitting them to work in Australia will be eligible to apply.

    Applications marked Confidential – CIC Registry Clerk with a resume and letter outlining how you meet the criteria above should be forwarded by close of business Friday March 7 2014 to:

    Mission Administration Officer

    Consulate General of Canada

    Level 5, 111 Harrington Street

    Sydney, NSW 2000

    Fax: 02 9364 3098


    Trade Commissioner Assistant

    The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service within the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney has a position available for a full-time trade commissioner assistant. This is a 12 month position with the possibility of an ongoing role being offered upon completion. Commencing salary is $53,389 p.a. plus benefits.

    Responsibilities include maintaining databases, websites and social media channels, budget reporting, research and drafting of briefing notes, compiling and distributing electronic newsletters, providing support for events and conducting administrative tasks.

    The ideal candidate demonstrates the following criteria:

    Essential criteria:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and a minimum two years of relevant work experience
    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills including an ability to draft briefing notes, prepare presentations and market briefs using the Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Experience distributing digital content, maintaining websites and using social media in a corporate setting.
    • Experience using client record management systems
    • Experience using MS Excel with the ability to monitor and report on budgets.
    • An ability to coordinate events including technical aptitude to arrange webinars, video and teleconferences.

    Desirable criteria:

    • Ability to speak and write French.
    • Knowledge of the Canadian-Australian economic relationship.
    • Knowledge of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

    The position requires, initiative, attention to detail, a pro-active attitude and an ability to manage competing priorities and work to deadlines

    Recruitment from this advertisement could be used to fill other vacancies which may become available in the future.

    Only Australian citizens, permanent residents or those holding a valid visa permitting them to work in Australia will be eligible to apply.

    Applications marked Confidential – Trade Commissioner Assistant with a resume and letter outlining how you meet the criteria above should be forwarded by Monday, 17th February 2014 to:

    Mission Administration Officer

    Consulate General of Canada

    Level 5, 111 Harrington Street

    Sydney, NSW 2000

    Fax: 02 9364 3098

  • 27 Jan 2014 3:37 PM | Deleted user

    Our Monthly Mixer – 7 February 2014

    With the X-Mas Monthly Mixer being a great success, and up to 80 people at its peek, we are certain that the next Monthly Mixer on 7 February 2014 will be even better. The CAC have started its momentum and we anticipate similar numbers, or more, over the upcoming year. With over 30 people already registered to attend, please do register yourself if haven’t all ready. Please visit our website so we can plan for same!

    International Pancake Day – 2 March 2014

    Ummmm, with 17 people already registered and only 30 spots available, this will certainly be a delicious event. If you haven’t already registered, you better be quick because the maple syrup is already shown to be a effective enticement. Please note this event is a family friendly venue.

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