Event Reports

Read about some of our past events here, either to relive the moment or to see what you missed! 
  • 29 Jun 2009 10:39 PM | Deleted user
    Amazing, is the word for the day.  It seemed that we were overflown, that was because we even had to set-up an extra table outside.  We had over 70 people attended with a great number of first time Club members in the mix.

    Lunch was a smorgasbord of chicken wings, ham on the bone, salads, beef lamb, roast veges, new potatoes, and more...  Dessert was a light lemon tart or a heavy chocolate mud pie.

    A slient auction was one of the highlights, with harbour cruises, CC, Air Canada stuff, Olympic games stuff, and more on offer.  Some didn't reach their reserve so an impromptu  auction topped it off.

    A wonderful afternoon was had by all.  Thanks go to the Committee for another successful CAC event.

    Give hosting a CAC event a go, and have some fun.

  • 08 Jun 2009 5:26 PM | Deleted user
    We (Vic, Gus and I) met up with Chris and his daughter, Kate, along with Gavin and Ami and Christina, Andrew and Ben. The weather cooperated perfectly, and we had a nice time snacking and chatting about Canada and Australia. It was a great day to be outside and meet up with other Canadians. The highlight of the event had to be when Chris showed off his moves on Ben's skateboard.
  • 31 May 2009 11:46 PM | Chris Betcher

    Tickets for this event were given to club members André and Mila. Here is their report...

    On the invitation from Hans Hammond of the Sydney French Choir, my wife and I attended an evening at the Randwick Presbyterian Church on May 30.  On the program, there were 5 different choirs to entertain us.  I must admit that I did not know what to expect, and we were both pleasantly surprised.  The variety of songs performed reflected a nice variety from soul to rock (even Elvis was seen in the building!) all sung in great harmony.

    Being French speaking, I particularly enjoyed the 4 songs presented by the Sydney French Choir, ending in a very entertaining FRERE JACQUES (Brother John) where everyone was asked to participate in “round-robin”.

    The show started on time at 8:00 PM, and were surprised to see the time flew so quickly by the time it ended at 10:20 PM.  It was great to chat with some of the singers during the 20-minute intermission.  A nice time was had by all.

    Mila & André Croteau

  • 17 May 2009 1:16 PM | Deleted user

    The Rekrut's and I set out (5 of us) on a leisurely bike ride around Olympic Park where there are plenty of safe bike trails.  We rode for about 2 hours, mostly around the Parkland circut.  Saw lots of bird wildlife and ponds with black swans.  Then stopped for lunch at Lilies on the Park.  We will probably all sleep well tonight...a perfect day for it, little wind, lots of sunshine and no rain.

  • 16 May 2009 11:32 PM | Chris Betcher
    Linda and Chris hosted this month’s wine night. There was no focus on a particular wine region, but guests were just asked to bring a favourite wine and a favourite appetizer.

    We had 10 people in total – Brenda and Mick, Kim and Andy, Deeahn and Craig and two of our newest members of the club, Andrew and Christina.

    There was one NZ chardonnay, a lone rose and the balance of the favourites created a sea of red.  We enjoyed  a tasty selection of cab savs, merlots and shirazes (just what is the plural of shiraz?)  We enjoyed a variety of olives, a collection of cheeses, some hot hors d’eourves  including  artichoke dip, yummy sundried tomato and avocado brushetta , pastizzi and garlic prawns, there was no shortage of food favourites.

    We even found a few of our musical favourites to round out the evening.
    And here are a few of our favourite photos from the night.
    Interested in hosting a wine night? Contact Linda, let any of your club committee members know or start a discussion on the club forum.

    Until the next one… cheers!
  • 16 May 2009 7:00 PM | Deleted user
    A good night was held at Chris and Linda's place with eight club members, including two new comers attending.  The choice of wine was "your favourtie wine".

    Only one white and one rose turned up with the rest being reds, including some extras from the hosts supply.  The food was excellent with each attendee bringing along something to eat.  Thank goodness no one doubled up.

    As happens with some of these evening, a great debate took place, making the evening more interesting.
  • 01 May 2009 8:42 PM | Deleted user
    Well everybody, there was over 30 people at tonight's mixer with at least 8 newly joined members attending.  It was a great success and on a night that for some saw them also move onto the comedy night.

    The club was proud to honour Pat and Ralph Alldritt with life membership having served the club as founding members and more importantly for 42 years of membership.  This is the first in the club's history, and may there be many, many more.

    The club's 2009 survey was also displayed, each person having an opportunity to add another entry.
  • 03 Apr 2009 7:30 PM | Deleted user

    This month's mixer was the launch of the new website for the club with about 25 members attending.

    The new website brings will make all information about the club much more available to everyone.  There will be sections to load photos, record blogs and participate in blogs.  At the backend of things, the new site makes the administration of the club much more automated allowing the councillors to focus on the important tasks such as building membership and holding events.

    The launch was such a success that even before this month's mixer a new member had signed up using the new process and we also had another member sign-up on the night.  All so easy.

  • 31 Mar 2009 9:03 PM | Anonymous member
    Rose Bay to Watsons Bay
    By Kim Preminger

    A long time ago, someone told me that the timing of hikes and walks was measured in how long a 75 year old Swiss woman would take to complete it. Apparently Swiss women do a lot of walking, but by 75 they have slowed down to slightly less than the “average walker". (Still pretty strong!) No one wants to be told a walk will take them 2 hours and after 3 they are still plodding along, so walk times are usually a little more than the average walker would take.

    The walk from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay was billed as 4 1/2 hours. It took us 2! And this included a fair amount of stopping to enjoy the drop dead gorgeous views, and making sure everyone’s camera had a picture of its owner and said view on it.

    After meeting outside Catalina Restaurant at Rose Bay—and giving everyone a chance to repark their car if necessary to avoid getting a ticket, the seven of us set off through the costal bushland to Nielsen Park. It seemed to take no time at all to get there and still energetic we pressed on to Watson's Bay. The last section of this walk took us through Parsley Bay and past some really beautiful, expensive houses. The street views of these palaces are nothing like the view from the other side, but you need a boat to see that.

         With the walk over sooner than anticipated, we had plenty of time to enjoy lunch at Doyles Palace Hotel with more pictures, and then we all took a bus back to Rose Bay and home. Next walk looks like it might be in May and we are considering Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach. Hope to see you there!

  • 31 Mar 2009 9:02 PM | Anonymous member
    Hands down the favourite wine of the evening was “The Willows Vineyard Shiraz 2005”.  For those liking red wine, this wine night worked out well – no one brought white wine.
    The Barossa Valley is most famous for the reds and we got to try a number of very pleasant shirazes. We all had a very nice time and everyone stayed quite late.

    The next wine night will be held in May at Chris & Linda’s. More details to follow on the website, newsletter & Facebook.

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