Events

We host a variety of social, professional and informational events each year and always love seeing new members. Come out and meet your fellow Canadians and check back often for new postings.

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October

U of T Where You Are: Getting Clear About Mindfulness & How it Probably Works

U of T Where You Are: Getting Clear About Mindfulness & How it Probably Works

Hotel Vitale, Americano Patio - 8 Mission Street, San Francisco

Join fellow U of T alumni to investigate how mindfulness can contribute significantly to one's overall sense of well-being and quality of life. 

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What does it mean to be mindful? Professor Vervaeke's talk explores mindfulness in today's society and proposes reformulating the mindfulness construct. Audience members will learn how related attentional processes can contribute to an invididual's ability to increase insight and self-regulation, and get onself "in the zone."

Join fellow U of T alumni to investigate how mindfulness can contribute significantly to one's overall sense of well-being and quality of life. 

Note: This presentation will be preceded by an information session for prospective students interested in learning more about the University of Toronto. 10th, 11th and 12th-grade high school students are encouraged to attend with their families. For more information on the session, please email student.recruitment@utoronto.ca. Feel free to share this invitation with anyone who may be interested in this opportunity! 

Free. Registration kindly requested.

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A Brimful of Asha at Stanford

A Brimful of Asha at Stanford

Bing Concert Hall Studio - 327 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA

Culture clash, Canadian-style, comes to life in A Brimful of Asha, a two-person play written by and starring mother and son Asha and Ravi Jain. The story is about a first-generation twentysomething who wants to connect with his Indian heritage—but not necessarily all of it. How will his family handle the conflict?

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Culture clash, Canadian-style, comes to life in A Brimful of Asha, a two-person play written by and starring mother and son Asha and Ravi Jain. The story is about a first-generation twentysomething who wants to connect with his Indian heritage—but not necessarily all of it. How will his family handle the conflict? A Brimful of Asha’s warm and complex story has captivated audiences throughout North America. 

In residence October 18-22.

Tickets $15-$50.

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McGill CEO Series -- Fireside Chat in San Francisco

McGill CEO Series -- Fireside Chat in San Francisco

AppDirect Office - 650 California Street, 25th Floor, San Francisco, CA

Join McGill alumni and Professor Karl Moore in a Fireside Chat in San Francisco about Venture Capital and Innovation in Silicon Valley.

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Join the McGill Alumni Association of Northern California for a fireside chat with Aaref Hilaly, MA'94, partner at Sequoia Capital; Côme Laguë, BEng'89, CEO of Zetta Research and former founder of Nueva Ventures; and Matt Wyndowe, BA'01, Head of Product Partnerships at Uber and Founding Partner of Graph Ventures.

Facilitated by Professor Karl Moore, of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, the conversation will explore venture capital and innovation, among other topics.

Generously hosted by Dan Saks, BA'07, and AppDirect, this promises to be a thought-provoking and engaging event that you don't want to miss!

RSVP is mandatory.

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Western Alumni: Brunch by the Bay

Western Alumni: Brunch by the Bay

Golden Gate Room, St. Francis Yacht Club - 700 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco

Jack Cowin, BA'64, Chancellor;  Amit Chakma, President & Vice-Chancellor; and David Simmonds, BA'07, Western Alumni Association President, invite alumni and friends of Western for Brunch by the Bay overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Jack Cowin, BA'64, Chancellor;  Amit Chakma, President & Vice-Chancellor; and David Simmonds, BA'07, Western Alumni Association President, invite alumni and friends of Western for Brunch by the Bay overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Connect with fellow alumni and friends in the San Francisco area and hear from our leaders at Western as they share their stories, news and developments. It's a also a chance to welcome the President of our Alumni Association, David, to the community as he has recently moved to the city.

Program

11:00 am - 11:30 am: Registration and mingling
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Brunch buffet
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm: Remarks from our hosts
12:50 pm - 1:30 pm: Mix and mingle

Registration is $30 CAD per person and includes a brunch buffet and beverages.

Please register by Wednesday, October 25.

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[Sold out] Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks

[Sold out] Toronto Maple Leafs at San Jose Sharks

SAP Center - 525 W Santa Clara Street, San Jose

Moose  EventHockey season returns to San Jose! Cheer on the Leafs as they take on the Sharks with a group of Canadians and the Digital Moose Lounge! Please note that we have reached capacity for this event.

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Hockey season returns to San Jose! Cheer on the Leafs as they take on the Sharks with a group of Canadians and the Digital Moose Lounge. Hailed as "the return of Patrick Marleau" and the only time we'll see the Leafs in regular season play this year, this game is one not to be missed!

Tickets $52 each. They are located in the Upper Bowl and will be available for pick-up the day of the game at Will Call.

The pre-game meet-up will be at San Pedro Square Market from 5:30pm.

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November

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 November Meeting

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 November Meeting

Englander Sports Pub & Restaurant - 101 Parrott St, San Leandro, CA

Branch 25 meets at noon on the first Thursday each month, and welcomes new members and guest interested in veterans issues and supporting veterans. More information >>

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Branch 25 meets at noon on the first Thursday each month, and welcomes new members and guest interested in veterans issues and supporting veterans.

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Silicon Valley Sevens International Rugby Tournament

Silicon Valley Sevens International Rugby Tournament

Avaya Stadium - 1123 Coleman Ave, San Jose

The Silicon Valley Sevens will be a Rugby Sevens competition between 12 of the top teams in the world (including Canada, USA, England, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, China, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Argentina,

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The Silicon Valley Sevens will be a Rugby Sevens competition between 12 of the top teams in the world (including Canada, USA, England, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, China, Japan, Australia, Ireland, Argentina, and New Zealand).

The event is a two-day festival at Avaya Stadium. Festivities will include a Polynesian Reggae Festival located on-site, which features live music from Tarrus Riley and Fiji.

Come out and show your support for Team Canada!

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[Rescheduled] In Conversation with Samantha Bee

[Rescheduled] In Conversation with Samantha Bee

Memorial Auditorium - 551 Serra Mall Stanford, CA

Canadian Comedian Samantha Bee comes to Stanford.

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Meet America’s Canadian sweetheart, the only female comic to host her own network late-night show. Bee, a Canadian who learned her craft as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, has become a sharp political commentator with a ribald voice that never loses its charm or its humour.

This event was rescheduled from October 6 and is currently at capacity but a waiting list is available at the link below.

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Observance of Remembrance Day with Royal Canadian Legion

Observance of Remembrance Day with Royal Canadian Legion

Liberty Cemetery - Petaluma, CA 94952

The Royal Canadian Legion US Zone, Branch #25, representing the San Francisco Bay Area, generally organizes formal Remembrance ceremonies each year that are open to the public.

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The Royal Canadian Legion US Zone, Branch #25, representing the San Francisco Bay Area, generally organizes formal Remembrance ceremonies each year:

Each Remembrance Day is observed at Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma, CA.

10:30am - Ceremonies begin

11:30am -- Break for lunch (which is on one’s own

1:00pm -- Small parade from the park in downtown Petaluma, organized by the municipality, the Legionnaires and U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) Arkansas Division partners

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Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance

Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance

Grace Cathedral - 1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA

Join a cherished annual ceremony commemorating all who have lost their lives in armed conflict and the day known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day. The service includes the deeply moving cascade of thousands of poppy petals onto the altar as Amazing Grace is played on the bagpipes.

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Join a cherished annual ceremony commemorating all who have lost their lives in armed conflict and the day known as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day. The service includes the deeply moving cascade of thousands of poppy petals onto the altar as Amazing Grace is played on the bagpipes.

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion participate in the ceremonies.

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The Daisy Theatre, Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes at Stanford

The Daisy Theatre, Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes at Stanford

Bing Concert Hall Studio - 327 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA

Don’t bring the kiddies to puppeteer Ronnie Burkett’s rather ribald, thoroughly entertaining Daisy Theatre. Burkett is a one-man show, improvising on the spot. His marionettes—a rotating cast of 40 characters—include ventriloquist Meyer Lemon, actress Lillian Lunkhead, and Edna Rural. Advisory: chance of puppet nudity.

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Don’t bring the kiddies to puppeteer Ronnie Burkett’s rather ribald, thoroughly entertaining Daisy Theatre. Burkett, who hails from Alberta, Canada, became interested in puppets as a child, when he picked up Volume P of the World Book and it fell open at “puppets.” Burkett is a one-man show, improvising on the spot. His marionettes—a rotating cast of 40 characters—include ventriloquist Meyer Lemon, actress Lillian Lunkhead, and Edna Rural. Advisory: chance of puppet nudity.

In residence November 15-18.

Tickets $15-$50.

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January

Alan Doyle: Come Out With Me Tour

Alan Doyle: Come Out With Me Tour

Great American Music Hall - 859 O'Farrell St, San Francisco

Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter Alan Doyle will be touring North America in 2018 to support his third solo album, A Week At The Warehouse.

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Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter Alan Doyle will be touring North America in 2018 to support his third solo album, A Week At The Warehouse.

Doyle was the lead singer of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have all been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. His third solo album continues to cement Doyle’s reputation as one of our country’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. In Doyle’s words, “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”

Tickets $26-$50.

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