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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.

Want to see your Canada-related event here? Email us the details and we'll promote it!

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October

DML Canadian Thanksgiving: Oct 8th -16th

DML Canadian Thanksgiving: Oct 8th -16th

The smoke has lifted for many, and while the air is cleaner, we are also breathing a collective sigh of sadness as our annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving dinner with UC Berkeley Canadian Studies will not be happening for the Bay Area Canadian community this October but...

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there is still lots to be grateful for so let's celebrate together-apart as we kick-off Thanksgiving weekend with these festivities!

Thursday, October 8

Virtual Wine Tasting - ticket sales are closed for this event. If you did purchase a ticket, please check your email for log-in details.

Friday, October 9

Need a turkey? Check out our roundup of 9 local spots where you can snag your bird.

Saturday, October 10 at 10am PST

Let’s make pumpkin pie! Join our Board Member, Dorin Greenwood for a baking lesson on Zoom. RSVP here and see our recipe and ingredients list.

Sunday, October 11

Show off your favourite Canadian sweaters all weekend (and week) long. Tell us what you are most thankful for! Tag us #CdnThanksgivingInTheBay and you can win a Canadian swag pack. Contest ends midnight on October 16, 2020.

 

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Giving thanks - Canadian-style wine tasting

Giving thanks - Canadian-style wine tasting

Join us for a live virtual wine tasting with Digital Moose Lounge, Kascadia Wine Merchants and Winemaker's CUT Proprietor and Winemaker, Michal Mosney as we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with a glass of good cheer!

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This exclusive - and hard to get! - $70 wine tasting package includes shipping (not taxes). Sign-up now until October 1st for your duo-pack for this tasting with Winemakers CUT of Oliver, BC.

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C100: Positioning the Tech Community for Social and Environmental Impact

C100: Positioning the Tech Community for Social and Environmental Impact

Join C100 for a members' dinner, networking, and discussion on the topic of how the tech community can use its connections, economic power, and influence to be a force for positive change.

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Join C100 for a members' dinner, networking, and discussion on the topic of how the tech community can use its connections, economic power, and influence to be a force for positive change.

We will discuss how that influence can be leveraged to overcome the challenges faced by many social impact technology companies. Joining as our guests of honour are Anar Simpson and our host, Sara Spangelo. Sara is CEO & Co-Founder of Swarm Technologies, a satellite company committed to providing accessible, low-cost global connectivity. Anar is the Global Ambassador for Technovation which equips young girls with technology and entrepreneurship skills which readies them for tech careers and is now in over 100 countries.

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Concert: City and Colour

Concert: City and Colour

Palace of Fine Arts/ The Fillmore - 3301 Lyon Street San Francisco , CA 94123 / 1805 Geary Boulevard San Francisco , CA 94115

Juno award-winning singer-songwriter, Dallas Green, who records under the alias City and Colour (get it? Dallas/City Green/Colour), will be performing for two nights in San Francisco. He and his band

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Juno award-winning singer-songwriter, Dallas Green, who records under the alias City and Colour (get it? Dallas/City Green/Colour), will be performing for two nights in San Francisco.

He and his band have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Crisis Text Line, and their work providing free, confidential and 24/7 support for those in crisis. Crisistextline.org

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DML Canadian Family Thanksgiving (Berkeley)

DML Canadian Family Thanksgiving (Berkeley)

Alumni House, UC Berkeley - 1 Alumni House

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 Tickets for our 3rd Annual DML Canadian Family Thanksgiving are available now! Get them while they are still available.

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Bring your family to join ours at the Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration!

Nothing says Fall like a good Thanksgiving dinner. This year, give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus. 

Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all your favourite side dishes, a complimentary host bar of beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. There will be family-friendly entertainment throughout the night. 

In the spirit of DML Canadians Doing Good, we have selected the Alameda County Community Food Bank as the beneficiary of our event. Support our joint effort in ending hunger and poverty in the community by bringing a non-perishable food item for donation or by making a small financial donation when you arrive. 

All ticket buyers will be entered into a draw to win a pair of round-trip tickets from Air Canada for travel within North America. All ticket buyers will also be entered into a draw for two tickets to one of the following special DML-hosted games at SAP Centre at San Jose: the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks hockey game or a Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks hockey game. 


FAQs

What awesome people are presenting this event, and why?

The Digital Moose Lounge is a non-profit, longstanding community of Canadians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to facilitate meaningful connections for Canadian culture here, and we host a number of social and informational events throughout the year for the benefit of the Canadian population locally. Learn more about the DML here

For the 3rd year in a row now, we are partnering closely with UC Berkeley Canadian Studies to host this event. We are also very grateful for their sponsorship as well as sponsorships from Trade & Invest BC and several other universities and organizations. 

How much are tickets?

Adult tickets are $64 and Child tickets are $34. Ticket prices include a buffet dinner, drinks, dessert and an automatic entry into our raffles, including our grand prize raffle for two roundtrip airfares to anywhere in North America, courtesy of our Air Canada sponsor.

What is included in the ticket price? Are you serving food and drink at this event?

The ticket price includes a traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffetand Canadian favourites for dessert. It also includes a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic Canadian drinks. Vegetarian options will be available.

University of Alberta and McGill University Alumni get a 10% discount on all tickets. Contact us or your alumni association for details.

We're proud to partner with the Alameda County Community Food bank to be the beneficiary of our event. Together we want to make a difference in ending hunger and poverty in the community. 

Are you looking for volunteers?

Yes! We have a few volunteer spots available and you can purchase a volunteer ticket for 50% off the regular ticket price on the ticket page. Volunteers will work 1-2 hours during the event -- plenty of time to enjoy yourself while helping our amazing team! 

How will I get to this event? Where will I park?

Alumni House is a 10-minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station, and ~30 minutes by transit from downtown San Francisco.

Parking is available in the lots surrounding Alumni House. Information about getting there by car, and where to park, can be found on the Alumni House webpage.

 

What is your refund policy?

We will happily issue refunds up to 7 days before the event starts.

Unfortunately, after that date we will have already committed full payment to our vendors based on sales so cannot compensate ticket buyers for cancellations after Saturday, October 5th at midnight, or no-shows.

 

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Understanding the Federal Election Campaign – Prof. Richard Johnston, Pol. Sci., UBC

Understanding the Federal Election Campaign – Prof. Richard Johnston, Pol. Sci., UBC

223 Moses Hall - 223 Moses Hall, Berkeley, California 94720

Come listen to a lecture by renowned University of British Columbia political scientist, Richard Johnston, who will lay out the stakes and issues in the 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch

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Come listen to a lecture by renowned University of British Columbia political scientist, Richard Johnston, who will lay out the stakes and issues in the 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.

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Canadian Leaders' Debate Watch Party

Canadian Leaders' Debate Watch Party

Melodee Cocktails - 240 El Cerrito Plaza El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA

Follow the Federal election by watching the leaders' debate with the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program.

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Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch the English Language Canadian Federal Leaders' Debate at Melodee Cocktails in El Cerrito, California. 

There is plenty of free parking, and numerous transit options. BART: El Cerrito Plaza station. AC Transit: lines 72, 72M, 72R, 79 and 80.

This event is free, but limited to those age 21+ only. Snacks will be provided; purchase your own beverages at the bar.

Questions? Call Elliott at 510-642-0531 or email elliott.smith@berkeley.edu

RSVP: https://canadiandebate.eventbrite.com

 

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Idea Exchange with the University of Calgary (San Francisco)

Idea Exchange with the University of Calgary (San Francisco)

Trou Normand - 140 New Montgomery St., San Francisco

UCalgary President Elizabeth Cannon invites alumni, donors and friends to join her for her final official visit to San Francisco to explore how the university and its partners are leading life-saving research by focusing on technology first!

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She’ll be joined by Dr. Ian Lewis, PhD, UCalgary assistant professor and Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Translational Health Chair in Metabolomics. Dr. Lewis will lead the evening’s discussion about how improved technology will reshape disease management and potentially save countless lives worldwide. UCalgary alumnus Todd Simpson, BSc’87, PhD’90, partner, iNovia Capital, will moderate the discussion.

Sign-up in advance.

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Royal Canadian Legion - Volunteer event (Petaluma)

Royal Canadian Legion - Volunteer event (Petaluma)

Liberty Cemetery - 20 Liberty Road, Petaluma, CA

Volunteer to Help the Royal Canadian Legion Clean Up Liberty Cemetery!

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Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma is one of two final resting places of Canadian servicemen and servicewomen in the Bay Area that the Royal Canadian Legion US Branch 25 maintains.

On Saturday, 20 October at 9am members of the Legion and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Arkansas Division will undertake a clean up and some minor repairs in advance of this year's Remembrance Day service.  

Activities will include weeding the space, installing a new weed blanket, adding adding stone, re-painting the Union Jack, and replacing the flags. 

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One Dumb Guy: Kids in the Hall with Paul Myers (@Litquake, San Francisco)

One Dumb Guy: Kids in the Hall with Paul Myers (@Litquake, San Francisco)

World premiere book launch of Bay Area Canadian (and DML member!) Paul Myers’ new authorized biography, One Dumb Guy: Kids in the Hall. 

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Paul Myers will be in conversation with Dave Foley of Kids In The Hall, plus there will be a screening of the 1996 KITH film, Brain Candy. This is all part of Litquake, San Francisco's Literary Festival.

Paul Myers is a Canadian writer and musician living in Berkeley.

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UNAFF Int'l Documentary Film Festival (various locations)

UNAFF Int'l Documentary Film Festival (various locations)

Don't miss the 21st UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was founded in 1998 by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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As one of the oldest solely documentary film festivals in the US, UNAFF has grown and earned the respect of audiences and filmmakers alike for its fearless independence and integrity.

Please check the schedule for film by Canadians, as well as from nations all around the world.

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Film: "...As If They Were Angels" (Mill Valley Film Festival)

Film: "...As If They Were Angels" (Mill Valley Film Festival)

Century Larkspur Landing - 500 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, CA. 94939

Two months after Pearl Harbor and the US entry into World War II, a pair of destroyers escorted a supply ship through the treacherous North Atlantic to a base in Newfoundland. 

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A nasty storm, combined with an officer’s reluctance to trust his experienced navigator and newfangled radar, ran two of the ships aground on the rocks of adjacent coves. More than 200 sailors on the Pollux and the Truxton lost their lives, but nearly as many were rescued by local miners and townspeople. Director Terry Strauss, whose father was one of the survivors, plumbs a trove of photographs, documents, drawings, and interviews to recount a moving story of sacrifice, endurance, and heroism. The film hits an emotional peak with footage of the 1988 reunion between the American survivors and the Canadian townspeople who saved and cared for them. Peter Coyote narrates this remarkable saga with a blend of tender empathy and palpable amazement.

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Expected Guests: Director Terry Strauss; Cinematographer Barry Schienberg; Editor Lou Wirth; Talent Peter Coyote; Crew Phoebe Wall Howard, Sasha White (All Screenings).

In association with the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco.

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Why Canadians Love Immigration and Americans Aren't So Sure (Berkeley)

Why Canadians Love Immigration and Americans Aren't So Sure (Berkeley)

Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Americans are deeply divided about migration policy and have limited appetite for increasing immigration. 

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In contrast, Canada’s government has increased its immigration targets; the ruling party won in part due to a campaign promise to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees; and citizens largely support these policies. Why do Canadians seem to love immigration while Americans aren’t so sure? 

Speaker: Irene Bloemraad
Professor, Sociology; Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; Faculty Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative.

Irene Bloemraad’s research examines how immigrants become incorporated into the political and civic life of their adopted countries and the consequences of immigration for politics and understandings of citizenship. 

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C100 Canadians in Tech Happy Hour (San Francisco)

C100 Canadians in Tech Happy Hour (San Francisco)

C100 hosts monthly meetups in San Francisco/Palo Alto for all Canadians visiting or living in the Bay Area to network with one another alongside C100's staff, Charter Members and Partners. These frequent gatherings are the only consistent Bay Area networking events open to the public. 

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RSVP is required.

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SOLD OUT! Canadian Family Thanksgiving (Berkeley)

SOLD OUT! Canadian Family Thanksgiving (Berkeley)

Berkeley Alumni House - 1 Alumni House, University of California, Berkeley, 94704

UPDATE: October 5th
Sorry, but our event is now sold out! See you at our next event.

Bring your family to join ours at the Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration! 

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For a second year, the Digital Moose Lounge & Canadian Studies Program (UC Berkeley) are proud to bring Thanksgiving dinner to Canadian families, and friends!

Details and tickets are now available on Eventbrite. Early bird deadline is Sept. 29, 2018.

Highlights:
* Smoked turkey dinner and some of the fixings
* Community beneficiary: Alameda County Community Food Bank 
* Prizes!

All ticket buyers will be entered into a draw for:

* two return tickets in North America (Air Canada)

* two tickets to one of the DML-hosted hockey games coming up (winners choice... Leafs or Canucks vs. Sharks!)

* two Warriors tickets (date tbd)

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With thanks to our sponsors: BC Trade & Invest, McGill University, and One Capital Management, LLC.

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CELS Meetup - October Edition (Palo Alto)

CELS Meetup - October Edition (Palo Alto)

Vino Locale - 431 Kipling Street, Palo Alto, CA

Join CELS members and leadership at a monthly, informal meet-up for Canadian Life Science professionals to network with local colleagues.  

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Whether your visiting or from the Bay Area, this is a great opportunity to get a pulse on the local Life Science scene with a Canadian flavor. 

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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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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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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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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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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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[Sold out] Montreal Canadiens at San Jose Sharks

[Sold out] Montreal Canadiens at San Jose Sharks

SAP Center - 525 W Santa Clara Street, San Jose

Moose  EventJoin the Digital Moose Lounge, McGill Alumni and Québécois en Californie for a VIP experience as we cheer on the Montreal Canadians! Please note that we have reached capacity for this event.

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Digital Moose Lounge has teamed up with McGill Alumni and Québécois en Californie to bring you a VIP event to celebrate the Montreal Canadians vs. San Jose Sharks game.

Join us in the private plaza area before and during the game to mix and mingle with the group.

Tickets are $99 each and include the game and plaza experience, a hot buffet dinner and two drink tickets.

Spots are limited, so make sure to get yours early!

Tickets available via Eventbrite >>

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Worst Case, We Get Married at the Mill Valley Film Festival

Worst Case, We Get Married at the Mill Valley Film Festival

Smith Rafael Film Center - San Rafael, CA

As part of its World Cinema programming, the Mill Valley Film Festival presents the US PREMIERE of Canadian film Worst Case, We Get Married (Et au pire, on se mariera). There will be two screenings.

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As part of its World Cinema programming, the Mill Valley Film Festival presents the US PREMIERE of Canadian film Worst Case, We Get Married (Et au pire, on se mariera).

Montreal’s gritty Central-South neighborhood doesn’t offer much for teenage Aïcha until she meets dreamy Baz, a handsome neighbor twice her age. Worst Case, We Get Married (Et au pire, on se mariera), Léa Pool’s latest film featuring powerful performances from Karine Vanasse and Sophie Nélisse, explores obsession, truth, and fantasy, as it unpacks an all-consuming case of love at first sight. In French and English subtitles.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 3:30 PM at Smith Rafael Film Center

 

Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 PM at Smith Rafael Film Center

 

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Canadian Women's Club 7th Anniversary Thanksgiving

Canadian Women's Club 7th Anniversary Thanksgiving

Presidio Golf & Concordia Club - 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco

Canadian Women's Club 2.0 invite you to join us to mix and mingle with old friends and new and celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with fellow Canadians. 

Family and friends are all welcome.

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Canadian Women's Club 2.0 invite you to join us to mix and mingle with old friends and new and celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with fellow Canadians. 

Family and friends are all welcome.

Dinner served at 1 PM.

Tickets $48 and include dinner tax, gratuity, and parking. Cash bar.

Please register by October 1.

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Canadian Family Thanksgiving

Canadian Family Thanksgiving

Alumni House, UC Berkeley - 1 Alumni House Berkeley, CA

Moose  EventCelebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the Digital Moose Lounge and the Bay Area's Canadian community! Tickets now available via Eventbrite.

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Join the Digital Moose Lounge and UC Berkeley Canadian Studies in a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving.

Nothing says fall like a good Thanksgiving dinner. This year, give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.

Enjoy turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce and all your favourite side dishes, a host bar of Canadian beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Fun for the whole family!

SFUUWMcGillMcMasterCalgary, and Carleton Alumni get a 10% discount on all tickets. Contact us or your alumni association for more details.

Tickets available here >>

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Porcupine Lake at the Mill Valley Film Festival

Porcupine Lake at the Mill Valley Film Festival

Lark Theater and Smith Rafael Film Center - Marin County, CA

As part of its World Cinema programming, the Mill Valley Film Festival presents the US PREMIERE of Canadian film Porcupine Lake. There will be two screenings.

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As part of its World Cinema programming, the Mill Valley Film Festival presents the US PREMIERE of Canadian film Porcupine Lake

The latest feature film by the DIY Queen of Canadian filmmaking, Porcupine Lake brings wide-eyed, 13-year-old city dweller Bea to a small rural town where she meets brash, long-haired tomboy Kate. As Bea becomes enamored with all things Kate, the world opens up before her. But all summers must end.

Director Ingrid Veninger and to be announced talent in attendance at both screenings.

Friday, Oct. 6 at 8:45 PM at Lark Theater

Saturday, Oct. 7 at 12:45 PM at Smith Rafael Film Center

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 October Meeting

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 October 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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Canadian Studies Monthly Lunchtime Colloquium

Canadian Studies Monthly Lunchtime Colloquium

Moses Hall - 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

The second Canadian Studies Colloquium of the year will feature newly-appointed Consul General of Canada in San Francisco Rana Sarkar speaking about NAFTA and trade issues.

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Newly-appointed Consul General of Canada in San Francisco Rana Sarkar will speak on NAFTA and trade issues.

Consul General Sarkar will be joined by Canadian Studies Director Irene Bloemraad, who will speak on immigration issues.

Buffet Lunch at 12 noon, followed by talks beginning at approximately 12:20. Sponsored by our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.

Colloquium events are free, and open to everyone. No ticket or RSVP is required.

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Terminal Device at the Superfest International Disability Film Festival

Terminal Device at the Superfest International Disability Film Festival

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life - 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Superfest features films with fresh ideas and images that inspire thought and meaningful conversation. This year's films feature Terminal Device, a Canadian film by Ross Turnbull.

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Celebrate the 30th year of the Superfest: International Disability Film Festival, the world’s longest-running disability film festival, which celebrates disability as a creative force in cinema and culture. 

Superfest features films with fresh ideas and images that inspire thought and meaningful conversation. This year's films feature Terminal Device, a Canadian film by Ross Turnbull.

“The cinema loves the one-armed bad guy, but just who is Captain Hook? Terminal Device  is an autobiographical essay and an inquiry into cinematic representation. Refracted through pop cultural images, the director’s story as one of the men with hooks acquires unexpected resonance.”

View the trailer >>

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Canada for President!?

Canada for President!?

Natoma Cabana - 90 Natoma Street, San Francisco

Learn about amazing opportunities in Vancouver’s technology sector through an evening with Vancouver’s most prominent tech employers. Enjoy some tasty appetizers and learn how the tech sector has changed since you flew south, before settling in to view the U.S. Presidential Candidates’ final debate.

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Has this year’s U.S. Presidential Election made you inexplicably (understandably?) homesick? Do you find yourself searching for other options available to you? Look no further!

Learn about amazing opportunities in Vancouver’s technology sector through an evening with Vancouver’s most prominent tech employers. Enjoy some tasty appetizers and learn how the tech sector has changed since you flew south, before settling in to view the U.S. Presidential Candidates’ final debate. 

This event is FREE to attend for all tech professionals open to exciting opportunities.

Register here >>

Please note: The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) disclaims all liability for any existential dread that may arise as a result of this viewing.

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Ambassador David MacNaughton at UC Berkeley

Ambassador David MacNaughton at UC Berkeley

Morrison LIbrary, UC Berkeley

His Excellency David MacNaughton, Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America will speak at the University of California, Berkeley about Prime Minister Trudeau’s New Agenda for Canada, with a particular focus on LGBTQ2S issues, Climate Change, and Trade.

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His Excellency David MacNaughton, Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America will speak at the University of California, Berkeley about Prime Minister Trudeau’s New Agenda for Canada, with a particular focus on LGBTQ2S issues, Climate Change, and Trade.

Free and open to the public.

Tickets available here >>

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Canadian Women's Club Monthly Lunchtime Lecture

Canadian Women's Club Monthly Lunchtime Lecture

Presidio Golf & Concordia Club - 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco, CA

The Canadian Women's Club meets monthly for a lecture and lunch in the Presidio in San Francisco.

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October's program features journalist Therese Poletti presentating about "Grand Emporiums of Old San Francisco.”  Ms. Poletti’s presentation will take us back in time to the old and wonderful department stores we can all reminisce about – The White House and I Magnin, for example.  Come and be entertained!  And see great photos of San Francisco and the older department stores many years ago.

Therese Poletti has been a journalist for over twenty years, mostly writing about business, finance and technology.  In her off hours, Poletti can also be found giving architectural walking tours as a volunteer for San Francisco City Guides, which is how she became inspired by the work of Timothy Pflueger, one of the city's forgotten architectural geniuses, and subject of her first book, “Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger” 1st Edition, which will be available for sale at the meeting.

Social hour 11 a.m. Lunch 12 noon.

$38.00 per person includes lunch. Guests & gentlemen are welcome and encouraged.

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6th Annual Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration

6th Annual Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration

Presidio Golf & Concordia Club - 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco, CA 94118

Join the Canadian Women's Club 2.0 to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with fellow Canadians. Family and friends are all welcome.  

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Canadian Women's Club 2.0 invites you to join us to mix and mingle with old friends and new and celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with fellow Canadians. Family and friends are all welcome.  

Meet and Greet @ 12:00 ~ No Host Bar

Thanksgiving Dinner Served at 1:00

Optional Golf at the Presidio Golf Club before or after Dinner. (Please indicate in comments section at registration if you would like to play.)

 

$47.50 per person (tax, gratuity and parking included).

Children 12 and under $25.

 

Kindly RSVP and register by Oct 1, 2016.

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Canadian Women's Club of San Francisco

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San Francisco Canadian Thanksgiving Event

San Francisco Canadian Thanksgiving Event

The Beacon (Safeway Building), 4th floor Club House (check in at Concierge Desk first) - 275 Townsend Street (between 3rd & 4th Streets), San Francisco, CA

Join the SF Expat Canadian Meetup Group for a Canadian Thanksgiving, potluck style!

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Join the SF Expat Canadian Meetup Group for a Canadian Thanksgiving, potluck style!  The Beacon is in Soma, between Caltrain and AT&T Park. 

  • Food: Safeway is on the ground floor (4th & King), Whole Foods is 4 blocks (4th & Harrison). Both validate parking. Trader Joe's is 5 min drive (9th & Brannan) 
  • Potluck: Please bring a favourite dish (entree/side dish/app) or beverages for at least 6 people.
  • Turkey: Ordering herb-roasted turkey from Whole Foods but please feel free to contribute seafood or other protein as well.
  • Food Prep: Fridge/freezer, full kitchen and convection microwave!
  • Chip-in: TBD (max $15) to cover the turkey, plates, cutlery, delivery, room rental, etc.
  • Volunteers appreciated! 

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Thanksgiving Alumni Celebration (U of T and friends)

Thanksgiving Alumni Celebration (U of T and friends)

GINTO Izakaya Japonaise - 658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Not travelling home this year for the holiday? Join 70+ others to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in San Francisco! All Canadians and allies welcome.

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Not travelling home this year for the holiday? Join 70+ others to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in San Francisco!

All Canadians and allies welcome! Light beverages and snacks provided by the University of Toronto Alumni Association. Ginto has a great happy hour menu, a large bar and some outdoor seating as well. 

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UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Lunchtime Colloquium

UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Lunchtime Colloquium

223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley

Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies community for their regular lunchtime colloquium series. This lecture's topic is Using Captain Vancouver’s Voyage To Examine What Is Accomplished By Reconsidering And Rewriting The Past, by Prof. Lee Gulyas of Western Washington University.

Free and open to the public!

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Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies community for their regular lunchtime colloquium series. This lecture's topic is Using Captain Vancouver’s Voyage To Examine What Is Accomplished By Reconsidering And Rewriting The Past, by Prof. Lee Gulyas of Western Washington University.

This talk regards the earliest mapmakers, “Whose imaginations were usually more reliable than their sources,” and how they portrayed what would become Canada as an amorphous blob of unknown dangers. Everything west of the Atlantic was imagined and scrawled in, worthy of exploration only for either gold or the legendary Strait of Anian/Northwest Passage. In 1791, Captain George Vancouver’s four-and-a-half year expedition to map the Pacific coast of the North American continent changed the course of history for Europe, the Americas, and the indigenous nations. Yet Canada is still very much a blend of fact and fiction. As we consider the narrativization of history in Canadian literature, we will be doing our own mapping by examining history alongside two literary works that are fascinating by their merit and strategies in their own right, but also raise important questions about history, gender, ethnicity, place, work, justice, politics, and regionalism. These works explore landscape, imagination, and identity to point to larger questions of history, story, and what is accomplished by reconsidering and rewriting the past.  

Speaker Lee Gulyas is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department and affiliated faculty in Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University. 

Free and open to the public!

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September

St. Lawrence Quartet with Stanford Live (virtual)

St. Lawrence Quartet with Stanford Live (virtual)

In their first appearance together since before the pandemic, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will play—in a masked and socially distanced performance—the entirety of Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76 No. 5.

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The film will be more than a virtual concert, though. Through interviews with members of the quartet, behind the scenes footage, and a peek into the personal lives of the quartet, the film tells the story of how the quartet has had to adapt its creative process amid months of COVID-19 restrictions that has resulted in their longest hiatus in the quartet’s 30-year history.

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Facing Border Closure Together To Flatten The Curve

Facing Border Closure Together To Flatten The Curve

Please join us for an important conversation about the extension of border closure regulations. This is an open format community discussion and opportunity to have your questions answered.

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The Consulate General of Canada in Northern California & The Digital Moose Lounge invite you to a Community Q&A.

Our specialists panel includes:

Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada for Northern California & Hawaii

Marni Kellison, Senior Consular Officer

Pavan Dhillon, Founder & Principal Attorney, Dhillon Immigration Law

Shauna Chevalier, Liaison Officer, Canada Border Services Agency

 

This will be a live webinar on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86103230775

Meeting ID: 861 0323 0775

RSVP wade.wallerstein@international.gc.ca 

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Chesterfield Chat With Canadian Experts

Chesterfield Chat With Canadian Experts

In recent months, the DML has been reaching out to Canadian-owned, affiliated and themed small businesses in the Bay Area, to support them in today's challenging economy. We've heard how the pandemic has impacted businesses, and forced our favourite shops, restaurants, artisans, and service providers to find new ways of reaching customers.

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In this panel, we will gather experts from our Canadian tech community to discuss tips and strategies on how to make the most of tech tools and grow sales online.

Please join our webinar, and share the details with any small business or entrepreneur who you think might find this information helpful. We will make time for Q&A at the end. 

Meet our panelists, below, and don't forget to pre-register for this Zoom webinar scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th!

Brian Hale (panelist) is originally from Calgary, and is currently serving as the VP of Product Growth at Facebook, helping oversee Facebook's small business platform.

Brian began his career in growth and performance marketing in 1999 at the start-up ACDSee, where he first started “figuring out that search engine thing”, growing e-commerce, and providing analytics. He has since gone on to lead demand generation and e-commerce for DivX, the digital video technology company, and then led SEO and Growth functions for the travel start-up “Uptake”, which later sold to Groupon. Since 2010 he has been at Facebook, where he is Vice President of the Product Growth team, which partners with engineering teams across Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger using data and experimentation to drive growth of app adoption and engagement.

Amy Thibodeau (panelist) is from Saskatchewan, and moved from Silicon Valley back to Canada a few years ago to lead UX for Store Management at Shopify. In her role as Director, Amy leads design, research, content strategy, and UX development for the Store Management team.

In earlier iterations of her life she was one of the first members of Facebook’s now gigantic content strategy team, she renovated an old house in the south of France, worked in art museums, and traveled around the world for a year. Amy lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband Dan and two small dogs, Augustus and Eleanor. 

Jason Sanio (panelist) is the Head of Marketing for Google Domains in Seattle, WA. He also spent the previous 7 years in product marketing roles at Google in the Bay Area. Jason is from a family of small business owners in Ontario, Canada, growing up in Aurora and Bracebridge. Jason graduated from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2010 with honors.

David Stewart (co-moderator) is the Digital Moose Lounge's Past Chair, or "Pastured Moose", and the Advisory Board Chair at UC Berkeley’s Canadian Studies Program. Since 2013, he has consulted on a range of Canada-US education and innovation projects for clients such as the University of Saskatchewan, Expansion Quebec, the Association of University Research Parks Canada, and UBC. From 2007 - 2012, he was the Academic Relations Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Palo Alto. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of International House, a nonprofit in Charlotte, North Carolina. David began his career as a commercial and immigration lawyer in Toronto, Boston, and Charlotte, and is a member of the Bar in Ontario and Massachusetts.

Wendy Kam Marcy (co-moderator) is Digital Moose Lounge's inhouse Marketer. She graduated from the University of Toronto with honors and worked with various tech, e-commerce and lifestyle product brands before co-founding Adfluent, a Google Partners Agency specializing in growth marketing for startups. In 2018, she moved to the SF Bay Area from Toronto. #DoneWithWinter

 

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence (Stanford)

Sundays with the St. Lawrence (Stanford)

Bing Concert Hall

A cultural cornerstone of Stanford, the world-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with the University.

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A cultural cornerstone of Stanford, the world-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with the University, directing the music department’s Chamber Music Program, concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting a popular summer seminar, and running the Emerging String Quartet Program. For tickets and more info, check out the Stanford website.

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At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact. The film is available on iTunes and there will also be a couple of screenings in the Bay Area starting September 25th. The San Francisco Green Film Festival will release their program on August 29th!

San Francisco- San Francisco Green Film Festival

San Rafael- Smith Rafael Film Center

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Panel Discussion: Venture2Impact

Panel Discussion: Venture2Impact

Docusign - 221 Main St. Suite 1500 San Francisco, CA 94105 San Francisco, CA 94105

If you work in the Bay Area and have wondered about volunteering abroad, come learn about what opportunities Venture2Impact might have for you.

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Are you interested in having a massive and sustainable impact?

Silicon Valley is one of the smartest regions on the planet. Our tech ecosystem is solving some of the world’s complex problems: from communications to transportation, search and entertainment. However, when it comes to volunteering abroad opportunities, there is not much out there beyond building a house, painting a wall or digging a well. That is until now!

Join us on September 25th from 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Docusign to learn about Venture2Impact and the growing movement of skilled based volunteering abroad.

Event Agenda:

- Introduction to skilled based volunteering abroad and how you can participate

- Panel discussion featuring volunteers from Salesforce, Netflix and Google

- Audience Q&A

- Mix and Mingle

Snacks are provided. Free event. Mandatory RSVP @ http://bit.ly/V2IEVENT

 

This event is ideal for:

- Skilled individuals with expertise in tech, business and education

- Individuals seeking global impact and adventure in other parts of the world beyond tourism

- Individuals looking to create meaningful relationships with tech professionals through the common interest of volunteering abroad

 

Sponsored by: Docusign, Canadian Consulate in San Francisco, La Pitchoune Winery

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Diversity & Inclusion: Challenges & Best Practices from Experienced Leaders (San Francisco)

Diversity & Inclusion: Challenges & Best Practices from Experienced Leaders (San Francisco)

The VAULT / Canadian Landing Pad - 415 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111

A Panel Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion - hosted by Connection Silicon Valley and led by Women Initiative Foundation.

 

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Join Connection Silicon Valley and Women Initiative Foundation for this event which is part of the Canadian Landing Pad Tech Talk Series. 

Diversity in the workforce is more than “feel good” - ample studies show it’s a competitive advantage - and yet, US workplaces remain stubbornly homogeneous, especially at the top.

In a lively discussion, our panelists will discuss what they have learned about creating more diverse workplaces, as advocates, consultants, and within their own companies.

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Margaret Atwood live theatre broadcast

Margaret Atwood live theatre broadcast

The Lark Theater - 549 Magnolia Ave. Larkspur, CA 94939

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will

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On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.

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CELS Forum: Building a cross-border business

CELS Forum: Building a cross-border business

JLABS @ SSF - 329 Oyster Point Blvd 3rd Floor, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Are you running a promising Canadian life science start-up and seeking funding? Do you have access to incentives in Canada but need to consider additional options? The market and resources outside of

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Are you running a promising Canadian life science start-up and seeking funding? Do you have access to incentives in Canada but need to consider additional options? The market and resources outside of Canada—specifically in the USA--are a natural target. While you proudly aspire to "Made in Canada" solutions, there are funding realities that might need to be addressed on the path to global commercialization of exceptional Canadian technologies. On September 10th, Canadian Entrepreneurs in Life Science will be hosting a seminar in Toronto that is also available via webinar. For more information and registration visit their site.

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C100 Canadians in Tech Happy Hour (San Francisco)

C100 Canadians in Tech Happy Hour (San Francisco)

Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. 

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C100 invites you to attend their event on September 4th in San Francisco for some drinks and interesting conversation- you'll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so RSVP is required. For more information and to get your tickets, check out the C100 site.

*Specific location details will be shared with all registered attendees 48 hours before the event.  Registration is required and is nontransferable.

 

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Alanis Morrisette Concert

Alanis Morrisette Concert

The Mountain Winery - 14831 Pierce Road Saratoga, CA 95070

The Mountain Winery Announces 2018 Concert Series Tickets On Sale Now! 60th Concert Season includes performances by Tony Bennett, Pretenders, Daughtry, Steve Martin & Martin Short, Alanis Morisset

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The Mountain Winery Announces 2018 Concert Series Tickets On Sale Now! 60th Concert Season includes performances by Tony Bennett, Pretenders, Daughtry, Steve Martin & Martin Short, Alanis Morissette, The Original Wailers, Melissa Etheridge, Boy George and Culture Club, Lyle Lovett And His Large Band, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, O.A.R and more!

Purchase your tickets for the Alanis Morissette concert tickets at the Mountain Winery 2018 Concert Season website

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Arcade Fire - 2nd show added at The Greek Theatre (Berkeley)

Arcade Fire - 2nd show added at The Greek Theatre (Berkeley)

The Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley - 2001 Gayley Rd | Berkeley, CA 94720

Tickets are NOW on sale for their performance on Friday 21st September 2018 – grab yours before it's too late…

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Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Arcade Fire are a six piece band that have won two BRITs, two Grammys, and have released three records over the last ten years.

Their first show (Sept 21st) sold out, but they have added a second show on Saturday, Sept 22nd!) with very special guest, Grizzly Bear.

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Épluchette de Blé d'Inde (San Francisco)

Épluchette de Blé d'Inde (San Francisco)

Crissy Field - West Bluff Picnic Area - Long Ave San Francisco, CA 94129

Venez retrouver l'ambiance festive québécoise d'une épluchette de blé d'inde (corn roast), rencontrer vos amis québécois et jaser dans votre langue maternelle!! 

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Organizateur: Association des Québecois - Bay Area

Prix: Merci de RSVP et pour votre donation de 5$ par famille pour faciliter l'organisation de cet évènement!

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2018 SF Green Film Festival - The Condor and the Eagle

2018 SF Green Film Festival - The Condor and the Eagle

Castro Theatre - 429 Castro St. (at Market), San Francisco

The 2018 SF Green Film Fest returns for 8th year with a week of new environmental films, discussions, and special events that spark green ideas and connections.

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The film fest, has aligned with partner organizations across the city to celebrate the Global Climate Action Summit, (Sept 12-14), bringing leaders from around the world to San Francisco to support the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Canadian Consulate has sponsored three Canadian films that are part of the 2018 SF Green Film Festival: Anote’s ArkSilas, and Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement.

In addition, the closing night feature film, The Condor & the Eagle, is a Canadian co-production and First Nations leader & activist Melina Laboucan-Massimo will be on stage at the Castro Theater for Q&A at the event. Closing night is Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.

Water. Fire. Air. This year the conversation is elemental. #ItsElemental

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C100 Canadians in Tech Happy Hour

C100 Canadians in Tech Happy Hour

C100 hosts monthly meetups in San Francisco/Palo Alto for all Canadians visiting or living in the Bay Area to network with one another alongside C100's staff, Charter Members and Partners.

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RSVP for the next Canadians in Tech on Thursday, September 13th, 2018

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*Exact location will be revealed to registered guests 48hrs before event

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The International Ocean Film Festival (San Francisco)

The International Ocean Film Festival (San Francisco)

Yerba Buena Gardens Center for the Arts - 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

The International Ocean Film Festival will host a special screening of the award-winning Canadian film Bluefin: The Last of the Giants, a significant and internationally recognized documentary that highlights the dramatic decline of Bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic.

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The first 15 minutes will include an excerpt from the film with the remaining 45-minute period incorporating a panel discussion. The discussion will feature the Canadian filmmaker John Hopkins and high-profile ocean experts discussing ocean policy for climate action.

There will be a private reception to follow.

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2018 SF Green Film Festival - Youth Unstoppable

2018 SF Green Film Festival - Youth Unstoppable

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) - 701 Mission St. at 3rd St. San Francisco, CA 94103

The 2018 SF Green Film Fest returns for 8th year with a week of new environmental films, discussions, and special events that spark green ideas and connections.

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The film fest, has aligned with partner organizations across the city to celebrate the Global Climate Action Summit, (Sept 12-14), bringing leaders from around the world to San Francisco to support the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Canadian Consulate has sponsored three Canadian films that are part of the 2018 SF Green Film Festival: Anote’s ArkSilas, and Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement

In addition, the closing night feature film, The Condor & the Eagle, is a Canadian co-production and First Nations leader & activist Melina Laboucan-Massimo will be on stage at the Castro Theater for Q&A at the event. Closing night is Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.

Water. Fire. Air. This year the conversation is elemental. #ItsElemental

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2018 SF Green Film Festival - Silas

2018 SF Green Film Festival - Silas

Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library Main Branch - 100 Larkin St. at Grove St. San Francisco, CA 94102

The 2018 SF Green Film Fest returns for 8th year with a week of new environmental films, discussions, and special events that spark green ideas and connections.

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The film fest, has aligned with partner organizations across the city to celebrate the Global Climate Action Summit, (Sept 12-14), bringing leaders from around the world to San Francisco to support the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Canadian Consulate has sponsored three Canadian films that are part of the 2018 SF Green Film Festival: Anote’s ArkSilas, and Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement.

In addition, the closing night feature film, The Condor & the Eagle, is a Canadian co-production and First Nations leader & activist Melina Laboucan-Massimo will be on stage at the Castro Theater for Q&A at the event. Closing night is Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.

Water. Fire. Air. This year the conversation is elemental. #ItsElemental

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Berkeley Canadian Studies Program: Author Peter Behrens - Families Histories Novels

Berkeley Canadian Studies Program: Author Peter Behrens - Families Histories Novels

PETER BEHRENS's first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor-General's Award, Canada's most prestigious book prize, and has been published in nine languages. 

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The New York Times Book Review called his second novel, The O'Briens, "a major achievement." Carry Me, his third novel, was published in February 2016. He is the author of two collections of short stories, Night Driving and Travelling Light. His stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many anthologies. A native of Montreal, he held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University and is currently a fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Colloquium: Lunch Talk | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Speaker/Performer:  Peter Behrens
Sponsor:  Canadian Studies Program (CAN)

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2018 SF Green Film Festival - Anote's Ark

2018 SF Green Film Festival - Anote's Ark

Cowell Theatre - The Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture main campus entrance is off Marina Blvd at Buchanan Street. Cowell Theater is located at the end of the Herbst Pavillion Pier (behind SF Art Institute).

The 2018 SF Green Film Fest returns for 8th year with a week of new environmental films, discussions, and special events that spark green ideas and connections.

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The film fest, has aligned with partner organizations across the city to celebrate the Global Climate Action Summit, (Sept 12-14), bringing leaders from around the world to San Francisco to support the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Canadian Consulate has sponsored three Canadian films that are part of the 2018 SF Green Film Festival: Anote’s Ark, Silas, and Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement.

In addition, the closing night feature film, The Condor & the Eagle, is a Canadian co-production and First Nations leader & activist Melina Laboucan-Massimo will be on stage at the Castro Theater for Q&A at the event. Closing night is Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.

Water. Fire. Air. This year the conversation is elemental. #ItsElemental

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Liberalism, War, and the Invention of National Security: Lecture

Liberalism, War, and the Invention of National Security: Lecture

Moses Hall - 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Dr. Andrew Preston will speak in the IIS US Foreign Policy Series in a talk co-sponsored by UC Berkeley Canadian Studies.

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Dr. Andrew Preston will speak in the IIS US Foreign Policy Series in a talk co-sponsored by UC Berkeley Canadian Studies.

Andrew Preston teaches American history at Cambridge University, where he is a fellow of Clare College and the editor of The Historical Journal. He is the author of The War Council: McGeorge Bundy, the NSC, and Vietnam (2006) and Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (2012), which won the Charles Taylor Prize. Preston is currently editing the second volume of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Vietnam War and writing a history of the idea of national security in the United States. 

The IIS Foreign Policy Series is free and open to everyone, no ticket or RSVP required.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie at Stanford Live

Buffy Sainte-Marie at Stanford Live

Bing Concert Hall - 327 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA

Since her folk singing debut in 1964, singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Cree Indian born in Canada, has been an avatar of the international protest movement and a performer of the first order. Fifty years on, her voice has lost none of its presence and power.

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Since her folksinging debut in 1964, singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Cree Indian born in Canada, has been an avatar of the international protest movement and a performer of the first order. She wrote “Til It’s Time for You to Go” and “The Universal Soldier” in 1973, sang with Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, and the Muppets, and aided Native Americans through her foundation. Fifty years on, her voice has lost none of its presence and power.

Tickets $15-$65.

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Wine & Music Pairing Experience

Wine & Music Pairing Experience

Los Altos Tasting Room - 366 Main St, Los Altos

Canadian ensemble 23rd Hour presents a Wine & Music Pairing Experience. The ensemble will be performing live, and as part of the show will pair a selection of Byington wines with different songs. 

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Canadian ensemble 23rd Hour presents a Wine & Music Pairing Experience with Sherry & George!  

The ensemble will be performing live, and as part of the show will pair a selection of Byington wines with different songs. This limited-seating event will provide audience members the opportunity to interactively participate.

Each ticket includes;

- Wine Tasting (flight of 5)  

- An additional glass of wine of your choosing

- A free copy of the album "Perfect Strangers" 

About Los Altos Tasting Room: 

The first wine tasting room in Los Altos is owned and run by Byington Vineyard & Winery, which produces award-winning Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay wines and other exciting varietals that highlight the diversity of Northern California. The high-tech, contemporary space includes wine tastings, a wine bar, wine retail, and private and corporate event space.  

 

Tickets $40 each.

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Canadian comedian Logan T. Smith at San Francisco Fringe

Canadian comedian Logan T. Smith at San Francisco Fringe

EXIT Stage Left - 156 Eddy Street San Francisco, CA

Canadian Stand-up Comedian Logan T. Smith brings laughter to the unpleasantries of life as he tells stories from his experience.

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Canadian Stand-up Comedian Logan T. Smith brings laughter to the unpleasantries of life as he tells stories from his experience. Growing up in a big family, seeking work after school, and working in Pest Control are the main inspirations for Stories Hardly Worth Telling. Logan T. Smith brings comedy to life in a clean way that wont make you blush, even when watching with your mom.

Tickets $11 each.

Runs September 9-19.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 September Meeting

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 September 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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Canadian Studies Monthly Lunchtime Colloquium

Canadian Studies Monthly Lunchtime Colloquium

223 Moses Hall - 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

The first Canadian Studies Colloquium of the year will feature Canadian Studies Hildebrand Fellows (graduate students) presenting their research in a roundtable discussion. 

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The first Canadian Studies Colloquium of the year will feature Canadian Studies Hildebrand Fellows (graduate students) presenting their research in a roundtable discussion. 

Free to attend.

Participants include:

Gabrielle Goldstein, Health Policy

Jonathan Holmes, Economics

Kimberly Richards, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Buffet Lunch at 12 noon, followed by talks beginning at approximately 12:20. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.

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BC Poet George Stanley in Berkeley

BC Poet George Stanley in Berkeley

Hearst Field Annex, UC Berkeley Campus - Hearst Field Annex, Berkeley, CA 94720

George Stanley will give a reading of his work at 6:30 in Room D37 in the Hearst Field Annex. The HFA is located right next to the old Pacific Film Archive theatre, off Bancroft Way in Berkeley.

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George Stanley will give a reading of his work at 6:30 in Room D37 in the Hearst Field Annex. The HFA is located right next to the old Pacific Film Archive theatre, off Bancroft Way in Berkeley.

George Stanley’s visit to Berkeley is sponsored by the Holloway Poetry Series.  He will be joined by graduate student poet Mary Mussman, who will also read from her work. 

Born in San Francisco, George Stanley has been living in British Columbia since the early 1970s, first in Vancouver, then in Terrace (in the far north), now back in Vancouver.  His books include Vancouver: a Poem, Gentle Northern Summer, Opening Day, The Stick, and You. He is the recipient of the 2006 Shelley Memorial Award for Poetry. 

Free and open to the public!

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SJ Earthquakes at Montreal Impact Viewing Party

SJ Earthquakes at Montreal Impact Viewing Party

Steins Beer Garden - 845 Villa St, Mountain View 94041

Come enjoy a beer and chat with fellow soccer fans. Kids welcome -- wear your blue!

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Venez regarder le match de Soccer entre les San Jose Earthquakes et l'Impact de Montréal mercredi soir prochain à Mountain View, Californie. Le match est en direct du Stade Saputo de Montréal à 4h30 PST (7h30 heure de MTL). Portez du bleu:). 

Venez rencontrer d'autres québécois(es) et amateurs de soccer. Au plaisir de vous voir!  Les enfants sont bienvenus.

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Come enjoy a beer and chat with fellow soccer fans. Kids welcome -- wear your blue!

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Venez regarder le match de Soccer entre les San Jose Earthquakes et l'Impact de Montréal mercredi soir prochain à Mountain View, Californie. Le match est en direct du Stade Saputo de Montréal à 4h30 PST (7h30 heure de MTL). Portez du bleu:).

Venez rencontrer d'autres québécois(es) et amateurs de soccer. Au plaisir de vous voir!  Les enfants sont bienvenus.

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Connecting Canadians in Tech

Connecting Canadians in Tech

Americano Bar - 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Join members of Connection Silicon Valley as they launch a a regular meetup to connect Canadians in tech and San Francisco.

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Join members of Connection Silicon Valley as they launch a a regular meetup to connect Canadians in tech --- those living here as well as founders visiting from the homeland. 

The goal is simple … bridge Canadians in tech between Canada and San Francisco.

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Valley 101 (C100 event)

Valley 101 (C100 event)

WeWork Golden Gate - 25 Taylor St, Mezzanine Level, San Francisco, CA 94102

Join the C100 at Valley 101, an event for Canadian founders or employees of a seed-stage company headquartered either in Canada or U.S. 

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Join the C100 at Valley 101, an event for Canadian founders or employees of a seed-stage company headquartered either in Canada or U.S. 

The covered topics are related to doing business in the U.S. such as immigration, raising U.S. capital and structuring a U.S./Canadian entity. We also share our experiences and insights into living and doing business in the Silicon Valley and the tech community as a whole.

Attendees are required to complete the registration form in full and meet all the following criteria*:

1. Canadian founder or employee of a seed-stage company.

2. A company headquartered either in Canada or U.S.

3. Can clearly benefit from attending Valley 101.

Tickets $20.

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August

Happy Hour @ SPARK Social with The SF Expat Canadian Meetup Group (Mission Bay)

Happy Hour @ SPARK Social with The SF Expat Canadian Meetup Group (Mission Bay)

By popular request, we're bringing back last month's small group, socially distant outdoor happy hour!

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Outdoor Meetup: lots of fresh air and sunshine!

We’ll meet 6:00 - 7:30pm @ SPARK Social (food truck park in Mission Bay).

Let's grab three adjacent picnic tables. Our social bubble of max 12 people will start as groups of 4 that alternate every 30 minutes.

SPARK Social is a food truck park, beer & sangria garden, and event space located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.


- MASKS REQUIRED for entry
- Food trucks + Bar during weeknights (no BYOB)
http://sparksocialsf.com/gallery
http://sparksocialsf.com/safetyfirst
- PPE & Social Distancing: 6-ft, face masks/shields, hand sanitizer, etc. (Masks provided in case anyone forgets/loses theirs.)
- Recommendation: face shields, tumblers and stainless steel bendy straws!  

RSVP at Meetup.com

 

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Community Q & A: Facing Border Closure Together

Community Q & A: Facing Border Closure Together

With the border closure extended to August 21st, and talk of yet another extension to the border closure coming, Canadian expats continue to have questions about their ability to travel. Join the Cana

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With the border closure extended to August 21st, and talk of yet another extension to the border closure coming, Canadian expats continue to have questions about their ability to travel. Join the Canadian Consulate and the Digital Moose Lounge for a virtual Community Q&A: Facing Border Closure Together.
To join in, please RSVP to Wade.Wallerstein@international.gc.ca for the Zoom link.

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Vancouver Whitecaps v. San Jose Quakes

Vancouver Whitecaps v. San Jose Quakes

Avaya Stadium - 1145 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

Canadian soccer hits San Jose this month as the Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes set to have a match on August 24th at 6:45PM. You can get your tickets through Ticketmaster. More Informat

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Canadian soccer hits San Jose this month as the Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes set to have a match on August 24th at 6:45PM. You can get your tickets through Ticketmaster.

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San Jose Earthquakes vs Whitecaps FC

San Jose Earthquakes vs Whitecaps FC

Avaya Stadium

Kick off back-to-back showdowns with last year’s champion: vs. Toronto FC (8/18) and last year’s team to knock the Earthquakes out of playoffs vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8/25) 

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Don't miss the chance to see Vancouver's Whitecaps FC take on the Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium! Gates open at 5  p.m. Game on at 6:45 p.m.

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San Jose Earthquakes vs Toronto FC

San Jose Earthquakes vs Toronto FC

Avaya Stadium

Kick off back-to-back showdowns with last year’s champion: vs. Toronto FC (8/18) and last year’s team to knock the Earthquakes out of playoffs vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8/25) 

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Don't miss the chance to see Toronto FC take on the Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium! Gates open at 5  p.m. Game on at 6:45 p.m.

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Rick Springfield with Loverboy, Greg Kihn, and Tommy Tutone

Rick Springfield with Loverboy, Greg Kihn, and Tommy Tutone

The Mountain Winery - 14831 Pierce Road Saratoga, CA 95070

The Mountain Winery Announces 2018 Concert Series Tickets On Sale Now! 60th Concert Season includes performances by Tony Bennett, Pretenders, Daughtry, Steve Martin & Martin Short, Alanis Morisset

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The Mountain Winery Announces 2018 Concert Series Tickets On Sale Now! 60th Concert Season includes performances by Tony Bennett, Pretenders, Daughtry, Steve Martin & Martin Short, Alanis Morissette, The Original Wailers, Melissa Etheridge, Boy George and Culture Club, Lyle Lovett And His Large Band, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, O.A.R and more!

Purchase your tickets for the Rick Springfield with Loverboy, Greg Kihn, and Tommy Tutone performance at the Mountain Winery 2018 Concert Season website

For All Ages. 

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Fireside Chat: The Future of Work (San Francisco)

Fireside Chat: The Future of Work (San Francisco)

The VAULT - 415 Jackson Street, San Francisco, 94111

Join Connection Silicon Valley for a fireside chat with Rahim Fazal to discuss some of the impacts of the future of work.

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Originally from Vancouver, Rahim is a founder of several B2B software companies, including Involver, an enterprise social media platform, which was acquired by Oracle. Post sale, he spent nearly three years helping to build the Oracle Marketing Cloud, and supporting the global field, inside sales and product development organizations. Rahim is now the CEO of SVAcademy, a future of work platform, which is funded by Bloomberg, and provides pre-trained entry-level sales talent to Silicon Valley's fastest growing SaaS companies.

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Networking
6:00pm - 6:45pm: Fireside Chat & QnA
6:45pm - 7:30pm: Networking

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Financial Independence: Facts vs Fiction

Financial Independence: Facts vs Fiction

University Club of Palo Alto - 3277 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto

Hosted by John H Bishop of Wellington Capital Management, this workshop will address questions of retirement capital, minimizing investment volatility, how to deal with market downturns, and more.

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Hosted by John H Bishop, CPA, of Wellington Capital Management.

This workshop is for those asking these questions:

  • Will I have enough capital to retire?
  • How can I increase my investment income, and minimize volatility?
  • What happens to my portfolio in the next market downturn?
  • How can my portfolio be designed to not consume capital?

Free. Advance registration required on Eventbrite.

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Diana Krall at the Mountain Winery

Diana Krall at the Mountain Winery

Mountain Winery - 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga CA

Canadian Diana Krall visits the Mountain Winery to perform.

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Canadian Diana Krall visits the Mountain Winery to perform. Enjoy the concert atop the hills of Saratoga in a historic winery.

Tickets $63-$133 and include a copy of her forthcoming album. 

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Welcome (back) to California Party at UC Berkeley

Welcome (back) to California Party at UC Berkeley

Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley is hosting a Welcome (Back) to California BBQ! We'll welcome our new Canadian students to Berkeley, and welcome back Canadians and Friends of Canada for a fun kickoff to the new school year.

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Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley is hosting a Welcome (Back) to California BBQ! We'll welcome our new Canadian students to Berkeley, and welcome back Canadians and Friends of Canada for a fun kickoff to the new school year.

Poutine & Canada Dry Ginger Ale to be served.Canadian Beer & Wine for those age 21+.

Please RSVP by August 19. 

Questions? Call Elliott Smith, 510-642-0531 or email Canada@Berkeley.edu

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SFU Alumni & Friends BBQ

SFU Alumni & Friends BBQ

Golden Gate Park - Stow Lake Boathouse Picnic Area

Celebrate summer with fellow SFU alumni, family and friends for an outdoor BBQ at Golden Gate Park. 

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Let's celebrate summer! Join SFU alumni, family and friends for an outdoor BBQ at Golden Gate Park. Meet us at the Stow Lake Boathouse Picnic Area for food, drinks and fun. 

$10.00 / Adult (+Eventbrite fee)  

$5.00 / Child 12 & under (+Eventbrite fee)  

Includes: A burger / hot dog (meat or veggie option), snacks & beverages 

For any event inquiries, please contact SFU Alumni Ambassador in San Francisco, Nicole Bansal at nbansal[at]alumni.sfu.ca

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Watch the Hip's final concert

Watch the Hip's final concert

The Valley Tavern 24th Street - 4054 24th St, San Francisco, California 94114

Join Canadians in San Francisco to hear the final Hip concert broadcast from the Valley Tavern.

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Gord and the boys are playing their final show in their hometown of Kingston Ont. on Aug. 20th and will be broadcasted live on CBC. Join other Hip fans to The Valley Tavern in SF to celebrate one of the greatest Canadian poets of our time. We'll sing loud enough that they can hear us all the way up in Kingston!

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Niles Canyon Railway Excursion (Fremont)

Niles Canyon Railway Excursion (Fremont)

Departing Niles and Sunol

Join the Expat Canadian Meetup group for a trip on the Niles Canyon heritage railway!

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Join the Expat Canadian Meetup group for a trip on the Niles Canyon heritage railway!

Departs Niles at 11:20AM 

Departs Sunol at 12:30PM

All trains have enclosed coaches, open cars, & covered open cars for your selection. 

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

$7 for children age 3 through 12 | $10 for seniors | $13 adults

Reservations are not required for regular Sunday trains.  Just go to your preferred boarding location 15-20 minutes before departure, purchase your tickets, and board the train! 

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Canadian Heritage Night with Pacifics Baseball Club

Canadian Heritage Night with Pacifics Baseball Club

Albert Park - 1201 2nd St, San Rafael, CA

Join the San Rafael Pacifics, an independent baseball team based in Marin County, for Canadian Heritage Night!

 

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Join the San Rafael Pacifics, an independent baseball team based in Marin County, for Canadian Heritage Night!

There will be Canadian music, on-field games, a performance of O Canada, and poutine. 

DML members get discounted tickets: $10 each for general admission using the discount code "canada".

First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

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July

17th Annual International Ocean Film Festival

17th Annual International Ocean Film Festival

The Canadian Consulate in San Francisco is supporting the 17th Annual International Ocean Film Festival from July 30th to August 9th.

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The mission of the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is to save our oceans one film at a time.

This year, two Canadian films will be featured virtually.

The Mill 

52 minutes

IOFF Environmental Award Winner - West Coast Premiere

Near a First Nations community in Nova Scotia, a paper mill had to stop in January the discharging of waste into noxious ponds that polluted both air and water for decades. The company proposed piping its effluent into the ocean, but met strong opposition from both the native community and fisherfolk. If the mill closes, others will also, putting over 10,000 jobs at risk. Resolving such conflicts is becoming a challenging worldwide problem.

Under Thin Ice

98 minutes

Extreme divers, Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr, explore above and below northern Canada’s ice sheet. It is a hunting ground for beluga whales and narwhals, for walruses and seals that depend on the ice to nurture their young, and for polar bears who live on the ice most of their lives. They all feed on a plethora of sea life, but as the ice melts more each year, their entire ecosystem has come under threat.

 

More information and tickets are available: http://intloceanfilmfest.org/ioff2020

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Other Canada Day Events

Other Canada Day Events

Celebrate wherever you are! Check out this curated list of festivities happening across the US & Canada and follow #CanadaDayUSA / #CanadaDay2020 on social media.

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CANADA DAY IN SOCAL

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Brought to you by Canadians Abroad, Canadians in OC and Canadians in San Diego. With support from the Canadian Consulate of Canada in Los Angeles, join us virtually and celebrate Canada Day in the comfort and safety of your own home. Giveaways, tons of Canadian food and drink delivery specials to order and so many more surprises! 

 

CANADA DAY AROUND THE WORLD

This July 1, in honour of our country's birthday, join in on the many activities organized by our embassies, consulates, high commissions across the world.

 

CANADA DAY DAYTIME SHOW

Wednesday July 1, 2020

The daytime show, Canada Day Across the Country, offers you a virtual tour of the celebrations. With hosts Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord, discover talented artists from Sudbury, Montréal, Québec, Moncton, Winnipeg, Yellowknife and Calgary.

Celebrate our country's cultural diversity, sporting excellence, Indigenous culture and languages, and the resilience of front-line workers.

A nod to the 40th anniversary of the national anthem "O Canada" and many surprises await you.

 

CANADA DAY EVENING SHOW

Wednesday July 1, 2020

The evening show, Canada Day Together, is a unique edition of Canada’s annual iconic celebration. 

Hosted by Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord, the show features original artistic collaborations between performers from coast to coast to coast, including stops in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver. They have quite the show in store for you!

Let yourself be entertained in the comfort of your home. The night winds up with a montage of the best Canada Day fireworks from past years.

 

CAPITAL CITY CANADA DAY

Wednesday July 1, 2020

The City of Charlottetown is celebrating Canada Day in a whole new way this year. Join in a virtual celebration full of music, celebrity chefs, arts and crafts, comedy, and much more! 

 

HALIFAX CANADA DAY

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Canada Day comes to you live in the comfort of your own home this year! People from all over the world can get dressed in red and white and tune in to see how Halifax hosts one of the biggest annual events in the entire country.

 

MONTRÉAL CANADA DAY

Wednesday July 1, 2020

A one-hour event teeming with artistic performances filmed in the Olympic Stadium itself in compliance with sanitary rules. Whether as a family or among friends, let’s all virtually connect on July 1st to celebrate Canada, so we can all come together during a moment of exceptional emotions.

 

FÊTE DU CANADA À QUÉBEC

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Celebrate Canada’s 153rd anniversary! Three special programs will be webcast throughout the day, featuring a variety of performers and artists. 

 

TORONTO CANADA DAY

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Toronto unites online this year for Canada Day. On July 1, join morning, afternoon and evening livestream programs showcasing Toronto’s brightest talent. Enjoy music, dance, comedy, virtual fireworks and much more on Canada’s 153rd birthday. 

 

NIAGARA FALLS CANADA DAY

Wednesday July 1, 2020

This new online virtual celebration production includes buskers, guest host Matt Anthony, a magician, community leaders, plus musical performances by Honeymoon Suite, LMT Connection, and a surprise musical guest for everyone to enjoy. 

 

SASKATOON CANADA DAY

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Saskatoon Optimist Canada Day 2020 is virtual! Celebrate Canada's birthday with an opening ceremony featuring greetings from the Premier, Mayor, MP's and more, as well as performances from Saskatchewan artists.

 

CANADA DAY VIRTUAL PRESENTED BY CANADA LIFE

Wednesday July 1, 2020

The one-hour variety show, to be streamed on multiple platforms, features messages of hope and some of Manitoba’s best and most diverse talents in the areas of music, comedy, dance, art, skateboarding, spoken word, DJs and much more. 

 

CALGARY CANADA DAY

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Let’s get ready to celebrate at home and online. We might have to be apart physically, but we can still celebrate together as a city and country. Tune in to the premiere of a Virtual Canada Day Celebration presented by CBC Calgary and featuring performances by Calgary artists.

 

CANADA DAY HOUSE PARTY

Wednesday July 1, 2020 

The Canada Day House Party, presented by AIR MILES, is an on-line festival experience that brings together a diverse lineup of artists from across the country, benefitting the Canadian Mental Health Association. 

 

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Commemoration Day Sunrise Ceremony

Commemoration Day Sunrise Ceremony

Honour the Battle of the Somme with a sunrise ceremony tradition, hosted by US Branch #25 of the Royal Canadian Legion, representing the San Francisco Bay Area.

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While the first day of July is a celebration in most of Canada, for Newfoundland and Labrador it is also a day for sombre remembrance as it is also Commemoration Day (also known as Memorial Day), when we remember the tragically destructive events of July 1st, 1916.

It is the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, when 806 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment climbed out of their trenches and went "over the top" at 8:45am as part of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel. In less than an hour, the regiment was devastated, most killed or wounded within the first 20 minutes of the battle. The next morning, only 68 soldiers answered roll call. Commemoration Day was established in 1917, just one year later.

After Confederation with Canada, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador continued the tradition of Commemoration Day during the morning of July 1st, and reserved the remainder of the day to celebrate Canada Day. 

The 45 minutes service will be broadcast on Zoom. 

RSVP here for live sunrise ceremony at 6am PST. 

RSVP here for replay at 10am PST.

Follow along with #CanadaDayInTheBay on social media and share how you are celebrating Canada Day.

 

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Canada Day - Outdoor Meetup (San Francisco)

Canada Day - Outdoor Meetup (San Francisco)

The San Francisco Expat Canadian Meetup Group is inviting its members to one of three outdoor meetups to celebrate Canada Day.

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If you’re up for a Canada Day social bubble in the park, please sign-up! Spots are limited to 12 per meetup on these dates:

Thursday, 6/25

Tuesday, 6/30

Wednesday, 7/1

 

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Artist Hour With Stanford Live

Artist Hour With Stanford Live

Alternative artist iskwē and Juno award-winning singer-songwriter William Prince join Stanford Live Executive Director, Chris Lorway in a conversation and song exchange celebrating Canada's Indigenous sounds.

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There's lots of ways to celebrate Canadian heritage, and we are thrilled to partner with Stanford Live to bring you this special spotlight on indigenous Canadian talent. 

Follow along with #CanadaDayInTheBay on social media and share how you are celebrating Canada Day.

More information>>

 

About iskwē

A Juno Award-nominated artist for Best Adult Alternative Album and Music Video of the year, iskwē’s songs spotlight the importance and plight of Indigenous peoples and territories in Canada. Her style tips a cap to modern innovators like Florence + The Machine and FKA twigs while honoring sounds accumulated over centuries by her cree and Métis ancestors.


About William Prince

A singer-songwriter on the rise, William Prince’s trajectory from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, Canada to opening for Neil Young has turned heads around the world. Prince’s songs explore ideas of connection, healing, peace, and dedication in his signature and unforgettable baritone.

Both iskwē and William Prince are performing in the Bay Area as part of Stanford Live’s 2020–21 season. Visit their calendar details.

 

Stanford  Live

 

 

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Commonwealth Networking Series: BABCSF

Commonwealth Networking Series: BABCSF

The 2020 PGA Experience - 4 Embarcadero Center

The British American Business Council is co-hosting their 2nd installment of the Commonwealth Networking Series with ⁦‪@sfaussies‬⁩ ⁦‪@BCTradeInvest‬⁩ ⁦‪@CanCGSF‬⁩ and  ⁦

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The British American Business Council is co-hosting their 2nd installment of the Commonwealth Networking Series with ⁦‪@sfaussies‬⁩ ⁦‪@BCTradeInvest‬⁩ ⁦‪@CanCGSF‬⁩ and  ⁦‪@SFKiwis‬⁩! Come along and meet fellow Commonwealth hailing professionals working in the Bay Area! Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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SF Expat Cdn. Meetup Group: Annual Canada Day Celebration @ Kells SF!

SF Expat Cdn. Meetup Group: Annual Canada Day Celebration @ Kells SF!

Kells Irish Pub

Join SF Expat Canadian Meetup Group's annual event in the heart of San Francisco. 

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• Meetup festivities start at 5:30pm but join us anytime!

• Complimentary poutine and hot dogs provided by Kells

• Enjoy Canadian beer and spirits! Official selection TBA but usually includes Molson Canadian, Labatt Blue and Kokanee; Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Crown Royal, Canadian Club, etc.

• CanCon Music, lively atmosphere, singing the national anthem and lots of Canadians!

Bring your friends, family and coworkers - honourary Canadians are welcome! 

Getting there: Kells is an Irish pub in FiDi near the Transamerica Pyramid, a 10-minute walk from the Montgomery BART station.

RSVP. More information>>

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Red Violin, with Composer Joshua Bell, and live orchestra (and Canadian Director, François Girard) at Festival Napa Valley

Red Violin, with Composer Joshua Bell, and live orchestra (and Canadian Director, François Girard) at Festival Napa Valley

First Republic Bank Stage at Lincoln Theater

World Premiere! Joshua Bell performs the Red Violin with live orchestra while film is screened. Special appearance by the Red Violin's director, Canadian filmmaker François Girard.

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Arguably the world’s most famous violinist, Joshua Bell returns to Festival Napa Valley to perform the beautiful music he recorded for the Academy Award-winning 1998 film, The Red Violin. Audiences will enjoy a truly immersive experience: watching the gripping film on screen while, for the first time, Bell performs composer John Corigliano’s lush, Oscar-winning score in its entirety with orchestra.

The Red Violin follows a mysterious antique violin as it travels through four centuries, impacting all who come in contact with it — from its creation by a legendary violinmaker in 1681 Cremona, Italy — to a present-day auction house, where it draws the eye of an expert appraiser (played by Samuel L. Jackson). Festival Orchestra NAPA performs with Bell under the baton of esteemed conductor Michael Stern. Making tonight’s concert particularly special is the appearance of the film’s director, Canadian filmmaker François Girard, and Corigliano, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year.

Tickets required.

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Korean-Canadian Clarinetist Yoonah Kim at Festival Napa Valley

Korean-Canadian Clarinetist Yoonah Kim at Festival Napa Valley

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center

Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Yoonah Kim, clarinet

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Napa audiences will have their first chance to hear the sterling young Korean-Canadian clarinetist Yoonah Kim, who made her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall this year after becoming the first solo clarinetist in 30 years to win the prestigious Concert Artists Guild International Competition. A Juilliard graduate, she’s making a name for herself with orchestras and festivals around the U.S. and Canada.

This is a free concert, but you must reserve a pass.

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Dawson City: Frozen in Time at the SF Silent Film Festival

Dawson City: Frozen in Time at the SF Silent Film Festival

The Roxie Theater - 3117 16th Street, San Francisco

See footage from a trove of 500 films lost after burial in the permafrost in the 1929. Co-presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

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This meditation on cinema’s past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brought 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever, returned. The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation.

Watch a trailer >>

Showing July 14-20 in conjunction with the SF Silent Film Festival.

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Queen's Alumni Social

Queen's Alumni Social

LinkedIn Corporation - 222 2nd Street, San Francisco

Join fellow Queen's alumni for a night of hanging out, seeing old friends, making new ones, and sharing your favorite Queen's stories.

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Join fellow Queen's alumni for a night of hanging out, seeing old friends, making new ones, and sharing your favorite Queen's stories.

$10 includes entry, food and drink. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Eventbrite.

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Canadian Band 23rd Hour in Redwood City

Canadian Band 23rd Hour in Redwood City

Angelica's - 863 Main Street, Redwood City

Join Canadian band 23rd Hour for Canada Day. Enjoy great live music over gourmet food and a good wine selection.

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After a standing room only album release show, 23rd Hour is coming back to Angelicas on July 1st to kick off the holiday weekend. Leave your worries at the door and step into another time for one evening as the acoustic jazz-pop duo serenades you through supper. With a sound likened to Norah Jones, The Civil Wars and James Taylor, the duo's melodic originals meld seamlessly with their renditions of the standards, old and new. 

If you'd love to see great live music that comes with gourmet food, a good wine selection, table seating, a relaxing ambiance, and a volume that won't blast your ears, you need to get your tickets now! 

23rd Hour will be joined on stage by Marc Levine (bass), Brian Kunz (drums), Simmy Willemann (violin), and Anthony Paolini (saxophone).

From the band:

Our album "Perfect Strangers" peaked at #10 on the iTunes new jazz releases best-seller list and has received favourable reviews around the Bay Area and on blogs. The album was recorded primarily at Phase One Studios in Toronto (6 of 11 songs), with Toronto musicians and producers. One of the tracks is a French-English song co-written with another Canadian songwriter. Our first music video was shot entirely in Toronto. Although I am now based in the Bay Area, we love going to Toronto to make music and do so every year. We will be playing songs from the album, some new material and some covers. You can watch our videos and stream the full album for free on our website www.23rdhr.com

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Canada Day Celebration at Stanford University

Canada Day Celebration at Stanford University

Bing Concert Hall - 327 Lasuen Street Stanford, CA

Stanford Live marks Canada’s sesquicentennial with a daylong celebration featuring Jenn Grant, David Myles, Wendy MacIssac and Troy MacGillivray, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and others.

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Spend Canada Day enjoying great music with other Canadians!

Stanford Live marks Canada’s sesquicentennial with a daylong celebration—in and around Bing Concert Hall—featuring Jenn Grant, David Myles, Wendy MacIssac and Troy MacGillivray, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and others.

Tickets $15-$30 each.

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Reception with Canadian artist Marie Catherine Péloquin

Reception with Canadian artist Marie Catherine Péloquin

ZK Gallery - 213 Jefferson St, San Francisco

ZK Gallery, in partnership with the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco, is hosting a reception to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by Marie Catherine Péloquin.

Exhibition runs June 30-July 9th.

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ZK Gallery, in partnership with the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco, is hosting a reception to celebrate the opening of My Wild Nature: Aurora Borealis, an exhibition of new paintings by Marie Catherine Péloquin.

Péloquin's paintings are based on her curiosity about quantum physics as well as her pantheistic beliefs about the universe. One can find at the basis of Péloquin's paintings a multitude of particles that appear to burst and harmonize the space. Her spontaneous "explosions" give birth to energetic pathways that exceed the frames of her paintings in order to signify a world that is in perpetual change.

Exhibition runs June 30-July 9th.

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Barenaked Ladies at the Mountain Winery

Barenaked Ladies at the Mountain Winery

The Mountain Winery - 14831 Pierce Road Saratoga, CA 95070

Barenaked Ladies come to the Mountain Winery for their Last Summer On Earth Tour. With OMD and Howard Jones. Tickets $50-$130. More information >>

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Barenaked Ladies come to the Mountain Winery for their Last Summer On Earth Tour.

With OMD and Howard Jones.

Tickets $50-$130.

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University of Toronto Alumni Baseball Game

University of Toronto Alumni Baseball Game

Oakland Coliseum - 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621

U of T alumni and friends are invited to an Oakland A’s vs. Toronto Blue Jays game this July. Pick a team to cheer for, and enjoy the excitement of the game with fellow graduates!

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U of T alumni and friends are invited to an Oakland A’s vs. Toronto Blue Jays game this July. 

Pick a team to cheer for, and enjoy the excitement of the game with fellow graduates! Before the game, the group will meet at The Steel Rail Public House for some food and drinks (appetizers will be provided).

Cost: 

$30 (includes: ticket in the 100L on the first base side, and $10 food voucher for the Coliseum)

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule:

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Pre-game meet up at The Steel Rail Public House (Jack London Square) 

1:05 p.m. - Game starts (Oakland Coliseum)

 

Registration deadline is Friday, June 24, 2016. Ticket distribution/pick up information will be shared with registrants.

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Bryan Adams at the Concord Pavilion

Bryan Adams at the Concord Pavilion

Concord Pavilion - 2000 Kirker Pass Road Concord, CA 94521

Byran Adams plays in Concord, CA as part of his 2016 Get Up! tour.

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Bryan Adams is playing hits off his recently released 13th studio album, Get Up!

Adams has entertained crowds worldwide for more than three decades, selling more than 65 million records. Hear some of his classics, like "Run to You," "Heaven," "Summer of '69" and "It's Only Love" -- and tracks off the new release. Get ready for Adams' husky-voiced performance at the Concord Pavilion, because although it "Cuts Like a Knife," it feels so right!

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June

Preschool French Lesson

Preschool French Lesson

Joyeux jour du Canada!

Join Mademoiselle Anne and get introduced to Canada's second language in this lively, fun and engaging Zoom class.

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Spots are limited to 25 pre-schoolers so hurry and sign up!

Follow along with #CanadaDayInTheBay + #ShopSmallBayArea on social media and share how you are celebrating Canada Day.

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Mademoiselle Anne

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Let's Make Nanaimo Bars - Bake Show

Let's Make Nanaimo Bars - Bake Show

We are in for a real treat as Angela Gonzalez from Dial-a-Dessert walks us through on how to make this no-bake dessert bar -- named after the city of Nanaimo in British Columbia, on Vancouver Island.

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Which of the three layers do you like the best... the wafer, nut, and coconut crumb base; custard icing in the middle or the delectable layer of chocolate ganache on top?

This bake show will be hosted on our Facebook page

RSVP required and an ingredients list will be sent out a few days before the event.

Follow along with #CanadaDayInTheBay + #ShopSmallBayArea on social media and share your sweet creations!

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 Dial-a-Dessert

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Family-Friendly Trivia: Win TWO Air Canada Tickets and Other Prizes!

Family-Friendly Trivia: Win TWO Air Canada Tickets and Other Prizes!

How Canadian ARE you? Test how much you really know about Canada and learn more by the end of the game.

This Canada Week, The Digital Moose Lounge invites you to join the ultimate online Bay Area Canadian trivia game night!

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All ages welcome. No experience required. Invite your family and friends!

Prizes

The $2 fee will be towards your raffle entry to win one of two Air Canada Economy tickets from SFO to one of Air Canada's major hubs.

We will also give away bottles of Canadian wine from Canadian wine importer Kascadia Wine Merchants and Handmade Canadian face masks by local Canadian entrepreneur, GroovyGurls.

To participate: you will need access to the internet on a computer or mobile device. A URL link will be shared with you 24 hours prior to the game start time. This link will direct you to the trivia game.

Follow along with #CanadaDayInTheBay + #ShopSmallBayArea on social media and share how you are celebrating Canada Day.

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Thank you to our wonderful DML Canada Week 2020 Sponsors

RBC USA

The Consulate of Canada


Prize sponsors

Air Canada 

Kascadia Wine Merchants - Canadian-owned, Bay Area based, Canadian Wine Importer 

Groovy Gurls - Canadian-owned, Bay Area based, Handmade Masks, Zipper pouches & reusable lunch bags 

 

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Let's Make Butter Tarts - Bake Show

Let's Make Butter Tarts - Bake Show

Our very own Dorin Greenwood from Digital Moose Lounge will be teaching us how to make this Canadian classic pastry!

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Butter tarts are savory cups filled with butter, sugar, syrup and egg. The earliest published Canadian recipe is from Barrie, Ontario, dating back to 1900 in The Women's Auziliary of the Royal Victoria Hospital Cookbook.

This bake show will be hosted on our Facebook page

RSVP required and an ingredients list will be sent out a few days before the event.

Follow along with #CanadaDayInTheBay + #ShopSmallBayArea on social media and share your sweet creations!

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Chesterfield Chat With SF Bay Area Curling Club

Chesterfield Chat With SF Bay Area Curling Club

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This Canada Week, we are hosting a special Chesterfield Chat with the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club to learn more about Canada’s third national sport and why it’s more than just throwing rocks on ice! 

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Joining the conversation will be two of the Club's Board Directors, Ken Wallis and Mike Greenburg plus moderators from our own DML Board, David Stewart and Sarah Price

Reserve your spot on the chesterfield!

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About the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club:

Established in 1958, it is the oldest arena curling club in the United States and has counted many Canadians and expats as members over the years. SFBACC is a nationally-recognized leader in curling development, providing learning opportunities, youth scholarships, competitive development, recreational leagues, corporate and private events, and more. They are currently fundraising and constructing a dedicated curling center in Oakland so that we can take these programs to the next level!

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At-a-glance: Canada Week 2020

At-a-glance: Canada Week 2020

Check out what we have going on, every day!

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D M L  Canada  Day V4And, find new ways to celebrate with your friends and family, near and far.

#CanadaDayintheBay          #ShopSmallBayArea

#CanadaDay2020               #CanadaDayUSA

#LoveFromCanada              #VirtualCanadaDay

 


The DML is proud to work with Canadian-owned/affiliated Bay Area small businesses. We would also like to thank our sponsors for Canada Week 2020:

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Virtual Wine Tasting to kick-off Canada Week

Virtual Wine Tasting to kick-off Canada Week

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Kascadia Wine Merchants and the Digital Moose Lounge have collaboratively curated an opulent Canada Day wine tasting experience with award-winning Meyer Family Vineyards.

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Join winemaker Chris Carson for this exclusive DML event on small case lots of varietals best suited and expressive of their unique place of origin in BC with an emphasis on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 

Pre-order here before Thursday, June 18. This will be a popular event with limited availability so don't miss out!

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This is a Zoom event and details will be emailed to those who purchase a tasting package a few days beforehand.

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Community Q&A

Community Q&A

Facing Border Closure Together to Flatten the Curve

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The Consulate General of Canada in Northern California and the DML invite you a Community Q&A.

Please join us for an important conversation about new border closure regulations. This is an open format community discussion and opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts.

#StrongerTogether
#TousEnsemble

Zoom meeting ID: 974 178 4267

RSVP by emailing wade.wallerstein@international.gc.ca

 

 

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Chesterfield Chat: Personal and Cross-Border finances during Covid-19 (Webinar)

Chesterfield Chat: Personal and Cross-Border finances during Covid-19 (Webinar)

NEW PANELIST JUST ADDED! Join our expert panel as we explore what it means financially for Canadians, living and working in the Bay Area during Covid-19.

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For many of us, understanding our relationship to our finances is difficult enough, let alone with a pandemic in play. Join the Digital Moose Lounge as we explore what it means financially for Canadians, living and working in the Bay Area, during Covid-19.

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OUR PANELISTS

Heather Pelant, Partner @Baker Street Advisors

Members might remember Heather from her well-received insights as panelist on last year’s Chesterfield Chat on Social Impact Investing. Heather will share some of the best advice she has learned through helping her own client families through this crisis, and important steps you can take yourself. Heather began her career in 1998 advising wealthy investors and has extensive expertise in both asset and wealth management. Her industry experience includes Morgan Stanley and BlackRock in San Francisco, Toronto and Hong Kong. Heather grew up in BC and now lives in Marin, but will be joining us from her BC home where she is sheltering in place. She loves Coffee Crisp and several Canadian women’s clothing lines, including Sympli.

 

Alain Forget, Head of Sales & Business Development @RBC USA

Alain will be on hand to talk about solutions for Canadians with banking and credit challenges here and back in Canada. Perhaps you just arrived in the Bay Area, own property in the US, or are managing obligations back at home, Alain can walk through useful products to access during this financially challenging time. Alain has been working for Royal Bank Financial Group for over 40 years, holding various business and sales leadership roles in Canada, the Caribbean and the U.S. such as Commercial Banking, Domestic and International Wealth Management and since 2004 as a key leader to grow the RBC cross border banking strategy. Alain was born Born in Montreal and raised in Laval, Quebec. He loves poutine and Smarties.

 

Matt C. Altro, President and CEO, Cross Border Advisors

Matt is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER in Canada as certified by the Financial Planning Standards Council, a Certified Financial Planner in the US with the US CFP Board, a Quebec Financial Planner with the Institut québecois de planification financière, and obtained the TEP designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is a graduate of McGill University, Faculty of Management, and is completing his Masters of Business Taxation at the University of Minnesota.

Matt has specialized and in-depth knowledge with respect to cross border tax and financial planning for Canadians moving to the US, US residents moving to Canada, US citizens living in Canada, or executive employees relocated between the countries. Matt has nearly 15 years of experience and leads a team of multidisciplinary professionals including US & Canadian CPAs, CFAs and Financial Planners. Matt and his team create comprehensive and customized plans that are designed to minimize tax, address estate planning issues, achieve retirement goals, identify investment opportunities, obtain healthcare coverage and meet immigration objectives.

Matt will be joining us from Montreal - where he was born and raised - through he travels frequently (pre-covid) to his Toronto office. His favourite Canadian treats are Tim Hortons Timbits and Montreal bagels!

 

OUR MODERATOR

David Stewart, Past Chairmoose and Advisor @Digital Moose Lounge

David serves on the board of the DML, is DML's Past Chairmoose, as well as the Advisory Board Chair at UC Berkeley's Canadian Studies Program. Since 2013, he has consulted on Canada-US innovation projects for clients such as UBC, the University of Saskatchewan, Expansion Quebec, and the Canadian Association of University Research Parks. He previously served as an Academic Relations Officer with the Consulate General of Canada in Palo Alto, and as an Immigration Attorney and the Executive Director at International House, a nonprofit in Charlotte NC. He began his career as a commercial lawyer in Toronto and Boston, including a stint at a startup in Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. and an LL.B. from McGill University, an M.A. from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. He enjoys watching French-language Habs broadcasts on TVA Sports.

 

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SF Pride Parade 2019 - Friends of Canada and Mexico March (San Francisco)

SF Pride Parade 2019 - Friends of Canada and Mexico March (San Francisco)

Consul General of Canada, Rana Sarkar, cordially invites you to join Canadians marching in the 2019 San Francisco Pride Parade on June 30th! 

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The theme of this year's parade is Generations of Resistance. All are welcome to join us with their families and friends to celebrate diversity and to support the LGBTQ2 members of our communities here in San Francisco, at home in Canada, and abroad.

In 2019, we will be marching with our friends from Mexico to celebrate diversity and inclusion for all in North America.  

We have been allocated a time slot some time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on June 30th, with a point of departure near Embarcadero BART/MUNI station. If you pre-register, you will receive confirmation of the exact time and location one week before the parade.

Bring your water and celebratory pride gear - make sure to wear comfortable shoes, pack plenty of sunscreen, and fuel up with a breakfast beforehand.

Questions? Please contact Yves at (415) 793-2543. We look forward to seeing you there! Learn more about SF Pride

Register in advance! More information>>

 

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Canada Day in San Jose

Canada Day in San Jose

San Jose City Hall, then Uproar Brewing Company - 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

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The Digital Moose Lounge, the City of the San Jose and The Office of Council member Peralez, along with The Canadian Consul General, would like to invite you to celebrate Canada's 152nd birthday!

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4:30 to 5:00 p.m. 9th Annual Flag Raising ceremony

In honour of Canada's upcoming birthday, you are invited to San Jose's 9th Annual Flag Raising Ceremony at San Jose City Hall with the Canadian Consul General and members of San Jose City Council. This will be a wonderful opportunity to sing, Oh Canada, and kick-off some Canada Day spirit.

5:30 p.m. onwards: Join the DML for our Canada Day Celebration

Follow your fellow moose-friends on foot from the flag raising (a quick, ten minute walk!), and come to Uproar Brewing Company, where you can enjoy complementary light appetizers, Canuck-inspired nibbles, and Canadian music. 

Meet fellow Canadians who live and work in the Bay Area. Family-friendly event. Everyone welcome! Please RSVP so we can plan a great party.

More exciting details to be announced over the next few weeks, including a #TOQUEPARTY. Stay tuned to our Moose channels (Facebook and Twitter). Mark your calendars and tell your friends.

 And for a second year in a row, you can make a donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank. #canadiansdoinggood

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Thank you to the Canadian Consulate for their sponsorship, and the City of San Jose for their partnership.

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Harnessing the Power of Data Science (San Francisco)

Harnessing the Power of Data Science (San Francisco)

Segment - 100 California Street Suite 700 San Francisco, CA 94111

Join McGill at Segment to learn more about Data Science & meet McGill's newest class of Master Students in Analytics!

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The office of Segment is graciously hosting The McGill Alumni Association for an evening dedicated to learning the fundamentals of data science and how to use it to make better business decisions.

Professor Shoeb Hosain, Director of McGill's Master of Analytics program, will be interviewing a panel of Data Scientists across various industries.

Tickets required.

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Special Screening of Canada C3 - Coast to Coast to Coast (San Francisco)

Special Screening of Canada C3 - Coast to Coast to Coast (San Francisco)

Cowell Theater - 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123

Special film screening followed by Q&A!

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Join the Consulate General of Canada, the SF International Ocean Film Festival, and Students on Ice at the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason in SF on Thursday, June 6 for the Bay Area Premiere screening of Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast in celebration of World Oceans Day.

Tickets required, but free for children and students.

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Canada Day Celebration (San Jose)

Canada Day Celebration (San Jose)

The Brit - 173 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

Tickets now available! Join the Digital Moose Lounge and friends for a fun, family-friendly CANADA DAY celebration at The Brit (San Jose) on Friday, June 29th. The DML, CELS and GlobalNL have partnered up to create this Canada Day celebration for everyone to enjoy!

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  • Canadian specialties, such as Poutine available for purchase.
  • Enjoy Canadian beer, spirits, and soft drinks. 
  • All ages welcome.

Be a keener - show your Red & White, wear your team jersey, provincial toque, university sweater, and work on your Molson muscle all while sharing your stories and memories with those that get you most. Your fellow Canadians. Honourary Canadians are welcome - bring your friends, family and coworkers. CanCon Music, lively atmosphere, singing the national anthem and lots of Canadians!

Can't make it? Hosting your own Canada Day party? Or looking for more ways to celebrate and show your Canadian spirit? Watch for our social media challenge by tracking hashtag #turnthemooseloose to win Canadian prizes. 

      In lieu of an Admission fee, we ask our guests to bring a non-perishable food item for our Second Harvest Food Bank food drive. You may also donate money to them directly on our SECOND HARVEST FOOD DRIVE PAGE

Get your Canada Day Celebration (San Jose) tickets here >> 

 

About our partners:

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Canadian Entrepreneurs in Life Sciences (CELS) community nurtures connections and knowledge to advance innovations on the path to commercialization. Learn more at https://www.cels-sfo.com/ 

 

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Global NL connects the global community of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in today's borderless world. We promote relationships and mentorship amongst members, as well as NL affiliated companies and organizations. We also recognize the success of members, and champion Newfoundland and Labrador all over the world. Visit our website at https://www.globalnl.com/

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Annual Canada Day Celebration @ Kells (San Francisco)

Annual Canada Day Celebration @ Kells (San Francisco)

Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar - 530 Jackson St · San Francisco, CA

Join the San Francisco Expat Canadian Meetup Group for our annual CANADA DAY celebration at KELLS in San Francisco!

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Missed the 150th last year? Make up for it this year!! Look for Canadian flags, Smarties on tables or just follow the red and white crowd.

• Meetup starts at 5:00pm but join us anytime.

• Complimentary poutine and hotdogs provided by Kells

• Enjoy Canadian beer and spirits! Official selection TBA but usually includes Molson Canadian and Kokanee ON TAP and Labatt Blue in bottles; Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Crown Royal, Canadian Club, etc.

• CanCon Music, lively atmosphere, singing the national anthem and lots of Canadians!

Honourary Canadians are welcome - bring your friends, family and coworkers!

Join the Canadian Meetup Group and register>>

 

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SFU: San Francisco Alumni + Friends Networking Reception

SFU: San Francisco Alumni + Friends Networking Reception

Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery - 661 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94105

Join fellow alumni and friends for a casual social at the Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery! 

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Chat with friends - old and new - over complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages. In addition, you'll be treated to a short presentation by Dr. Angelica Lim, an AI Roboticist, an SFU alumnus and recently was featured in Forbes as one of the leading women in AI.

We'll also have co-op students - our future alumni - in attendance. It'll be a great opportunity to share your wisdom with them!

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SFU is also happy to host another reception on Monday, June 25th, for those who are more conveniently located to the South Bay.

 

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SFU: Bay Area Alumni + Friends Networking Reception (Sunnyvale)

SFU: Bay Area Alumni + Friends Networking Reception (Sunnyvale)

Plug and Play Tech Center - 440 North Wolfe Rd Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Join fellow alumni and friends for a casual social at the Plug and Play Tech Center!

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Chat with friends - old and new - over complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages. In addition, you'll be treated to a short presentation by Dr. Angelica Lim, an AI Roboticist, an SFU alumnus and recently was featured in Forbes as one of the leading women in AI.

We'll also have co-op students - our future alumni - in attendance. It'll be a great opportunity to share your wisdom with them!

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SFU is also happy to host another reception on Tuesday, June 26th, for those who are more conveniently located to San Francisco.

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SF Pride Parade 2018 - Friends of Canada and Mexico March (San Francisco)

SF Pride Parade 2018 - Friends of Canada and Mexico March (San Francisco)

Dear Canadians and Friends of Canada,

Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed that no matter who we love or how we identify, all of us deserve to feel safe and secure, live free from discrimination and persecution, and express ourselves fully.

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We must continue to fight against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia, and to defend gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation rights.  I am personally committed to fight hatred, honour love, and defend human rights for all.

It is in this spirit that I would like to invite you to join me to march together in the  San Francisco Pride parade on Sunday June 24th. 

Please note the link here for the invitation/RSVP.  Please forward to your Canadian friends!  

https://sfpride2018canadamexico.eventbrite.com

The march will begin around 11:00am, at the Embarcadero, and will end at San Francisco City Hall, at around 14:00.  Please join me, and together, we can build a world where all of us are free to be who we are and love who we love. 

Dress comfortably, colourfully, bring your friends, family, your dogs…and your bottle of water.  The exact departure point will be communicated very soon – look for Canadian rainbow flags.

For the first time this year, we will be joining the Mexican Consulate as a demonstration of North American solidarity!

Looking forward to meeting you!

Rana Sarkar
Consul General
San Francisco

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Fête Nationale du Québec @ Silicon Valley 2018 (Mountain View)

Fête Nationale du Québec @ Silicon Valley 2018 (Mountain View)

Rengstorff Park - 201 S Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, California 94040

Venez fêter avec nous au pique-nique annuel de la St-Jean des Québécois à Silicon Valley! 

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Nous avons réservé quelques tables à picnic dans la section: "BBQ Group Area" à coté du stationnement (Crisanto Ave.). Pour nous trouver, cherchez le drapeau Québécois.

Plaisir garanti pour tous: la bière et le vin sont permis et il y a des structures de jeux pour enfants. 

Nous avons accès à un BBQ pour notre groupe seulement, donc amenez vos briquette et accessoires nécessaires.

Une contribution de 5$ par famille est suggérée pour couvrir la réservation et le permis d'alcool.

Au plaisir de vous y voir! Portez du bleu !!

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Canada Flag Raising Ceremony (San Jose)

Canada Flag Raising Ceremony (San Jose)

San Jose City Hall - West Plaza 200 E. Santa Clara Street

8th ANNUAL CANADA DAY FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

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Sponsored by The Office of Council Member, Raul Peralez (San Jose, District 3) and The Consulate General of Canada (San Francisco/Silicon Valley).

Free Validated Parking at City Hall Parking Garage

Free reception to follow after the ceremony at Original Gravity Public House (66 S. 1st St.)

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University of Waterloo - Alumni Event (San Francisco)

University of Waterloo - Alumni Event (San Francisco)

Wish - One Sansome Street, 41st Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Where UWaterloo Meets AI - Ethics

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Join President and Vice Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur in San Francisco for an engaging and provocative panel discussion - Where UWaterloo meets AI - Ethics. This event features a panel of expert speakers sharing their knowledge and understanding in the field of ethics in artificial intelligence, followed by a Q&A discussion with the audience.

Speakers

Moderator: Professor Kate Larson, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Panelist:  Student - Ruxandra Badea - Balisillie School of International Affairs, Artificial Intelligence Policy Intern @ Project Ploughshares

Panelist: Alumnus - Cipriano (Pano) Santos, PhD'89 (Eng), Director of Technical Content Management, Gurobi Optimization, retired Distinguished Technologist @ Hewlett Packard 

Panelist: Alumnus - Joseph Fung, BASc’07 (Computer Eng), CEO Kiite 

About our host

Wish is a leading mobile e-commerce platform with global reach. Wish's mission is to give everyone access to the most affordable, convenient, and effective shopping mall in the world. Through the Wish platform, we are creating a relevant, entertaining, and personalized shopping experience for each individual consumer. Our two co-founders, (Peter Szulczewski, BMath'05 and Danny Zhang, MMath'05) are both University of Waterloo Alumni!

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Blakes Partners Canada Day Celebration - DML Member invitation (San Francisco)

Blakes Partners Canada Day Celebration - DML Member invitation (San Francisco)

Special invitation: Digital Moose Lounge members invited to join Blakes partners in celebrating Canada’s birthday on June 20th in San Francisco. Watch for your Eventbrite invitation coming by email to *DML members Monday, June 11th, from the Digital Moose Lounge.

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We hope you will join Blakes' and friends to enjoy Bloody Caesars, Canadian beer and poutine while taking in views of San Francisco Bay. This event is more suitable for those who are members of the Bay Area's business and legal communities.

R.S.V.P. required.

This event is hosted by Blake, Cassels & Graydon an international corporate law firm based in Canada.

NOTE: space is limited, but if you miss this one, the DML is partnering on a Canada Day party on June June 29 (San Jose). Read the blog, watch the calendar and look for details in our June newsletter.

* Members are those who have previously signed-up to "Get Involved" on the DML website, not just subscribed to the newsletter.

 

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Canadian Women's Network Official Launch Week - June 11-14 (San Francisco)

Canadian Women's Network Official Launch Week - June 11-14 (San Francisco)

Announcing the Canadian Women’s Network (CWN) in Silicon Valley - Designed for Canadian female founders, women in tech and female executives running innovation --- this network is an all access pass to help women grow their business --- drive economic value back to Canada ---- and strengthen their own profile.

CWN is kicking things off with a week in Silicon Valley June 11th to 15th for Canadian female founders and women in decision making roles at startups. We hope you’ll join us for our two public events:

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On June 11th, come and learn how founders have leveraged their network of investors, mentors and the media to help them land their first reference customer months, sometimes even years ahead of them doing it on their own.

On June 14th, join us as we bring together women investors to talk about how we change the gender ratio in investing, as well as what we can do to better support female founders and women in decision-making roles at start-ups.

-----> The first 25 people to register will receive 25% off their tickets with the code: VIP25 <------

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C100 Canadians in Tech Happy Hour (San Francisco)

C100 Canadians in Tech Happy Hour (San Francisco)

C100 hosts monthly meetups in San Francisco/Palo Alto for all Canadians visiting or living in the Bay Area to network with one another alongside C100's staff, Charter Members and Partners. 

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These frequent gatherings are the only consistent Bay Area networking events open to the public. RSVP is required. Visit the events page to register for the next event!

*Exact location will be revealed to registered guests 48hrs before event

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Barenaked Ladies w/Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall

Barenaked Ladies w/Better Than Ezra & KT Tunstall

The Mountain Winery - 14831 Pierce Road Saratoga, CA 95070

The Mountain Winery Announces 2018 Concert Series Tickets On Sale Now! 60th Concert Season includes performances by Tony Bennett, Pretenders, Daughtry, Steve Martin & Martin Short, Alanis Morisset

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The Mountain Winery Announces 2018 Concert Series Tickets On Sale Now! 60th Concert Season includes performances by Tony Bennett, Pretenders, Daughtry, Steve Martin & Martin Short, Alanis Morissette, The Original Wailers, Melissa Etheridge, Boy George and Culture Club, Lyle Lovett And His Large Band, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, O.A.R and more!

Purchase your tickets for the Barenaked Ladies Last Summer on Earth Tour tickets at the Mountain Winery 2018 Concert Season website

 

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University of Toronto Mentors night (San Francisco)

University of Toronto Mentors night (San Francisco)

Shopify - 33 New Montgomery St. Ste 750 San Francisco, 94105

The University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL) will be holding mentors nights to foster international channels of entrepreneurship knowledge and mentorship for students, startups, and alumni.

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During Mentors Nights UofT students and alumni who are interested in entrepreneurship and intra-entrepreneurship, will meet local startups, industry partners, and startup community to discuss their ideas, and future goals.

Join us in San Francisco, June 6, 2018 for an evening of networking and mentorship hosted by Canada's leading startup Shopify: 

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Canada Day All-Alumni Celebration

Canada Day All-Alumni Celebration

Computer History Museum - 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View

Moose  EventOur biggest event of the year! Join the Digital Moose Lounge, representatives from Canada's top universities, and 500 other local Canadians and friends to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in style.

Update June 23: Over 90% of tickets sold! This event will sell out -- make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.