Latest Club News

Catch up with all the latest news about what's happening in your club right here.  

Feel free to drop by often!  Note also that these articles will be included in the monthly CAC eNewsletter sent to members each month. Now that the club does not publish a monthly PDF newsletter, this news feed on the website (and the email it generates) is now the primary place to catch up on news and events. 

A list of these articles also appears on the front page of the website.
  • 27 Jan 2014 3:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Monthly Mixer – 7 February 2014

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



    International Pancake Day – 2 March 2014

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


  • 27 Jan 2014 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    We have to start somewhere and we are pleased with the results thus far. In only 2 ½ months, we have been able to increase our Facebook Likes by approximately 90 people which would indicate that our online activity is working. If you haven’t Liked our Facebook Page yet (if you have Facebook), please do so. If you have already Liked our Facebook Page, please press Share next time your on our Page so we can expand our community!


  • 27 Jan 2014 3:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    This past month we launched our Meetup Group, but not to worry, we are only using this outlet to drive people to our website so they ultimately register as paid Members. You will notice that we will be creating a “product” for our paid Members over the next few months which will segregate our paid Members from our non-paying Members. For example, our paid Members will continue to benefit from free prizes, discounted tickets and exclusive events which are only available to our paying Members (such as discounted tickets to the International Ice Hockey). To this end, we are pleased to advise that in only a matter of days, the launch of the Meetup Group has brought in handfuls of new faces.


    Although not very active at the moment, our new Linkedin Profile will (hopefully) give our Members an opportunity to grow their professional network in Sydney and give our members and opportunity to learn more about one another. If you have Linkedin and you haven’t Linked-Us-In, please do and contribute where you can.


  • 27 Jan 2014 3:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Don't forget.......

    Saturday February 1st: 10 am

    Cabra Leagues Club in Conjuction with NSW RL Presents the Rugby League International 9's Tournament, Featuring teams from PNG, Japan, Philippines, Aust-Maori, Fiji, Cook Islands, Canada, Indigenous and Police Representative take on teams from NSW Cup. 

    Wednesday February 19th & 21st:

    Canadian film, "Gerontophilia" will be screened this year at the Mardi Gras Film Festival. Canadian bad boy and queer director dynamo, Bruce LaBruce, breaks out and delivers his most accessible film yet, deftly and defiantly skewering the mainstreaming of gay and queer culture and youth obsessed desire. Adept storytelling and solid performances keep difficult themes taut and close to the surface.

    Please note that this movie shows mature themes, and for some, controversial subject matter.  

    To see the full program, buy tickets and passes, click here!

    HNIS February Update:

    Please note that Doug will not be showing any games during the time the Olympics are on. Channel 10 is supposed to have an additional 8 webstreams available for the games, but they still have yet to release a schedule.

    Doug suspect's that a couple of venues will have games on and when he find out anything he'll put the details up on the HNIS Facebook page.
  • 27 Jan 2014 2:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    We are pleased to announce that the CAC has negotiated reserved tickets on the Canadian side at preferential ticket prices! If you intend to join us for the International Ice Hockey on 26 July 2014, you need to be quick before the reserved tickets run out!

    Purchasing Instructions:

    STEP 1:

    Please visit: 

    http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?pp=QPCLB&sh=ICEHOCKE14&v=SSD

    STEP 2: Enter the secret password, which can be found in the "Member's Voice" section*

    STEP 3:Purchase the tickets, enter the date in the calendar and stay tuned for updates!

    *Please note you MUST be a paying CAC member to receive the secret password. 

  • 27 Jan 2014 2:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have been asked on several occasions by our Members to upload content to our Facebook Page or website to promote their business and we do so without hesitation because at the end of the day, the CAC supports all of our Members in which ever way possible. 

    If you have a business you would like promoted, or if you would like to sponsor us, please feel free to contact Damin Murdock at president@canadianaustralianclub.com.

    To this end, we would like to introduce you to Margez – The Tasty Nomad and author LA Johannesson.

    Margez – The Tasty Nomad

    We can honestly say that the saugages sold by Margez are some of the best in the world! Please visit their website, facebook and twitter to see where next Margez is setup! Congratulations Sharon and Krimo!



    Introducing Author LA Johannesson:

    With hundreds of books already sold, eloves me, eloves me not (authored by one of our Members) is an incredible read. Notwithstanding the title, it’s a great read for all and with Valentines Day quickly approaching, we recommended to get your hands on this one. It will be on sale at the CAC Monthly Mixer, 6:00pm, upstairs at the Paragon Hotel.
     
    eloves me, eloves me not is the consummate contemporary love story.


    Still single at 39, Kayte Wexford has everything but Mr. Right. Even with her rewarding career, indulgent lifestyle and colourful friends, the reality is there’s still no one waiting at home for her but the dog. With keyboard at the ready and best friend at her side, she turns to technology for help, hoping online dating will finally deliver the man of her dreams.


    eloves me, eloves me not is a contemporary romantic comedy that chronicles Kayte’s online dating adventures answering the question, “Is the reality of online dating more train wrecks or fairy tales?”
     
    When a series of cyber-suitors step out of her computer and into her life, Kayte ultimately learns what she will and won’t do in the name of love.
     
    Follow along and see if you can you predict where she will end up and with whom.
    L.A. Johannesson

    Author, 'eloves me, eloves me not'

    Website

    Sample Chapters/Preview
    Google+
    Facebook

    Twitter

    YouTube

  • 19 Jan 2014 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Super bowl party??

    Look no further! USAFoods has got you covered for your Super Bowl festivities.


    Planning a big BBQ? Want to have some snacks to keep you company throughout the game? Thinking about cooking some delicious buffalo wings? No problem!

    We're sure we have something to impress your guests.

    BBQ Sauces from $4.80

    Buffalo Wing Sauces from $7.29

    Family Size Potato/Corn Chips from $2.50

    12 packs of soda from $15.00

    100 Red Cups only $10.99
  • 19 Jan 2014 9:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Gear up for Sochi with some discounted Team Canada hockey sweaters!

    To see the sweaters, click here!

    “The new Olympic and Paralympic jersey is an emblem of Canada’s passion for hockey. Not only are we proud of the athletes who wear the jersey, but I encourage all Canadians to wear it to show support for our players,” said Bob Nicholson, Hockey Canada’s president and CEO. “These jerseys are distinctly Canadian and will ignite our nation’s pride each time Canada’s athletes take to the ice to represent their country and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams.”

    Stock up on some great Canadian foods by checking out O'Canada's sales page! Frank's Hot Sauce anyone???
  • 28 Dec 2013 5:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    January 8th: 

    Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers at the Sydney Festival

    While tickets have all ready been sorted for this event, anyone is welcome to join us on the day as there is no assigned seating. Please email Kathleen at volunteercoord@canadianaustralianclub.com if you would like to meet up with some fun Canadians!

    January 19th:

    SEA KAYAKING: 2 Hour Coffee Tour From the Spit!

    Cost: $79 per person (Kayaks, Paddles, Safety Gear, & Coffee Inclusive)

    Please Register prior to January 6 2014!

    To register for this event, please cick here.


    Various Dates in January:

    Half Moon Run 

    This Canadian indie rock band (based in Montreal) has played South by Southwest, Osheaga, Canadian Music Week and Glastonbury Festival 2013, and have opened for such artists as Metric, Patrick Watson[1] and Mumford & Sons. 

    See the band play in January at the following locations:

    Jan 9th - Newcastle, NSW @ The Small Ballroom

    Jan 10th - Bulli, NSW @ The Heritage Hotel

    Jan 11th - Sydney (Darlinghurst), NSW @ The Standard

    Jan 14th - Cronulla, NSW @The Brass Monkey


    February 1st:

    Rugby League International 9's Tournament

    Featuring teams from PNG, Japan, Philippines, Aust-Maori, Fiji, Cook Islands, Canada, Indigenous and Police Representative take on teams from NSW Cup.

    Commencing from 10 am at Cabra Leagues.

     

    February 7th: 

    CAC Monthly mixer returns in 2014 at the Paragon Hotel. Meet upstairs for dinner starting at 6PM.

  • 28 Dec 2013 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    HNIS is back at Cheers on Jan 15. Doug will post the schedule for that evening after NYE.

    Just a heads up that the Detroit v Toronto Winter Classic game will be on Foxtel on Jan 2 from 5am. Catch it then if you're keen to watch.


 
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