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.
  • 28 Mar 2014 9:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    We confirm that the registrations for our Pirate Pub Crawl on 12 April 2014 is now closed. Thank you to those who have registered and we look forward to having a fantastic event. There will be updates with more details to follow shortly.

    For those who showed interest in our pub crawl but were unable to secure your spot, do not worry as there will be more fun coming up in the near future. 

  • 28 Mar 2014 9:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Latest news from Doug at HNIS:

    Last Hockey Night - Mar 19 was the first evening we showed same day games and a grand total of 12 people showed for 2 same day games.

    What does that mean for the playoffs? That will depend if Adam decides to run the playoffs. A decision will be made on the playoffs after April 9.

    Remaining schedule for the rest of the season:

    Wed Apr 2:
    4:30pm - Winnipeg v Anaheim - Mar 31
    6pm - Montral v Tampa -Apr 1
    8pm - Rangers v Vancouver - Apr 1

    Wed Apr 9:
    4:30pm - Anaheim v Vancouver - Apr 7
    6pm - Toronto v Tampa - Apr 8
    8pm - Boston v Minnesota - Apr 8

    Wed Apr 16:
    4:30pm - Rangers v Montreal - Apr 12
    6pm - Toronto v Ottawa - Apr 12
    8pm - Colorado v Anaheim - Apr 13

    *game schedule may change if Foxtel shows the game

    Hockey Night - Next Season
    Dough will not be running Hockey Night for the 14/15 season. It will be up to someone (or more) to step up and run Hockey Night next year.

    What do you need to have if you want to run Hockey Night?

    1. Plan. What days/how often are you going to have the gatherings

    2. Venue. Where will the games be shown

    3. A way of showing the games. If you're planning on using Game Centre, then you'll need a venue which has internet and can put that output onto at least one big TV.

    4. Schedule. Plan out what games you will be showing, at least for the first 2 months.

    5. Hockey Night will continue to raise funds for a hockey related item/team. If you don't want to raise for the Canterbury Eagles that's fine, but you should indicate what your accepting the donations for instead. Ex. Sponsoring a player on the Bears/Dogs

    6. Those running Hockey Night cannot make a profit, cover expenses and vouchers from the gathering location (i.e. pub) yes. Hockey Night is not about helping you raise money for a PS4 fund or extra beer money for the weekends.

    7. No details of email addresses or other data from those who attend can be used for anything other than HNIS.

    You will need to provide the above to Doug by mid-September, otherwise Hockey Night will hibernate for the 14/15 season.

    Doug will send an email out prior to the 14/15 season indicating if HNIS is hibernating or if someone else will be running Hockey Night, so you will have the opportunity to remove yourself from the email list if you are uncomfortable with someone else having access to your details.

    Otherwise, if you want to keep track of what's going on you can keep an eye on the facebook page, it doesn't require a login to view posts.

    For more info, contact Doug at : 
  • 28 Mar 2014 8:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Check out the latest from Canada Down Under, the 2014 Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum.

    There are 6 new videos by Bienvenue! Canada Down Under which include comments from key participants of the 2014 forum in Melbourne, Australia, including :

    Heather Ridout, Yuen Pau Woo and Jeffrey Simpson

    Check out all the videos here!
  • 28 Mar 2014 7:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    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

    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!

    *You MUST be a paying CAC member to receive the secret password. 

  • 28 Mar 2014 7:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    the NHL Playoffs start this Month.

    In the meantime, did you spring has arrived in Canada. Have a look at

    Also, did you ever think Don Cherry's Suits looked like your grandma's curtains? Well, that's because it is! Have a look at this great video on:
  • 28 Mar 2014 7:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's that time of month again! Catch you at our April Monthly Mixer and please register at so we can notify the venue of same!
  • 28 Mar 2014 7:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A HUGE Congratulations to the Dorran Family! The soft opening / St Patrick's Day Party at the Arisaig Tea Rooms was a great success with over 90 registrations and over 100 in attendance. The Arisaig Tea Rooms is situated at 26 Waterloo Street, Surrey Hills and will officially be opening soon. If you have not already Liked and Shared their Facebook Page, please do so by visiting here
  • 28 Mar 2014 7:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Canadian Australian Club

    2014 Pancake Day – 2nd March 2014


    We arrived at Pancake on the Rocks on March 2nd for our first ever CAC International Pancake Day Breakfast.

    The pancakes were thick and delicious and the jams and creams were really nice but NOT as good as the genuine Canadian maple syrup and mints which were epic!

    There were lots of great prizes in the raffle and we got to draw out some of the winning tickets with Mario, the Consul General.  We won a Canadian flag beach towel and some Maple cookies (biscuits).

    The restaurant was great and the toilets were really, really nice, very posh and tiled throughout (Oliver J)!

    The whole morning was really, really fun but we’re glad we arrived early as, as we were leaving, there was a massive queue/line up all the way up the stairs and into the street.  We look forward to next year’s event!

    Katie & Oliver Warrick (9 ½ years old, Members since 2009)

  • 27 Feb 2014 11:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Once again we had a very successful Monthly Mixer, seeing a lot of new and old faces and receiving comments like “Top Night”…”Awesome Night”…”Best One I’ve Been to in Years!”…Hopefully we’ll see you at the next Monthly Mixer, 7 March 2014 at the Paragon Hotel. Register your attendance today at

  • 27 Feb 2014 11:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Oh yes, as the picture shows, the Americans were not impressed! At 4:00am on 22 February 2014 we joined a fully packed Cheers Bar on George Street with about another 200 diehard Canadian Hockey Fans. For some, it was a very early morning; for others, it was a very late night. Whatever it took to get the fans out to support Canada, there were 200 fans chuckling and cheering at the American defeat. 

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