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Consular and Passport Outreach: Edmonton

The Australian High Commission is hosting an information session in Edmonton, outlining our role in Canada and the services we provide.  Please find details of the session below:

Thursday, 21 April 2016 at 6:00pm

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Cavanagh Room
10065-100 Street
Edmonton AB

RSVPs welcome at: consular.ottawa@dfat.gov.au.

Consular and passport officers are now fully booked for notarial and Australian passport appointments in Edmonton on 21-22 April 2016.


 

Anzac Day Services in Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

Date:               Monday, 25 April 2016
Time:               9:00am
Location:       LeBreton Gallery, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place
Dress:              Ceremonial uniform with medals or business attire
Contact:         events.ottawa@dfat.gov.au or 613-783-7617
Other info:    This service, followed by a reception, is hosted in partnership with the Canadian War Museum.

Comox, British Columbia

Date:               Sunday, 24 April 2016
Time:               12:30pm
Location:       HMCS Alberni Museum & Memorial, South Concourse, Comox Centre Mall, 30-190 Port Augusta Street
Contact:         Lewis Bartholomew, Director, HMCS Alberni Museum & Memorial - 250-339-4322 or mrbarth@alberniproject.org
Other info:    Comox Valley Record article with more information on the service

Vancouver, British Columbia

Date:               Sunday, 24 April 2016
Time:               10:00am
Location:       Victory Square (corner of West Hastings and Cambie Streets)
Dress:              Ceremonial uniform with medals or business attire
Contact:         info@canzba.org or (604) 694-6161

Calgary, Alberta

Date:               Monday, 25 April 2016
Time:               7:00pm (please arrive by 6:45pm)
Location:       The Cenotaph at Central Memorial Park, 12th Avenue & 4th St SW
Contact:         Jason Webb - 403-270-4414
Other info:    Drinks at a nearby Legion following the service.

Edmonton, Alberta

Date:              Sunday, 24 April 2016
Time:              Arrive at 10:15am for a 10:30am start
Location:      11630 109 Street - Brig. James Curry Jefferson Building (opposite Kingsway Mall)
Dress:             Ceremonial uniform with medals or business attire
Contact:        Capt. Jason Pascoe - pascoe.jason@gmail.com
Other info:    Limited free parking will be available on-site with nearby paid parking available in NAIT.  There will be a hosted luncheon to follow immediately after the service - all attendees are welcome to join.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date:               Saturday, 23 April 2016
Time:               4:30pm
Location:       Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street
Dress:              Ceremonial uniform with medals or business attire
Contact:         Down Under Club of Winnipeg – President Peter Munn, 204-237-1805 or president@downunderclub.mb.ca
Other info:    Visit the Down Under Club of Winnipeg’s website at http://downunderclub.mb.ca/anzac-day/ for more information.

London, Ontario

Date:               Monday, 25 April 2016
Time:               5:30am arrival for 5:45am start
Location:       Wolseley Barracks
Dress:              Ceremonial uniform with medals or business attire (no jeans please)
Contact:         aussiesandkiwisinlondonontario@yahoo.ca or Facebook group: Aussies & Kiwis in London Ontario Canada
Other info:    Service will be followed by a buffet breakfast ($10 per person) at Beaver Hall and a game of 'Two Up'.

Toronto, Ontario

Date:               Monday, 25 April 2016
Time:               5:45am
Location:       Canadian Forces College, 215 Yonge Boulevard
Dress:              Ceremonial uniform with medals or business attire
Contact:         To register attendance, email Australian.ConsulateToronto@austrade.gov.au or call (416) 323-4289 at the Australian Consulate-General, Toronto.  In order to register, please provide your name, address and contact number.  (These details are required for any guests who will be accompanying you).
Other info:     Attendance is open to serving military personnel and the general public subject to registration. As the service is held on a Canadian Forces Base, all civilian personnel are required to register their attendance through the Australian Consulate-General, Toronto to allow entry. Failure to do so will prevent entry to the base.  Please note, photo identification for adults is required on the day.

St. John's, Newfoundland

Date:               Thursday, 21 April 2016
Time:               7:30pm
Location:       Royal Canadian Legion (RCL), Branch 56, 930 The Boulevard
Dress:              Canadian Military is dress of the day, CADPAT with rain jacket and gloves. Civilian attire is smart casual.
Contact:         Capt. Ken Gatehouse - Kenneth.Gatehouse@forces.gc.ca
Other info:    The service will be approximately 30 minutes, followed by a short reception at the RCL.

 

 

Lifelines: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Australia

Lifelines: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Australia is an exhibition at Québec City’s Musée de la civilisation running from 21 October 2015 to 5 September 2016. The contemporary Australian Indigenous art attests to the cultural vitality and rich history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, carrying on powerful artistic traditions dating back more than 60,000 years.

Lifelines exhibits close to 100 works selected by guest curator Professor Françoise Dussart of the University of Connecticut. They are displayed in an open space that evokes the vastness of Australia— its earth tones, vegetation, and blue skies. The exhibition features three thematic zones: "Land of Dreams", "Land of Knowledge", and "Land of Power".

At the entrance to the exhibition is Karrku, an immense collective work by 36 artists from the community of Yuendumu in the Tanami Desert. Two interactive terminals detail the ancestral stories that underpin the piece. Further on, three creative video montages take a look at the human presence dating across the millennia. There are also 11 family learning stations to spark young people's curiosity. 

For more information

 

 

Spotlight Australia

Canadian Stage: Spotlight Australia

Canadian Stage, a leading contemporary theatre company in Toronto, is dedicating its biannual Spotlight Festival to the creative talent of Australia.  Spotlight Australia will feature the work of five of Australia’s most innovative, outstanding performing arts companies, over a six-week period in March-April 2017.

 

Tickets and more information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associations and Activities

Expatriate groups across Canada 

Aussies and Kiwis in London

DownUnder Social Club of Calgary

DownUnder Social Club of Edmonton 

DownUnder Club of Winnipeg


Australian Rules Football

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Ottawa Swans Australian Football Club 
 

Cricket

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Australian Wine Societies

The Australian and New Zealand Wine Society of Ottawa

Australian Wine Society of Toronto

Australian Wine Society of Calgary

Australian Wine Appreciation Society of Vancouver