June 2019 Digital Moose Lounge Newsletter

A newsletter from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Counting down to Canada Day? Join us in San Jose, Thursday, June 27th, for a Flag Raising ceremony and the DML’s Canada Day celebration nearby, where we’ll also kick-off the DML’s 20th birthday with an all-out #ToqueParty. Details below, and watch for more details, contests, and info about our limited edition toques and collector pins!

In this newsletter you’ll find our latest “Ask A Canadian” blog post, meet our newest moose intern, and catch up on Canadian news in the Bay as well as discover some fun, new sections.

What’s coming up for local Canadians:

  • June 5th: We The North Canada House: MLSE Game 3 invitation!
  • June 6th: Special Screening of Canada C3- Coast to Coast to Coast (SF)
  • June 27th: Canada Day in San Jose
  • June 30th: SF Pride Parade 2019- Friends of Canada and Mexico March (SF)
  • July 1st: SF Expat Cdn. Meetup Group: Annual Canada Day Celebration @ Kells
Enjoy all the event details below (and always available on our website).

Got some Canadian news to share? Share your news tips on Facebook (@digitalmoose ) or Twitter (@fromthemoose).
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Tell Us a DML Story to Celebrate 20 Years!
In September 1999, a small group of Canadians in the Bay Area formed what is the Digital Moose Lounge today. This year, we celebrate our 20th birthday! We are looking for original members and Board of Directors to help tell the story of DML in celebration. If you were part of the DML from 1999 to 2004 – like Helen, Mike and the Moose in the photo –  please send us an email at programs@digitalmooselounge.com
Canada Day in San Jose
Thursday, June 27th

Join the DML, along with our partners at the City of San Jose and the Canadian Consulate, for a memorable celebration! Will the Moose be there? Will there be Nanaimo Bars? Can you wear a toque in the summer in San Jose? 

Sign-up now for Canada Day fun with your friends at the Digital Moose Lounge… 

4:30 PM: 
The City of San Jose will be raising the flag once again. This annual ceremony includes singing the Canadian national anthem, and hearing a few words from the City, Consulate and DML delegates

5:30 PM:  #ToqueParty: What’s the difference between a Toque and a Beanie? Show us your Canadian pride and win awesome prizes! We’re bringing back a DML tradition: a Toque Party at Uproar Brewing Company, following the Flag Raising. 

Dig out your favourite toque for all your Canada Day celebrations, take a toque selfie (or a photo with your friends and family), and post it on your public social media profile with the hashtag #ToqueParty. You can also email the photo to us at programs@digitalmooselounge.com.

We will be selling made in Canada Toques (including some handmade by First Nations artisans) as well as new DML collector pins. Limited supply! First-come, first-served. Can’t make it? We will still accept your #ToqueParty photos until our prize drawing on July 2nd.

Stay tuned to our website and social media where we will reveal your toque purchase options.

We are excited to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank again this year to end hunger in the Bay Area. We encourage you to bring non-perishable food items for the donation bin at the reception or donate financially by selecting the donation ticket option on our Eventbrite registration. Donors will be rewarded!

Our event partners:


Calling All Volunteers for Canada Day Celebrations

We need your help for Canada Day in San Jose. We are looking for entertainers and volunteers to help with our big celebration. Anyone interested in performing (got a garage band that wants to do Canadian covers??) or willing to roll up their sleeves and volunteer at the event is encouraged to email us at programs@digitalmooselounge.com

Ask a Canadian

DML board members, Hugh Morgan and Dorin Greenwood have a new article for newcomers to the Bay Area. Their most current post examines a housing market that rivals Toronto and Vancouver!

Check out their latest column:Ask a Canadian: The Housing Market

Our Newest Moose

Scott Ismond joins the lounge as our Special Projects, Communications, and Event Management Intern-Moose. A native of Calgary, Scott moved to the Vancouver and Victoria area in 2007 to play junior hockey before heading to Iowa to earn his bachelor and master degrees from Iowa State University. Recently moving to San Francisco with his new bride McKenna, Scott is out and about enjoying the sights and sounds of the Bay. Be on the lookout for Scott at our upcoming events!

Fun Fact: Scott played hockey at Iowa State University for five years as a goalie before returning for his master’s degree in 2015. During his post-graduate studies, Scott was a coach for the program where he won coach of the year 3-years in a row!

Air Canada Wants Creative Types

Air Canada is on the hunt for Canadian expats in the Bay Area that are in the creative industries (music, culinary arts, painters, photographers, graphic designers, etc.) to be featured in an upcoming digital campaign. As compensation, Air Canada is offering free round trip tickets for two anywhere in Canada. Those interested can email Mark Cadiz (marka.cadiz@gmail.com)

Looking For Eh+ Members

Are you or someone you know an exceptional Moose in the community. We are looking to profile members in our newsletter and website as part of our Canadians in the Bay Area series. Send us your nominations:  webmoose@digitalmooselounge.com

Best of the Bay
We will be featuring your favourite places in the Bay and we need your help! Send us your recommendations and favourite places in our featured category. Throughout June, we ask for your suggestions for the best Farmers’ Markets in the area. Email us your favourites at webmoose@digitalmooselounge.com.
The Dog Days of Summer
As we break into the summer season, we wrap up with the pooches of the Bay. This month we have Jake (8-year-old Boston Terrier) and Bauer (3-year-old French Bulldog) from Pacifica. They love exploring all that the Bay has to offer, including the trails, dog parks, beaches and of course, dog-friendly breweries.

Have a pet that is enjoying the sunshine of summer? Tweet us your pet pictures  @FromTheMoose

Other upcoming events in the community…

The North Invades the Bay (Area)
Wednesday, June 5th (San Francisco)

For the first time since the Vancouver Canucks made the finals in 2011, a Canadian team will appear in the championship round for one of major four sports (NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA). The Toronto Raptors hosted and won game one on Thursday, May 30th where courtside seats were going for as much as $76K CDN (TSN). The game marked the first championship game in Raptors franchise history. 

The series is now tied and will shift to Oakland for game three on Wednesday. If you don’t already have tickets, we have a  special invitation for our DML community…

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) is hosting We The North: Canada Housewith the support and encouragement of the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco. We want Canadians in the Bay Area to have an opportunity to share in the surging national pride embodied by the Raptors’ PlayOff run. Please join us this Wednesday to cheer on the Raptors as they take on the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals!
Special Screening: Canada C3 – Coast to Coast to Coast
Thursday, June 6th (San Francisco)

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 in celebration of World Oceans Day.

More Information >>

Harnessing the Power of Data Science
Wednesday, June 19th (San Francisco)

Get your ticket soon and join McGill at Segment to learn more about Data Science & meet McGill’s newest class of Master Students in Analytics!

More information>>

Friends of Canada & Mexico March for SF Pride 2019
Sunday, June 30th (San Francisco)

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.

More Information>>

SF Expat Cdn. Meetup: Canada Day Celebration at Kells

Monday, July 1st (San Francisco)

This year celebrate Canada Day on July 1st in the heart of San Francisco. Bring your friends, family and coworkers to this popular annual tradition  – honourary Canadians are welcome!

More Information >>

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