Monthly Archives: January 2020

Our Summit Soirée is 2 Weeks Away! Join us.

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

You’re Invited to C100’s Summit Soirée
February 13: Summit Soirée
San Francisco | 6-9PM
Celebrate Canada’s moment with a reception honouring the great Canadian growth stories from the Growth Summit. Dax Dasilva, Founder and CEO of Lightspeed and Founder of Never Apart will share his entrepreneurial story in conversation with Marie-Joëlle Parent, author of 300 Reasons to Love San Francisco. Dax was recently named the Innovator of the Year by the Globe and Mail and Lightspeed’s IPO last year was the largest Canadian IPO of the past nine years.

Interested in joining the Soirée? There are a limited number of guest tickets available. RSVP below to get them before they are gone!

RSVP for C100’s Summit Soirée
Upcoming C100 Events
February 12-13: Growth Summit
San Francisco

Our annual Summit will take place this February in San Francisco and we look forward to amplifying the voices of Canadian shapers and builders “from far and wide” tackling the world’s biggest opportunities. This is an invitation-only, members-only event.
Interested in membership? Click here to learn more.
March 23: Canadians in Tech
6-8PM | San Francisco
Save the date. More details to be shared in early March

April 20: Member Dinner in SF Bay Area
This is an exclusive benefit of C100 membership. Interested in joining?
Learn more below!

May 20-21: 48Hrs in the Valley
The nomination period for 48Hrs in the Valley officially closed last Friday. This year our members, alumni, scouts, and sponsors collectively nominated an impressive 193 Canadian-led startups. Big thanks to all of you who have committed to working on the Selection Committee to select the 25 who will be supported by C100 and its Members through mentorship in 2020. We can’t wait to announce this year’s cohort in March.
Has your company been nominated? Don’t forget to submit your application by 5PM PST on February 7th!

C100 Membership
Looking for a way to get more involved in the community? Looking to share expertise and time with other Canadians with careers on the rise? Looking to learn from others in your field making a difference? Look no further. This membership is for you.
Apply for C100 Membership Today!
Have other questions about this new membership program? Check out our Member FAQs
Want to see who’s already a member? Take a look at our Member Directory
Join C100’s Team!
Marketing and Communications, Associate Manager
C100’s team is looking to bring on a marketing leader who is excited to help C100 grow its community and impact. If you are a skilled marketer with a passion for Canadian entrepreneurship, apply now. Must have existing US work authorization.
Upcoming Community Events 
 Expanding your business or considering career opportunities in Canada?

KPMG Law LLP is hosting an information and networking opportunity for local business and skilled individuals to learn about doing business in or with Canada. 
W Hotel in San Francisco | February 20, 1:45 -6:30pm | Register to attend here

  • Experts will provide wide ranging insights and strategic analysis in the following key areas:
  • Access to local and foreign talent – effective use of Canada’s global skills strategy and immigration policies
  • Establishing corporate structures
  • Optimizing financial incentives; and
  • Identifying key business locations
Professional advisors and business leaders will discuss challenges and success stories. This information session includes a valuable opportunity to network with KPMG and industry professionals.
2020 Women in Tech Silicon Valley Program | February 25-27

The Canadian Consulate in Palo Alto has partnered with BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Venture Fund to host the 2020 Women in Tech Silicon Valley Program.

Learn more about the 12 women-led tech companies that will be participating in his year’s three-day intense in-market program and how BDC and the Canadian Consulate in Palo Alto are supporting these entrepreneurs while they’re in Silicon Valley.

Thank You to Our Partners
Foundational Partners
Corporate Partners
C100 is the preeminent global community of Canadians in tech, a mission-driven network committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. C100 and its members – individual and corporate – support Canadian-led technology businesses and their leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.
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2020 Theme & We Need Your Feedback! Wreaths Across America: Mission Matters

A newsletter from the Wreaths Across America organization.

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2020 Theme – Be an American Worth Fighting For

This year’s theme was inspired by Staff Sgt. Daniel Strong and his keynote address during the 2018 escort to Arlington at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (Monty Tech), located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. As an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps, he lost 18 Marines during his service, three were his friends when he was a Lance Corporal, six as their Squad Leader, and the remaining nine as their Platoon Sergeant. Each impacted SSgt. Strong in a unique way as he witnessed first-hand what true sacrifice was and experienced the ripple effect it has on all involved.
SSgt. Strong’s raw emotion was felt by all on that cold December day, as he spoke about his strong conviction to teach his JROTC students to exemplify, on a daily basis, the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach. “Be an American worth the sacrifice. In your daily operations, and in how you deal with one another and how you live your life,” said SSgt. Strong. “Those young men and women who are in Arlington National Cemetery and other cemeteries, they earned the right for you to be an American worth fighting for.”
We want to hear from you!
Did you play a part in the mission last year? If so, we want to hear and learn from you. Please take a few minutes to provide feedback to help make 2020 the best year yet!
Take The Survey
How can you Join the Mission in 2020?

Start a Sponsorship Group
Your civic, nonprofit, school or other group can help raise wreath sponsorships for Arlington or your local cemetery. A portion of the funds can be returned to help your group. We offer resources and assistance to ensure your success!

Add a New Location
Coordinate a wreath-laying ceremony at a cemetery or veteran’s memorial in your town. Determine if this location is already participating by checking our website. We have resources to help you plan your ceremony!

Volunteer to place wreaths on a veteran’s grave at any of our 2,100+ participating locations. Involve your friends and family to honor our servicemen, women and families.

Sponsor a Wreath
Honor veterans in your local community by sponsoring a wreath that will be placed on a veteran’s grave. You choose the location. Groups can get involved as a fundraising project.

Monthly Features

Sponsor Spotlight:

Join us on Facebook LIVE on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at 12pm EST for the MISSION BBQ Check Presentation, when we will announce the total funds raised this year from our Annual Heroes Cup Campaign!

NEW Feature: Kid’s Corner

Kid’s Corner will be featured on our website blog and in our monthly newsletter. Tune into Wreaths Radio during Fun Fridays to hear our youth announcers. You won’t want to miss it!

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10-year-old Gwen Giles is a grade-school student at Hodgdon elementary in northern Maine. Last year, she encouraged her principal to invite American Gold Star Mother, Lorna Harris, to speak at her school. Lorna’s son, SPC Dustin J. Harris was killed in action in Iraq in 2006. The families are close and Gwen often speaks of “Uncle Dustin.” Together, they made a veteran’s wreath explaining the symbolism associated with the balsam bouquets, its circular shape, and single red bow. “My Mom was a big help in this,” Gwen shared. “Mr. Oliver reached out to talk to Mom about it, and then Mom reached out to Lorna.” Gwen continued, “Lorna came in and did a really wonderful presentation. Usually when we do a school presentation, everybody is a lot more talkative, but everybody that was there was really respectful. I think it helped a lot of people kind of get the meaning of what Veterans Day is all about, and what Wreaths Across America does, and why it’s important to keep people remembered.”


Join us each month for a small sampling of the amazing stories we hear of Americans stepping up in their communities and living lives worth fighting for. 

Chelmsford Girl Scouts lay wreaths at veterans’ graves

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Aurora students write letters to military men and women as part of MLK Day service project

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Christian McCaffrey helping send a veteran to the Super Bowl

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Community celebrates local veteran, family moving into new home

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Supporters Lay Veteran to Rest

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Phone: 1 (877) 385 9504

Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

Alternative history unwelcome among WW II buffs

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Front Lines
Mathematicians’ stab at alternative history unwelcome among WW II buffs

Mathematicians’ stab at alternative history unwelcome among WW II buffs

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Many, if not most, historians have maintained for eight decades that Germany could have won the Battle of Britain had Adolf Hitler just done a couple of things differently.

Recently, six mathematicians created a new methodology and essentially proved them right, sparking a social media outcry among Second World War buffs, warbird fanatics and proud Britons who would prefer to let their “finest hour” speak for itself.

“Bugger off,” wrote Peter Hollis, whose Facebook cover photo is a flapping Union Jack, “we won.”


Introducing Front Lines - A new Podcast from Legion Magazine
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Military Milestones
Secret deliveries

Secret deliveries

Story by Sharon Adams

In June 1943, a German agent penetrated a network in France set up to bring large numbers of escaped Allied airmen back to Britain.

A new one was urgently needed. MI9, the British military intelligence department, entrusted the task, code-named Operation Bonaparte, to a pair of French-Canadian volunteer spies.


This week in history
This week in history

January 29, 1856

Queen Victoria issues a warrant establishing the Victoria Cross.


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Deal of the Month! – 50% OFF – John McCrae and the Battles of Flanders –New Special Issue

An item from the Legion Magazine.

ReaderPerks | Deal of the Month for February 2020

To our valued ReaderPerks member!

Hey Michael Barbour!

We are pleased to offer our ReaderPerks members the latest Special Issue John McCrae and the Battles of Flanders at 50% OFFThis exclusive ReaderPerks Price and Special Issue is only available to our ReaderPerks members and available until February 3, 2020. We hope you enjoy this month’s perk and thank you for your continued interest in Canada’s fascinating history!

The Life of John McCrae

John McCrae—doctor, gunner and poet—was shaken by the battlefield death of a friend in May 1915, and wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields” in tribute. The poem took on a life of its own, and remains today a renowned symbol of remembrance. As a surgeon, McCrae also saved the lives of countless Canadian soldiers, wounded in the fierce battles on the muddy, cratered fields of Belgium’s Flanders region. Written by Tom MacGregor, this homage paid to Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae highlights some of the many facets of the man whose famous poem, “In Flanders Fields.” With our newest edition of Canada’s Ultimate Story, we offer our readers the the opportunity to explore McCrae and his life, work and legacy.


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January 2020 Digital Moose Lounge Newsletter

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

Happy New Year, Bay Area Canadians! A new year means new upcoming events and opportunities with a Canadian touch. Last chance to get your tickets for our first DML event of 2020 when the Canucks come to town to take on the Sharks! 
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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).

Canucks take on the Sharks 
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
The Vancouver Canucks will visit San Jose for the final time this regular season for our first of two DML hockey events. Partnered with BC Trade and Invest, this DML package offers a private VIP pre-game happy hour, veranda tickets for the game with dinner and two drinks included.
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…then the Leafs are coming!
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Time to get your LEAFS vs. SHARKS tickets! Join the DML for pre-game fun thanks to
our partners, RBC USA and the Canadian Consulate. Your VIP ticket will also have you cheering the teams on with friends, food and a few drinks.
More Information >>
Ask a Canadian: The hype around college
It’s hard not to notice the important role that post-secondary education plays in the United States. From getting a job to athletic events, “what’s your school?” is a familiar question. Trying to get into an American University isn’t an easy task either. Our board moose Hugh Morgan takes us back to school in our latest Ask a Canadian post.
Ask A Canadian: The hype around college.
Our social impact
A huge extra thank you to everyone who contributed to DML’s philanthropic efforts in 2019. As a group of Canadians who want to make a difference in our local communities, we selected the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Alameda Food Bank as the charities to benefit from our donations collected at our events. With your generosity, we raised over $600 for the Second Harvest Food Bank, surpassing the $500 raised last year, and collected more than 69 pounds of food. The food collected will provide 57 nutritious meals for those in need. For the Alameda Food Bank, we raised over $400 and collected 50 pounds of food. Have a charity you’d like to nominate for DML to benefit in 2020? Let us know at

Other upcoming events in the community…

SF expat MeetUp new year drinks
Feb 4 – Join the San Francisco Canadian Expat Meetup Group at the Wooden Nickel (SF) for some 2020 drinks. You can RSVP on the MeetUp page.
Raptors/Warriors rematch
March 5th – Start looking ahead to March! The Raptors will be in San Francisco for a rematch against the Golden State Warriors (sadly, without the indomitable Kawhi Leonard) after winning last year’s NBA Final. Get your tickets here.
C100: Canadians in Tech
March 23 – 6 pm to 8pm. C100 hosts monthly meetups in San Francisco/Palo Alto for Canadians visiting or living in the Bay Area to network with one another alongside C100’s staff, Charter Members and Partners. Save the date. More details to be shared in early March.
Canadian entertainment in the Bay Area
Multiple Dates – Canadian talent announcements:

Keep your antlers to the ground with all the latest news, updates and fun

Find out about upcoming events around the community

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CAN Announcements

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
Postdoctoral Opportunity in Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley
The Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley is excited to announce that we’ve been approved for a one-year post-doc position with a focus on immigration and Canadian politics. Please help us spread the word to anyone you think might be interested!
This is a 12-month, 100% time position, beginning August 1, 2020. 80% of the holder’s time will be dedicated to projects developed in collaboration with the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies; 20% of the holder’s time is reserved for their own research and writing. There is no teaching obligation.
The successful candidate will oversee the fielding of online surveys of Canadian attitudes on immigration, and help advance possible parallel surveys in the United States and other immigrant-receiving countries. Other projects will leverage the postdoctoral scholar’s interests and strengths, ideally complementing the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative’s Mapping Spatial Inequality project and/or the focus of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s new Boundaries, Membership and Belonging program.
We hope to fill this position quickly. Our first review will be January 30, 2020, but applications will be accepted until February 17, 2020. The maximum annualized salary direct-paid by Berkeley for this position is $60,000, with a comprehensive benefits package. Salary will be determined commensurate with qualifications, experience and campus policy.
Canadian Studies welcomes Tomás Lane
On January 6, Tomás Lane joined the Canadian Studies Program as the new Program Coordinator. Tomás earned his B.A. in history from UC Berkeley, with a focus on post-WWII population exchanges in the German-Polish borderlands. As an undergraduate, he worked in the Institute for European Studies for two years and participated in a study abroad program in three countries.
Tomás has continued to work at Berkeley since graduation, most recently in the Deans’ Office of the College of Letters & Science, where he coordinated events and fundraising for undergraduate programs. Tomás’ interests include patterns of cultural exchange and migration, as well as how the interpretation of history informs current political movements.
Contact info:
Save the Date: Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture, Feb. 11, feat. Prof. Richard A. Rhodes
Please save the date for the annual Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture on Tuesday, February 11. The lecture will take place at 12:30 p.m. in 223 Moses Hall.
The speaker will be Canadian Studies Program co-director, Professor Richard A. Rhodes.
Cosponsored Event: Mental Health and Refugees: The Eritrean Case
Lecture | February 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Speaker/Performer: Yohannes Ferdinando Drar, The Royal
Mental health problems and suicide are two challenges facing the Eritrean community. The collective multi-generational trauma Eritreans experience is a direct result of continuous wars and human right violations committed by the current government. The denial of basic rights in Eritrea and subsequent difficulties experienced during migration, while claiming asylum, and integrating into new cultures in destination countries continue to affect migrants. As a result, many Eritrean refugees suffer from poor mental health, and the suicide rate continues to rise among Eritrean refugees in Canada and the U.S.
Yohannes Ferdinando Drar came to Canada in the 80’s as refugee from Eritrea. After arriving in Canada, he attained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Carleton University in Ottawa. He has since been working as a Mental Health Social Worker at Royal Ottawa Hospital. He is a strong advocate for refugees’ mental health issues, a community activist, and organizer. His passion remains to integrate new immigrants and refugees into their host country.
For more information, click here.
Cross-Border Research Fellowship: Now accepting applications for 2020/2021
The Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University and the Borders in Globalization SSHRC Research Program at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria are now accepting applications for a Visiting Research Fellow in 2020/2021. The fellowship is designed for emerging scholars and policy professionals. This joint appointment between two universities with established border studies programs offers a unique opportunity to conduct cross-border, policy-relevant research in the Cascadia border region. Fellowship applicants can request up to 3-month residencies, based at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and/or at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720