May 2020 Newsletter from the Digital Moose Lounge

Note that the first event mentioned was scheduled for yesterday (but we had already announced that event many times).  In any regard, a newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

It’s Week Nine of Shelter in Place here in the Bay Area, and we are sending virtual buckets of True North love to all our Canadian community. Your DML Canada Day Committee is hard at work, and exploring uncharted territory. With all the current and anticipated restrictions, how can we celebrate together, at home? Get ready for Canada Day Week June 26 – July 1, 2020. Watch for our calendar of fun, coming soon!

In this issue:
⏰ Immigration panels, including one hosted by us, TODAY!
👤 New faces: the DML team is growing!
✈️ Flights reopening to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal
🎟 Canadians go virtual… more online events of interest

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DML Events & News

TODAY! Covid-19, US Immigration & Travel Restrictions for Bay Area Canadians

Tuesday, May 12th, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.


You can still register and join the DML and leading local US immigration attorneys as we discuss pressing issues and questions facing Bay Area Canadians.

Meet our virtual panel:
Ting Ni
Helen Beasley
Joshua Surowitz

Our event is free, but you can choose to make a donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank when you register. #canadiansdoinggood

More Information >>

Thanks, RBC USA, for supporting DML events in 2020.

Moose team grows

The DML is run by our wonderful volunteer Board. We are always excited when our community connects us to new board members. We are thrilled to welcome Robb Ponti and Melissa D’Souza to the Board!
Robb Ponti                   Melissa D’Souza
Newest Digital Moose Lounge Board members
The DML invests in talent in other ways, and for a second year we have hired a special project assistant to help with Canada Day and Thanksgiving. Wendy Kam Marcy is the successful candidate this year. Please join us in welcoming her to a worthy set of projects!

Wendy Kam Marcy
DML Special Projects 2020

Support local small businesses – and win a pin!

You likely know of some businesses in the Bay Area with products that are BY CANADIANS and/or FOR CANADIANS. What are your favourites? Augie’s Montreal Deli for poutine? Where do you get your secret stash of Aero Bars? Did you know about Kascadia Wine Imports for your BC wine tastings? Is there anything more than Moosehead Beer in your neighbourhood liquor store?

Email us your list of local small businesses and products that Canadians need to know about and be entered in a draw to win a DML pin from our collection!

Email: with the subject line: By Canadians/For Canadians. Deadline is Victoria Day – May 18.

Read Hugh’s newest blog post: 

Ask a Canadian: How to make sourdough bread

Get ready for Canada Day Week June 26 – July 1, 2020. Watch for our calendar of fun, coming soon! Ask us about volunteering.

More virtual events of interest

Tuesday, May 12th, 9 to 10 a.m.
Immigration expert and attorney Ron Matten translates what’s happening with US immigration, what Canadian expats need to know about their options, and what you need to do to prepare for any scenario. If you are a Canadian living and working in the US, join fellow expats to get answers in this “Ask Me Anything” session hosted by C100.
More information>>

Tuesday, May 12th, 3 to 4 p.m.
Eh List – Interview, Q&A with Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada (Virtual). Opportunity for Canadian founders to connect directly with the Canadian Government about supporting startups and innovation in Canada.
Eh List is a network of Canadian founders located all over North America.
More information>>

Thursday, May 21st, 11 a.m. to noon
Doing Business in Canada: Cross-Border M&A and Key Tax Considerations in the Context of Covid-19. The Maple Business Council, based in Southern California, is an executive-level organization promoting cross-border investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Canada and the United States. They are launching webinars about future-proofing tech. Learn more on their events on their website here.

Thursday, May 21st, 4 to 5 p.m.
Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship: a happy hour discussion with Rana Sarkar (Canadian Consul General) and Alexandre Lazarow (Investor/Professor/Author).

Register by clicking hereIf link does not work, copy and paste url into browser:

Click here: CBC’s list of Canadian music livestreams during Covid-19
Air Canada’s May/June flights
…and plans to reduce risk of COVID-19

Our friends at Air Canada wanted to share that they have launched a new program and have also announced flights to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal
Information is subject to change depending on border restrictions.: Operating Schedule for San Francisco in May and June (as of May 6):

Montreal-San Francisco:  1 flight per day starting June 22
Toronto-San Francisco:  Up to 2 flights per day starting June
Vancouver-San Francisco:  1 flight per day starting May 22; 1 flight per day in June

Air Canada CleanCare+ is a comprehensive program for personal safety and enhanced aircraft grooming to provide you a greater peace of mind during all stages of travel.

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

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