Monthly Archives: June 2020

ūüćĀ Canada Day at Your House Live at 6 PM on July 1st ūüćĀ

A reminder of this Canada Day event tomorrow evening from our Canadian colleagues in SoCal.

Canada Day at Your House

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, starting at 6:00 PM PST

Watch here, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to find it in the YouTube app on your smart TV or streaming device.
With the support of the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, Canadians Abroad, Canadians in Orange County, and Canadians in San Diego will unite to host the official Canada Day for Southern California.
You’ll have the chance to win a pair of round trip tickets from Air Canada, or a bottle of Aurora or Pride limited edition Crystal Head Vodka, by sharing photos with us on social media.

Special Appearances!

We’ll hear from (starting upper-left and going clockwise): Zaib Shaik, Consul General of Canada; Ryan Reynolds, Actor/Producer; Ndidi O, Singer/Songwriter; Dan Aykroyd, Actor/Producer/Comedian/Filmmaker and creator of Crystal Head Vodka; William Shatner, Actor/Author/Producer/Director/Screenwriter/Singer; Nia Vardalos, Actress/Screenwriter/Producer; Jason Priestley, Actor/Director; Renata Fast, Olympic Medalist Hockey Player, Member of the PWHPA; Tara Macri, Singer/Songwriter/Actress; Stefan Brogren, Actor/Director/Producer; Debra GiGiovanni, Comedian; Ronald Gary McAuley, Producer/Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Arranger/Performer; Renée Percy, Actress/Writer/Comedian; Laura Vandervoort, Actor/Producer; Erin Karpluk, Actor; Andrew Cole, Musician; Katie Boland; Actress/Writer/Director/Producer, Michelle Shaughnessy, Writer/Actor/Comedian; Sarah Nurse, Olympic Medalist Hockey Player, Member of the PWHPA, and Rufus Wainwright, Musician.


Food and Drink Specials Too!

Deals from Fesh on Sunset, Laguna Canyon Winery, Poutine Brothers, Republic of Pink Rosé, Urban Press Winery, and Ventura Spirits.
Get all the details here!

Canadians in OC Membership

For $3.99/month or ($39.99/year), you can be an official Canadians in OC member!
Learn more about the benefits of being a paid member from our website

Canadians in OC Sponsorship

Sponsoring our organization for as little as $24/month or $240/year is a wonderful way to expose your brand, and connect with fellow Canadians on a business level.
Learn more about the benefits of being a sponsor from our website

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Stream today’s Artist Hour on YouTube and Facebook

A final reminder of this event from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area, which begins in about an hour.

Presented by Stanford Live in collaboration with Digital Moose Lounge

Artist Hour with iskwńď
and William Prince

Where: YouTube & Facebook
When: Tue, June 30 at 5:00 PM PT

Thank you for signing up for our event. Alternative artist¬†iskwńď and¬†JUNO award-winning singer-songwriter William Prince¬†join Stanford Live Executive Director Chris Lorway in a conversation and song exchange celebrating Canada’s Indigenous sounds.
There are two ways to watch! Click the buttons below to view the live stream.

Season Sponsor:

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327 Lasuen Street
Stanford, CA 94305

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Artist hour with iskwńď and William Prince

A reminder of this event later today from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

An invitation to honour and celebrate Canada’s Indigenous sounds, today.

While some of us missed the Juno Awards last night, nobody should miss this free special event hosted by our partner, Stanford Live, featuring JUNO-nominated and JUNO award-winning artists.

And, then tomorrow: we’ll kick-off Canada Day with all our friends and family. Watch your inbox July 1st for one final DML update, as well as surprise messages and announcements throughout the day on our social media channels (links are at the bottom of this email).

Tuesday, June 30th: Artist Hour with iskwńď and William Prince¬†¬†

Presented by Stanford Live in collaboration with Digital Moose Lounge 

Alternative artist¬†iskwństand¬†JUNO award-winning singer-songwriter¬†William Prince¬†join Stanford Live Executive Director (and fellow-Canadian) Chris Lorway in a conversation and song exchange celebrating Canada’s Indigenous sounds.

Set your alarm for just before 5 p.m. and settle-in for our live stream watch party on Facebook!


We thank our sponsors for their support of Canada Week 2020.

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[Final Reminder] Royal Canadian Legion – US Branch #25 Commemoration Day Virtual Service

You are invited to attend the Commemoration Day Sunrise Service that is being organized by the Royal Canadian Legion – US Branch #25, representing the San Francisco Bay Area, in partnership with the Digital Moose Lounge and Canadians in Orange County.

Commemoration Day 2020

While July 1st is a day of celebration in most of Canada, for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador it is also a day for sombre remembrance. In Newfoundland and Labrador the first of July is also Commemoration Day (also known as Memorial Day), when we remember the tragically destructive events of July 1st, 1916.

The first of July 1916 was the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, when 806 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment climbed out of their trenches and went “over the top” at 8:45am as part of the battle of Beaumont-Hamel. In less than an hour, the regiment was devastated, most killed or wounded within the first 20 minutes of the battle. The next morning, only 68 soldiers answered roll call. Commemoration Day was established in 1917, just one year later.

After Confederation with Canada, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador continued the tradition of Commemoration Day during the morning of July 1st, and reserved the remainder of the day to celebrate Canada Day. To honour this tradition, US Branch #25 of the Royal Canadian Legion, representing the San Francisco Bay Area, will be hosting their own Commemoration Day service.

The service will be broadcast via Zoom at two times – 6am and 10am – on Wednesday, 01 July 2020 and will last approximately 45 minutes.

Advanced registration is required.

To register for either of the broadcasts, please visit:

6:00 AM Pacific Time (Sunrise Service)

10:00 AM Pacific Time (Replay)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We thank you in advance for your participation in this remembrance.

Michael K. Barbour
First Vice Commander, US Western Zone
Vice President, US Branch #25
Royal Canadian Legion

Welcome two new board members! Canada Day in the Bay; US-Canada relations in the age of Trump

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • New board members:¬†Dr. Christopher Sands and Dr. Fran√ßoise Bonnell
  • Canada Day events¬†in the Bay Area (updated)
  • Special Spring 2020 issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies:¬†Canada-US Relations in the Age of Trump
Welcome to New Advisory Board Members:
Dr. Christopher Sands and Dr. Françoise Bonnell
Canadian Studies is excited to announce two new additions to our external advisory board, Dr. Christopher Sands and Dr. Françoise Bonnell. Both will officially begin their terms this Wednesday, July 1st.
Dr. Christopher Sands is the director of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a senior research professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced international Studies (SAIS). From 1993 to 2007, Dr. Sands was a fellow and director of Canada projects at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and from 2007 until 2016 he was a senior fellow and director of the Initiative on North American Competitiveness at the Hudson Institute. Dr. Sands taught North American comparative politics at American University’s School of Public Affairs (2005-2012) and as the G. Robert Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University (2012-2017). Dr. Sands currently serves on the boards of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, the Canada-US Law Institute, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, and the Macdonald Laurier Institute.
Originally from Detroit, he earned his B.A. in political science from Macalester College, and an M.A. in international economics and a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Françoise Barnes Bonnell is the director of the United States Army Women’s Museum, and an expert in the history of women’s contributions to the U.S. military. Since 2006, she has overseen the daily operations of the facility and research center, and directed the museum’s programming and education. She is a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums accreditation program, and a committee member for the American Association of State and Local History. Dr. Bonnell has been an adjunct faculty member for various universities and colleges since 1994, including the University of Guam and Central Texas College. She teaches U.S. history and courses in the history of military logistics. She retired from the U.S. Army in 2006 as a lieutenant colonel, having served for 22 years on active duty and in the Army Reserve.
Dr. Bonnell’s father, Professor Thomas Garden Barnes, was a founder of the Canadian Studies Program at Berkeley, and Dr. Bonnell has been a longtime and highly committed supporter of his legacy.¬†Dr. Bonnell was raised in Berkeley, but for over forty years has spent summers at the Barnes family‚Äôs ancestral home in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has done extensive genealogical research and continues to uncover the roots and intricate relationships that have tied her American and Canadian families together since the 1700s. She holds a B.A. in history and political science from Scripps College, The Claremont Colleges; an M.A. in history from SUNY, Stony Brook; and a Ph.D. in education from Northcentral University.
Wednesday is Canada Day! Here’s What’s Going on in the Bay
Canada Day is right around the corner, and Canadian Studies Program is pleased to highlight some celebrations for Bay Area Canadians! Show your community spirit by sharing your celebration with us on Twitter with the hashtag #CanadaDayInTheBay.
Canada Week at the Digital Moose Lounge
Ongoing until July 1
The Digital Moose Lounge, a social networking club for Canadians living in the San Francisco Bay Area, is celebrating Canada Week with a wide variety of online activities. The festivities are in full swing, so stop by their events page for a curated list of celebrations ongoing through Wednesday.
Oh Canada! Online Activities from Canadian Heritage
June 29-July 1
Canadian Heritage brings a raft of fun, family-oriented online activities for your Canada Day celebration. Events include a multi-day exploration of Canada’s people and culture with renowned Canadian personalities; virtual concerts featuring Canadian musicians; live feeds from celebrations around the world; and printable themed activity packs, including crafts, puzzles, and more! See the full list of activities at the¬†Canada Day 2020 website.
Artist Hour with Stanford Live: iskwńď and William Prince
June 30, 5:00 p.m. PT
Celebrate Canada’s indigenous heritage by joining two First Nations musicians, alternative artist iskwńď and Juno award-winning singer-songwriter William Prince, for a conversation and song exchange highlighting Indigenous Canadian music. Learn more and RSVP¬†here.
Commemoration Day Sunrise Service
July 1, 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. PT
The Royal Canadian Legion – US Branch #25 of the San Francisco Bay Area will be hosting a solemn service recognizing the contributions of Newfoundland and Labrador to Canada’s armed forces. The date commemorates Battle of Beaumont-Hamel in 1916, where over 700 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment were killed on the first day of the Somme Offensive during WWI. The service will be webcasted at 6:00 and 10:00 a.m., and will last approximately 45 minutes.
For more information, please visit the Royal Canadian Legion’s¬†website.
Virtual Canada Day Celebration
July 1
Celebrate the 153rd anniversary of Confederation with Canadians and friends around the world! Tune in on July 1 to celebrate Canada’s rich history and culture in a virtual Canada Day celebration hosted by Connect2Canada. Post your celebration to social media with the tag #CanadaDayUSA, and be sure to tag @Connect2Canada.
Learn more at Connect2Canada, or at the Canada Day Across America Facebook page.
Special Issue of American Review of Canadian Studies: Canadian American Relations in the Age of Trump
The latest issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies (Spring 2020), a publication of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, is¬†now available¬†online for subscribers. This special issue focuses on diplomacy, trade, and politics between the United States and Canada under the Trump presidency. This is an excellent resource for current affairs and the state of the modern US-Canada relationship. UC Berkeley affiliates can access the publication for free through the campus’¬†library VPN.
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