TOMORROW: Consulate Q&A on COVID-19 border closure; plus, Bay Area Canada Day events!

Another notice about up-coming Canada Day Week events, as well as an event tomorrow, from another fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • TOMORROW: Q&A on border closure for Canadians in the US
  • Canada Day events in the Bay Area (updated)
Community Q&A: Facing Border Closure Together to Flatten the Curve
Forum | June 23 | 4:00 p.m. | Online – RSVP required
With the closure of the Canada-US border extended through July 21, many Canadians in the US have questions about what this means for them. The Consulate General of Canada in Northern California and the Digital Moose Lounge invite you to get answers at a special Q&A for Bay Area Canadians featuring consular staff and a local immigration expert. The panel will include Rana Sarkar, Consul-General of Canada in San Francisco; Marni Kellison, senior consular officer; and Pavan Dhillon, founder and principal attorney at Dhillon Immigration Law and a Canadian Studies Program board member.
To RSVP for the Q&A or request more information, please contact Wade Wallerstein at
Canada Week Starts Wednesday! Here’s What’s Going on in the Bay
In honor of the upcoming Fête nationale du Québec (June 24) and Canada Day (July 1), the Canadian Studies Program is pleased to highlight some celebrations for Bay Area Canadians. If you know about an event you think we’ve missed, please let us know and we’ll try to get it in our next newsletter! #CanadaDayInTheBay
Canada Week at the Digital Moose Lounge
June 24-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, including a French class for children, home baking lessons, and conversations with Indigenous Canadian artists. Don’t miss the family-friendly trivia night, with a grand prize of two Air Canada tickets!
Visit the DML’s events page for an up-to-date list of scheduled activities.
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.
Commemoration Day Sunrise Service
July 1, 6 a.m. and 10 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.
Canadian Studies Program
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Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720


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