News and events for the Bay Area Canadian community

An update from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Countdown to another (but more open!) COVID-19 Canada Week in the Bay 2021

With vaccinations on the rise and restrictions on the decline (Breaking News about Canada/US border restriction changes!), the Digital Moose Lounge is looking forward to bringing our local Canadian community back together, little by little.

For Canada Week 2021, we will be partnering again with the Bay Area community to bring you both virtual and live opportunities to kick off summer, from small to (well) medium events.

Canadians all over the world have been dealing with challenging times not only due to COVID-19, racial tensions at home and abroad, and now the horrific news coming out of Canada around the remains of 215 children found at what used to be a Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops. Canadian communities everywhere care deeply about equality and justice. We hope that by bringing our community together, outside of Canada, we can find support for each other.

In this update:

mooseMoose Events for Canada Day: Get your pastrami and poutine picnic on with Augies, taste some great Canadian wines with Kascadia (ORDER BY Wednesday, June 16) and take part in the DML’s first ever Canadian vs. American Snack Off!

📆 Other events will be coming soon to our Canada Week calendar! Today, we share the link for the Canadian Expat Meetup Group.

Royal Canadian Legion.gifRoyal Canadian Legion’s “Commemoration Day” on July 1st honours the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of Beaumont Hamel during WW1.

In case you missed this:
Last month, we hosted three great student panelists during our Chesterfield Chat: Exploring Post Secondary Options in Canada. If you missed this event, you can still view the recording online for a limited time (until June 30th, 2021).

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Augies and the Digital Moose Lounge bring you… a Canada Day Picnic!

This is an exclusive event for DML members and their families. (Augies is currently closed to the public). Outdoor seating will be available for up to 24 people on a rotating, first-come first-serve basis.

Augies is located at 700 Essex Way in Berkeley.

Please RSVP on Facebook so we can get a head count. Pre-order details coming soon…


This year we are delighted to mix things up with a unique East Coast vs. West Coast wine pack. We have sourced a Bordeaux red wine from the diverse province of British Columbia, and a classic Rose from third generation Italian winemakers from the Niagara Peninsula.

Included in your $65 wine package:

1.5 hrs wine tasting experience co-hosted by our Board Chair, Sarah Price and VJ Gandhi, Founder of Kascadia Wine Merchants. VJ is also a proud Canadian citizen living in San Jose, with epicurean taste and unafraid to take risks to pursue her deepest passions!

Order here! (deadline is just one week away!)

Canadian vs. American Snack Off

JULY 1, 2021 | 5 – 6:30 PM

Have you ever wondered if foods and snacks taste different when made in the U.S. vs Canada? Join us for a special edition of Virtual DML Happy Hour where we’ll play a taste test game with popular snack foods from both countries.

One lucky participant will win a $50 gift pack sponsored by Canadian Food to USA. We will have plenty of time to meet other Canadians and celebrate Canada Day together!

Canadian Food To USA is the original Canadian online grocery store — since 1999, the same year The Digital Moose Lounge was founded in Silicon Valley!

Shop here to get your favourite products, foods and beverages conveniently shipped to your home across the border. With more than 300 items, they offer brands like Tim Hortons Coffee, Old Dutch, Habitant, Vachon Cakes, St. Hubert, Swiss Chalet and many more.

RSVP and details to come…

Every year the Canadian Expat Meetup group in San Francisco gathers at a local pub. Details for an outdoor Canada Day celebration will be finalized this week and we encourage everyone to check the Meetup event page for details!
Join Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 (representing the San Francisco Bay area), along with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division, as they present a virtual Commemoration Day service at 10am (Pacific) on Thursday, 01 July.  If you wish to participate and watch the virtual service, please register at:

While July 1st is Canada Day, for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians it is also Memorial Day or Commemoration Day – a day when we remember the tragic events of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.

Merci and thank you to the Canadian Consulate for their generous and ongoing support of our annual Canada Week activities!

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