News and events for the Bay Area Canadian community

Note these up-coming events from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Also, the Royal Canadian Legion will once again unofficially begin our annual Poppy Campaign at the Canadian Thanksgiving with the DML and UC Berkeley’s Canadian Studies.

We’ve [kinda] moved!

Check out our new virtual digs at the Digital Moose Lounge website where you’ll find our usual helpful stuff: local and online events of interest, resources for Canadians living in the region, and opportunities to get involved. If you have anything to share (events of interest, Canadian-owned/managed businesses in the region, Canadian products, or even high quality images from the DML’s past 21 years), please reach us here.  Special thanks to our own mighty moose web experts, Wendy & Siva & Robb, for all their work on this over the past year!

In this update:

Lots of news from the Canadian Consulate, as two new Canadians join the Consulate team and Consul General Rana Sarkar discusses issues shaping technology and diplomacy on his latest podcast, Confluence. Plus, check out how high-school girls can attend a special STEM workshop and luncheon, and bring their families to the California Capital Airshow.

🍁 Saturday, Oct 9th. Canadian Thanksgiving with the DML and UC Berkeley’s Canadian Studies is back! Limited spots available for a smaller, in-person gathering.

🗣 Tuesday, Oct 12th. UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Colloquium: Book Talk: Making Middle-Class Multiculturalism: Immigration Bureaucrats and Policymaking in Postwar Canada.

✈️  Friday, October 24th. California Capitol Air Show has spots available for their STEM education conference and luncheon for young women in junior high and high school. Sponsored by the Canadian Consulate.

A small white H contained inside a large red C, all surrounded by a blue contour. Thursday, October 28th. Are you ready for hockey? Join the DML and the Québécois à San Francisco et Silicon Valley for an exciting night in San Jose!

 Wednesday, Sept 29th & Thursday, Sept 30th. Stanford Live presents Juno award winning electro-pop artist iskwē live at Bing Concert Hall. And, while you are at it, don’t miss William Prince in November!

And more!

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October 9th

Join the Digital Moose Lounge, and the Canadian Studies Program (UC Berkeley) for Canadian Thanksgiving! Tickets coming soon… Make sure you are signed up for our emails.

October 28th

Another “save the date“ to add to your calendar! Join the Digital Moose Lounge and our friends at Québécois à San Francisco et Silicon Valley – let’s get ready for some hockey!

More Canadian Happenings

Canadian Studies CAN Fall 2021 Colloquium

With the Canadian election just around the corner, hopefully you caught the first in the Canadian Studies Fall series, “Elections Matter.” If you missed it, don’t worry as there will be more great speakers and discussions to come!

You can sign up here for multiple events:

Next up…
October 12th: Book Talk: Making Middle-Class Multiculturalism
November 9th: Studying Religious Symbols and Bias in Court Proceedings
December 7th: Hildebrand Graduate Research Colloquium

For more from Canadian Studies, please visit their website.

September 24th

The Canadian Consulate and friends at the California Capitol Airshow will be hosting a STEM education conference and luncheon specifically designed for young women in junior high and high school at Mather Airport on Friday, September 24.  The ‘Ask Me Anything’ Conference & Mentor Luncheon for 200 young women will feature remarkable speakers and newsworthy role models from North America’s top aviation and aerospace fields. All participating students will receive family passes to enjoy the show on Saturday & Sunday to participate in scheduled tours with unforgettable women mentors for a look behind the curtain at their remarkable careers and the paths they took to get there.

Please email with any questions and to RSVP for the luncheon.

Stanford Live is live again! Check out what’s coming in September – and November!

October 29th and 30th



A Juno Award-winning electro-pop artist, iskwē, which translates to “blue sky woman,” spotlights the importance and plight of Indigenous peoples and territories in Canada. Her command of music styles includes jazz, R&B, industrial pop-rock, post-rock, and trip-hop. Centuries of historic injustice, systemic racism, and environmental degradation fuel her powerful lyrics.

And, don’t miss out on your chance to see William Prince in November! Both of these artists were featured for Canada Day 2020 when the DML and Stanford Live partnered to bring these artists to our community, in conversation. Now, you can see them both perform, in person!

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New Canadians in the Bay Area

The Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco has welcomed two new staff members this summer: Marie Alnwick, who is leading the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service team, and Simon Pomel, who is leading the Trade Commissioner Service team. Both have recently completed assignments in Ottawa and are settling into their new homes in the Bay Area.

Marie was born in Ottawa and raised in Southwestern Ontario, living in Windsor, London and Toronto. She joined the Foreign Service in 2009 and was previously posted to Canada’s Embassy in South Korea.

Simon was born in France and grew up in Gaspésie in Eastern Quebec. He worked at Montreal-based software company Invera prior to joining the Canadian federal government. Simon previously was posted to Canada’s diplomatic missions in Zambia and Jordan.

Marie and Simon are both looking forward to meeting fellow Bay Area Canadians at future DML events!

Poppies are coming! Follow on Facebook to find out where you can get yours. 

Listen in to this Canadian tech conversation

In Confluence, Canada’s Tech Envoy in Silicon Valley, Consul General Rana Sarkar delves into issues shaping technology and diplomacy through the lenses of Silicon Valley, Canada, and the world. Each episode, Sarkar brings on special guests and presses critical topics with subject matter experts to gain an unrestricted, deep dive into the tech policy issues defining our times.

Choose your favourite way to listen, here.

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