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Poppy Campaign – Digital Moose Lounge’s/Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley’s Thanksgiving

Our unofficial Poppy Campaign began on Saturday at the Third Annual Canadian Thanksgiving dinner, organized by the Digital Moose Lounge and the Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley.

Yesterday, we highlighted the presentation of the first unofficial poppy of the 2019 campaign to Griselda Zhou, Co-Chairmoose of the Digital Moose Lounge.  Below are additional images from the event.


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Poppy Campaign – First Unofficial Poppy to Griselda Zhou

A few days ago, the Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion announced:

On Tuesday, October 15, Legion Dominion President Thomas Irvine will present the symbolic first poppy of the 2019 National Poppy Campaign to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

You can watch the ceremony live here: www.gg.ca/en/activities.

Poppies will be available to the general public beginning October 25, 2019.

 

Le président national de la Légion royale canadienne, Thomas D. Irvine, présentera à Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada, le premier coquelicot symbolique le mardi 15 octobre.

La cérémonie sera diffusée en direct et archivée sur www.gg.ca/fr/activites

Les coquelicots seront à la disposition du grand public à partir du 25 octobre 2019.

The Royal Canadian Legion US Branch #25 representing the San Francisco Bay Area, our unofficial Poppy Campaign began yesterday with the the Third Annual Canadian Thanksgiving dinner, organized by the Digital Moose Lounge and the Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley.

Following the lead of Dominion Command, and in keeping with the informal practice of the branch, Poppy Chair Michael Barbour presented our first unofficial poppy of the 2019 campaign to Griselda Zhou, Co-Chairmoose of the Digital Moose Lounge.


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September 2019 Digital Moose Lounge Newsletter

A monthly newsletter from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.  We wanted to thank the DML for highlighting our annual Poppy Campaign in this newsletter.


Happy October, Bay Area Canadians! We have lots to look forward to including Thanksgiving, some Canadian bands, and events around the upcoming federal election back home! We also have a new blog post from board member Hugh Morgan that will help you with that pesky credit score.
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Enjoy all the event details below (and always available on our website).

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Ask A Canadian: You Need to Build Your Credit Score
It’s nearly impossible to get anything in the Bay Area without a credit score. DML Board Member Hugh Morgan looks at what you need to consider when building up that pesky credit score.

Ask A Canadian: Guess What? You Need to Build Your Credit Score

3rd Annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, October 12: Tickets are still available for our partner event with Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley by visiting the link below. You can also pre-purchase your limited edition toques and DML pins when registering for the event

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How Can You Help
In the spirit of DML Canadians Doing Good, we have selected the Alameda County Community Food Bank as the beneficiary of our event. Support our joint effort in ending hunger and poverty in the community by bringing a non-perishable food item for donation or by making a small financial donation when you arrive.
2019 Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign
Each year the Royal Canadian Legion conducts the Poppy Campaign, along with thousands of our members who volunteer from coast to coast to coast, to raise funds in support of Veterans and their families. The US Zone, Branch #25 (representing the San Francisco Bay area) is starting their 2019 poppy campaign this month. Poppies are distributed freely, but your generous donations are invaluable.  For more information or to find out where you can pick up a poppy, visit by their site here.
Tell Us a DML Story to Celebrate 20 Years!
In September 1999, a small group of Canadians in the Bay Area formed what is the Digital Moose Lounge today. This year, we are celebrating our 20th birthday! We are looking for original members and Board of Directors to help tell the story of DML in celebration. If you were part of the DML from 1999 to 2015 – like Helen, Mike and the Moose in the photo –  please send us an email at programs@digitalmooselounge.com

Other upcoming events in the community…

Canadian Leaders Debate Watch Party
October 7:  Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch the English Language Canadian Federal Leaders’ Debate at Melodee Cocktails in El Cerrito, California.
This event is free, but limited to those age 21+ only. Snacks will be provided; purchase your own beverages at the bar.

RSVP Here

Then, don’t miss these free, upcoming election-related events hosted by Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley:

October 8th: 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Understanding the Federal Election Campaign, Prof. Richard Johnston, Pol. Sci., UBC
The renowned UBC political scientist will lay out the stakes and issues in the 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free and open to all.

October 21st: 5:30 PM, 119 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Canadian Federal Election Results Watch Party
Watch returns from the 43rd General Election in Canada. Refreshments provided. Free and open to all.

October 22nd: 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem- Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free and open to all.

Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna
November 3rd – The sensational Canadian act will be calling San Francisco home for a couple of months. Their Amaluna act will be at Oracle Park until early January. The mysterious Island is ruled by goddesses and after a group of young men wash up on the isle from a large storm, it triggers an epic love story. Found your dates and tickets on their website.

Canada on Sharks Ice

Multiple Dates: Canadian hockey hits the SAP Center this month. The Sharks will start their regular season play on October 4th against Las Vegas, and their first Canadian opponent being the Calgary Flames on October 13th.  Get your tickets here.

Also, circle the dates of Jan 29 (vs. Vancouver Canucks) and March 3 (vs. Toronto Maple Leafs) as they will be DML special events.

Canadian Music in the Bay
Grab your tickets now for some other upcoming Canadian artists that will be performing in the Bay Area in the next couple of months.

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CANADIAN FAMILY THANKSGIVING 2019

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

Note that US Branch #25 of the Royal Canadian Legion will be present at the event to kick off our annual Poppy Campaign.


Nothing says Fall like Thanksgiving dinner with your family…come celebrate with the Digital Moose Lounge Family!
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Upcoming Event

Join us for a Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner

This year, give thanks for a wonderful community of Canadians by celebrating with us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus.

Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all your favourite side dishes, a complimentary host bar of beverages (alcoholic and non) and desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. There will be family-friendly entertainment throughout the night.

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September 2019 Digital Moose Lounge Newsletter

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


We are back for another September edition. This month we have more business, entertainment and holiday dates for you to circle on your calendar and a new blog post from our board member, Hugh Morgan!
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Enjoy all the event details below (and always available on our website).

Got some Canadian news to share? Share your news tips on Facebook (@digitalmoose) or Twitter (@fromthemoose).

Ask a Canadian: What’s Up With American Flour?

There are many subtle differences between home and the states, even in the simplest ingredients. Hugh Morgan breaks down baking and the differences in flour south of the 49th parallel.

Ask A Canadian: What’s Up With American Flour?


SAVE THE DATE: Canadian Family Thanksgiving 2019

Saturday, October 12 will be our annual DML Thanksgiving Dinner at UC Berkeley. Tickets will be announced soon!

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We Need Your Help
DML is looking for people who can offer a few hours in the days leading up to the event and during the event. As a thank-you, we will offer a deeply discounted ticket to the event, depending on your role. For those interested, please e-mailprograms@digitalmooselounge.com
Cast Your Vote
Non-resident Canadians will be able to vote in October’s federal election. In order to do so, you will have to register with the International Register of Electors. The process is quick, easy and can be done entirely online!
Tell Us a DML Story to Celebrate 20 Years!
In September 1999, a small group of Canadians in the Bay Area formed what is the Digital Moose Lounge today. This year, we are celebrating our 20th birthday! We are looking for original members and Board of Directors to help tell the story of DML in celebration. If you were part of the DML from 1999 to 2015 – like Helen, Mike and the Moose in the photo –  please send us an email at programs@digitalmooselounge.com

Other upcoming events in the community…

CELS Forum- Building a Cross Border Business

September 10th – Are you running a promising Canadian life science start-up and seeking funding? Do you have access to incentives in Canada but need to consider additional options? The market and resources outside of Canada—specifically in the USA–are a natural target. While you proudly aspire to “Made in Canada” solutions, there are funding realities that might need to be addressed on the path to global commercialization of exceptional Canadian technologies. On September 10th, Canadian Entrepreneurs in Life Science will be hosting a seminar in Toronto that is also available via webinar. For more information and registration visit their site.

Margaret Atwood Live Theater Broadcast
September 10th – The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions presents an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic, and inventor. Get more information and tickets here about the screening in Larkspur.
Diversity & Inclusion: Challenges & Best Practices from Experienced Leaders
September 18th – Join Connection Silicon Valley and Women Initiative Foundation for this event which is part of the Canadian Landing Pad Tech Talk Series. In a lively discussion, the panelists will discuss what they have learned about creating more diverse workplaces, as advocates, consultants, and within their own companies. Find more information on their Eventbrite.
Sundays with the St. Lawrence
September 29th – A cultural cornerstone of Stanford, the world-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with the University, directing the music department’s Chamber Music Program, concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting a popular summer seminar, and running the Emerging String Quartet Program. Get more information and tickets on Stanford’s website.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Multiple Dates: The Canadian film makes its American debut! At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact. The film is available on iTunes and there will also be screenings across the Bay Area starting September 25th. To find the right time and location for you, find more information here.

Canadian Music in the Bay
Grab your tickets now for some other upcoming Canadian artists that will be performing in the Bay Area in the next couple of months.

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August 2019 Digital Moose Lounge Newsletter

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


This month we have some dates for you to save including our Canadian Thanksgiving. Board member Tamarah Prevost gives us our latest blog posting with a recap on May’s Chesterfield chat and we have some Canadian events hitting the Bay Area to keep you busy this August!
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Enjoy all the event details below (and always available on our website).

Got some Canadian news to share? Share your news tips on Facebook (@digitalmoose) or Twitter (@fromthemoose).
Tell Us a DML Story to Celebrate 20 Years!
In September 1999, a small group of Canadians in the Bay Area formed what is the Digital Moose Lounge today. This year, we are celebrating our 20th birthday! We are looking for original members and Board of Directors to help tell the story of DML in celebration. If you were part of the DML from 1999 to 2015 – like Helen, Mike and the Moose in the photo –  please send us an email at programs@digitalmooselounge.com

SAVE THE DATE: Canadian Thanksgiving 2019

Saturday, October 12 will be our annual DML Thanksgiving Dinner at UC Berkeley. Stay tuned for more information!

More Information >>

Chesterfield Chat Recap

If you know us, you know we are pretty big on social impact. That’s why in May, our Chesterfield Chat focused on social impact investing. DML board member Tamarah Prevost breaks it all down for us in our latest blog posting. Check it out here:

Chesterfield Chat Recap on Social Impact Investing

Cast Your Vote
Non-resident Canadians will be able to vote in October’s federal election. In order to do so, you will have to register with the International Register of Electors. The process is quick, easy and can be done entirely online!

Other upcoming events in the community…

Canadians in Tech
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. C100 invites you to attend their event on September 4th in San Francisco for some drinks and interesting conversation- you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so RSVP is required. For more information and to get your tickets, check out the C100 site.
CELS Forum- Building a Cross Border Business

Are you running a promising Canadian life science start-up and seeking funding? Do you have access to incentives in Canada but need to consider additional options? The market and resources outside of Canada—specifically in the USA–are a natural target. While you proudly aspire to “Made in Canada” solutions, there are funding realities that might need to be addressed on the path to global commercialization of exceptional Canadian technologies. On September 10th, Canadian Entrepreneurs in Life Science will be hosting a seminar in Toronto that is also available via webinar. For more information and registration visit their site.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

The Canadian film makes its American debut! At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact. The film is available on iTunes and there will also be a couple of screenings in the Bay Area starting September 25th.

Whitecaps hit San Jose
Canadian soccer hits San Jose this month as the Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes set to have a match on August 24th at 6:45PM. You can get your tickets througTicketmaster.
Premier Lacrosse League comes to San Jose
Canada’s national sport comes to San Jose this month with games at Avaya stadium. There are two games on August 10th and one on August 11th. For more information and tickets, check out thePLL’s website.
Canadian Music in the Bay
Grab your tickets now for some other upcoming Canadian artists that will be performing in the Bay Area in the next couple of months.

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

Find out about upcoming events around the community

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July 2019 Digital Moose Lounge Newsletter

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Celebration success! More than 200 Canadians (and honourary Canadians) joined us on June 27th for the 9th annual flag raising at San Jose City Hall followed by our celebration at Uproar Brewing Company. We shared our DML Canadian Heritage Minute, ate Nanaimo bars, had some great maple beer and collected donations for Second Harvest Food Bank.
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At the flag raising event, the City of San Jose and the Consulate of Canada presented a plaque and certificate to the DML for 20 years of service in the Bay Area. At Uproar Brewing, the DML was honoured with two special attendees, Handol Kim, and Dario Cruz, who were two of the four DML founders. Thanks to everyone who helped us with the big day. With your generosity, we raised over $600 for Second Harvest Food Bank, surpassing the $500 raised last year, and collected more than 69 pounds of food. The food collected will provide 57 nutritious meals for those in need.

A big thank you to our sponsors; BC Trade and Invest, the Consulate of Canada, Marriott of San Jose, the City of San Jose and the Office of Council member Raul Peralez. Also a big thank you to Steve Vandewater and the team at Uproar Brewing for hosting us. Finally a big thank you to our volunteers who helped us make the big event possible.

As a special Canada Day present, Air Canada is offering DML members 15% off all fares between USA and Canada using code “CANADA2019” (offer expires December 15, 2019).

Check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page!

In this edition, you will find updates and photos from events in the Bay Area from last month, two new “Ask a Canadian” posts, and some upcoming events to be on the lookout for.

And Our #ToqueParty Winner Is…

David Burke! In his best Bob and Doug McKenzie impersonation, David takes home our grand prize of a two-night VIP stay at the Courtyard Marriott of San Jose and his choice to San Jose Broadway show. Take off, eh (some time) and enjoy your prize, David! A big thank you again to all our sponsors that were able to make the prize back possible and all those who entered!

Enjoy all the event details below (and always available on our website).


Got some Canadian news to share? Share your news tips on Facebook (@digitalmoose) or Twitter (@fromthemoose).
Tell Us a DML Story to Celebrate 20 Years!
In September 1999, a small group of Canadians in the Bay Area formed what is the Digital Moose Lounge today. This year, we celebrate our 20th birthday! We are looking for original members and Board of Directors to help tell the story of DML in celebration. If you were part of the DML from 1999 to 2015 – like Helen, Mike and the Moose in the photo –  please send us an email at programs@digitalmooselounge.com
Raptors are NBA Champs

On June 13, Canada saw it’s first major title come north of the border for this first time since the Toronto FC won the MLSE in 2017. This is the first major four title (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL) for Canada since the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Blue Jays both won in 1993. The Raptors closed out the series in the final game in Oracle Arena, defeating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in game 6 of the series. During the finals, Canadians in the San Francisco area, including our DML members, were able to attend Molson and Tim Hortons sponsored events at Tabletop Tap House.

Ask a Canadian

Finding a favourite grocery store can help you feel more at home when you move to a new city. With so many choices in the Bay Area, it can feel a bit overwhelming. Board Member and mother of 3 hockey boys, Dorin Greenwood, breaks it all down for you in our first of two Ask A Canadian articles this month. Check it out here:

Ask A Canadian: Grocery Shopping

Commonwealth Networking Series: BABCSF

On July 18, the British American Business Council is co-hosting their 2nd installment of the Commonwealth Networking Series! Come along and meet fellow Commonwealth hailing professionals working in the Bay Area! Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Cast Your Vote
Non-resident Canadians will be able to vote in October’s federal election. In order to do so, you will have to register with the International Register of Electors. The process is quick, easy and can be done entirely online!
Ask a Canadian
There are so many communities and cities of the Bay Area it can be confusing, even to those who aren’t new to the area. DML board member Hugh Morgan helps decode each area and what they have to offer in our second Ask a Canadian blog post this month. Check out the column here:Ask a Canadian: Decoding the Bay
DML at SF Pride
On June 30th, a group of DML members with fellow Canadians and friends from Mexico marched in the 49th annual SF Pride Parade. The parade brings in hundreds of thousands of people each year. Check out some of the photos from the event on our Facebook page!

Other upcoming events in the community…

25th Warped Tour
The 25th Anniversary of Vans Warped Tour is this month with some Canadian bands on the ticket. The concert series is 2 days long (July 20 & 21) and will be at …. Get tickets and more info here.

July 21

  • Silverstein (Burlington, ON)
  • Simple Plan (Montreal, QC)

July 22

  • Sum 41 (Ajax, ON)

San Jose Sharks Announce 2019/20 Schedule

12 Canadian dates are circled on this year’s schedule for the Sharks. We will be selling VIP tickets in the near future, stay posted on our upcoming newsletters for more information.

Canadian Music in the Bay
Grab your tickets now for some other upcoming Canadian artists that will be performing in the Bay Area in the next couple of months.

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

Find out about upcoming events around the community

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