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Canada Day Wrap Up, and Happy Independence Day

A follow-up item from a fellow Canadian organization here in California.


Canada Day at Your House

On Wednesday evening, July 1st, we held our annual Canada Day celebration virtually, for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home. We want to say THANK YOU to the over 4,000 people who watched our celebration from all over the world!

Also, a BIG thanks to our friends at Canadians Abroad Los Angeles and Canadians in San Diego! Through this partnership, we wanted to bring Canadian acting, musical, comedic, and athletic talent to your home. We’re proud to have showcased the Consulate General of Canada’s Top 20 in 20 to support Canadians on the front-line of COVID-19 relief efforts, and an important message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement to highlight our group’s shared commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Don’t worry if you missed the live event! You can replay the event, as well as catch individual performances on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch new clips from the show as we add them.

Canada Day Videos
We are pleased to announce the winner of Air Canada’s two roundtrip flights to Connie Dang Castellon. Dafne Gokcen and Darren Bigras also take home limited editions of Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka!

A special thank you to Zaib Shaikh and his team at the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, our sponsors Anna Innis from Air Canada and Crystal Head Vodka and our Canadian-owned food and beverage partners (Ventura Spirits, Republic of Pink, Urban Press Winery, Laguna Canyon Winery, Fresh on Sunset, JOEY Restaurants and Poutine Brothers.)

Most importantly, we want to thank our friends from Canadians Abroad Los Angeles and Canadians in San Diego! We all came together with a shared vision of supporting YOU in this time of need and we hope we brought a smile to your face from the comfort of your own home.

As you know, now is a crucial time for Canadians here in California and everywhere to support one another. We are a diverse, unique, and strong membership and we want to continue to bring a face to the heroes of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Happy Independence Day

From Canadians in Orange County to our Canadian community living here in the United States, we want to wish you all a Happy “4th of July” weekend!

While we’re proud of where we came from, and also acknowledge and respect where we choose to live. While social distancing and protecting others by wearing masks is still recommended, we hope you’re able to enjoy small family gatherings over some BBQ and beers!

Canadians in OC Membership

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Canadians in OC Sponsorship

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Learn more about the benefits of being a sponsor from our website

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Commemoration Day Virtual Service

The video that was played on loop prior to the service was available at https://youtu.be/NuPx3G5v0hU

The program for today’s service is available by clicking here.

All images and videos used during the ceremony were either original, open source, or were used with permission.

Open source images included:

Thank you to Legion Magazine for permission to include their “Military Moment” on the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.  The original video is available at https://legionmagazine.com/en/2016/06/military-moments-beaumont-hamel/

Thank you to YouTube user dog5011 for permission to include their “Sunrise Timelapse – San Francisco.”  The original video is available at https://youtu.be/JY9wocfTkto

Thanks to our special guest speakers and performers:

Finally, I want to thank all of the members of US Branch #25 and the other branches in the US Western Zone of the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as members of our U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Arkansas Division, that provided individual videos that made up this service.

For those interested in additional information on the history of Beaumont Hamel and Commemoration Day (a.k.a., Memorial Day), please visit:

Finally, you can view the service that was recorded at the National War Memorial St. John’s, Newfoundland this morning at https://www.facebook.com/NLRCL/videos/2569151683302127/

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

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.

AND A LOT MORE!

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

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Event or Venue Suggestions?

We are always looking for event ideas and new venues to check out. If you have any suggestions, please send us a note at info@canadiansinoc.com.
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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)
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtdO2sqz4oHNd0GY0xD9iUaCkbodAZ91ms

10:00 AM Pacific Time (Replay)
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuuqrjwoGdO3cAFo04LIvOgVtbzsrFQ_

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

[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)
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtdO2sqz4oHNd0GY0xD9iUaCkbodAZ91ms

10:00 AM Pacific Time (Replay)
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcuuqrjwoGdO3cAFo04LIvOgVtbzsrFQ_

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