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US Branch #25 Presents Consul General Rana Sarkar with Certificate of Merit

Earlier today representatives from US Branch #25 presented the Mr. Rana Sarkar, Consul General for Canada in San Francisco,  with the Royal Canadian Legion Certificate of Merit and a challenge coin.  On hand for the presentation was branch President, Fred Rutledge, and Vice-President, Michael Barbour; along with several members of the Consulate staff.

In addition to the presentation to the Consul General, US Branch #25 also presented challenge coins to all members of the staff at the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco.

To view the motion that was passed by US Branch #25 with respect to these presentations by clicking here.  Below are some pictures from the presentation.


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Pick Up Your 2019 Poppy From The Canadian Consulate in San Francisco

From the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco

Today marks the first official day of the 2019 poppy campaign.  For folks in the Bay Area, the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco has poppies available.  They are located at:

580 California Street, 14th Floor, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA

Be sure to stop by and pick up your poppy.

REMINDER – Invitation: Canada Consul General Luncheon in California Feb. 27

A reminder of this up-coming event with the Canadian Consul General.


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Canadian Consul General Hosted February 27

At Chamber’s International Trade Luncheon

Opportunities for economic development with California’s second leading trading partner will be the focus when Rana Sarkar, consul general of Canada, is hosted at the annual international trade luncheon by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 27.

The event is co-sponsored by the California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 24989 Santa Clara St., Hayward. Reservations must be made in advance at the chamber website www.hayward.org. Tickets are $25 apiece and will not be sold at the door.

“We are honored to be co-sponsors of this event and look forward to welcoming to Hayward a representative of California’s second largest trading partner and a historic ally,” said George Low, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State East Bay.  “Students, faculty, and staff from the College of Business and Economics as well as the public will have the opportunity to learn more about current issues in international trade by attending this event.”

 “Hayward is a perfect place for the consul general to discuss the bright future for trade between our countries,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “Here at the center of the Bay Area a growing number of Hayward companies are keeping our chamber busy issuing certificates of origin for their exports.”

About Consul General Rana Sarkar

Mr. Sarkar was appointed consul general of Canada in San Francisco / Silicon Valley in 2017. He previously served as national director for high growth markets at KPMG Canada and co-chairman of the advisory board at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. From 2009 to 2013 he was president and chief executive officer of the Canada-India Business Council.

He co-founded Content Partners, a global content agency, and in 2001 the advisory firm Rawlings Atlantic Limited. He began his career as a consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in London and Munich and helped establish the company in India. He attended the London School of Economics, Queens University at Kingston, Ontario, and the INSEAD Executive Program in France.

Canada’s Impact on California and the Bay Area

According to the California Chamber of Commerce, Canada has remained California’s second largest export market (after Mexico) since 2006, with a total value of over $16.7 billion in 2017 (9.7 percent of all California exports), as well as exporting $9.2 billion in services to Canada. California imports $28.7 billion from Canada.

The California chamber’s Trading Partner Portal cites that computers and electronic products remained California’s largest exports, accounting for 33.5 percent of all California exports to Canada. Exports of agricultural products and food manufacturing from California to Canada totaled $3.72 billion. Transportation equipment and chemicals total $1.3 billion and $866 million, respectively. California imports from Canada were composed of transportation equipment, food manufactures, chemicals, and oil and gas.

According to the Canadian government, nearly $2 billion worth of goods and services crosses the Canada-U.S. border daily, the equivalent of over $1 million traded every minute.

Factoids from the California Chamber of Commerce:

  • There are 784 Canadian-owned businesses in California, employing more than 72,000 people statewide.
  • Canadian trade and investment supports 1,166,100 jobs in California.
  • Canada sells more to California than it sells to China.

According to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, U.S. goods and services trade with Canada totaled an estimated $673.9 billion in 2017.

Event Sponsors

Event co-sponsors with the Hayward Chamber of Commerce include the Consulate General of Canada; the City of Hayward; the California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics; the US Commercial Service, Mijosa LLC, PG&E, and the Russell City Energy Center.

Hayward Chamber of Commerce Speakers’ Series

Consul General Sarkar’s appearance is the latest in the Hayward Chamber of Commerce international trade luncheon series that has included Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok of India, Consul General Masato Watanabe of Japan, Consul General Felix Corona of Mexico, Hong Kong Trade Director Jeff Leung, and trade representative Yihang Yang from the Peoples’ Republic of China.

 

Attachment: 3.-canada-consul-general-luncheon-pr.pdf

Invitation: Canada Consul General Luncheon in California Feb. 27

Note this up-coming event with the Canadian Consul General.


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Canadian Consul General Hosted February 27

At Chamber’s International Trade Luncheon

Opportunities for economic development with California’s second leading trading partner will be the focus when Rana Sarkar, consul general of Canada, is hosted at the annual international trade luncheon by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 27.

The event is co-sponsored by the California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Golden Peacock Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 24989 Santa Clara St., Hayward. Reservations must be made in advance at the chamber website www.hayward.org. Tickets are $25 apiece and will not be sold at the door.

“We are honored to be co-sponsors of this event and look forward to welcoming to Hayward a representative of California’s second largest trading partner and a historic ally,” said George Low, dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State East Bay.  “Students, faculty, and staff from the College of Business and Economics as well as the public will have the opportunity to learn more about current issues in international trade by attending this event.”

 “Hayward is a perfect place for the consul general to discuss the bright future for trade between our countries,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “Here at the center of the Bay Area a growing number of Hayward companies are keeping our chamber busy issuing certificates of origin for their exports.”

About Consul General Rana Sarkar

Mr. Sarkar was appointed consul general of Canada in San Francisco / Silicon Valley in 2017. He previously served as national director for high growth markets at KPMG Canada and co-chairman of the advisory board at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. From 2009 to 2013 he was president and chief executive officer of the Canada-India Business Council.

He co-founded Content Partners, a global content agency, and in 2001 the advisory firm Rawlings Atlantic Limited. He began his career as a consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in London and Munich and helped establish the company in India. He attended the London School of Economics, Queens University at Kingston, Ontario, and the INSEAD Executive Program in France.

Canada’s Impact on California and the Bay Area

According to the California Chamber of Commerce, Canada has remained California’s second largest export market (after Mexico) since 2006, with a total value of over $16.7 billion in 2017 (9.7 percent of all California exports), as well as exporting $9.2 billion in services to Canada. California imports $28.7 billion from Canada.

The California chamber’s Trading Partner Portal cites that computers and electronic products remained California’s largest exports, accounting for 33.5 percent of all California exports to Canada. Exports of agricultural products and food manufacturing from California to Canada totaled $3.72 billion. Transportation equipment and chemicals total $1.3 billion and $866 million, respectively. California imports from Canada were composed of transportation equipment, food manufactures, chemicals, and oil and gas.

According to the Canadian government, nearly $2 billion worth of goods and services crosses the Canada-U.S. border daily, the equivalent of over $1 million traded every minute.

Factoids from the California Chamber of Commerce:

  • There are 784 Canadian-owned businesses in California, employing more than 72,000 people statewide.
  • Canadian trade and investment supports 1,166,100 jobs in California.
  • Canada sells more to California than it sells to China.

According to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, U.S. goods and services trade with Canada totaled an estimated $673.9 billion in 2017.

Event Sponsors

Event co-sponsors with the Hayward Chamber of Commerce include the Consulate General of Canada; the City of Hayward; the California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics; the US Commercial Service, Mijosa LLC, PG&E, and the Russell City Energy Center.

Hayward Chamber of Commerce Speakers’ Series

Consul General Sarkar’s appearance is the latest in the Hayward Chamber of Commerce international trade luncheon series that has included Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok of India, Consul General Masato Watanabe of Japan, Consul General Felix Corona of Mexico, Hong Kong Trade Director Jeff Leung, and trade representative Yihang Yang from the Peoples’ Republic of China.

 

Attachment: 3.-canada-consul-general-luncheon-pr.pdf

The Press Democrat – Close to Home: Remembering Americans who served with Canadians in World War I

Original article available at https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8925848-181/close-to-home-remembering-americans


Close to Home: Remembering Americans who served with Canadians in World War I

RANA SARKAR
RANA SARKAR IS CONSUL GENERAL OF CANADA IN SAN FRANCISCO. | November 8, 2018, 12:07AM

This year, as every year since 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, bugles will resonate across the United States and Canada to remember those who lost their lives defending our liberties. In ceremonies across our two countries, wreaths will be laid at war memorials, and veterans and soldiers will parade to honor the fallen.

This year’s Veterans Day, or Remembrance Day as it is called in Canada, will be different, however, as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. More than 116,000 Americans and 60,000 Canadians lie in Flanders’ Fields and elsewhere, having fought and made the ultimate sacrifice for their countries.

It’s well known that Canadians fought and died with Americans in two world wars and Korea. We joined the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan after 9/11. We are both founding members of NATO. And, this year, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command. As this shows, over the past two centuries, Canada and the United States have built the strongest partnership between any two countries.

What is less well known is how deep and personal these connections are.

More than 40,000 Americans enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canada’s World War I army. They served throughout the Canadian armed forces in such large numbers that they formed an “American Legion,” staffing the 97th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Americans also served in other CEF battalions, fighting in the trenches, flying Canadian planes, tending Canadian wounded and sailing on Canadian Navy and merchant marine ships.

Those Americans fought with distinction, and an estimated 2,700 of them never made it home.

This week, as we mark the centenary of the end of World War I, we will remember them. The Royal Canadian Legion, U.S. Zone, Branch No. 25, will observe this anniversary at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma. All are invited.

Rana Sarkar is consul general of Canada in San Francisco.


Original article available at https://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/8925848-181/close-to-home-remembering-americans