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Save the Date: Canada Day in San Jose!

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Get ready for Canada Day celebrations around the Bay Area.
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Save the Date for Canada Day Celebrations!

Join the DML in downtown San Jose on June 27th to raise the Canadian flag outside City Hall, then head over to Uproar Brewing Co. for some fun and festivities with your fellow Canucks. This family-friendly event is open to all, but you must get tickets so we can plan a great party.
And for a second year in a row, you can bring a non-perishable item to donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank. #canadiansdoinggood

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April/May 2019 Newsletter- Digital Moose Lounge

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


We are but a mere 2 months away from Canada Day!
Where will you celebrate Canada Day this year? If your plans keep you in the Bay Area, watch for a special update coming in May. There will be lots of great opportunities to celebrate, including another not-to-be-missed Digital Moose Lounge Canada Day party.What’s coming up for local Canadians:

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


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The DML is turning 20!!!
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 anniversary! We are looking for original members and Board of Directors. If you were part of the DML from 1999 to 2003, please send us an email at: programs@digitalmooselounge.com
In the News: Canadian L1 visa holders on alert
recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Canadians who are applying for L1 visas  for the first time or renewing their existing visas are now encountering difficulties with US border agents. The article suggests this might have something to do with increased tensions between Canada and the US over trade policy. Some immigration lawyers have speculated it may simply be the new policy of the current administration, although they have not explicitly been informed of any policy changes. The Department of Homeland Security, is now directing Canadians to Citizenship and Immigration Services should they need to renew their L1 visas.
Noteworthy news: Bay Area Council Economic Report
Read the Bay Area Council’s latest report on how Canada and the Bay Area’s economies are so closely linked.
And if you like to geek out on economics, check out One Capital Management’s latest newsletter.
Seeking a Summer Moose Intern
The DML is seeking a Special Projects, Communications and Event Management Moose intern to join the team for 10 weeks this summer. This Moose Intern will work up to 10 hours a week. The intern will mostly be working remotely with occasional travel within the Bay Area. More details about the internship will be published on our Digital Moose Lounge website. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to: programs@digitalmooselounge.com by May 10th.
Calling all Canadian Female Founders…
Accellerate and Connection Silicon Valley are inviting female founders and women who hold a decision making role in a startup or technology company to apply for their Cohort program, which starts June 17th. This program is a great opportunity to network with fellow female founders of startups in the Valley.
Apply by May 10th!
Ask a Canadian
DML board members, Hugh Morgan and Dorin Greenwood have a new article for newcomers to the Bay Area. Their most current post tackles the subject of where to live when moving here.Check out their latest column:

Ask a Canadian: Where to live in the Bay Area

Canadians in the News
Scarborough, Toronto native, Lilly Singh recently signed a deal with NBC to host her own late night talk show. The YouTuber, who goes under the pseudonymIISuperwomanII, has over 14 million subscribers and over 3 billion views. She began her channel in 2010, the same year she graduated from York University. Singh often satirizes her Punjabi culture and every day life and pop culture.
The show, called “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will debut in the Fall.
Moose event!

Join us on Wednesday, May 15th in Palo Alto

Our latest Chesterfield Chat panel will gather Canadian and Canada-friendly experts in the growing ESG investment sector to discuss current trends and challenges, and share tips and insights from the field.

Thanks to our partners at BC Trade & Invest and Morrison Foerster, your free registration includes the panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience, and networking with other Canadians and attendees. Food and refreshments will be available.

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May 15th: our next DML Chesterfield Chat

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Our next Chesterfield Chat is coming up on Wednesday, May 15th! Join the conversation as our panelists explore how we can influence today’s social and environmental challenges by being more informed and thoughtful about our own investments.
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Canadians Doing Good!

Our latest Chesterfield Chat panel will gather Canadian and Canada-friendly experts in the growing ESG investment sector to discuss current trends and challenges, and share tips and insights from the field.

Thanks to our partners at BC Trade & Invest and Morrison Foerster, your free registration includes the panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience, and networking with other Canadians and attendees. Food and refreshments will be available.

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The latest news and events for Canadians in the Bay Area

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


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It’s been a wet start to the year–and for those of us who’ve been here a while, that’s a good thing!

In this newsletter: Two new DML blog posts, including our *NEW* Ask A Canadian series; Welcome to the DML Board; SF Chronicle looking for Canadian TN holders for story.

What’s coming up for local Canadians:

  • March 15thUniversity of Saskatchewan Alumni & Friends Reception
  • March 16th: Stanford Live: Old Stock, A Refugee Love Story
  • March 17th: Meet Montreal Studios
  • March 22nd to 24th: Mouthpiece (Berkeley)
  • Volta (San Jose)  until March 24th
  • April 25th: IIBA Comedy Night for Immigrant Rights

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


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New Blog Series: “Ask A Canadian”
We are launching another new blog series called “Ask a Canadian.” One of our newest DML board members, Hugh Morgan who has lived in the Bay Area for 27 years, brings a wealth of knowledge to this series. He starts by tackling the thorny subject of health care and health insurance in the United States. For those who have recently arrived, are contemplating the move or have been here and are still stymied, Hugh attempts to debunk some of the confusing and quirky conventions that exist south of the 49th parallel. First up: all those acronyms and jargon!
Blog Post: Meet Madeline Jhawar
In our latest DML profile we meet an Edmonton native who has a real wanderlust, so much so she set up her own travel business, providing great advice to travelers and adventure goers.

Our newest DML board members

Pavan Dhillon, Hugh Morgan & Dorin Greenwood
We are thrilled to welcome our newest Digital Moose Lounge Board members. One of them knows a thing or two about parenting hockey kids, another is rather busy as a Canadian immigration expert, and somebody bakes sourdough and roasts coffee in their back yard. You can read about all our board members here.

Now you know

There were over 780,000 Canadians living in the United States as of 2016. Approximately 16% of them live in California. That means just over 125,000 Canadians call California their home away from home.

Source: Migration Policy Institute

What’s your immigration story?

Reporter Melia Russell from the San Francisco Chronicle covers tech and labor.

Melia is working on a story about how the NAFTA Professional (TN) visa became a popular pathway around the (oversubscribed) H-1B visa.

If there are any TN visa holders out there who are willing to share their immigration stories, Melia wants to get a “real person’s” perspective on what the process was like (especially for engineers and computer systems analysts).

Melia can be reached at 415-777-6305 or by email.

When DMLers donate to the food bank, this happens:

CONGRATULATIONS! DIGITAL MOOSE LOUNGE’S 2018 FUNDRAISER AND FOOD DRIVE WON A GOLD AWARD.

Total dollars raised: $564.14
Total pounds collected: 54

Please join us in a celebration of your incredible impact on our community.

Upcoming events
in the community…

University of Saskatchewan
March 15 (San Francisco)

USask alumni and friends are invited to join President Peter Stoicheff at The City Club of San Francisco for an evening reception.

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Six Montréal Studios = job opportunities
March 17 (San Francisco)

Come enjoy a friendly and laid-back happy hour with some of Montréal’s most exciting video game studios. They’re coming to the GDC and are looking to meet up with top talent in the video games industry and that’s you!

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Mouthpiece
March 22 to 24th (Berkeley)

Don’t miss this talented performance (from Toronto!) coming to Berkeley. Created and performed by Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava.

A two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows a woman over the course of a day, as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother.

Berkeley shows (March 22nd to 24th): More information>>

Volta
until March 24th (San Jose)

Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company and the largest theatrical producer in the world. Volta is the title of Cirque du Soleil’s big top show which is themed around extreme sports; the show story-line is about a game show contestant named Waz, who has lost touch with himself, but starts a personal quest to find again his true self by going through his memories, after discovering a group of free spirits who encourage him during this process.

This is your last chance to see Volta in the Bay Area!

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Saturday, April 25th (San Francisco)

DML member and longtime Canadian Women’s Club 2.0 leader, Zuzana Goldstein is helping with this event on April 25th and she recently shared the scoop with us:

“We’ve built a program to celebrate Bay Area diversity, which compliments that of Canada. Our 400+ attendees include legal, tech, and business professionals, many with their own immigrant stories. Ultimately, I think it’s safe the say that the values of IIBA (multiculturalism, inclusion, diversity) closely align with those of Canada.”

Sponsorship opportunities for the Canadian community are available. Please contact Zuzana if interested.

AND don’t forget to get your tickets! Early bird is sold out but there are still general admission tickets available.

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News for Canadians in the Bay Area

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Good news to start 2019! The Supreme Court of Canada guarantees voting rights for expats, Canadian air traffic controllers buy pizza for U.S. ATC workers unpaid during the government shutdown, and La Poutine week begins Feb 1st. Got some Canadian news to share?

Share your news tips @digitalmoose on Facebook or Tweet @fromthemoose.​

PLUS find out what’s coming up for local Canadians in February:

  • Only until February 3rdVolta extended in SF before heading to San Jose, plus, Come From Away ends. If you can’t get last minute cheap tix, check out our DML discount.
  • 7th to 10th: Sugar Sammy live (comedy)
  • 12th: Canadian Intern event
  • 12th: Pub Trivia Night (Canadian table!)
  • 16th: Canucks vs. Sharks
  • ​26th: Happy Hour in the Mission
  • 26th: 2019 Cross-Border Estate, Tax and Investment Wealth Management Panel Discussion
  • 27th: Consul General Rana Sarkar speaking at annual International Trade lunch

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Blog post
Canadians move to the Bay Area at all different stages and so the DML is committed to uncovering good resources for newcomers, and not-so-newcomers. It’s amazing how much information is out there, and how much support and connectivity we can find in our local Canadian community. So, in our second Blog profile you’ll meet Sarah Mitchell,baby-whisperer and co-founder of Canadian Moms in Silicon Valley Facebook Group, who is one of those awesome people connecting Canadians locally.

Join the herd

We need volunteers for Digital Moose Lounge events this year. If you think you might like to co-lead or help out on the day of events like Canada Day or Thanksgiving Dinner, email us or contact our Board of Directors.

Bring us your Canadian spirit!

Saturday, Feb 16th: Hockey Night in San JoseJoin the Digital Moose Lounge and our partner, BC Trade, on Saturday, Feb 16th, as we cheer on the Vancouver Canucks vs. the San Jose Sharks! DML ticket holders who show up early will meet Doug Wilson, GM of the Sharks, and then hang out in the “Veranda” area before and during the game to mix and mingle with the group. Your ticket includes access to a private DML balcony, dinner and 2 drink tickets at our private bar.

More information>>


Then… coming up in March: Join our friends at Québécois en Californie – Bay Area as they host fans for the Canadiens vs. Sharks game on March 7th.

More upcoming events
in the community…

Last chance! Show ends on Sunday, Feb 3rd!
Still looking for tickets? Digital Moose Lounge members get 10% to 25% off tickets* using the discount code “DML.”More information>>

* Saturday evening and matinee shows not eligible for discount

Cirque du Soleil’s Volta
If you miss it in San Francisco (last performance is Feb 3), you can catch it in San Jose starting on Feb 13th.

Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world.

More information>>

Mouthpiece
Jan 31st to Feb 2nd (Stanford)
March 22 to 24th (Berkeley)

Don’t miss this talented performance (from Toronto!) coming to both Stanford and Berkeley! Created and performed by Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava.

A two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows a woman over the course of a day, as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother.

Stanford shows (Jan 31st to Feb 2nd): More information>>

Berkeley shows (March 22nd to 24th): More information>>

Feb 7th to 10th

Sugar Sammy, a world-renowned, Canadian, stand-up comedian who has performed over 1600 shows in 31 countries in English, French, Hindi and Punjabi, is touring the U.S. once again.

The New York Times calls him “A fearless comic with a talent for provoking both laughter and outrage”.

Sugar Sammy is a charismatic provocateur who seamlessly hits on cultural, social and political themes with great charm and finesse.

More information>>

Tuesday, Feb 12thCalling all Bay Area Canadian Co-op students/interns! Join the C100 and guest speaker, Ashish Fernandez (Program Manager, Google) at this free event for co-op/intern students from all universities in Canada.

More information>>

Feb 12th & 26th: San Francisco Expat Canadian Meetup Group
Tues, Feb 12th: Pub Trivia night
Tues, Feb 26th: Happy Hour in the Mission

Pub Trivia Night  (Feb 12th)
Brought to you by Brainstormers trivia. Bar Basic has a great happy hour running from 4-9 PM with $5 drafts and $6 martinis. Join us for a fun night of pub trivia and get to know fellow Canadians in the Bay area.
More information>>

Happy Hour in the Mission (Feb 26th)
Wear your Canadian adornments and join the Meetup to kick-off 2019 together.
More information>>

Tuesday, Feb 26th

Join host Wayne Baxter of One Capital Management for our 2019 Cross-Border Estate, Tax and Investment Wealth Management and our panel of experts. Get answers to your Estate, Tax, Investment and Wealth Management questions.

More information>>

Wednesday, Feb 27th
Hayward Chamber of Commerce will host Canadian Consul General Rana Sarkar at their annual International Trade lunch. Did you know:

  • 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.

Get your tickets! More information>>

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Canadian happenings in the Bay Area

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.


Are you new to California? “…there is a community feel in a lot of neighborhoods so be a little brave and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised as to how warm and kind the majority of Americans are,” says Sayona Kahnamooei Freeman. Read our Blog and meet Sayona!

PLUS find out what’s happening in the region.

Saturday, Dec 1st – Film Screening: Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer
Tuesday, Dec 4th – Networking: Canadian Intern Event

What about 2019?!
Jan 8th-23rd – Theatre: Come From Away (discount!)
Saturday, Feb 16th – Hockey: Canucks play the Sharks!
Thursday, March 7th – Hockey: Canadiens play the Sharks!


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Canadian Profiles: Sayona 

We are thrilled to introduce a new series on our DML Blog featuring Canadians from the Bay Area Canadian community. Recent transplant (Toronto to San Jose) and DML volunteer, Dorin Greenwood, took it upon herself to meet some fascinating Canadians and will be sharing their stories on our Blog. The first one, featuring Sayona Kahnamooei Freeman is now posted.


New York Times: The Canada Letter
What SHOULD Canada do about 24 Sussex Dr.?


Digital Moosers cheer on the Leafs and the Sharks
Close to 100 folks gathered recently to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the San Jose Sharks. The Leafs won, and everyone had a great time perched above one of the goal ends in their VIP seats. Mike Wilson, the Ultimate Leafs Fan even stopped by to share some stories and gather new ones. Check out the pictures on our Facebook album.


Looking ahead… Canadian talent alert
Halifax’s Ben Kaplan – Folk Musician – performs at the Bing Concert Hall (Stanford) onMarch 16, 2019.


OCM’s Quarterly Folio
One Capital Management’s Autumn Folio highlights the Free Trade agreement between The United States, Canada and Mexico as well as a look back of the how we got here.(Sponsored content).

More upcoming events
in the community…

Saturday, Dec 1st

Awesometown Entertainment of Toronto has produced a heart-warming Christmas animation about a horse that dreams of being one of Santa’s reindeer, and it’s coming to the Lark Theatre in Marin County! Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer features the all-star voice talent of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham and John Cleese.

Tuesday, Dec 4th

Calling all Bay Area Canadian Co-op students/interns! Join the C100 and guest speaker, Ashish Fernandez (Program Manager, Google) at this free event for co-op/intern students from all universities in Canada.

More information>>

Jan 8th to Feb 3rd, 2019

Are you going to this Tony nominated musical, written by Canadians?! If so, and you’d like to connect with other DML members the night you are going, please comment on Facebook. If you are still looking for tickets or want to get more, Digital Moose Lounge members get 10% to 25% off tickets* using the discount code “DML.”

More information>>

* Saturday evening and matinee shows not eligible for discount

Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

Join the Digital Moose Lounge and BC Trade as we cheer on the Vancouver Canucks vs. the San Jose Sharks! DML ticket holders will hang out in the “Veranda” area before and during the game to mix and mingle with the group. Your ticket includes access to a private DML balcony, dinner and 2 drink tickets at our private bar.

More information>>


Then… coming up in March: Join our friends at Québécois en Californie – Bay Area as they host fans for the Canadiens vs. Sharks game on March 7th.


Never miss another Canadian event!

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Canadian happenings in the Bay Area

A newsletter from another Canadian organization in the Bay area.  We thank the Digital Moose Lounge for being supportive of our activities and remembrance events.


Just in time for the weekend!

Friday, Oct 19th – Book launch: Author Paul Myers, One Dumb Guy: Kids in the Hall
Saturday, Oct 20th – Volunteer to help the Royal Canadian Legion Clean Up Liberty Cemetery

Read more below, and watch your inbox for a DML exclusive discount to the award winning musical, Come From Away.

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Thanks!

To our fantastic DML volunteers, performers and our wonderful guests.
To our sponsors: BC Trade, One Capital Management, Univ. of Alberta, McGill.
To Air Canada for the grand prize (2 round trip tickets in North America) and other prize donations that made some folks very happy!

And, thank you to our partner, Berkeley Canadian Studies, for co-hosting the 2nd Annual Canadian Thanksgiving Family Dinner at Berkeley. 
(5% of ticket sales donated to the Alameda Food Bank!)

Photos (by Eric Ananmalay) from the event are now posted
on the Digital Moose Lounge Facebook page.

Thursday, Nov 15th
Just a few DML tickets left
to see the Leafs vs. Sharks!

Plus, get your tickets for Feb 16th when the Canucks play the Sharks!


More upcoming events
in the community…

Friday, Oct 19th

World premiere book launch:  Bay Area Canadian author Paul Myers’ new biography, One Dumb Guy: Kids in the Hall, joined by Dave Foley of Kids In The Hall. Plus, a screening of the 1996 KITH film, Brain Candy.More information>>

Saturday, Oct 20th
Royal Canadian Legion – Volunteer event

Volunteer: Help the Royal Canadian Legion Clean Up Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma!Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma is one of two final resting places of Canadian servicemen and servicewomen in the Bay Area that the Royal Canadian Legion US Branch 25 maintains.

Join members of the Legion and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Arkansas Division for a clean up and some minor repairs in advance of this year’s Remembrance Day service.

More information>>

Monday, Oct 29th

Idea Exchange: UCalgary President Elizabeth Cannon invites alumni, donors and friends to join her for her final official visit to San Francisco to explore how the university and its partners are leading life-saving research by focusing on technology first!Sign-up in advance.

More information>>

Tuesday, November 6th

CELS Meetup: Join CELS members and leadership at a monthly, informal meet-up for Canadian Life Science professionals to network with local colleagues.More information>>

 

Saturday, November 10th

The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Remembrance Day CeremonyJoin this hour long ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. at Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma. Please note that the ceremony is the day before Remembrance Day this year, due to the Festival of Remembrance (see below).

You can find out where to get poppies here.

Sunday, November 11th

The Festival of Remembrance: Finally, while not organized by the branch, the Royal Canadian Legion US Zone, Branch #25 always participates in the Festival of Remembrance that is hosted by the Royal British Legion.  This event occurs on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day at 3:00pm in Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA.

More information>>

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