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Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

Note these activities hosted by one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend

Sadly, we are not gathering in-person this year to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, but we are still marking the occasion with some virtual fun!

Check out the calendar below and join us for some virtual fun. Find out where to get your turkey locally, join us live to talk pumpkin pies, and get ready for sweater weather with some selfies/portraits in your favourite Canadian sweater. There will be a prize!

For those kicking it all off by joining the BC wine tasting later today, we hope you’ll raise your glass to our Canadian communities – wherever they are.

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Let’s bake pumpkin pie!
Saturday, October 10th @ 10 a.m.

Join us from your kitchen or with your morning coffee for a live Q & A about baking that perfect pumpkin pie with DML co-chairs, Erika Wah and Griselda Zhou, and then watch a how-to video with DML board member and the DML’s unofficial Canadian baking aficionado, Dorin Greenwood.

Register in advance for the link to join:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElcuqqqzwrH9biNIAoWga3FYI0UrBd-ljA

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Celebrate Thanksgiving with a virtual wine tasting

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.  The annual Canadian Thanksgiving event that the Digital Moose Lounge and the Canadian Studies Program at UC Berkeley host is traditionally the unofficial beginning to our annual Poppy Campaign.  So we will be missing that this year with these virtual events.


CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING, CANADIAN-STYLE!

Our friends at Kascadia Wines are offering a virtual wine tasting in celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving on Thursday, October 8th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. In order to ship in time, Pre-orders are now open until October 1st! 
You’ll receive a special tasting duo from BC’s Winemakers CUT. Then, meet the proprietor/winemaker along with new and old friends. We loved our Canada Week gathering and can’t wait to see who can join this time.

Purchase your exclusive $70 DML wine tasting package (taxes extra, but shipping included!) no later than October 1st (also available in these states)

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Where to buy a turkey in October???

That wine tasting might have you thinking about your Thanksgiving dinner table….Ah! The perennial problem of where to find a turkey a month before our American brethren celebrate their Day of Thanks. DML Board member, Hugh Morgan has tackled the subject handily and talks turkey, including where to find said bird.
https://www.digitalmooselounge.org/blog/ask-a-canadian-where-to-buy-a-turkey-for-thanksgiving

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News and event for the Bay Area Canadian community

A newsletter from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.  Note that they shared a request we asked of them, so be sure to note that item.


In this issue:

We’re trying to avoid heading up Schitt’s Creek without a good paddle… the DML is seeking a freelance web developer to help us not break our old website while we get our new one up and running. No more Emmys available, but we will pay you.

As for events, are you ready for another border crossing update at the next Community Q&A – this THURSDAY at 4 p.m.?

Also, we have our first announcement (take note BC wine lovers) on Canadian Thanksgiving and a heads-up on fun activities for the whole family.

Alert: Do you, or someone you know, play the trumpet or bugle, and would be willing to record a playing of the Last Post and/or Rouse? Sheet music can be provided. The Royal Canadian Legion is preparing for their Remembrance Day ceremony and is also interested in talking to any amateur anthem-singing folks out there. Please email Michael: mkbarbour@gmail.com if interested.

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This THURSDAY, Sept 24th!

The Canadian Consulate and the DML’s Community Q&A on the ongoing border closure is definitely becoming a regular thing. Bring your questions, or just tune in for all the updates. We are pleased to bring on a new panelist from CBSA.

RSVP required. Get your Zoom link via wade.wallerstein@international.gc.ca

Giving thanks, for what we can, Canadian-style

The smoke has lifted for many, and while the air is cleaner, we are also breathing a collective sigh of sadness as our annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving dinner with UC Berkeley Canadian Studies will not be happening for the Bay Area Canadian community this October.

But all is not lost. Updates – starting today – on how we can still enjoy Thanksgiving together are coming:

  • Win cool prizes
  • Find out who is selling turkeys (now that you have to cook it yourself!)
  • Watch a Thanksgiving-themed baking video
  • Connect with Canadians in the Bay over a special virtual Thanksgiving wine tasting
Virtual wine tasting
Thursday, Oct 8th – 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Ordering is open starting today until October 1st, in order to ship in time. You’ll receive a special tasting duo from BC’s Winemakers CUT. Then, meet the proprietor/winemaker along with new and old friends. We loved our Canada Week gathering and can’t wait to see who can join this time.

Purchase your exclusive $70 DML wine tasting package (taxes extra, but shipping included!) no later than October 1st (also available in these states)

  
Did you miss last week’s Chesterfield Chat? We recorded it just for you! Follow this link to register and view (link available until October 7th).
Freelance opportunity: The DML needs a web developer. As we transition our website to WordPress, we are looking for someone to help transfer archived content from our CRM (Keystone) to WordPress. If you – or someone you know – can help, please contact Wendy: wendykammarcy@gmail.com
Route update
Air Canada has temporarily suspended SFO-YYZ flights, effective Sept. 14th.  It will be back this year, but for now, only SFO-YVR will be operating locally.

COVID-19 quarantine/testing study
Air Canada is closely following border restriction news, and is working with McMaster HealthLabs and Greater Toronto Airports Authority on a one-month COVID-19 study, based on volunteers who travel internationally into YYZ. More information can be found here.

Aeroplan news:

  • You will have 18 months instead of 12 months before your points expire.
  • Use your points for perks during travel – like upgrading to a higher cabin class or in-flight wi-fi for a better travel experience.
  • Pay for part of your flight reward with points, and the rest with cash.
  • Get to the rewards you want sooner, by combining your points with Aeroplan Family Sharing.

Additional details are at the new Aeroplan site.

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Available for viewing September 27thIn their first appearance together since before the pandemic, the St. Lawrence String Quartet will play—in a masked and socially distanced performance—the entirety of Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76 No. 5.

The film will be more than a virtual concert, though. Through interviews with members of the quartet, behind the scenes footage, and a peek into the personal lives of the quartet, the film tells the story of how the quartet has had to adapt its creative process amid months of COVID-19 restrictions that has resulted in their longest hiatus in the quartet’s 30-year history.

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San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Sept 17th to 27th

It’s not too late to catch the Canadian film, “Killing Patient Zero.” In this groundbreaking documentary, director Laurie Lynd (Schitt’s Creek; Breakfast with Scot, Frameline34) explodes the myth of “The Monster Who Brought AIDS to North America.”

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ONLINE: Social Movements and Legal Mobilisation in Times of Crisis: Migrant Farm Worker Rights in Canada

Tuesday, October 6th – 12:30 p.m

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected migrant farm workers. Former Hildebrand Fellow Vasanthi Venkatesh, a professor of law at the University of Windsor specializing in social movements and immigration, gives context to the crisis by showing how the pandemic has overlaid itself onto existing systemic racial discrimination against migrant farm workers embedded in law and policy. She also shows how migrant farm worker advocates have responded to the crisis by exposing the racial capitalism of the Canadian agricultural economy, using radical narratives to challenge these systems.

RSVP for at canada@berkeley.edu to receive a webcast link.

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Sept events update, plus new panelist added

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


Sept 16th: Helping small biz with online sales NEW PANELIST added!
Sept 24th: Consulate/DML Community Q&A
Sept 15th: Canadian Studies lecture with expert on race and ethnic politics

Pre-register for this free Zoom webinar
Wednesday, September 16th, 3:30 p.m.
In recent months, the DML has been reaching out to Canadian-owned, affiliated and themed small businesses in the Bay Area, to support them in today’s challenging economy. We’ve heard how the pandemic has impacted businesses, and forced our favourite shops, restaurants, artisans, and service providers to find new ways of reaching customers.

Join experts from our Canadian tech community as they discuss tips and strategies on how to make the most of tech tools and grow sales online, and answer your questions during Q&A.

Please invite any small business or entrepreneur who you think might be interested,

Jason Sanio (NEW panelist) is the Head of Marketing for Google Domains in Seattle, WA. He also spent the previous 7 years in product marketing roles at Google in the Bay Area. Jason is from a family of small business owners in Ontario, Canada, growing up in Aurora and Bracebridge. Jason graduated from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2010 with honors.

Brian Hale (panelist) is originally from Calgary, and is currently serving as the VP of Product Growth at Facebook, helping oversee Facebook’s small business platform.

Brian began his career in growth and performance marketing in 1999 at the start-up ACDSee, where he first started “figuring out that search engine thing”, growing e-commerce, and providing analytics. He has since gone on to lead demand generation and e-commerce for DivX, the digital video technology company, and then led SEO and Growth functions for the travel start-up “Uptake”, which later sold to Groupon. Since 2010 he has been at Facebook, where he is Vice President of the Product Growth team, which partners with engineering teams across Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger using data and experimentation to drive growth of app adoption and engagement.

Amy Thibodeau (panelist) is from Saskatchewan, and moved from Silicon Valley back to Canada a few years ago to lead UX for Store Management at Shopify. In her role as Director, Amy leads design, research, content strategy, and UX development for the Store Management team.

In earlier iterations of her life she was one of the first members of Facebook’s now gigantic content strategy team, she renovated an old house in the south of France, worked in art museums, and traveled around the world for a year. Amy lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband Dan and two small dogs, Augustus and Eleanor.

David Stewart (co-moderator) is the Digital Moose Lounge’s Past Chair, or “Pastured Moose”, and the Advisory Board Chair at UC Berkeley’s Canadian Studies Program. Since 2013, he has consulted on a range of Canada-US education and innovation projects for clients such as the University of Saskatchewan, Expansion Quebec, the Association of University Research Parks Canada, and UBC. From 2007 – 2012, he was the Academic Relations Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Palo Alto. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of International House, a nonprofit in Charlotte, North Carolina. David began his career as a commercial and immigration lawyer in Toronto, Boston, and Charlotte, and is a member of the Bar in Ontario and Massachusetts.

Wendy Kam Marcy (co-moderator) is the Digital Moose Lounge’s inhouse Marketer. She is the co-founder of Adfluent, a Google Partners Agency specializing in growth marketing for startups. In 2018, she moved to the SF Bay Area from Toronto. #DoneWithWinter

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Please RSVP to wade.wallerstein@international.gc.ca.

Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley Lecture
Tuesday, September 15th
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Return: On Blackness and Belonging in North America

McGill University professor Debra Thompson, an expert on race and ethnic politics, will explore the complex experience of Black people in North America, juxtaposing her deep, ancestral links to the United States with a parallel but at times competing national affinity with the land to which many enslaved Black Americans once fled: Canada. Through the analytical insights of black political thought, Prof. Thompson uses personal narrative to explore the boundaries of racial belonging and identify key facets of Canadian ideas about race and racism; to analyze the transnational nuances and contours of the African diaspora in North America; and ultimately, to think through what it means to be in a place, but not be of that place.

Please RSVP at canada@berkeley.edu to receive a webcast link.

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DML small biz webinar Sept 16th + new panelist added

An update on this up-coming event from our Canadian colleagues in the Bay Area.


Our talented all-Canadian expert panel work for tech leaders Facebook, Shopify, and Google (new panelist just announced). Our DML moderators – David Stewart and Wendy Kam Marcy – have been prepping with the panel and promise an engaging and informative discussion on best practices for small businesses looking for growth via their online sales.
In addition to the panelists announced below, we are thrilled to add Jason Sanio of Google to the chat. If you work with anyone or have a network that would be interested in this (free) webinar, please encourage them to attend.
Jason Sanio (panelist) is the Head of Marketing for Google Domains in Seattle, WA, and spent the previous 7 in product marketing roles at Google in the Bay Area. Jason is from a family of small business owners in Ontario, Canada, growing up in Aurora and Bracebridge. Jason graduated from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2010, with honors.
The Digital Moose Lounge is committed to supporting local small businesses during the pandemic and beyond, while still growing connections within our vibrant Bay Area Canadian community. And, with all of our content being virtual these days, we have also been connecting with the Canadian community in other parts of the US.
Thanks for supporting our Digital Moose Lounge community!
Erika & Gris
Co-chairs, DML

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In recent months, the DML has been reaching out to Canadian-owned, affiliated and themed small businesses in the Bay Area, to support them in today’s challenging economy. We’ve heard how the pandemic has impacted businesses, and forced our favourite shops, restaurants, artisans, and service providers to find new ways of reaching customers.

In this panel, we will gather experts from our Canadian tech community to discuss tips and strategies on how to make the most of tech tools and grow sales online.

Please join our webinar, and share the details with any small business or entrepreneur who you think might find this information helpful. We will make time for Q&A at the end.

Meet our panelists, below, and don’t forget to pre-register for this Zoom webinar scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th!

Brian Hale (panelist) is originally from Calgary, and is currently serving as the VP of Product Growth at Facebook, helping oversee Facebook’s small business platform.

Brian began his career in growth and performance marketing in 1999 at the start-up ACDSee, where he first started “figuring out that search engine thing”, growing e-commerce, and providing analytics. He has since gone on to lead demand generation and e-commerce for DivX, the digital video technology company, and then led SEO and Growth functions for the travel start-up “Uptake”, which later sold to Groupon. Since 2010 he has been at Facebook, where he is Vice President of the Product Growth team, which partners with engineering teams across Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger using data and experimentation to drive growth of app adoption and engagement.

Amy Thibodeau (panelist) is from Saskatchewan, and moved from Silicon Valley back to Canada a few years ago to lead UX for Store Management at Shopify. In her role as Director, Amy leads design, research, content strategy, and UX development for the Store Management team.

In earlier iterations of her life she was one of the first members of Facebook’s now gigantic content strategy team, she renovated an old house in the south of France, worked in art museums, and traveled around the world for a year. Amy lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband Dan and two small dogs, Augustus and Eleanor.

David Stewart (moderator) is the Digital Moose Lounge’s Past Chair, or “Pastured Moose”, and the Advisory Board Chair at UC Berkeley’s Canadian Studies Program. Since 2013, he has consulted on a range of Canada-US education and innovation projects for clients such as the University of Saskatchewan, Expansion Quebec, the Association of University Research Parks Canada, and UBC. From 2007 – 2012, he was the Academic Relations Officer at the Consulate General of Canada in Palo Alto. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of International House, a nonprofit in Charlotte, North Carolina. David began his career as a commercial and immigration lawyer in Toronto, Boston, and Charlotte, and is a member of the Bar in Ontario and Massachusetts.

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