Month: October 2018

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The Canada Cultural Booth at the Raleigh International Festival was a success again this year.  We could not have done it without the partnership of the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, the sponsorship of RBC Bank and the enthusiasm and dedication of our wonderful Canadian volunteers.  THANK YOU!

Vancouver Canucks @ Carolina Hurricanes 10/9

CNNC has a new sports correspondent… a Canadian on the ice crew at PNC Arena! She sent her report amidst the flurry of posts about the Canada Booth, so we held it until you could truly enjoy her commentary of the recent game.

The Carolina Hurricanes faced off against the Vancouver Canucks this past week in what proved to be another show of Carolina’s offensive strengths. The Canes brought their record to 3-0-1 with the 5-3 win, their best start since the Hurricanes relocated here in 1997.

Jordan Staal started the scoring out just fourty seconds into the first period with an unassisted shot down the middle, straight past the blocker of Jacob Markstrom, The Canucks answered minutes later with a long pass from Alex Edler to Sven Baertschi who outmaneuvered Curtis McElhinney with a faked backhand, tying the game at one. Brett Pesce scored his first of the season with 8:43 remaining in the period, from a similar location to Staal’s earlier goal, this time with an assist from Teuvo Teräväinen. Sebastian Aho extended his point streak to four games with the secondary assist. With 2:10 left in the first Michael Ferland caught a rebound and served it up hot to Sebastian Aho who made the one-timer goal, closing out the period 3-1.

The second was opened up fast with a beautiful goal from the slot by Bo Horvat, assisted by Baertschi. Not to be outshined by Vancouver’s promising first round draft pick, Elias Pettersson, Canes’ second overall pick, Andrei Svechnikov poked a rebound past Markstrom, his second goal this season, making him the first player born in the 2000s to score in the NHL and the first to score twice. Baertschi scored his second of the night, banking a shot in off Justin Faulk’s skate, giving the rookie, Pettersson, his sixth point. He currently leads the league in goals and points by a rookie with five goals and three assists.

Warren Foegle, another of this year’s top rookies, got the insurance goal in the third, finishing it out 5-3.

The victorious Hurricanes showcased their new postgame celebration, led by Ferland, charging the glass with a true “Storm Surge.”

Curtis McElhinney was 2-0, facing 22 shots in this game after being claimed off waivers from Toronto on October 2nd. He is currently 3-1 after this past Saturday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Sunday @ the Booth

Another wonderful day at the International Festival. Lots of Canadians dropped by the Booth and found out about CNNC. We hope to see you at our events, new friends!  Many other visitors wanted to ‘spend winter in Canada’ and get their photo taken in front of our mural. Enjoy the few pics below.

Thank you to all our volunteers who worked the booth today. Send us photos if you have any!

Saturday @ the Booth

Here’s a brief visual recap of the activities at the Canada Booth today. Another fun day, as you can see.

Many thanks to all our great volunteers who hosted today. Our final report submitted to our sponsors will contain photos. Don’t forget to share with us!

Friday @ The Booth

Our first day at the Booth started with pomp and circumstance with the visit of Consul General of Canada Nadia Theodore and Ash Miller, Political and Economic Relations Officer. Take a look at some of the photos of this morning’s activity at the Canada Booth.

Many thanks to all our volunteers who hosted today.  Please send along your photos!

The Booth is ready!

Take a look at the few pics of the booth setup today. Thanks to Gary, Denise and Caroline (and a few passers-by) for getting everything ready. We even had a couple of visitors drop by to “spend winter in Canada” in front of our super mural!  (We think that’s going to be popular!)

Come see us this weekend!