Month: August 2019

Film Festival: Home is Distant Shores

As Canadians living in the US, we’re especially attuned to how immigration has shaped the nation and remains a central commonality many Americans share.

Recently, this topic has come to the forefront of the American consciousness. The upcoming HOME IS DISTANT SHORES film festival features eleven fictional and documentary films focusing on refugee and immigrant experiences. The event will take place at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh over three evenings:

October 2, 2019 7-9:30PM
My Story: Five short films of personal experience followed by a panel discussion with immigrants and refugees moderated by WUNC’s Jason DeBruyn.

October 9, 2019 7-9:30PM
New Shores: Five short films of life in a new country followed by a a panel discussion with organizations who serve refugees and immigrants moderated by WUNC’s Anita Rao.

October 16, 2019 7-9:30PM
Parallel Parking: Feature film by Aby Rao followed by a reception with series participants and filmmakers.

For tickets and further details, visit the film festival’s site.

Business event: Technology and Economic Development Panel

For our business community: Partner organizations the Triangle British-American Business Council (Triangle BABC-NC) and the Organization of Women in International Trade – Greater Triangle (OWIT-GT) will be hosting a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the importance of Technology for Economic Development in our Region.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big Data: Big Challenge or Big Opportunity?
  • Internet of Things
  • Technology, Innovation and Education: Tech Talent Scorecard
  • Blockchain Technology Applications
  • Economic Development Benefits of the Triangle as a Tech Hub

The event will take place Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM in Cary.
See event page for details. When registering, use Partner Rates Code: TP0910

Discount to Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest at Marbles IMAX

If you missed out on the free showing of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest 3D back in June, save on tickets with a special discount code. Now’s your chance to see the stunning documentary and save $1 per ticket and no ticket fees. Just use the promocode “Canadawhen purchasing your tickets online. It will be playing through September and periodically throughout the school year at Marbles IMAX in Downtown Raleigh.

In Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest you’ll journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earthFound on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world, a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds. 40 minutes.

August Events in Charlotte

The Canadians Living in Charlotte NC meetup group have a couple of events in August:

Canadian Movie Night
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Join the group to watch the movie One Week, a Canadian drama film directed by Michael McGowan and starring Joshua Jackson, Liane Balaban, and Campbell Scott. The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008.
See the event page for details

Afternoon Coffee and Socializing
Saturday, August 24, 2019
The group invites everyone to get together and share a coffee, a fresh pastry and some socializing.
See the event page for details