Canadian Heritage

Seeking volunteers for Cultural Pop Up committee

CNNC is partnering up with the City of Raleigh to host a Cultural Pop Up event about Canada for their Cultural Outreach and Engagement Program.

We are forming a committee to plan and host this program, and are seeking Canadians in The Triangle to develop family-friendly activities that promote the diverse cultures of Canada, from sea to sea to sea! We plan to have a French component and we encourage French Canadians to sign up to help develop this content. If you are familiar with Inuktitut and its writing system, we would be interested to hear from you!

Please contact us by January 15 of you are interested in joining this committee.  Simply use the email form on our Contact Us page!

Canadian jazz artist Laila Biali is in Durham on Saturday

Looking for something Canadian to do this weekend?
Canadian crossover jazz artist Laila Biali, who has toured with Sting, Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, has recently released a new album, which debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and #7 on iTunes USA.  She is inviting the Canadian expat community of The Triangle to celebrate with her on Saturday at Sharp 9 Gallery, 4608-L Industry Lane, Durham, NC 27713. Tickets for this event can be purchased online.

I’ll be playing an album release show at Sharp 9 Gallery this Saturday, March 10 at 8 pm. We’ll also be performing a number of songs from the Great Canadian Songbook including covers of Joni Mitchell, Feist, k.d. Lang and Neil Young.

We hope you can come celebrate with us!

-Laila

Booth 2017: Thank you!

The Canada Booth would not have been possible without our wonderful volunteers (Alara, Caitlyn, Carol, Caroline, Craig, Denise, Dominique, Donna, Ethan, Frank, Gary, Helen, Ian, Jane, Joe, Karissa, Martin, Nedelka, Paul, Susana and Tera) and the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta.  Many, many thanks to everyone!

Want to join us at the Booth next year?  Send us a note: canadabooth.cnnc (a) gmail.com!

Booth 2017: Day 3

Another wonderful day at the Canada Booth and the last of this year’s International Festival. The combination of the colourful superheroes and the contemplative black and white didactics about the real, human heroes was a success. We got great compliments about the booth all weekend: eye-catching, educational, fun, well-designed with easy to read panels, and–most important–hosted by knowledgeable and friendly volunteers.

Here are a few photos of today’s action at the Booth.

Thank you to our superb volunteers who hosted today: Carol, Caroline, Helen, Frank, Ethan, Paul, and Gary.

 

 

Booth 2017: Day 2

Another great day at the Canada Booth enlightening puzzled visitors who didn’t realize that Superman had a Canadian connection (artist and co-creator Joe Shuster was born in Toronto). More people took time to also look at the true Canadian heroes today. Several were amazed at the diversity of the heroic human on our walls and at their courage, valour and accomplishments.

Thank you to our fantastic volunteers who hosted the Booth today: Gary, Paul, Joe, Jane, Susana, Ian, Donna, Alara, Caitlyn, Nedelka. Karissa, Martin and Caroline!

Booth 2017: Day 1

Hoards of children descended upon the Canada Booth (a tad earlier than anticipated) on this first day of the 2017 Raleigh International Festival. We tricked young and old by switching the names of the superheroes featured in the booth… but many have thus discovered the amazing Nelvana of the Northern Lights and super cool Captain Canuck.

Canada 150 flags, pins, tattoos as well as maple candy and colouring sheets were distributed to the great delight of the masses. See our wonderful volunteers in action!

Many thanks to volunteers Shirley, Tera, Denise, Craig, Dominique, Gary, Paul and Caroline for hosting the Canada Booth today!