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Canada Day CNNC Celebration Cancelled for 2020

Every year we look forward to connecting with our fellow expats to celebrate Canada Day. The event is a highlight of CNNC’s social activities, and one we hold dear as Canadians away from home.

Sadly, in light of COVID-19 and the continued need to socially distance ourselves to minimize its spread and protect the most vulnerable in our communities, the CNNC leadership team has decided to cancel this year’s Canada Day event.

Helping our communities stay informed and connected is core to this volunteer organization. We will continue to do so when able, only without any planned in-person gatherings for the foreseeable future.

Everyone’s fingers are crossed that we will all be able to celebrate Canada Day once again in true Canadian form in years to come. Until then, take care of yourselves.

CNNC Ancient Art + Networking Event

Join us Saturday, December 14 @ 4pm for a special tour of the exhibition What in the World is a Grain Mummy? with fellow Canadian, Egyptologist, and exhibition curator Dr. Caroline Rocheleau at the North Carolina Museum of Art. 

Introductory remarks Inspirations from Sports Life in Ancient Egypt by Andrea Carska-Sheppard, Corporate General Counsel and Sports Arbitrator.

Meet at the North Carolina Museum of Art
West Building Information Desk
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Saturday, December 14 @ 4pm
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour.

After the visit, we will retreat for a drink and networking
The Oak
4035 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC  27607

Space is limited, please register using our Eventbrite page.
This is a pay-your-own-tab event.

Volunteer to present Canadian Flag at NCFC match

North Carolina FC is looking for youth fans to participate in presenting the Canadian Flag 🇨🇦 during their game versus the Ottawa Fury FC this Saturday, 9/28, at 7pm.

If you have a child 12 years or older who would like to particiapte, please contact tcampbell@northcarolinafc.com for details. Discount tickets are available to those who participate and their families.

Register to vote at next federal election

Did you know that Canadian’s living abroad can vote in Canadian federal elections? Eligible electors can apply to vote by special ballot. With a special ballot, you can vote by mail from anywhere in the world.

The next federal election will be held on MONDAY, OCTOBER 21.

Apply online to vote by Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.


Les Canadiens habitant à l’étranger peuvent voter dans les élections fédérales canadiennes, en votant par bulletin spécial par la poste.

La prochain élection fédérale se déroulera LE LUNDI 21 OCTOBRE.

Faites votre demande en ligne avant le mardi 15 octobre 2019, à 18 h, heure de l’Est.

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.

Bryan Adams & Celine Dion Coming to NC

Legends of Canadian Music Bryan Adams and Celine Dion will be touring in North Carolina.

Bryan Adams will bring his Shine A Light World Tour to Charlotte on May 4th and Raleigh on May 12th. Tickets are on sale.

Next year, superstar Celine Dion‘s The Courage World Tour will stop in Charlotte January 21st, 2020 and in Raleigh February 11th, 2020. Ticket presales begin Monday, April 8.

CNNC has a new president

CNNC President Caroline Rocheleau stepped down on January 20. Rocheleau had been heading the leadership team of Canadian Network of North Carolina since its formation through the merger of CanSouth and the Canadian Business Association of North Carolina in summer of 2017.

She is succeeded by Susana Almeida-Peters, who has been CNNC’s social media coordinator since December 2017. Upon accepting the presidency, Almeida-Peters said, “Being new to Raleigh in 2017, it made my husband and I happy to have found the CNNC. We were excited to join and talk to and mingle with fellow Canadians. It made us feel like we were not alone here. It also provided some comfort knowing we have a little bit of Canada in Raleigh! It’s important to have this group in The Triangle so other Canadians new to the area have that support as well!

Thank you to Caroline for her dedicated years of service and best wishes to Susana as she takes on this new leadership role.