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Expo 67 Film Festival : Mardi Gras @ The Lumina

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Where: The Lumina Theater, 620 Market Street in Southern Village, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

You are invited to enjoy some of the top films originally shown at the best International Fair ever held, Montreal’s Expo 67. Four (maybe 5) of the best films ever presented at Expo 67, including the groundbreaking film, In the Labyrinth will be projected on the big screen, with high fidelity sound, for the first time in half a century, including the Academy Award winning A Place to Stand.
To defray theater rental costs, admission is only $10.00. The Lumina concession stand will offer wine, and beer on tap, as well as freshly popped popcorn, candy bars and soft drinks/water.
We may even have slices of King Cake (Gâteaux du Roi) and Mardi Gras Beads to throw around. Perhaps even an appearance by Bonhomme Carnavale!

Tickets are limited … only 50 people… but if you know friends/family who might be interested, please let us know.
Nota Bene: Proof of vaccination card & face mask obligatoire!

RSVP! canadiannetworknc@gmail.com

Please indicate the number of attendees in your party. Tell your friends!

CNNC has a New Webmaster

After a lengthy search, CNNC has confirmed our new webmaster, Frank DiMauro. He replaces Dominique Bischof who has served in this capacity for several years and for which CNNC is very grateful. Frank, originally from Montreal, Quebec, moved to NC with his young family in 1989 and has lived in Chapel Hill ever since. As Marketing-Communications Manager, he served as the first webmaster for the Area Health Education Centers of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and developed one of the School’s first websites in 1994. Frank then moved on to UNC Hospitals, and expanded its nascent online presence from a single website and a few pages, to a full-fledged series of domains and sub-domains, comprising over a half-dozen websites. Frank also spearheaded training at UNC Health Care for dozens of content managers on the use of an open-source content management system he helped install and update as needed. Frank is now retired with his wife Shelley, a former nurse and clinical research project manager, also from Quebec.

CNNC has a new Communications Officer

CNNC is delighted to welcome a new communications officer to the Leadership Team. Mike Rumble was previously involved with CanSouth back in the heyday and wants to get back into volunteering. He will be taking over communications duties and keeping our network informed in myriad ways. We look forward to working with him.


CNNC is still looking for volunteers interested in serving as President or Webmaster to replace these outgoing Leadership Team members. As with any volunteer social organization, the time commitment and the number of events is based on what the team can dedicate to the group. If you are interested in these positions, please contact us.

CNNC has a new treasurer

The Leadership Team is delighted to welcome Nathan as the new CNNC Treasurer.  Nathan is taking over the post previously held by Denise, who moved back to Canada.  Denise served as Treasurer for both CanSouth and the Canadian Network of North Carolina.  We wish her well and we look forward to working with Nathan.

We also have new members at large! Alan and Paul have indicated that they can help with events whenever CNNC’s post-pandemic social schedule resumes.

CNNC is still looking for volunteers interested in serving as President, Communications Officer, and Webmaster to replace these outgoing Leadership Team members.  As with any volunteer social organization, the time commitment and the number of events is based on what the team can dedicate to the group.  If you are interested in these positions, please contact us.

Seeking New Leadership

Dear CNNC community,

As many know, the Canadian Network of North Carolina strives to provide access to information pertinent to Canadians living and working in North Carolina and offer the expat community various social and professional networking opportunities.

A staple of the Canadian expat community in North Carolina for over a decade, CNNC (formerly CanSouth and CBA-NC) is entirely led by a team of volunteer Canadians.

Regrettably, as happens from time to time due to increasing time commitments on our leadership teams, we are reaching out to you for new leadership.

CNNC is seeking a few motivated individuals willing to take on leadership roles.

Along with our website and Facebook presence, duties center primarily around organizing the annual Canada Day get-together, the Carolina Hurricanes annual hockey deal, and if interested, the Canada cultural booth at the Raleigh International Festival.

With helpful transition guidance from the current leadership team, taking on organizing responsibilities needs but a few enthusiastic Canadians willing to share duties.

Interested Canadians are encouraged to contact us!

It has been a pleasure stewarding CNNC for our greater community over the past few years. We’re looking forward to its bright future under new leaders. Thank you so much for your support and interest.

Susana, Caroline, Dominique
The outgoing leadership team

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.

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.

Leadership team seeking communications officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic Canadian who is interested in helping CNNC keep in touch with its members in The Triangle and across the state.

The CNNC communications officer will respond to CNNC email as well as compose and send newsletters using Mail Chimp. The communications officer is considered a full member of the CNNC Leadership Team and will work closely with the president, events coordinator and social media coordinator to promote various activities and share information with the membership.

The best candidate will work well both independently and as part of team, will contribute to discussions, meet deadlines, and respond quickly to emails, will feel comfortable asking questions and seeking guidance from other team members, and will attend the rare CNNC meetings. They will also have enough volunteer time to devote to the various tasks required of the communications officer (time varies based on the number of emails received and when a newsletter is required). Familiarity with various online communication tools and excellent written communications skills are required.

Interested Canadians should send the CNNC Leadership Team an email introducing themselves and describing the skills and interests they possess to successfully get the CNNC message out to Canadians in North Carolina.

Please contact us by October 31.