Raleigh

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.

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.

Cultural Event: A Global Talk on Iran

The organization behind the annual International Festival are hosting a talk and dinner on Iran, the evening of Saturday, July 28. Iran is in the news a lot lately in regard to politics and hostilities, but there is not much understanding about the lives and views of Iran’s population. They invite all interested to join them for a Persian dinner and a conversation about how people on the ground are experiencing these conflicts and sanctions, and how they see the US.

Full event details can be found on the ticket page. For a 10% discount, please enter the code IFCulturalGroup at the “enter promo code” prompt.

Join us for Canada Day Cake, Trivia, and More

We will be gathering at Carolina Ale House in Raleigh’s Brier Creek to celebrate Canada Day on June 29th from 11:30am to 3pm.

Trivia and corn hole for adults; face painting and colouring contest for kids.
50/50 drawing and raffle prizes.

Canada Day Cake for everyone!

The Carolina Ale House will have Labatt and poutine on the menu in addition to the offerings on their regular menu.

DETAILS:
WHERE: Carolina Ale House, 7981 Skyland Ridge Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617
WHEN: Saturday, June 29 @ 11:30am-3pm
WHAT: Pay your own tab

We kindly ask that you register in advance so we have a more accurate head count and the Ale House can better accommodate our group.

Free showing of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest at Marbles IMAX

Marbles IMAX in Downtown Raleigh invites everyone to a free showing of their newest documentary, Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest 3D on Saturday, June 1 at 10am.

Registration is required (see below).

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 earth. Found 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.

Watch the trailer for Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest 3D.
Learn more about Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest 3D at Marbles IMAX.

Registration is required: Tickets are free but limited to the capacity of the theater. Please only sign up if you intend to attend. Register via Eventbrite using password “marblesimax”

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!

Come see us at the Canada Booth!

Canada will be represented again this year at the Raleigh International Festival on Oct 26-28.  We invite you to drop by the Canada Cultural Booth to see how we’ve interpreted this year’s theme, Celebrations Around the World.  (You might want to wear a tuque or mukluks!)  We have a wonderful team of Canadian volunteers ready to welcome you on all three days of the festival.

There will be dancing, music, culture, food and much more! Join us on Friday, Oct. 26 (10:30am – 10pm), Saturday, Oct. 27 (10am – 10pm) and Sunday, Oct. 28 (11am – 7pm). Visit the Raleigh International Festival website to purchase tickets or view the schedules

The Canada Cultural Booth is organized by Canadian Network of North Carolina in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta and the generous support of RBC Bank.