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.
The Canada Cultural Booth at the Raleigh International Festival was a success again this year. We could not have done it without the partnership of the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, the sponsorship of RBC Bank and the enthusiasm and dedication of our wonderful Canadian volunteers. THANK YOU!
Seventy-two Canadians mingled, drank Molson, ate poutine and Canada Day cake, answered trivia questions and sweated profusely at today’s Canada Day Cake and Trivia event! A million thanks to staff at Sammy’s for hosting us on the patio on this hot summer day (38 Celsius) and providing us with Canadian treats and lots of water. We loved the bilingual sign at the door!
Additional thanks to Royal Bank of Canada, Winnipeg Jets, Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta and private individuals for donating freebies used as raffle and trivia prizes. A big thank you to Susana, Ian, Shesha and Caroline for making it all happen.
Thank you to all our members who voted last week for the new Canadian Network of Network of North Carolina logo. We’re grateful for your time and glad that you’ve stuck with us through the merger. We’ll be asking for your input again in the next couple of days as we close the book on 2017 and get ready to network in 2018!
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!
The 2017 Canada Booth came out of a bunch of bags and boxes in record time! We must be getting good at this… 30 minutes to set up the black curtain that’s been known to take much, much longer to hang. Canadian heroes and superheroes appeared on the walls and incredibly by 2:30pm we were done. Ahead by a century, it seemed.
Here are some fun pics of the installation. Thank you to Gary, Denise and Caroline for setting up and many thanks to the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta for generously supporting this cultural endeavour.