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.
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!
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!
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!
Chatting with the kids
Two guys and snowshoes
Volunteer in action
Dressed up for the cold… or not!
The best way to keep warm!
New Canadian friends
That’s it, folks!
Here’s a brief visual recap of the activities at the Canada Booth today. Another fun day, as you can see.
Many thanks to all our great volunteers who hosted today. Our final report submitted to our sponsors will contain photos. Don’t forget to share with us!
Answering questions with a smile
Mother and daughters team!
Can you find Bonhomme Carnaval?
Where in the world is Canada?
Mother and son volunteers
Our first day at the Booth started with pomp and circumstance with the visit of Consul General of Canada Nadia Theodore and Ash Miller, Political and Economic Relations Officer. Take a look at some of the photos of this morning’s activity at the Canada Booth.
Many thanks to all our volunteers who hosted today. Please send along your photos!
Spending winter in Canada
Brrrrr! It’s cold!
Asking the scavenger hunt question
Popular photo op!
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.