Upcoming Events

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Recent Events

Annual Fashion Show & Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 11 AM

When: Opportunity drawing ticket sales & social hour, 11 AM; lunch, 12 noon

Where: Basque Cultural Center

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 11 AM

When: Social hour 11 AM, Lunch 12 noon

Where: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club

Cost: $38 per person. Guests & gentlemen are most welcome and encouraged.

RSVP: via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online registration form by Monday, April 2

Program: Our speaker was Colonel Fred Rutledge, President of the Royal Canadian Legion, San Francisco Branch 25 and a member of the branch for over 35 years.
He is a fourth generation native Californian. He retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant-Colonel in 2007 with over 27 years of service and promptly joined the California State Military Reserve and the California Center for Military History.

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 11 AM

When: 11:00 AM Social hour; 12:00 PM Lunch

Where: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco

Program: Speaker was our own member, Dr. Heather Hudson. She gave an illustrated talk about her trip through the Northwest Passage and talked about her work with indigenous people in the Canadian North and Alaska.

6th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 4:30 to 8:30 PM

You’re Invited to an Exclusive Viewing of
The 90th Academy Awards
Join Us For Cocktails, Appetizers & Celebrity Watching...

Where? The *newly renovated* Private Presidio Golf & Concordia Club
When? Sunday, March 4 from 4:30 – 8:30 pm. 
Why? Larger screen with brand new sound system!

Come dressed to impress and fill out the provided ballot for a chance to win prizes!

Welcome Glass of Champagne, Delectable Appetizers & Popcorn, Free Parking

No host bar - optional BYOB with corkage fee.

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11 AM

WHEN:    Wednesday, February 14, 2018. 11:00 AM. Social hour; Lunch 12:00.

WHERE:  Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, San Francisco

PROGRAM: Our new Consul General of Canada, Rana Sarkar, was our special guest and brought us up to date on important Canadian issues. We found out the latest on Canadian happenings and those issues affecting us here in the U.S.

We hope that our Honorary Co-President and Rana's wife, author Reva Sarkar, were in attendance as well as other Consulate staff.

Speakers & Luncheon Series

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 11 AM

WHEN:    Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  11:00 am. Social hour; Lunch 12:00.
WHERE:  The Basque Cultural Center at 599 Railroad Avenue in South San Francisco. 
The speaker was Susan Burnett from CASA, the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association.  Together with its state and local member programs, CASA supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.  Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care.  Court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality.

 Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11 AM

When: Social Hour & Silent Auction, 11 AM; Lunch 12 noon. The Silent Auction closed at 12:30 PM.

Where: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, San Francisco

Who: Members and guests, only

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11 AM

Basque Cultural Center, South San Francisco
Social Hour 11 AM; Lunch 12 noon

We were entertained by Bonnie Weiss, as seasoned theatre educator, writer, radio & cabaret producer and the Director of CURTAIN UP!, a Musical Theatre Program for Older Adults. Her presentation, "Thanks for the Memories," was about Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and we saw video clips of celebrated songs from productions of Oklahoma!CarouselSouth PacificThe King and I, and The Sound of Music.

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11 AM

When: 11 AM social hour, lunch 12 noon
Where: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, San Francisco

Program: Our speaker was Allison Hermance from WildCare in San Raphael.

WildCare is a leader in wildlife rehabilitation and nature education. Their wildlife hospital treats nearly 4,000 ill, injured, and orphaned wild patients each year. WildCare's mission is to advocate for wildlife for a sustainable world, and they actively pursue this mission through nature education, wildlife medicine, advocacy, and community outreach.

We heard about the wonderful work they do -- and meet a "resident" of WildCare -- either a hawk or an owl -- tethered, of course!

6th Annual Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration
Sunday, October 8, 2017, 12 PM to 3 PM

When: Dinner was served at 1 PM

Where: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, San Francisco

Canadian Women's Club 2.0 invited you to join us to mix and mingle with old friends 
and new and celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with fellow Canadians. 
Family and friends were all welcome.

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~ ~ Menu ~ ~ 

Mixed Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

French Sour Dough Baguette & Butter

Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Served with Cranberry Sauce & Green Beans 

Vegetable and Polenta Tower for Vegetarians

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

Coffee & Tea

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 11 AM

When: 11 AM social hour, lunch 12 noon
Where: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, San Francisco

Program: A representative of the  Register here of the Asian Art Museum presented "The Silk Road: Globalization in the Ancient World." The presenter will talk about the people, places, and goods that traveled the Silk Road and about some of the rare pieces in the Museum's collection that were part of the trade.

6th Annual Victoria Day Tea
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2:00 to 4:30 PM

Presidio Golf & Concordia Club

Canadian Women's Club 2.0 invited you to join us to mix and mingle with old friends and new and celebrate Victoria Day with fellow Canadians. 
Family and friends were all welcome. Hats and fascinators were encouraged! Prize for best headwear.


Tea Sandwiches

Cream Cheese/Smoked Salmon Smear on Thin Rye (open face)

Cucumber, Watercress & Butter on Soft Whole Wheat

Egg Salad on Soft White Bread

Dessert Treats

Mini Homemade Scones with Lemon Curd, Three Jams/Butter

Assorted Cookies & Tea Cakes


Petit Fours

Beverages – English Breakfast Tea Brewed

Coffee & Tea Service and Iced Tea ~ Herbal Teas on side

No Host – Cash Bar

Hosting: 1⁄2 glass champagne per person was served upon arrival

Annual Fashion Show and Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11 AM

WHERE:  Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco.

Once again, Suzan Devetlian of L’Vian boutique in Burlingame, graciously supplied the models’ clothes and actively helped to make this another successful event!  Some of our lovely Canadian Women's Club members modeled for us.

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11 AM

WHEN: Social hour 11 a.m.  Lunch 12 noon.

WHERE: Basque Cultural Center Auditorium at 599 Railroad Avenue in South San Francisco. 

Jody Sanford, Associate Director Communications and Marketing at the Presidio Trust spoke to us regarding happenings in the Presidio and updates from the Presidio Trust.

Jody graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a BA in International Relations and English.  She was on the Board of Directors and also President of the Board of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco.  After acting as a Senior Staff Associate for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Jody joined the team at the Presidio Trust in 1999.

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11 AM

WHEN: Social Hour, 11 a.m., Lunch 12 noon.

WHERE: Basque Cultural Center, South San Francisco

SPEAKER: Dr. Rita Ross is an anthropologist and folklorist who has studied the Acadians and their heroine Evangeline since the 1980s. She taught for many years in the California State University system, and is recently retired after more than 25 years from the position of Associate Director of the Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, wherre she helped to raise Canada's profile in the Bay Area.

This lecture and slide presentation took the audience on a literary trip across Canada, visiting the sites associated with favorite authors. Canada boasts a number of important literary tourist sites having cultural, literary, and economic dimensions.

In this talk, Dr. Ross led us on an east-to-west visit to some of these tourist centers, discussing how they are interwoven with ideas about Canadian authors, Canadian landscapes, and Canada itself. Among the authors and works that were discussed are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Emily Carr, and Robert W. Service.

5th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4:30 to 8:30 PM

CWC 2.0 invited you to join us for the glamor of the Oscars at Presidio Golf & Concordia Club in San Francisco.

We enjoyed a FREE glass of champagne on arrival – then a wonderful array of foods, including:
• Smoked Salmon w/ Condiments 
• Tempura Artichoke Hearts 
• Baby New Potatoes stuffed with Asiago Souffle 
• Tuna Poke on Crisp Won Ton with Avocado 
• Lamb Skewers with Yogurt Curry Sauce 
• Popcorn

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 11 AM

WHEN: Social Hour, 11 a.m., Lunch 12 noon.

WHERE: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, San Francisco

SPEAKER: For our 52nd anniversary, we were delighted to hear again from our Consul General, Brandon LeeAs many of you know, Brandon is an engaging speaker; he brought us up to date on Canadian issues and, as usual, was open to answering questions from our members and guests.

Speakers & Luncheon Series
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11 AM

WHEN: Social Hour, 11 a.m., Lunch 12 noon.

WHERE: Basque Cultural Center, South San Francisco

SPEAKER: The speaker was Jaida Im, the founder and executive director of Freedom House. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Freedom House is a non-profit organization with a mission to bring hope, restoration, and a new life to survivors of human trafficking by providing a safe home and long-term aftercare. Freedom House works closely with law enforcement and community partners to identify survivors of human trafficking, and to provide them with the care and services they need to rebuild their lives. Through their innovative aftercare model, Freedom House is breaking the cycle of exploitation and creating new futures for survivors.

Annual Holiday Luncheon, Bake Sale, and Silent Auction
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 11 AM

WHEN: Social Hour, Bake Sale & Silent Auction, 11 a.m., Lunch 12 noon.  The Silent Auction will close at 12:30 pm.

WHERE: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, West Pacific Avenue, The Presidio, San Francisco 

Speakers and Luncheon Series
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 11 AM

WHEN: 11:00 am. Social hour; Lunch 12:00.

WHERE: Basque Cultural Center, South San Francisco.

Speaker: David Stewart

Canada and Canadian Civic Community in the Bay Area

Many tens of thousands of Canadians live in Silicon Valley, often serving as a helpful entry-point for Canadian stakeholders advancing interests in the region.  Although the Canadian Consulate is still the main gateway for Canadian stakeholders, in recent years Non-Government Organizations and provincial governments have grown more active: BC, Quebec, and Ontario have opened offices; the C100 and the Digital Moose Lounge, two nonprofit networks of expat Canadians, have expanded their activities; and Canadian universities have moved beyond alumni events to more active programming.  This presentation considers the evolving relationship between Canada, the provinces, and the Canadian diaspora in Silicon Valley.  It also compares the Canadian example with other country diaspora networks in the region.  What are the evolving opportunities and risks for Canada?


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