Events

Upcoming Events 

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 will be delighted to hear again from our Consul General, Brandon Lee.
As many of you know, Brandon is an engaging speaker; he'll bring us up to date on Canadian issues and, as usual, will be open to answering questions from our members and guests.

RSVP: Email or via online registration form by February 1, 2017

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

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


Enjoy 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

              
No host bar; FREE parking.
COST IS $48 PER PERSON
RSVP by February 19
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

You can also reserve and pay via the Canadian Women's Club website PayPal cost is $48 + 1.74 = $49.74.

 

Recent Events

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.
 
PROGRAM:
Speaker: David Stewart
 
PRESENTATION:
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?

Speakers and Luncheon Series
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11 AM

WHEN – Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Social hour 11 a.m. Lunch 12 noon.

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

PROGRAM: – Our speaker was Therese Poletti who delighted us with her presentation, "Grand Emporiums of Old San Francisco.” Ms. Poletti’s presentation will take us back in time to the old and wonderful department stores we can all reminisce about – The White House and I Magnin, for example. We saw great photos of San Francisco and the older department stores many years ago.

Therese Poletti has been a journalist for over twenty years, mostly writing about business, finance and technology. In her off hours, Poletti can also be found giving architectural walking tours as a volunteer for San Francisco City Guides, which is how she became inspired by the work of Timothy Pflueger, one of the city's forgotten architectural geniuses, and subject of her first book, “Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger” 1st Edition, which will be available for sale at the meeting.

6th Annual Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 12 PM to 3 PM

When: Dinner 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 and Luncheon Series
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 11 AM

When: Social hour 11 AM, Lunch 12 noon

Where: Basque Cultural Center, South San Francisco

Program:

 

Our speaker was our Honorary Co-President, Giovanna Mingarelli, an Ottawa native.

Presentation Title: The Story of a Nomadic Canadian Entrepreneur 

“From my earliest days, I have always had a passion for people, learning and collective engagement. My presentation will explore my beginnings in the small rural town of Rockland, Ontario, and my early entry into politics at the age of 15. Soon thereafter, I would work in the press office of a Prime Minister before moving to the tech scene in New York City and later Birmingham, England. Eager to continue my work in civic engagement, & empowering youth and women, I would later start two companies, M&C Consulting, Inc. and Mcrowdsourcing Canada (MC2) Inc. that would fuse all of my life’s goals into one.

This work would take me around the world from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos,Switzerland, to the Mongolian Steppe, to the White House in Washington, D.C. This presentation [touched] on the key people and events that have contributed to where I am today.”

 

Speakers and Luncheon Series
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 11 AM

When: Social hour 11 AM, Lunch 12 noon

Where: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, San Francisco 

Program: "Why I Love Opera" featured renowned pianist Bruce Olstad and Roberta Wain-Becker, founder of Golden Gate Opera. 

Roberta Wain-Becker led Golden Gate Opera in its development, first through performances in San Francisco in the California Palace of the Legion of Honor's Florence Gould Theater from 1998-2004, and then in productions in Marin County at the Marin Civic Center's theaters. Ms. Wain-Becker's professional opera career includes thirty years of international and U.S regional opera company engagements.

Bruce Olstad holds the position of Chorusmaster for Sacramento Opera & Philharmonic, Livermore Valley Opera, and West Bay Opera (Palo Alto). He also regularly serves as Assistant Conductor with Livermore Valley Opera. He recently served as chorus director for Andrea Bocelli's concert appearance in Sacramento and conducted the world premiere of composer Lisa Scola Prosek's new chamber opera, The Lariat, in San Francisco. Mr. Olstad is a Teaching Artist for San Francisco Opera Guild.

5th Annual Victoria Day Tea
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1:30 PM to 4 PM

Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, The Presidio, San Francisco

Optional Golf @ Presidio Golf Course
Driving balls are included with green fees

TWILIGHT starts 4 pm 
SF Resident - with cart $64
SF Resident - walking $54
Northern CA Resident - with cart - $79
Northern CA Resident - walking - $69

SUPER TWILIGHT starts 5:30 pm
SF Resident - $40
Northern CA Resident - $45

$12 deposit to book a tee time to be added to online registration soon               

 
CWC Victoria Day Tea-1 

 

Annual Fashion Show and Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 11 AM

WHEN:    Opportunity Drawing ticket sales & social hour 11 a.m.
              Lunch 12 noon.  Modeling began at 1p.m.
 
WHERE:  Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco.
 
PROGRAM:  
Canadian Women's Club Fashion Show & Fundraiser.  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.  Our models’ escorts were Greg Sheppard and Canadian Consul Yves Beaulieu.

Speakers and Luncheon Series
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 11 AM

Time: 11am social; 12 noon luncheon
Where: Presidio Golf & Concordia Club, The Presidio, San Francisco
Cost: $38.00

Speaker: Amber Hasselbring of Nature in the City spoke to us about San Francisco's first organization wholly dedicated to ecological conservation, restoration and stewardship of the city's bioregions. Nature in the City connects with the city at large through the sponsorship of nature walks, events for children and families, eco-literacy training, volunteer opportunities, and resources for community groups wishing to start their own community science projects. Amber educated us regarding San Francisco’s bioregions and Habitat Gardening.

Nature in the City is a project of The Earth Island Institute and was gifted in December by our Club for their non-profit work.

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

Time: 11am social; 12 noon luncheon
Where: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Avenue, South San Francisco

Speaker: Dr. Carol Beran from St. Mary’s College in Moraga.  She is a specialist in Canadian literature and she talked with us about Canadian authors and the 2013 Nobel Prize winner for literature, Alice Munro.

Speakers and Luncheon Series
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 11 AM

Canadian Women's Club’s 51st Anniversary Luncheon

Time: 11am social; 12 noon luncheon
Where: Presidio Golf Club, The Presidio

Speaker: Our Consul General, Mr. Brandon Lee, spoke to members and guests and brought us up-to-date on Canadian affairs.

Speakers and Luncheon Series
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 11 AM

Time: 11am social; 12 noon luncheon
Where: Basque Cultural Center, South San Francisco

Speaker: Jolie Velazquez, from the WWI Historical Association’s speaker’s bureau, presented, "What Did You Do in the Great War, Mommy?" which is a take-off on a well-known recruitment poster of children asking Daddy what he did in the war. Ms. Velazquez has been a life-long student of history and a member of the World War One Historical Association for 8 years.

Annual Holiday Luncheon, Bake Sale, and Silent Auction
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 11 AM

Time: Social Hour & Silent Auction, 11 a.m. Lunch 12 noon.

Speakers and Luncheon Series
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11 AM

TIME:     11am social; 12 noon lunch
PLACE:   Basque Cultural Center

SPEAKER:

Irene Bloemraad, Ph.D., spoke about results of the 42nd Canadian Federal Election. Dr. Bloemraad is Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at UC Berkeley. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Speakers and Luncheon Series
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 11 AM

TIME:     11am social; 12 noon lunch
PLACE:   Presidio Golf Club

SPEAKER:

Dr. Brian Andrews, San Francisco neurosurgeon, presented "Neurosurgery in China," based on his recent trip to that country.

 

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