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Jun 25 2013

Canada Day New York Community Partners 2013

The Terry Fox Foundation


The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research (New York) will have a promotional tent at Canada Day New York where you can stop by, say hello and register for this year’s Terry Fox Run which will be held in Central Park on Saturday, October 12, 2013. For more information on the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research (New York), visit The Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research (New York).

The Terry Fox Foundation is a Canadian tax-exempt charitable foundation that organises the annual Terry Fox Run in September of each year. Through the run, The Terry Fox Foundation raises money for cancer research, and shares the inspiring story of Terry Fox. Terry was a Canadian who was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1977 and had his right leg amputated, and who subsequently decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. The Terry Fox Run For Cancer Research takes place annually in New York City and is organised by local volunteers. All proceeds from the run are donated to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), an arrangement which is approved by The Terry Fox Foundation. Thanks to the financial support of the New York run, the MSKCC has tested the use of gene therapy techniques to stimulate the immune system to kill tumor cells in patients with advanced B cell cancers, receiving promising results.

Ice Hockey in Harlem

Ice Hockey in Harlem aims to improve the social and academic well being of children in the Harlem community. Through participation in ice hockey, student-athletes learn the fundamentals of the game, engage in an active lifestyle, and broaden their life experiences. Hockey teaches them not only about sports and sportsmanship, but also the values and disciplines that go along with it that will help them become better students and community members. This year, 209 students completed a full season, and 55 students completed the first-year Learn to Skate program. Teams went on road trips in Washington DC, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The program’s older members participate in the College Readiness Program, which organises guided tours of the campuses of Princeton, Columbia, and New York University, along with talks with hockey coaches and players from each school. Ice Hockey in Harlem also runs a Book Club. This year, 17 students read My Life in Hockey, the autobiography of Montreal Canadiens Hall-of-Famer Jean Beliveau.

The Walrus Foundation

The Walrus Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization with an educational mandate to support public debate on matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to promoting Canadian writers, artists, readers, and ideas.

We achieve these goals, first and foremost, by publishing The Walrus, the most awarded magazine in Canada, named Magazine of the Year at the National Magazine Awards in June 2007. The Walrus is a monthly publication of ideas, sophistication, and wit, and a place where readers, writers, and artists meet. It is supported by TheWalrus.ca, which offers both archives and original content, and Walrus TV, which features exclusive documentaries inspired by stories from the magazine.

In addition, the Walrus Foundation runs an intensive editorial, art, and publishing internship program for aspiring editors, writers, designers, and digital media and publishing professionals selected from across Canada.

Through national events, the Walrus Foundation is committed to the public square, to celebrating Canadian talent, and to increasing participation in our democracy through spirited and intelligent debate—by lifting the magazine off the page and onto the stage in public forums.


CANY is the principal focal point of the Canadian community in the City of New York promoting friendly and positive social relations between Canadians and Americans, and between Canadians and the international community in New York, disseminating information and knowledge relating to Canadian business, society and culture, fostering a spirit of good will between Canada and the United States and amicable relations between the peoples of the United States and Canada, encouraging intellectual, social and professional exchanges between Canada and the United States, encouraging positive social relations between Canadians and Americans in New York and supporting charitable activities.

Visit CANY booth at Canada Day New York on July 1st and find out more on how to get involved and about upcoming events in Fall 2013.


In partnership with Canada Day International, FHFF are pleased to announce that we will be joining Canada Day New York, a celebration of Canada and all things Canadian on the global stage. Taking place in Central Park on June 29, we will be hosting a ball hockey tournament benefiting the Food Bank for New York City.

This tournament will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced. With games taking place in Central Park throughout the day, we’ll have eight teams battling for the Trafalgar Cup.

Game 1 (10:30AM): The Eager Flying Beavers vs. Five Hole for Food
Game 2 (11:00AM): Anthony Orofice vs Stikeman Elliott
Game 3 (11:30AM): CANY vs. BlackBerry
Game 4 (12:30PM): Canadian Consulate vs. Ice Hockey In Harlem

Games 5 through 10 will continue until after 5:00PM, with the Semi-Finals taking place at 5:15PM.

Looking to participate in drop-in ball hockey? Bring your donation for the Food Bank for NYC and join the action anytime after 11:00AM (no registration required).

Follow online at @fiveholeforfood.

May 10 2013

VIDEO : Canadians Descend on London


Canada has many successful exports that have made it across the pond from international superstars like Justin Bieber and Michael Bublé to the sweet smell of maple syrup pancakes!

As the Canada Day International team gear up to host their 8th annual event in Trafalgar Square they invited three Canadians - Chad, Tad and Brad to experience the hustle and bustle of London … but not as tourists, as Canadian Hockey Players!

Watch this short clip and find out what happens when they find themselves outside of Big Ben looking for Trafalgar Square. Without a map!

To watch the video click HERE!

May 7 2013

Canada Reveals New Banknotes in Space!

Have you seen the gorgeous new Canadian banknotes? Astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station gave everyone the first look at the new $5 polymer bill on Tuesday while orbiting hundreds of kilometres above the Earth!

Speaking via a videoconference call with the Bank of Canada, Hadfield held the new bill up to a camera for Canadians to see before letting it float in the zero-gravity ship. The Bank of Canada also unveiled the new $10 bill during official event in Ottawa.

“I just want to tell you how proud I am to be able to see Canada’s achievements in space highlighted on our money,” said Hadfield.

What do you think? Do you like the new designs?

Apr 23 2013

First music line up for Canada Day in New York City announced!


Music lovers, foodies, families and hockey fans are set to gather for this inaugural free summer festival in Central Park on June 29.

Saturday June 29 will be an unforgettable free celebration of Canada’s best entertainment, food and personalities in New York City. For the first time, Canada Day International, the organizers behind the hugely successful Canada Day in London, are producing Canada Day in New York, a free cultural, sport and music festival in Central Park.

With support from Presenting Sponsor BlackBerry, the festival promises to celebrate all things Canadian in the heart of New York City. The daytime festivities will take place at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park with highlights including photo opportunities with members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a food festival featuring top Canadian chefs and an action packed charitable street hockey tournament with NHL Player and Alumni appearances.

A free Canada Day Concert will take place in the evening at Rumsey Playfield as part of SummerStage Concert Series presented by AT&T. Award winning Canadian bands Brasstrounaut, Spirit of the West and Joel Plaskett are the first confirmed artists. The special guest headliner will be announced on May 22, 2013.

“The stage is set in New York’s Central Park for a wonderful grand-scale celebration of Canada,” says New York’s Consul General of Canada, John F. Prato. “Introducing our country’s innovative artists, chefs, winemakers, and more to New Yorkers underlines not only the excellence of Canadian exports across the spectrum but also the special nature of the relationship between New York and Canada. This event celebrates an important date in Canada’s history, and we are very pleased to mark the occasion in Central Park, one of this city’s jewels, with our friends from across the tri-state region.”

In 1867, Canada became a kingdom in its own right. Outdoor parades, festivals, barbeques, air shows, fireworks, concerts and special ceremonies for new citizens unite the country in celebration. With more than 300,000 Canadians residing in New York, this event is set to become one of largest celebrations of Canada Day outside of Canada.


“We are committed to promoting Canada and its vibrant culture, food, tourism, music, business, and technology on a global stage and adding New York as a second city for our festival presents a natural choice”, says Chad Molleken, Executive Director of Canada Day International.

“Canada Day London has attracted more than 350,000 visitors to date and continues growing. We bring together families with kids, students, hockey fans and music lovers from all backgrounds and nationalities to enjoy an entertainment packed day and create a great platform for our sponsors to connect with the public. Come and meet the Mounties, cheer on a hockey game, feast during the first Great Canadian Picnic or just come and relax in Central Park, we are set to bring a little bit of Canada for everyone!”

This festival would not be possible without the generous sponsor support from BlackBerry, Porter Airlines, Rainmaker Global Business Development, Thomson Reuters, TD Bank, RBC Capital Markets and CIBC and partnerships with City Parks Foundation, SummerStage: Presented by AT&T, the Canadian Association of New York and the endorsement of the Consulate General of Canada in New York.

For more information about Canada Day and to keep up to date with exciting announcements, please visit www.canadadayinternational.com. You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Tweet us with hashtag #CanadaDayNYC.

To download full press release please click HERE

Apr 23 2013

Canada Day London announces final band to music line-up!

The Sheepdogs to join Arkells, Jann Arden and headliners The Tragically Hip!

News Release I 23 April 2013

Canadian music legends Arkells, Jann Arden and iconic headliners The Tragically Hip will be joined by The Sheepdogs on the main stage in Trafalgar Square.

Winners of three 2012 JUNO Awards (the Canadian Music Awards) and an international competition with Rolling Stone magazine to become the first ever unsigned band on the cover, The Sheepdogs have recently scored an amazing record deal with Atlantic. Catch The Sheepdogs live at Canada Day London’s free concert this summer just after they perform at Glastonbury!

The festival will also feature a lululemon yoga class, face painting for the kids, appearances by Royal Canadian Mounted Police and special performance by 6-time Grammy nominee First Nations Pow-Wow and Round Dance singing group Northern Cree.

The evening concert will be complemented by an afternoon concert with performances from other Canadian artists Old Man Luedecke, Ben Caplan and USS.

For more information on Canada Day and to keep up to date with exciting announcements, please visit www.canadadayinternational.com, which launches today. You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Tweet us with hashtag #CanadaDayLondon.

For more information, please contact Amy Marks on amy@katchthis.com or 0207 060 6163.






Old Man Luedecke is the recording name of Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo player Chris Luedecke of Chester, Nova Scotia. His 2008 album Proof of Love won a 2009 Juno Award for traditional folk album of the year. His latest album Tender is the Night has just been nominated for a Juno Award in the Roots and Traditional album of the Year category.

Ben Caplan Rugged, raspy, and roaring with charisma, Halifax’s Ben Caplan is to folklore what smoke is to bourbon. The music of Ben Caplan is diverse, ranging from poetic ballads to frenetic gypsy anthems. But even when the band delivers the roughest of bar room stomps, there is a surprising depth and musicianship to the songs. Expressive percussion, upright bass, violin, sax, clarinet, flute, and terrific use of call and response sing-along choruses all help Caplan stand out from the masses.

USS In 2008, Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker played main stage at 102.1 The Edge’s Edgefest alongside Sam Roberts, Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots. Next came the World Electronic Music Festival, playing alongside drum n’ bass pioneers Andy C., Mickey Finn and DJ SS. Crossing into 2009 and over the US border, USS veered to the infamous Viper Room in Los Angeles and then showcased the legendary Mercury Lounge in New York City. That spring, they shattered the Sonic Boom Festival in Edmonton to the frenzy of 11,000 fans. A spot at the Toronto International Film Festival, three successful western Canadian tours, two CASBY Awards for Best New Artist and Favourite New Single, a Canadian Independent Music Award for Favourite Group of the Year, a Canadian Organization of Campus Activities Award for Best Emerging Artist, and even an Applied Arts Magazine Award for album packaging for Questamation, along with global digital sales have the world embracing the strange they want to see.


Arkells are an incredible indie band from Hamilton, Ontario, named after the street where they lived and practiced their music. Arkells won the 2012 Juno Award for Group of the Year and have toured extensively with many other Canadian bands worldwide.

Jann Arden catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 and had her break out hit Insensitive a year later. To date, Arden has released 11 albums with 19 top ten singles and has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

The Sheepdogs built their name on hard work and determination. Having funded their first three albums and early years of touring on their own, this rock and roll band’s momentum began to build exponentially with the release of the 2010 album, Learn & Burn. The band would go on to win three 2012 JUNO Awards (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy): New Group of the Year, Single of the Year and Rock Album of the Year. With a list of accolades this impressive the band is on the brink of engaging fans on a wider scale.

The Sheepdogs won an international competition in 2011 securing them the cover of Rolling Stone, making the group the first unsigned band to appear on its front page. The win, decided by 1.5 million public votes, also scored them a record deal with Atlantic, which offered up a new EP from the band, Five Easy Pieces, in August 2011.

The Tragically Hip will be headlining the Main stage. Formed in 1983 by five friends from Kingston, Ontario, The Hip have sold millions of records worldwide. The group released their first self-titled album in 1987 and have released thirteen studio albums since, earning twenty Number #1 hits along the way.