G’day and Kia ora to all Kiwis and Aussies
in Manitoba and beyond!

Welcome to the Down Under Club of Winnipeg. We’re a social club based far, far from our original homes and hold regular events for members and guests. We also produce a monthly newsletter about connections in our new community and all things happening down under. Go on, explore our site and consider joining our group. Hooroo, mates!

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Southern Yarn June 2016

Yarn-June-2016The June edition of The Southern Yarn is at the print shop, soon to be in the post on glorious yellow paper, and more importantly for you online readers, available for your download.

Inside you have all sorts of good content. Also check out some of the photos from our contest winners.


Aussie Families

Here’s another interesting series by the Aussie online editors of ‘The Conversation’ – and probably worthy of our DUCW readership’s attention…

Check it out here.

Our politicians talk a lot about “families”, but what do they really mean when they use this term? What does a modern Australian family look like and how does it compare with ten, 20 or even 30 years ago? In our ten-part series launching today, we examine some major changes in family and relationships, and how that might in turn reshape law, policy and our idea of ourselves.

When the Australian High Commission comes to town

calling all australians winnipegNeed to apply for or renew your Australian passport?

Want to attend an information evening about “Australian Government Services”?

Want to catch up with other Aussies from Winnipeg and Manitoba?

Then this is your opportunity, so don’t delay. Book an appointment for Tuesday May 31 (1-604-694-6165), and RSVP (info@downunderclub.mb.ca) to attend a meet and greet with other Aussies and representatives from the Australian High Commission on Monday May 30.

All details on the attached photo, or at http://www.communitynewscommons.org/culture/calling-all-australians/

And spread the word to your Aussie mates so more people can take advantage of when the Australian High Commission comes to town.

For additional information, contact Jenny at info@downunderclub.mb.ca or 204-228-9959.

Centrallia 2016 is coming to Winnipeg

Centrallia_2016_Page_1Centrallia 2016 is coming to town!

And if you are looking to grow your business, form new partnerships or explore new global markets, then you won’t want to miss this! A global business to business forum, Centrallia has been designed specifically for businesses seeking new opportunities.

The 4th edition of Centrallia will be held May 25–27, 2016, right here in Winnipeg, and will welcome more than 700 businesses from all over Canada and from more than 30 countries, World Trade Centres, as well as chambers of commerce, and trade and investment agencies. It’s an excellent opportunity to do business and learn about many aspects of trade.

The event will be held at the RBC Convention Centre, so a chance to also check out Winnipeg’s newly renovated meeting spot.

Centrallia is ideal for businesses looking for opportunities in the following industries: manufacturing, transportation and logistics, agribusiness, information and communications technologies, environmental industries, energy, resources and mining, construction/infrastructure.

If any of these are your business, then visit centrallia.com and get all the info on the opening reception, the global gala dinner, and the breakout sessions on offer. Come and meet your future business partners from across the street and around the world.