Author Archives: Jenny Gates

Passports, Alumni and ANZAC Day

Big weekend coming up for Aussies and Kiwis, with a host of events and activities on the menu. You can find all the details in the April issue of our newsletter, but here is a quick reference:

Thursday April 27Alumni Networking Reception Event – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Miss Browns, 288 William – RSVP to info@downunderclub.mb.ca

Friday April 28Australian Passport Interviews and Notarial Services – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 201 Portage, 18th Floor (Regus Business Centre) – appointment required at http://canada.highcommission.gov.au/otwa/events.html

Saturday April 29ANZAC Day Commemoration and POTLUCK dinner – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 764 Erin (Scandinavian Cultural Centre)

Got questions? Call Jenny at 204-228-9959 or email info@downunderclub.mb.ca

Passport Renewals and Alumni Event 2017

April 2017 will welcome representatives of the Australian High Commission to Winnipeg for passport interviews and an alumni networking event.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Australians in Manitoba to renew your passport and address any notarial issues in Winnipeg without incurring the cost of travelling to Ottawa, Toronto or Vancouver.

You do need to book an appointment online for a passport interview on Friday April 28, and to RSVP for the alumni event as soon as possible. All details available by clicking on the poster.

For more information, visit calling all australians winnipeg 2017 update or email Jenny (Media and Communications, DUCW) or phone 204-228-9959.

Australia Day at Miss Browns

What are you doing on Australia Day? If you have nothing else planned for Thursday January 26, think about going to Miss Browns at 288 William Street in downtown Winnipeg.

Drop in anytime between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm, stay a while, and enjoy the deliciousness of their menu, which will include meat pies and other Aussie favs.

Have you tried their Aussie burger yet? 🙂

Miss Browns is owned and operated by Jenny (Canadian) and Steve (Australian), and they have an excellent menu that many of us have already sampled. Every January 26, they put on a slightly more downunder flavour for everyone to enjoy.

Last year a group of us from the DUCW went there for lunch, and are planning a repeat this year, so stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, head to Miss Browns on Thursday. Their meat pies are great, mate!

Dual Canadian citizens need to carry a valid Canadian passport

passportIf you are a dual Canadian citizen used to travelling to or transiting through Canada by air with a non-Canadian passport, you will no longer be able to do so as of November 10, 2016. You will need a valid Canadian passport to board your flight.

If your country needs you to enter and exit that country using a passport issued by its government, you will still need a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada. Make sure to carry both passports when you travel.

Exception: If you are an American-Canadian dual citizen with a valid U.S. passport, you don’t need a Canadian passport to fly to Canada. However, you will still need to carry proper identification and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada.

For more information, visit the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship website.

Annual General Meeting

The outgoing executive for 2016. Thank you all for your work in the past 12 months.

The outgoing executive for 2016. Thank you all for your work in the past 12 months.

Join us on Friday November 25 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street in Winnipeg.

We will be holding our Club elections and updating everyone on events and activities in 2016 and 2017.

Consider taking a turn on the executive – all positions are up for grabs – or just turn up and lend your support to those who keep the cogs turning. This is a great forum for raising suggestions for Club events or to catch up with your mates.

The bar will be open and snacks will be supplied.

NOTE: You need to be a member in good standing to be on the executive, so if you haven’t paid your dues, bring your money with you. Only $20 for an individual, and $30 for a couple / family.

We look forward to seeing all of you there.