Join us this Friday September 28 for the 4th Annual AFL Grand Final Night in Winnipeg.
Members and friends of the Winnipeg Bears Australian Football Club and the DUCW will be at Boston Pizza, 1475 Henderson Hwy, from 9:30 pm onward.
The Aussie Rules football grand final is the biggest event on the Australian sporting calendar, and will be broadcast live from Melbourne. This year it’s the Collingwood Magpies versus the West Coast Eagles. The large projector screen will be going, with all the pre-game live music and, of course, a rousing rendition of the Australian national anthem. Can we top last year’s effort?!?! Yes, we can!
No need to RSVP. Just turn up and be part of the event. Family and friends welcome.
More details at the WBAFC’s Facebook page.
Need to renew or apply for your Australian passport?
Representatives of the Australian High Commission in Ottawa are coming to Winnipeg on Tuesday August 28 to conduct passport interviews and address related concerns and questions. Note that you need an appointment for each application lodged.
If your passport is due to expire, this is your chance to have it renewed and save yourself a trip to Ottawa or Toronto or Vancouver.
To book at appointment, visit: http://canada.highcommission.gov.au/otwa/01.html .
And if you have any questions, please email the AHC at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-613-236-0841.
Book now and make sure you get an appointment before they all fill up.
All this week in Rosser, MB (30 mins NW of Wpg), New Zealand and Australia are competing in the World Masters Ultimate Club Championship.
Note that finals are on Saturday August 4 at Investors Group Field, so if you can’t make it out to Rosser, there is an opportunity to see our teams in Winnipeg. Here’s hoping both the Kiwis and the Aussies get to the finals.
The New Zealand teams are:
- Silver Foxes – Women, Pool B
- Aotearoa Eh!? – Mixed, Pool B
The Australian teams are:
- Duff Stout – Men, Pool D
- Fine Wine – Mixed, Pool A
Visit the WMUCC website for tickets and other information. I also found this link especially helpful.
Thanks to Terry Roberts for letting us know about this.
Calling our Aussie members and other Australians living in Winnipeg and Manitoba.
If you need to renew your passport, or if the newest additions in your family need to apply for a passport, the Australian High Commission in Ottawa would like to know about it.
Please visit their website and complete a very short survey so they know to visit Winnipeg in 2018. Several of us who need passports renewed this year have already filled out the questionnaire, and the more people who the AHC know about, the more likely we will be on their “must visit” destination list.
Save yourself a trip to Vancouver, Toronto or Ottawa this year or next, and help us bring the AHC to town.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
In addition to the Down Under Parfait at Sub Zero Ice Cream, two other things to let you know about.
McDonald’s is offering an Aussie BBQ & Egg Burger from July 16 to July 29 as part of its world taste tour. Made with 100% Canadian beef topped with a fresh cracked egg, crispy beet chips, processed cheese, leaf lettuce and a smoky BBQ sauce on a brioche-style bun, it not only looks good, but you could also win a trip to Australia!
And if you are looking for Vegemite, Stonewall Family Foods has small jars of Vegemite for $10.49. It’s in the “British” section of the store, next to Marmite.
The only other place we know has Vegemite is Save On Foods – three locations in Winnipeg. NOTE: London Drugs no longer stocks it and isn’t planning to do so in the future.
If you spot Vegemite anywhere else, or hear of any other Aussie and Kiwi products or locations we should know about, do what Peter and Margaret Munn did and let us know.