Category Archives: High Commission

Calling all Kiwis in Manitoba!

You are cordially invited to join New Zealand High Commissioner Dan Mellsop on Monday April 30 at the King’s Head (120 William in downtown Winnipeg) starting at 7:00 pm.

Dan is keen to meet as many of our community as possible. In his words, “I would be happy to talk about New Zealand’s current activities in Canada and any other topics of interest to the group. I would also be interested to hear from the expat kiwis about their experiences here in Canada.”

If you are able to attend, please let us know at info@downunderclub.mb.ca or 204-228-9959 so we can get an idea of numbers.

If you aren’t able to attend, but have a question we can ask or information you’d like to share, feel free to email that to us as well.

For more information about Dan, visit the New Zealand High Commission’s website.

Australia’s New High Commissioner to Canada

We are delighted to welcome Australia’s new High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Natasha Smith. High Commissioner Smith is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Development and Finance Division. She has previously served in Jakarta and at Australia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. High Commissioner Smith looks forward to furthering the #AusCan relationship, and we look forward to more formally welcoming her in Winnipeg when her schedule allows.

Although we didn’t get the opportunity to personally meet the outgoing High Commissioner Tony Negus, we did meet with others during his time in the big chair and appreciate the efforts made to extend the HC’s reach all the way to Manitoba.

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.