The spring edition of The Southern Yarn is now available for download, and for those favouring the fine B&W on yellow paper version, it will be in the post en route to your mailbox soon.
As usual, you can catch up on back issues by visiting the Southern Yarn section of this website.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.