Category Archives: Invitation

Aussie Author Book Event

You are invited to an Aussie author book event on Saturday October 20 at 7:00 pm at McNally Robinson (Grant Park).

One of the world’s most acclaimed authors of thriller fiction, Aussie Michael Robotham will be in conversation with Terry MacLeod, after which he will sign his latest book “The Other Wife” (Little, Brown and Company).

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for 60 years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong.

This is what their son, Joe O’Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William’s bedside, covered in his blood – a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer?

Against the advice of the police, Joe launches his own investigation. As he learns more, he discovers sides to his father he never knew – and is forcibly reminded that the truth comes at a price.

This event is being co-presented by the DUCW, and we would love to have a big turnout of members and friends to welcome Michael and hear about his work. You might even see a familiar face introducing Terry before he introduces Michael. How exciting!

Michael has been an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. His series of psychological thrillers featuring psychologist Joe O’Loughlin have sold millions of copies around the globe. Robotham lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.

Host Terry MacLeod is an independent Emmy-nominated journalist, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient, and former CBC Radio and TV host, presenter and producer.

For more information about the event, check out the write-up on the McNally Robinson website.

You are invited to attend …

Thanks to Winnipeg immigration lawyer Bashir Khan for bringing this event to our attention.

The Winnipeg Branch of the Canadian International Council is holding an event on Tuesday October 31 at 5:30 pm, at the Jekyll & Hyde Pub, 437 Stradbrook Avenue.

Dr Wil Hoverd will speak on “Five Eyes” from a New Zealand perspective. The smallest Five Eyes country has a thing or two to teach Canada about how a small country can hit above its weight in the world.

Free to attend and no RSVP is required. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The “Five Eyes” refer to an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries are bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence.

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

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!