Category Archives: New Zealand

Aussies and a Kiwi at the Fringe

Are you heading to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival between July 19 and 30?

The festival is staged at various locations downtown, and if you’ve never been, this could be the year, with a bunch of Aussies and a Kiwi in the mix:

  • Olive Copperbottom: A New Musical by Charles Dickens and Penny Ashton – Penash Productions, New Zealand
  • The Ballad of Frank Allen – Weeping Spoon Productions, Australia
  • Lovely Lady Lump – Lana Schwarcz, Australia
  • Jon Bennett: How I Learned to Hug – Jon Bennett, Australia
  • 6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation – Tim Motley, Australia
  • Patrick Hercamp & Jon Bennett in New Show, BUTT different – Patrick Hercamp and Jon Bennett, Lost Angeles and Australia

Visit www.winnipegfringe.com/ for show times and tickets.

Oh, and if you don’t think it matters to them that you will be in the audience, here’s an email from performer Penny Ashton – “Well hello, here I am googling myself like an egomaniac and your Southern Yarn pops up! How have I never seen you guys before, lol. This will be my 7th Winnipeg Fringe, and the lone Kiwi flying the flag this year I think indeed. Just thought I’d say thanks a lot for the mention, I hope to get some Kiwis along to the show. Ka Kite, Penny.”

Of course she also means Aussies  … 🙂 … so be sure to say kia ora and g’day when you go!

The AFL in Winnipeg

Plans are underway to launch the Winnipeg Bears Australian Football Club. And DUCW member Allan Sharman and friends are looking for 10 to 12 people to get the ball rolling.

Men and women of all ages and abilities are invited to attend the first ever Aussie rules football practice in Winnipeg – Tuesday July 18 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at River East Collegiate (295 Sutton Ave).

Organisers are in regular contact with AFL Canada, and have also contacted the Irish Association to see if there are any Gaelic footballers about.

“LIKE” their new Facebook page for all the information about the inaugural practice, as well as upcoming events.

If you would like to be involved or are simply curious about the AFL, contact Allan at allansharman@gmail.com.

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

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.