International Festival Volunteers

If you’re interested in attending the International Festival of Raleigh, why not volunteer in the Canada booth for a few hours and score a free ticket!  All booth volunteers receive a ticket for admission to the full festival.  Spend some time talking with attendees about Canadian heroes and then discover heroes from around the world.

The following shifts are still available.  Please email to register:


  • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  (1 spot)
  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  (2 spots)
  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  (2 spots)


  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.  (1 spot)


  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (1 spot)
  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (2 spots)
  • 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  (1 spot)


International Festival – Student Volunteers



Calling all students – join us as Team Canada volunteers in our booth at the international festival! Being an ambassador for Canada during the festival can be used to fulfill volunteer hour requirements.

Anyone between the ages of 14-21 must be accompanied by an adult. If you have any questions about signing up, email us at

Check out our EventBrite page to see what shifts are still available:

Celebrate Canada Day with CanSouth


Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with fellow Canadians from the Triangle!

Join us on Saturday, July 1 from 11:30am to 2:30pm for lunch and camaraderie at Sammy’s Tap and Grill.

Bring the whole family! Wear you Roots Canada shirt. Chat with old friends and make new ones. Let the kids play in the arcade. Grab a bite to eat but leave room for dessert! In addition to the regular menu, Sammy’s is offering poutine and Canadian beer specials (Labatt and Molson)! CanSouth will be serving Canada Day cake after lunch.

Register in advance and save! 
Advance tickets: $3/person (+ $1.16 Eventbrite fees)
At the door tickets: $5/person

Each ticket includes a piece of Canada Day cake, a Canada 150 pin and a ticket for the raffle of two Canada 150 goodie bags!

Advance tickets are on sale online until June 29. 
Tickets are not refundable.
We’re looking forward to celebrating with you!


Beer and Poutine Galore!

Canucks from the Triangle met yesterday at Bottledog Bites and Brews in Cary for CanSouth’s Poutine and Beer Tasting.

We sampled four fancy poutines paired with four local beers. Pretty much everybody agreed that the poutine was delicious, especially the one topped with Montreal smoked meat.  The Coolcumber fruit beer from Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, which was paired with the Mexican poutine, was by far the favourite.

Thanks to everyone for hanging out with us and a huge thank you to CanSouth’s Social Media volunteer for organizing this fun and tasty event!

Join Team Canada at the International Festival!

Canada is participating in the Raleigh International Festival again this year!

CanSouth, in collaboration with the Canadian Business Association-NC, is working hard to curate yet another fantastic Canada Cultural Booth. We cannot do it without engaging Canadians volunteers like you!

The Festival will be held at the Convention Center in Raleigh from Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22.

All volunteers will be able to enjoy everything the Festival has to offer before or after their shift at the Booth.

Use the link above to register for a shift using our Eventbrite page. Sign up with a friend or your spouse by selecting a shift with two available time slots. We are looking forward to hosting the Canada Cultural Booth with you!


Poutine and Beer Tasting at Bottledog Bites and Brews

Join us at 6:30pm on May 23 for an evening of Canuck camaraderie. We’ll taste four of Bottledog’s fancy poutines paired with samples of draft beers (included in your ticket). If you are still hungry, Bottledog has other Canadian-inspired delicacies on the menu–including a Montreal smoked Meat Sandwich and a Beaver Tail topped with either maple bacon or cinnamon sugar!

Register for the event in advance on Eventbrite and save.
Advance ticket: $12 + $1.65 Eventbrite fees, available until May 22, 5pm.

Price goes up on the day of the event, when purchasing a ticket at the door ($15, exact change or cheque)

This event is for adults only.  Tickets are non-refundable.Bottle Dog

International Festival 2017

DSCN8113The theme for this year’s international festival has been announced and it is HEROES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

Canada has a wealth of cultural, historic, present-day and fictional heroes, but we want to hear from you about who we should feature at the Canada booth!

In March, we featured a few of Canada’s great and influential women, like Roberta Bondar (the first female Canadian astronaut) and author Lucy Maud Montgomery.  Read more here:

Then, we filled you in on some Canadian superheroes like well-known X-Man Wolverine, anti-hero Deadpool and the slightly less famous but still formidable Captain Canuck:

Now, let us know who your favorite Canadian hero is! Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or via email.