If you have ever wondered what the International Festival is all about, International Focus is throwing an International Block Party on Saturday, August 20 for you to get a taste! See the flyer below for more details.
Canada will be participating in the International Festival again this year with our Canada Cultural Booth. Stay tuned for more news and details!
Happy Canada Day to all Canadians living in the Triangle!
Don’t forget to join us later today at the Carolina Ale House at Brier Creek to raise a Toast to Canada Happy Hour. We’re getting together from 5:30 onward. There will be poutine and Canadian beer among the other offerings of the Ale House. This is a “pay your own tab” event.
Or join us tomorrow, July 2 from 1:30 to 3:30pm, at the Polar Ice House for Canada Day on Ice Family Skating. Our online ticket deals have expired but you can get a ticket at the door (cash only):
Want to cool off on a hot July day? Join us for some ice time at the Polar Ice House in Wake Forest as CanSouth celebrates Canada Day on Ice!
Canada Day on Ice Family Skating Event on July 2
Polar Ice House, Wake Forest
1839 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587
This a fun event for the entire family! Skating starts at 2pm, but you can arrive as early as 1:30pm to get ready. If you do not have your own skates, the rental is included in the ticket price. All children must be accompanied by an adult attending the event.
Don’t feel like skating? It’s okay, connect with fellow Canucks while munching on finger food. Canada Day cake will be served at 3pm and door prizes will be raffled off.
In the last two posts related to the content of the 2015 Canada Booth at the International Festival, we presented Canadian contributions to the world of to medicine and health as well as engineering. Did you know that one Canadian made four contributions amongst those listed in those two fields in the Booth?
George Klein from Hamilton, Ontario (August 15, 1904 – November 4, 1992) is the man behind the microsurgical staple gun used to suture blood vessels (not illustrated), the electric wheel chair, the STEM antenna (STEM stands for Storable Tubular Extendible Member) used in satellites. and the CANADARM (he was pulled out retirement to work on the project). He worked for the National Research Council of Canada. Klein–who became the hero of the team elaborating the Canada Booth content last year–also contributed several other inventions to the world. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and in 1995, was inducted to the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame.
CanSouth continues its series on Generations Shaping our World, the theme of the 2015 International Festival. At the Canada Booth last fall, there were contributions related to engineering that were featured.