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Announcing the Canadian Network of North Carolina

There are some big changes coming to our group this fall.  CanSouth will officially be merging with the Canadian Business Association of North Carolina (CBA-NC) and forming a new group to comprehensively serve Canadians in the area. The new group will have a social presence, host the Canada Booth at the International Festival, provide a forum to ask questions and obtain information on a variety of services, and focus on professional networking activities.

The new group will be called the Canadian Network of North Carolina.

We are of course going to need your help to make this merger successful. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing additional information and asking for your feedback on several things.

  • Be on the lookout for information about our updated Facebook page, website and  email address.
  • Stay tuned for an invitation to our first Canadian Network NC social event, an informal meeting to get to know new members, ask questions and provide input on the new group.
  • Vote on the new group logo! We’ll be sending out a survey to get your input on our new look.
  • Weigh in on additional services we can offer and how best to serve you.

So please keep an eye on your emails for additional communications and don’t miss the opportunity to share your feedback.

Don’t receive our emails? Email info@cansouth.com to be added to our mailing list!

CanSouth Auction: Champions Club Hockey Tickets!

CanSouth is auctioning a pair of Champions Club hockey tickets for the Calgary Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, February 26 at 3pm!

Bid at this online silent auction for this amazing opportunity. Not only do you win two tickets in the Champions Club Section 213 (Row A, Seats 4 & 5), each ticket includes 4 glasses of wine or beer and a very tasty dinner buffet. (The dessert section will put you in the penalty box!) Champions Club ticket holders can arrive at PNC Arena at 2pm to eat before the game. Please use the VIP entrance. (You may also choose to eat during the game or intermissions.)

Parking in the Gold Priority section is also included!
(This section is next to the Carter-Finley Stadium and opposite the PNC VIP/ Box Office entrances.)

Valued at $520, the starting bid for these tickets is only $150! Bidding starts at 5pm on Friday, February 17 and will close at 5pm on Sunday, February 19. The auction is hosted online by 32auctions and can be accessed by clicking on this link: https://www.32auctions.com/cansouthchampionsclubtix .  You can preview the auction site this week, before bidding starts.

Please note that you can view the auction anonymously by following the link. However, you will need a free 32auctions account to join the auction as a participant and enter bids. Bidding starts at 5pm on Friday, February 17 and will close at 5pm on Sunday, February 19.


On the auction page, look in the left side bar for ‘All Items’ or ‘Tickets.’ Click on either of these links to access the list of auction items (there is just one item—the pair of hockey tickets). Click on the item to see details, including payment and delivery.

This auction is to support CanSouth’s basic operational costs, such as website hosting, domain name and email marketing fees. This will help us continue to offer Canadian-related programmes and share event details in myriad ways with you, our members.

CanSouth Nights @ PNC Arena

Thanks to CanSouth’s sports correspondent and Brian Kapusta at the Carolina Hurricanes, Canucks of the Triangle can enjoy discounted hockey tickets when all the Canadian teams are in town this season!

This is an online offer only! Click this link: carolinahurricanes/cansouth
Special promo code: cansouth
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.
Limit of 9 tickets per account available for online purchase. If you need 10 or more tickets, please contact Brian Kapusta at 919-861-5452.

We also received a bonus discounted game: the first home game of the regular season against the New York Rangers this coming Friday, October 28 at 7:30 pm. Just click on the link above and  you will see the Canes vs. Rangers game on the list.



Canada Booth: Thank You!

We would like to thank the following people for making the Canada Booth a success at the International Festival again this year.

We’re grateful to the Canadian Consulate in Atlanta for their support, notably Peter Taylor and Scott Cutler who dropped by on Thursday to check out the installation and drop off some goodies.









We’re are also much indebted to Joe Breschi, Head Coach Men’s Lacrosse, and Matthew Hudson, Director of Lacrosse Operations, both at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for lending us a lacrosse stick and balls.  Lots of people were very excited about this!


Similarly, we are grateful to Sue Mitchell for the curling equipment–it was a big hit!

As well as to Gary O’Neill for the basketball and hockey equipment. And Paul Meade for lending us the Maple Leafs puck and the loonie and toonie.

Last, but certainly not least, a big huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers— our booth veterans  Caroline, Dominique, Gary, Greg, Martin, Shirley and Sue and new recruits Alyssa, Emilie, Geoff,  Jen, Joe Lynda, Paul and Sharon .  We could not have done it without you!


Canada Booth: Gone! (Day 3)

Last day at the International Festival. The Canada Booth was a great success again this year with visitors praising our display about sports and games. If you participated in the festival–either as a host or a visitor–and you have photos you would like to share with us, please send them along! (Simply use the email on our contact page.)

We’re planning on participating in the International Festival again next year; send us a note if you’re interested in joining the fun! 

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who hosted the Booth today: Paul, Sharon, Joe, Shirley, Gary and Caroline.

Canada Booth: Going! (Day 2)

Second day at the International Festival and the Canada Booth is still a destination for visitors.  Having great fun telling them that James Naismith was Canadian and that we totally rock at curling! Love impressing them with the fact that we have two national sports–hockey (winter) and lacrosse (summer).  Nice to see jaws drop when they realize that their favourite board game or video game was invented by a Canadian or produced in Canada!

Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers for their energy and cheerfulness: Gary, Paul; Caroline, Geoff, Alyssa, Emilie, Martin and Greg.

Canada Booth: Go! (Day 1)

The Canada Booth is open for business and this morning we offered visitors our Canadian interpretation of the Festival theme, Games from Around the World. We were completely mobbed (there is no other word) by the hoard of children who descended upon us between 10am and 1:30pm (approximately 3000 children were expected). Trying to enter the Booth was like going through customs… you practically had to wait in line!

Here are a few pictures of today’s Booth activities.

Thanks you to Caroline, Gary,  Jen, Paul, Lynda, Sue and Dominique for hosting the Booth today. Your time, smiles and enthusiasm are much appreciated.