The 7th Annual Canadian Formal: Winterlude! 

January 15, 2011 Saturday

6:00pm to midnight

The Great Hall, St. Regis Beijing, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Beijing 100020

For directions please call: 6460.6688

6:00pm Reception

7:00pm Official Opening Remarks and Keynote

7:20pm Dinner and entertainment

Cost: 700RMB per person (includes dinner & dessert buffet, and one Team Canada Hockey Jersey while supplies last for the first 100 paid tickets!)

Tickets are limited so order today by writing to: Canadian Alumni Network <canadian.alumni.network@gmail.com>

CELEBRATE Canada's best season in Beijing with your fellow alumni, together with the upcoming Year of the Rabbit, at the “7th Annual Canadian Formal: Winterlude!”

This year we’re pleased to have Canadian Ambassador, Mr. David Mulroney, present the official opening remarks; and Mr. Dana Fox, President and CEO of ClevrU Corporation, make the keynote on the topic on "Future Education with Mobile Learning". We're also raising awareness on intellectual disabilities for the Special Olympics in China, so show your support by coming out! This year's theme will be "Winterlude!" and to heat things up, the first one hundred tickets sold will receive an authentic Team Canada Hockey Jersey!
There will be a chance to win fantastic prizes like the HP Probook 5310m; the Motorola XT300 phone; Stone of Heaven’s BC Jade and much more!
And warming your hearty winter appetites, we will have a Sumptuous Turkey Buffet Dinner menu that is too long to list! Bon appetite!


Butternut squash, apple and maple soup
Clam Chowder with Herbs Pesto


Oven roasted turkey with sage stuffing Cranberry relish
Giblet Gravy Maple glazed Gammon ham ...and much much more!

Plus a Dessert buffet that lasts as long as the list: Pumpkin pie Dark Cherry and Pecan Cake Apple and Cranberry Crumble slice Steamed pumpkin filled with pumpkin custard Newfoundland Cheesecake with cranberries compote...and more!


For more, please visit the Canadian Alumni Network (CAN) group on Facebook and Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1855949



2010 Victory Celebration

Press Release For Immediate Release March 10, 2010 (Beijing, China) ‐ With a clear Wednesday evening, the spirit of the 2010 Winter Games could be felt across the Canadian flag‐decorated room by the 250 Canadians, alumni of Canada's post‐ secondary institutions, and friends of Canada. The Canadian Alumni Network (CAN) hosted the "2010 Victory Celebration" during their Annual Canadian Cocktail at the prestigious Canada‐based hotel, Fairmont Beijing, to bring a taste of the excitement which we all felt when Canada won medal after medal, and to congratulate Canada in making the 2010 Winter Games a tremendous success for the whole world to see and share. Mr. Richard N. Liu, Founder of the CAN, who also volunteered during the Beijing and Vancouver games, opened the evening by energizing the crowd with a human wave from the Atlantic Alumni all across to the BC Alumni, then with memorable videos of the 2010 Winter Games and Gold Medal highlights touched off the singing of ‘O Canada’ by everyone in the room. Mr. Jeff Nankivell, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, made the welcome remarks to a very Canadian‐clad crowd, highlighting the success of the 2010 Games, and giving kudos to Team Canada and to the Canadian Alumni Network for organizing the most vibrant networking event of the year; and welcoming everyone to attend the next big event, the 2010 Shanghai Expo.

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The Annual Canadian Spring Cocktail

Together with Canada's Gold Medal victory at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, the Canadian Alumni Network invites you to celebrate with glowing hearts. Bring your name cards to network with fellow alumni from Canada's 'sea-to-sea' post-secondary institutions at the new Fairmont Beijing.

As multi-culturalism goes, a wonderful section of Indian cuisine, generously sponsored by the Fairmont Beijing, will be made available to our participants. And to compliment this wonderful selection of food, a special drink price list will also be offered that evening.

Arrive early and receive a special Canadian Polar bear pin (while supplies last) for the first 100 participants!

Date: March 10, 2010 Wednesday
Time: 6pm-9pm
Venue: Lunar 8, Fairmont Beijing
8 Yong An Dong Li
Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue
Chaoyang District, Beijing

For directions: 8511-7777

Cost: A special Zero-cost entrance fee, but each participant must RSVP by Sunday March 7th for the hotel to prepare the food - thank you for your cooperation.

RSVP to the Canadian Alumni Network: canadianalumninet@yahoo.ca


A True Canadian Autumn

To the Canadian Global Community, Happy National Day Holiday! We’re very pleased to announce the traditional Canadian Thanksgiving events across China during this special month of October! Starting up north in the nation’s capital, the 6th Annual Canadian Thanksgiving will be at the posh St. Regis Beijing, with the new Canadian Ambassador, Mr. David Mulroney, as the guest of honour, who will give a keynote speech. Those interested in supporting or sponsoring this annual charity formal should contact the organizing committee soon. Shanghai will host a Canadian Alumni Thanksgiving luncheon on October 17th, and Hong Kong will host their Canadian Thanksgiving dinner on October 11th, all details can be found below.

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A Canadian Mid-Autumn

To the Canadian Global Community, Welcome to Beijing or welcome back! The weather is still sunny and warm so for those who love outdoor sports, there's softball and beach volleyball in Beijing, while our hockey tradition is still being played in both Beijing and Shanghai. Find these details and more below. The 60th anniversary of the PRC will take place this October 1, 2009. Expect to see a lot of pomp and march as well as a very long holiday especially as the Mid-Autumn Festival lands on October 3rd. This year's National Day military parade will be the 14th and is believed to be the largest ever in scale since the founding of new China in 1949. Past National Day military parades, include the very first one on China's founding, the 5th, 10th, 35th and 50th anniversaries, which were also the five major parades in the PRC's history.

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