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Australian Events in Canada
Across Canada: 48 EcoFilm Challenge
Creative and passionate filmmakers from around Canada are invited to take up the EcoFilm Challenge: to devote one weekend, 24 to 26 May, to making short 'EcoFilms' that focus on one 'EcoTheme' about our planet. This global film initiative developed in Australia and finalists will have their films screened in Parramatta on 17 July.
Ottawa: Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art
Five Australian artists will be represented at the National Gallery of Canada's summer exhibition Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art. Poetic, unexpected and challenging, the artworks document and interrogate distinct cultural, political and social issues emerging around the world. Sakahàn is open from 17 May to 2 September.
Montreal: Complètement Cirque
Two renowned Australian circus companies, Circa and Propaganda, will perform in Montreal's circus festival. The festival runs from 3 to 14 July.
Montreal: International Percussion Festival
From 9 to 14 July, the 12th Festival International de Percussions will feature music, dance, culture, and gastronomy of Australia. In the centre of Old Longueuil, many Indigenous Australian musicians, dancers and artists will perform. Visitors can see a spectacular reproduction of Uluru or attend the great Australian Ball on Wednesday 10 July. There will be six days of concerts, interactive shows, workshops and master classes, plus entertaining activities for the whole family - all to the sound of didgeridoos and percussion.
Associations and Activities
Expatriate groups across Canada
Australians living in Canada may register with the Australian Canadian Association (YACA). Based in Toronto, the association is affiliated with Advance, the global Australian network. Both groups bring together Australians from a wide range of backgrounds.
Australian residents of Ontario may also visit the Ottawa Canadian Australian Network or Aussies and Kiwis in London. Australians in western Canada may join the Downunder Social Club of Calgary, the DownUnder Social Club of Edmonton or the Down Under Club of Winnipeg.
All Australian expatriates can also join the worldwide Southern Cross Group.
Australian Rules Football in Ottawa
Ottawa Swans Australian Football Club welcomes new players, volunteers and spectators as it competes in the Ontario Australian Football League.
Cricket in Ottawa
The Ottawa Valley Cricket Council runs cricket in Ottawa through summer.
Australian and New Zealand Wine Society of Ottawa
The Australian and New Zealand Wine Society of Ottawa hosts regular events.