Saturday, March 30, 2013

LAX Parking

Here is a great site that sources all the major LAX parking lots on one site. You can compare prices all at once instead of searching the multitude of individual parking options.

Another great option is the Fly Away bus, which services Van Nuys (The Valley) Union Station (Downtown LA) and Westwood (the Westside). Park for cheap and take the bus to LAX for only $7.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


If you're planning on a long term stay in LA and your friend is sick of you staying on his or her is a list of furnished and unfurnished rental sites.


Park La Brea: 


Redwood Urban:
West Side Rentals: 
Pad Mapper 

Bed & Breakfast:

Air BnB

Monday, February 4, 2013

CCBC Celebrity Golf Classic - Desert Hot Springs, CA

CCBC CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC - Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Canadians Abroad supports the 2013 Celebrity Golf Classic 

presented by A-Mark Financial Corporation

hosted by the Canada California Business Council to benefit the programs and services of and March of Dimes Canada.

Desert Dunes Golf Club, 19300 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, CA

Celebrities scheduled to attend include: 

Alan Thicke, Craig T. Nelson, Luc Robitaille, Joe Pecsi, Gena Lee Nolin, George Lopez, Michael Pena, Dennis Quaid, Royce Clatyon and many more.


Cost - $250 for individual play

Includes:  Round of Golf at the Desert Dunes Golf Club in Desert Hot Springs, CA;

Transportation to and from hotel and course;

Friday Night Celebrity Pairings Party; 

Saturday morning Breakfast, Lunch, Gala Dinner and Gift Bag

(Hotel room NOT included)


$2000 for 5some with a former Toronto Blue Jay

Round of Golf at the Desert Dunes Golf Club in Desert Hot Springs, CA

Transportation to and from hotel and course.

Friday Night Celebrity Pairings Party; 

Saturday morning Breakfast, Lunch, Gala Dinner and Gift Bag

(Hotel room NOT included)


$500 for individual to be teamed up with 5some playing with a former Toronto Blue Jay

Round of Golf at the Desert Dunes Golf Club in Desert Hot Springs, CA

Transportation to and from hotel and course.

Friday Night Celebrity Pairings Party; 

Saturday morning Breakfast, Lunch, Gala Dinner and Gift bag

(Hotel room NOT included)



Riviera Hotel Reservations

a. Click "Reserve"

b. Enter Group/Negotiate Code "50E7X8"

c. Selected Dates on Calendar (Feb.28-Mar.3rd)

d. Click "Check Availability"

e. Select Room Type

f. Proceed to Checkout 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

ACTRA Members' Conference - LA, Jan 26th

ACTRA Members' Conference - Los Angeles

Saturday, January 26th

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Conference Runs from 10am-4pm

Continental breakfast, a hot lunch along with coffee and snacks 
will be provided.

Poolside Mixer @ 4pm

Special Guests & Industry Panels 

RSVP to Christine Webber 
ACTRA National

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Terry Fox Run LA Sept 15th

Join Team Canadians Abroad as they run, walk or bike to help raise money for cancer research.
Order your t-shirt and tell your friends & family to sign up NOW!
$20 for members $25 for non-members
Saturday, September 15th
Elysian Fields (atop Elysian Park)
Located in Elysian Park on Angels Point Road, LA, CA 90012
Distance: 5km
Check-In: 8:30am; Run Start: 9am
Pot luck lunch BBQ: 11am -- Grills, picnic table and restrooms available in the park
Check out the website for more info:
Directions: Enter on Academy Drive (Police Academy Entrance)
Parking: In lot on Park Road (off Angels Point Road, which is off Academy Drive)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Stanley Cup at Redondo Beach Cafe

Join LA Kings fans and fellow Canadian hockey fans for a Stanley Cup Party at 
Redondo Beach Cafe.
The cup will be on site Wednesday July 25th from 9am to 11am.

Redondo Beach Cafe
1511 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach CA 90277

Monday, July 2, 2012

Belated Canada Day Celebration in LA

Canada Day celebrations aren't over yet!

Come celebrate a belated Canada Day and 4th of July party with Canadians Abroad and KoffeeHouse Music at Harvelle's Jazz Club in Santa Monica on Thursday, July 5th. 

Canadians Abroad will be welcoming Alan Thicke as our new Honourary Chairman, along with a night of great independent music.

Featuring performances by:
Angel Taylor (The Voice)
Jane Carrey (American Idol)
Moi Navarro (The Voice & The Sing Off)

Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
and only $10 for Canadians Abroad members.
(use discount code CANUCK)

Thursday, July 5th
Harvelle's Jazz Club 
1432 4th St Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Canada Day events in LA

With so many Canadians living and working in Southern California and the Los Angeles area, there are tons of great Canada events happening around the city.

Check out Canadians Abroad for a full calendar of event details. There is something for everyone, from curling to comedy, it's great to be Canadian in sunny California.

Also, make sure to come to Harvelle's Jazz Club in Santa Monica on Thursday July 5th, for the Canadians Abroad Happy Belated Canada Day independent music night.
Alan Thicke will be introduced as the new Honourary Chairman of Canadians Abroad, in addition to a great line up of Canadian music.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

French Canadian Cuisine in LA

Luc Alarie, founder and chef of Soleil Westwood, known for its French Cuisine which is deeply rooted in his native Quebec, is now expanding his Québécois corner with an
Intimate Bar Serving Poutine, Beer, Wine and Hand-Crafted Cocktails
1386 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90024

Friday, June 8, 2012

Great Canadian Cooking in LA

Canadian chef Sharon Kelly runs Fred Elm, which creates Canadian classic fare right here in Los Angeles.

Their specialties include Tourtiere (savory pies) and Potted Pork.

Fred Elm can cater your event, deliver to your door, or be found at specialty locations such as Harmony Farms, 2824 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta, CA 91214

Sharon Kelly

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stanley Cup in LA

Two great Canadian owned establishments to watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs in LA.

Mid City:
Sheddy's Beer & Wine Bar
361 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

South Bay:
Redondo Beach Café
They will be airing all the games with a live CBC feed!
1511 S. Pacific Coast HWY
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: (310) 316-1047

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Canadians Abroad & Koffeehouse Music Present:

Happy Belated Canada Day and 4th of July!

A night of Independent Music with Canadian and American Friends

When: Thursday, July 5th
Where: Harvelle’s Jazz Club in Santa Monica (150 ppl)
Address: 1432 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
$10 for Canadians Abroad members

(use discount code CANUCK)


7:30-8PM:  Jam Session (3 musicians, 2 songs each)
8:15PM:    ANGEL TAYLOR (The Voice)
9:00PM:    ALAN THICKE/Canadians Abroad (intro, comments)
10:00PM:   JANE CARREY (American Idol)
10:45PM:   MOI NAVARRO (The Voice & The Sing Off)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Canada Bar at Sheddy's in LA

Every Wednesday is "Canada Bar" at Sheddy's

$3 Canadians and Moosehead, $6 Unibroues (fin du Monde, Maudite, etc.),

$5 Caesars and rye and gingers.

Canadian music on the stereo and Canadian TV on the screens

(Hockey, Kids in the Hall & This Hour has 22 Minutes)
The Gravy Train Poutine Truck will also be parked out front.
Parking: Metered Street Parking on Fairfax, limited parking behind Sheddy’s
631 S Fairfax Ave, LA, CA 90048

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LA run of the film: Here

Check out the film Here, which starts its one-week limited theatrical run in LA on Friday, April 27th-May 3rd.

The film was associate produced by Canadian immigration lawyer based in Los Angeles, Zoe Kevork. And stars Incendies actor Lubna Azabal.

More details are available at

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The LA Complex Premiere on CW Tonight

Not one, but count 'em FIVE Canadians are starring in the new Canadian made drama airing on CW on Tuesday nights, premiering TONIGHT - April 24th!
FROM THE CW Network Website:
Every day, young people with stars in their eyes get off the bus in Los Angeles in search of fame and fortune. THE L.A. COMPLEX centers on a group of aspiring performers pursuing stardom in the City of Angels. Living in an apartment-style motel for displaced dreamers, each dubbed "most likely to succeed," they all face the challenges and opportunities of a lifetime.

More Info about The LA Complex

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

LA Comedy Festival & Canada

The 11th LA Comedy Festival is happening April 20th-26th at two great venues in LA, and the Canadian presence is stronger than ever! 

Film screenings:
Los Feliz 3 Cinemas
1822 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

All live comedy shows:
The Actors Collective
916a N Formosa Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Canadian Presence at the 11th LA Comedy Festival:

directed by Brett Heard with Donald Faison, Jon Dore, Eva Amurri
Ken Andrews has been the orchestrator of the hilarious pranks at all of his buddy’s Stags’. And now today is Ken’s stag! As he nervously awaits the fate that his friends surely have in store for him, he will soon discover that it’s worse than he could ever imagine.
April 20th @ 9pm  WORLD PREMIERE

Agnes & Harold—Web Series
Agnes & Harold explores the relationship between two bitter and lonely human beings who, while repulsed by one another, stick it out… because nobody else will have them.
April 24th @ 7pm  USA PREMIERE

Audition Practice
One roommate is an aspiring actor. The other roommate just doesn’t care. Who will be victorious in this epic battle of wills? (There is also a third roommate.)
From the comedy group, Uncalled For
April 23@ 9pm  WORLD PREMIERE

Boss/ Boss
Mr. Empney is the boss and Chester is the employee; a desk separates them. But all that separates a promotion and a demotion is an indeterminate number of letters before the word motion.
From the comedy group, Uncalled For
April 22 @ 6pm  WORLD PREMIERE

A family dinner generates some tensions.
April 22 @ 4 pm  LA PREMIERE

The Seder
Leo is bringing Mitchell home to meet his parents for the first time but Judith isn’t thrilled about meeting her son’s new partner, on the night of the Seder.
April 21 @ 8pm  WORLD PREMIERE

Comedy Acts:
Falcon Powder (Sketch Comedy Group)
Toronto’s Falcon Powder is sure to cure what ails you!
WINNER OF THE 2011 BEST OF THE FEST AWARD, Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
April 20 @ 8:30pm & April 22 @ 6:00pm

Julia Hladkowicz
This blonde dynamo is fierce, high energy, and quirky and you will never forget her.
Brian Linehan Award Hogtown Comedy Festival
Director's Award Last Comic Smoking
Finalist SiriusXM Canada's Next Top Comic
April 20 @ 10:30pm & April 21 @ 7pm

Ladystache (Sketch Comedy Duo)
Their highly energetic absurdist humour brings a level of imagination that’s uniquely original. You can expect puppets, impressions, singing and yes moustaches. Their sketches twist and turn, offend and delight.
April  20 @ 10:30pm & April 22 @ 4pm

Matt O’Brien
Matt O’Brien is one to watch in the Canadian comedy circuit. In 2010 he was named Canada’s Next Top Comic by XM Radio where he was featured at the Global Comedy Festval in Vancouver.
April 21 @ 9pm & April 22 @ 8pm