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

Friday, March 23, 2012

Canadian Owned Poutine Truck in LA!

Los Angeles is being introduced to the delicious world of Poutine, and what better way than having it served by Canadians, out of a truck.

Check out the Canadian owned Gravy Train Poutinerie food truck at hot spots all around LA.

Their history:
Gravy Train Poutinerie is the brain child of Tum Cohl and Evan Goldberg's (Super Bad, Pineapple Express) desire to relive their college days in Montreal, where Poutine was a staple meal on the late night walks home from the bar.
After college, both moved from their Canadian hometowns of Toronto and Vancouver to Los Angeles, where Evan began his career in the movie industry and Tum in the music business. While life in LA was pretty good, the two missed home, but most of all they missed their favourite dish, Poutine! Realizing they were not the only Canadians abroad longing for the delicious dish of french fries, cheese curds and gravy, the two began to turn this gastro-dream into reality.
After numerous taste-testing events with both Canadians and Americans alike, they perfected their recipes. From humble beginnings, the Gravy Train Poutinerie first started as a tent, set up on numerous movie sets along with small music festivals, but as of March 2012 they have grown into the mobile food truck industry, hitting the road with their custom designed Gravy Train food truck.

Link to their website:

Follow them on Twitter, to find out where you can get your next Poutine fix:

Facebook Page:

Monday, March 19, 2012

Canadian Horror Film Funding Drive

Canadian horror film Writer/Producer/Director, Matthew Currie Holmes has kicked off a funding drive for his latest film entitled P5YCH.

He is hoping to raise $20,000 in less than 45 days through his KICKSTARTER campaign and needs your help!

Check out the website for more info on this great project and watch the horrifying four minute teaser Matthew produced with great Canadian talent including; David Hayter(writer: X-Men, X2) Paul Campbell(Battlestar Galicta) and Cara Pifko(This is Wonderland)


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Canadian Alumni Mixer This Weekend!

Where will you be March 31st? At the swankiest event in LA, of course.

Join hundreds of Canadians and Americans at the Canadian College and University Alumni Event on March 31st at the Sofitel Luxury Hotel. Hear Peter Thomas, one of the leading developers and lenders in North America, speak on leadership, entrepreneurship and keys to career success: network with fellow Canadians; and simply enjoy hanging out at one of LA's hottest venues.

Get your tickets now!

$40 Member ticket includes:
$55 Non-member ticket includes:
Open Bar
Dinner Buffet
Featured Speaker

Giveaways and door prizes, including gift certificates to Redondo Beach Cafe.

Saturday, March 31, 2012
6-7pm Opening Reception
7-8pm Featured Speaker
8-9:30pm Dinner Buffet


8555 Beverly Blvd
LA CA 90048

Park across the street at the Beverly Center for only $1/hour.

Join Canadians Abroad for only $40/year to get great deals on local events around Los Angeles.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Canadian Owned Art Gallery in LA

Canadian Shannon Currie Holmes is the Owner/Director of Cella Gallery, located in the NOHO Arts District.

Cella Gallery's latest exhibition entitled Femme Fatale runs February 25th-March 17th, 2012.

Opening night reception will be held Saturday, February 25th, from 7-11pm.

Artists will be in attendance and drinks will be served.

Coming this summer, Cella Gallery will be hosting a Canadian Artist Exhibition.

11135 Weddington St
Unit 112
North Hollywood CA 91601

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cross Border Tax Seminar in LA

Canadians Abroad is partnering with Trowbridge Professional Corporation, Pacifica Partners and Haight Law Group to provide Canadian expats with current, relevant information on immigration, tax and investment issues to Canadians living in Southern California.

Wednesday February 15th, 2012
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Canadian Music in LA (for hire)

If you are planning any type of function in need of live musical entertainment. 

Contact Canadian Singer/Songwriter/Actor Adam James from Gig Daddys.

Gig Daddys provides live entertainment for large functions, corporate events, as well as intimate celebrations. 

They represent an incredible roster of diverse talent tailored to match your every vision.

Billed as a modern pop crooner, check out Adam James' music on iTunes

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Canadian Owned Art Gallery in LA

Canadian Artist/Performer Natalie Gray presents INSTINCT at: 

There will be an Artists' Reception Saturday February 4th 6-9pm
 Exhibit Runs February 3rd-26th, 2012
4047 Lincoln Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

US/Canada Cross Border Investment Seminar in LA

It's that time of year again, pilot season...? No, tax time!

Please join Canadians Abroad and Cardinal Point Wealth Management for a Happy Hour Cross Border Business Networking Mixer.

Cardinal Point Wealth Management is a fiduciary cross-border investment advisor who can help with your investments on both sides of the border and specializes in Canadians living in the US.

Also on hand will be cross border tax specialist, accountant and lawyer Marc Gedeon.

Drinks and Appetizers will be served.
Tuesday January 31st, 2012
$20 for members
$25 for non-members & guests
Register Here

1301 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica CA 90401

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Canada California Business Council Golf Classic

Saturday February 11, 2012 marks the 2nd anniversary of the Canada California Business Council Celebrity Golf Classic in support of March of Dimes Canada.

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

Welcome Reception - Friday, February 10th

Early Bird Pricing is still on, Register Now.

This is going to be a hot, fun weekend in Palm Springs/Palm Desert. 
Come out in support of March of Dimes Canada, play some golf and swim under the desert sun!

Celebrity Attendees Include:
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart
Stefanie Schaeffer
Luc Robitaille
Dennis Hull
Julie Buehler
Sheila Shah
Kate Linder
Matthew St. Patrick
Singor Moboley
Val Bure
Jeremy Sumpter
Royce Clayton
Howard Dell

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Republic Of Dolye" Hockey Game in LA

The cast and crew of the hit CBC series The Republic of Doyle will be playing in a hockey game this Sunday January 15th in LA.

Free and Open to the Public
Sunday, January 15, at 8:30pm
Toyota Sports Center
555 N Nash St 
El Segundo CA 90245

The Consul General David Fransen will be participating, as well as other celebrity guests.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Quebec & California Networking Reception

The Canada California Business Council
 in collaboration with the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles, Quebec International, Montreal International, Invest Quebec, DigitalLA and Canadians Abroad 
are pleased to invite you to a:

Quebec & California Business Networking Reception

Thursday January 19th, 2012
6:00pm Registration
6:30pm Program Presentation
8:00pm Reception (cocktails & hors d'oeuvres)
Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028

More Info: