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    Luncheon with The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, Hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and Saimen

    On July 8th the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will welcome the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, to a Luncheon. This is an opportunity for members of the Canadian Chamber, and Canadian business community in China, to gain insight from one of Canada’s most important ministries.

     

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    The Honourable Chrystia Freeland

    Minister of International Trade with the Government of Canada

    Chrystia Freeland was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre in a by-election in November 2013, and then as the Member of Parliament for University–Rosedale in October 2015. She was the Critic for International Trade in 2014.

    She was born in Peace River, Alberta, received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and continued her studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.

    After cutting her journalistic teeth as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist, Chrystia went on to wear many hats at the Financial Times, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, and editor of FT.com.

    Between 1999 and 2001, she served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, before becoming a managing editor at the Financial Times. In 2010, Chrystia joined Canadian owned Thomson Reuters as editor-at-large. She most recently worked as Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News. Chrystia was a weekly columnist for The Globe and Mail, writing extensively about the challenges facing the middle class.

    Her books include Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (2000) and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2012).

    Chrystia is married and a proud mother of three children.

    Event Details

    Time:

    Friday, July 8th, 2016 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Venue:

    Grand Ballrooms I & II, Grand Hyatt

    Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu

    世纪大道88号,

    金茂大厦, 近东泰路

    Shanghai, China

    Price:

    800RMB

    RSVP:

    Click here or email chamber@cancham.asia

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  • Canada Day at the Bund Beach Activities and Schedule

    Sign up for our activities by emailing chamber@cancham.asia or enjoy the open activities at Canada Day at the Bund Beach 2016.

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    Canada Day at the Bund Beach 2016!

    Canada Day returns on the Bund Beach on June 26th, 2016 with music, games, food, drinks, dancing, volleyball, hockey, and FUN for the whole family! You do not want to miss it! Register Now to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with the Canadian community and friends of Canada in Shanghai. Check out photos of last year’s event here. Check out our amazing Canada Day Sponsors below, and contact aloka@cancham.asia if your organization would like to Sponsor the Best Beach Party of the Year! register here button Sponsor Titles

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    Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference in Vancouver

    CanCham was please to be able to support and attend the Economic Trade Cooperation Conference in Vancouver, Canada, on May 9th, 2016. Click here to view photos.

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    Investment-Trade Roundtable and MOU Signing Between the Province of Zhejiang and the Province of British Columbia

    CanCham supported the Investment-Trade Roundtable and MOU SigningBetween the Province of Zhejiang and the Province of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, on May 6th, 2016. Click here to view photos.

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    Thank You to the Canadian Community After Fort McMurray Fundraiser

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    MAY 23rd, 2016

    Canadian Fundraising Kickoff in Shanghai for the Displaced Residents of Fort McMurray a Huge Success! Donations will Continue to be Accepted in the Weeks to Come.

    SHANGHAI, CN – A fundraising event to support the displaced victims of the wildfires still ravaging the greater Fort McMurray area in Northern Alberta was held in Shanghai at Big Bamboo Sports Bar on Nanyang Lu, a Canadian-owned establishment, on May 13th, 2016.

    Red Gate International and True Legend Hospitality Group initiated the fundraising campaign and invited the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to support the event and help bring the Canadian community together to participate in the fundraising efforts. In particular, we would like to thank True Legend Hospitality Group, IMAX, BMO Financials, CN Rail, Red Gate International, B+H, Petro Canada and Feine Cashmere for their donations. We also would like to show our appreciation to Air Canada, Canada Beef, Dragonfly, Azure Properties, Shanghai Centre, Golden Gloves Boxing Gym, PR Furniture, Fields International Supermarket, Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat, Naked Group, Sean Goff from CN Rail, Four Seasons Pudong, Fairmont Gold, Nancy Pon, BMO Financials, Canada Beef International Institute, The Office of the Canadian Consul General, True Legend Hospitality Group, Feine Cashmere, The Pearl Bar & Cabaret, and Pistolera Mexican Grill & Cantina for their generous contributions to the Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Raffle activities at the event.

    As the wildfire continues to wreak havoc on Fort McMurray, Canadians and friends of Canada in Shanghai have come together to show their love and support. Including the generous donations made by various Canadian corporations, this initiative has, so far, raised more than 300,000 RMB. This means the Canadian Red Cross will receive more than 180,000 Canadian dollars, after both the Federal and Provincial governments’ contributions, from this initiative.

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    Red Gate International and True Legend Hospitality Group together with The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai are hosting Fundraiser for Victims of Fort McMurray Wildfires.

    SHANGHAI, CN - This Friday, May 13th, Red Gate International and True Legend Hospitality Group will be working together with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to host a Fundraiser at Big Bamboo 132 Nanyang Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai, to aid the displaced victims of the wildfires currently ravaging the greater Fort McMurray area in Northern Alberta, Canada.

    Approximately 80,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, as the fire has grown to 161,000 hectares and is expected to continue growing to 200,000 hectares in size by the end of this week. (1) With very little notice for evacuation and no timetable for when residents can return to the city, the Canadian Red Cross has stepped in to provide relief assistance for the victims. This relief will come in the form of: immediate emergency assistance and long term support for people and communities as they rebuild and recover, assistance with personal recovery by providing individuals and families cash supplements for food, clothing, medical equipment, childcare, household goods, rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, transportation and occupational items to help people return to work, and to strengthen or reinstate local services such as food banks, youth and seniors’ programs, sport and recreational activities, community centres, and other gathering places. (2)

    100% of all proceeds and donations collected by The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Red Gate International and True Legend and Big Bamboo, will be forwarded on to the Canadian Red Cross to assist displaced Fort McMurray residents. Pledges will be collected throughout the week leading up to the event, and will continue in the weeks following. Payments can be made through the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, as well as cash donations on the night. It is important to note that ALL funds raised by the Red Cross will be matched by the Canadian Government.

    On the evening of the fundraiser, there will be Raffle prizes along with a silent auction, and a much larger auction at the end of the evening. Red Gate has arranged for a live call from a few of the victims back in Alberta, which will be on display during the evening. The band “Leaves Over Seas” will be playing several sets throughout the evening. Entry is 150 RMB and with that you recieve a ticket for a drink of your choice. There will also be a Canadian Whiskey bar selling shots of Canadian Whiskey, with all proceeds going to help the cause.

    Schedule for the evening is as follows:

    5:00pm Doors open 6:00pm Silent Auction opens

    7:00pm Canadian Bar opens

    8:30pm Opening Speeches & Video call from Ft. McMurray

    9:30pm Raffle Prizes

    10:30pm Main Auction & Announce winners of Silent Auction

    11:00pm Closing Speeches

    True Legend will be donating 100% of the proceeds collected and the sales from all drinks purchased on the evening. Cash and Credit Card donations will be accepted. The evening is welcome to all as we drive to raise $100,000! Please come and support Fort McMurray!

    RED GATE INTERNATIONAL redgate.net.cn English Speaking Contact Taggart Thomson taggart.thomson@redgate.net.cn +86.182.2101.2190 Chinese Speaking Contact Jane Gu jane.gu@redgate.net.cn +86.131.2265.2052 CANCHAM SHANGHAI cancham.asia English Speaking Contact Aisling McCa­rey marketing@cancham.asia +86.156.0178.8433 Chinese Speaking Contact Susan Bi susan@cancham.asia +86.182.2192.0884

    TRUE LEGEND HOSPITALITY GROUP pistolera.cn English Speaking Contact Bryce Jenner bryce@truelegend.asia +86.139.1662.2971 Chinese Speaking Contact Ami Tsou ami.tsou@truelegend.asia +86.182.1710.7670

    BIG BAMBOO SPORTS BAR bigbamboo.asia 132 Nanyang Road Jing’An District, Shanghai, China Phone number:

    21 6256 2265

    REFERENCES

    1 – http://globalnews.ca/news/2687560/fort-macmurry-wildre-continues-to-grow-expected-to-burn-for-months/

    2 – http://www.redcross.ca/about-us/newsroom/news-releases/latest-news/how-canadian-red-cross-assists-communities-following-a-disaster

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    Annual Report 2015

    The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai has released its Annual Report for 2015. Click here to view it online.