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Canada Day 2015 By Network Canada

CANADA DAY 2015
The Biggest in Australian History!

  ~CANADA D'EH - TAKE-OFF TO THE GREAT WHITE NORTH~
When Saturday, 27 June, 4:00pm til 4:00am
Where Hard Rock Cafe Sydney & Cohibar, Level 2, Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour
What Canadian DJ's & SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ's Spinning Soulful House*feel-good funk*Old-School Party Jams*Garage Disco*Dancy R&B & awesome Canadian tunes
Fireworks, Prizes, Raffles, Real Caesars, Real Poutine, Real Perogies, Kokanee & Moosehead & Molson & Boutique Canuck beers, Canadian food,Our Famous Trivia Comp (5pm start), Dinner & drink specials, lots o' fun & games and more!
Dress Canadian!!!
Cover Before 6:00pm: Free entry for everyone
After 6:00pm: $10 if you're dressed Canadian ($20 otherwise)
RSVPs There's no guest list so RSVPs aren't required but always appreciated. Hard Rock may take bookings for groups if they arrive before 6pm.
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Note Absolutely everyone welcome so don't just bring your Canadian friends!
Entry Enter via Hard Rock Cafe ground level. Both Cohibar & Hard Rock are connecting into one super venue throughout the night and you'll be able to walk between the two carrying beer bottles or plastic cups (but not cocktail cups or plates)

This is a whole new level of Canada Day! Two huge, iconic venues right on Darling Harbour with two different areas doing fun things all night. DJ's in two different areas, Fireworks, REAL Caesars, REAL Poutine, REAL Perogies, pancakes, cocktail specials, Canadian music, prizes, giveaways, our famous trivia (5pm start) & even Canadian beers (including the glacial Kokane, the famous Moosehead - Moose is Loose!- lots of boutique Canadian brews and we'll be the first in the country to have a bit of Molson Canadiana), plus the usual Candian Club Whiskey crew's fun & games. Show your Canadian and/or French Canadian colours (hockey jerseys welcome) with prizes for best dressed. Sounds awesome eh? But wait, there’s more…

Thanks to our awesome sponsors we’ve got a night full of charity raffles, free door prizes, giveaways, our famous trivia comp and fun and games.  Over $15,000 in prizes & giveaways including a $1,500 Prepaid Credit Card that works in Oz, Canada +7 other countries thanks to OzForex.

There's so much happening, the simplest thing to do is just show up early an party all night. But for those who want the details...

Here's the plan...

4:00pm - 8:30pm: Fun & Games! $25 Dinner Specials - $25 gets you a full “Canadian” meal (lots of options including some vege choices) AND your choice of a Canadian beer, glass of wine or softdrink. And there's plenty of other Canadian snacks, drinks & entertainment for those who don't want dinner. Kids are also welcome during this time as long as they're accompanied by a parent. There'll be dinner specials for children and possibily even a "junior hockey shoot-out". However, things will get a bit racy after 7pm …

5:00pm - 6:30pm: Trivia Comp - a few rounds of our famous team trivia from 5pm-6:30pm with over $1,000 of prizes, giveaways and other fun challenges for everyone! For those who aren't into trivia, Cohibar will be having a few fun & games of its own as well as some of Sydney's best DJ's starting from 6pm.

6:00pm until really, really late - Soul of Sydney DJ's are taking over Cohibar and spinning some old-school jams, dancy R&B and feel-good funk

8:30pm: special Canada Day FIREWORKS - best views are from Cohibar's huge verandah but plenty of good viewing at Hard Rock as well.

7:30pm - 10:30pm: heaps of giveaways, plus our friends at Canadian Club Whisky will be running some fun & games at both venues. 

9:00pm & 11:00pm: Charity Raffles & Free Door Prize Draws. As usual, proceeds from the charity raffle are going to support local community projects of United Way. Raffle tickets will be available on the night at Hard Rock Cafe near the stairs where you come up.

7:30pm til late, late, late: LIVE DJ's in Hard Rock & Cohibar
Hard Rock: ALL-CANADIAN DJ's spinning some classic, modern and very dancy Canadian tunes then Soul of Sydney shifs into some Soulful House, Garage Disco and Seriously Get-Down Funky Beats
Cohibar (6pm start): Soul of Sydney DJ's spinning some old-school jams, dancy R&B and feel-good funk.

Late, late, late: Cohibar has a 24 hour license, so let's see how late we can keep them open!

Where?
Cohibar & Hard Rock Cafe Sydney (Level 2, Harbouside Centre, Darling Harbour). They've trucked in extra bars and extra bar staff as they know how Canadians party. And they've been practising and practising making Caesars.

Volunteers have more fun!
We're looking for a few hip, young, cool volunteers on the night for an hour or so. Email if interested.

How can all this happen in one night?
Thanks to our amazing sponsors! These sponsors don't ask for much and genuinely want to show their support and thanks to the Canadian community so they deserve some mention and our support in return:

OzForex
Canadian Club Whisky
Kokanee Beer
Outback Steakhouse
Molson Canadian
ESPN
Chugg Entertainment
Hungry Jacks
Moosehead
Bonza Bike Tours
Jazz City BBQ
Sydney Sirens Ice Hockey
O Canada - one stop Canuck Shop!
Canadian Tourism Commission
Destination British Columbia
Sydney Bears Ice Hockey
St Ambroise
United Way
Cohibar
Hard Rock Cafe Sydney


Check out the Facebook Event Page.

Please note that any of the above details can change so please check back.

Spread the word! See you on June 27th!

FAQ's
1. Are there vegetarian dinner options in the $25 dinner/drink deal? Yes.
2. What if we don’t want the dinner special? Then just come and party! Plus there’s heaps of other Canadian snacks from REAL poutine to perogies to pancakes.
3. Are there really Caesar’s? Yes but don’t expect them to last all night.We managed to import well over 300 litres of Clamato Juice! Sounds like a lot but not when there’s thousands of people!!! ALL Caesar's will be made to the traditional Canadian recipe and all bartenders have already been educated and trained in the art.
4. What’s Kokanee Beer? It's glacier fresh and the number 1 selling beer in British Columbia.
5. What's St Ambroise? It's one of the coolest microbreweries in Quebec with crazy, yummy, brews.
6. Remember, Trivia starts at 5pm. There will be a bonus trivia question on the night and only those who read this will know that the answer is "Like Sydney Canadians on Facebook" or "Take off you hoser" (either one is acceptable)
7. Can we reserve tables for the dinner specialsl? Yes, limited seats that can be booked plus plenty of other seating that's first come-first serve and we're adding more "standing tables" this year during the early parts so everyone can get into the amazing Canadian food. There's hundreds of seats but it's looking like a busy night so get in early to avoid disappointment. Call Hard Rock on 9280 0077 and mention Canada Day as they normally don't take bookings!
8. Is there a door list? Nope. Just show up. It gets busy so the earlier you show up the better to avoid any line-ups (oops I mean queues). It's a huge space with room to expand into adjoining venues if required.
9. Tips for avoiding the cover charge: show up before 6:00pm. If you can't make it early, make sure you dress "Canadian"! Putting on a red shirt isn't enough but a red shirt & white pants for example should work. Canadian University stuff is also acceptable but again, just showing up with a t-shirt won't convince the bouncers.
10. Is the food really gonna taste like it does in Canada? We've got a Canadian (actually 1/2 Canadian) chef and we spend a lot of time getting things as close as we can. Last year we had amazingly authentic perogies, poutine, beaver-tails, Caesars, fatboy burgers, honey-dill chicken fingers and lots of other goodies. We got a huge amount of compliments on the food last year and we're doing even more this year!

Canada Day 2015 By Network Canada

Pre Canada Day & 4th of July Newcomers Get Together & State of Origin II

When Wednesday, 17 June, 6:00pm
Where 80 Proof, 561 George St Sydney (underneath Cheers Bar)
What

Cheap drinks ($5 beers), Food specials (burger-fries-beer $15 til 8:30pm) while we make new friends and watch Game 2 of the famous State of Origin Rugby

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This is the best way to meet fellow young professionals before our huge Canada Day and 4th of July parties!

At this smaller event (under 150 people), you'll be introduced around to a great mix of North Americans, Australians and International Expats from all over.

Plus there'll be cheap drinks (inc $5 beer specials & $15 burger+fries+beer/wine til 8:30pm) while we watch Game 2 of the famous State of Origin rugby match between NSW vs. QLD.

So come join a fun group of International Bootcampers and North American Expats, who also have no freakin' clue what the Rugby League State of Origin is--this is a social drinks event--nobody knows what's going on ;-)

We've exclusively reserved the entire 80 Proof bar, which is downstairs in the basement under Cheers Bar. Look for the American & Canadian flags and see the organisers when you arrive to grab a name tag and get introduced around. Everyone all of 80 Proof will be with the group so it's easy/comfortable to strike up a conversation with anyone.

What is the State of Origin?
Most of the world plays Rugby Union, but Australia has another version called Rugby League and the State of Origin is more or less an All-Star series between players who were born (origin) in NSW vs. those born in QLD.

 

 

4th of July 2015 American Independence Day 2015 in Sydney Australia

 

4th of JULY - AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
The biggest 4th of July / Independence Day Celebration in Australia

  ~Celebrating all that is Red, White & Blue~
When Saturday, 4 July, 4:00pm til 4:00am
Where Hard Rock Cafe Sydney & Cohibar, Level 2, Harbourside Centre, Darling Harbour
What

Our famous trivia comp (5pm start), Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Cornhole, Awesome Music & Live American DJ's, American Food & Drink Specials, Jim Beam Party Crew, American Whiskey Tasting, lots of fun & games and more! Over $10,000 in Prizes Giveaways & Raffles including a FREE TRIP TO THE US thanks to Air New Zealand!

Dress As American as Apple Pie!
Cover

Before 6:00pm: Free entry for everyone
After 6:00pm: $10 if you're dressed American ($20 otherwise)

RSVPs There's no guest list so RSVPs aren't required but always appreciated. Hard Rock may take bookings for groups if they arrive before 6pm.
Join Join the Event on Facebook
Note Absolutely everyone welcome so don't just bring your American friends!
Entry Enter via Hard Rock Cafe ground level. Both Cohibar & Hard Rock are connecting into one super venue throughout the night and you'll be able to walk between the two carrying beer bottles or plastic cups (but not cocktail cups or plates)

Once again we've teamed up with a number of American social & professional networking groups to bring you the biggest 4th of July party in Australia!

The Grand raffle prize is a $1,500 Pre-paid credit card that works in 9 different countries including Australia & USA (i.e. that's better than winning cash) thanks to our awesome friends at OzForex. The Jim Beam Party Crew will also be there to conduct some fun & games and this will be one of the first major events in Australia for Coors who has only recently starting shipping to Australia.

4:00pm: Doors open, food & drinks specials begin including the $25 meal deals (which includes a full meal and your choice of a Coors, wine or soft drink). Kids are also welcome until 8:30pm if accompanied by a parent but things starting getting a bit more adult after that.

5:00pm-6:30pm:   Trivia time: there will be three rounds of our famous team trivia from 5pm-6:30pm with prizes after each round, prizes for the overall winning team and lots of individual challenges.

5:00pm-7:00pm:   Free American Whiskey Tasting in Cohibar. Anyone who buys one or more tickets in the charity raffle gets some vouchers for free samples. Charity desk will be in Hard Rock and the tasting will be in Cohibar.

6:00pm until really, really late - Soul of Sydney DJ's are taking over Cohibar and spinning some old-school jams, dancy R&B and feel-good funk.

7:30pm - 10:30pm: heaps of giveaways plus our friends at Jim Beam will be bringing out their party crew to run some fun & games.

8:30pm: special 4th of July FIREWORKS - best views are from Cohibar's huge verandah but plenty of good viewing at Hard Rock as well.

9:00pm & 11:00pm: Charity Raffles & Free Door Prize Draws: proceeds from the charity raffle are going to support local community projects of United Way. Raffle tickets will be available on the night at the door. The Grand raffle prize is a $1,500 PRE-PAID CREDIT CARD that works in Australia, USA +7 other countries thanks to our awesome friends at OzForex!!!

9:00pm til late: Our American DJ's will be rockin Hard Rock with all American classics and house and Cohibar will be going till the wee hours with lots of American soul, funk, dancy R&B, garage disco and more.

This will go late, late, late: Cohibar has a 24 hour license, so let's see how late we can keep them open!

Where?
Cohibar & Hard Rock Cafe Sydney (Level 2, Harbouside Centre, Darling Harbour).

Volunteers have more fun!
We're looking for a few hip, young, cool volunteers on the night for an hour or so. Email if interested.

This is all thanks to our incredible Sponsors who ask very little in return so let's give them our support throughout the year:

OzForex
Jim Beam
Blue Moon
Outback Steakhouse
Coors
ESPN
Chugg Entertainment
Hungry Jacks
Brooklyn Boy Bagels
Bonza Bike Tours
Jazz City BBQ
Tailgate Beer
Jelly Belly
Samuel Adams

United Way
Cohibar
Hard Rock Cafe Sydney
Sydney Expat Americans
Network Canada

Check out the Facebook Event Page.

Please note that any of the above details can change so please check back.

FAQ's
1. Are there vegetarian dinner options in the $25 dinner/drink deal? Yes.
2. What if we don’t want the dinner special? Then just come and party! Plus there’s heaps of other American snacks like real chilli fries, mac & cheese, buffalo wings and potato skins
3. What’s Abita Beer? It's awesome craft beer from Louisiana. There will be a great range of their beers. My personal favourite is the raspberry infused "Purple Haze"
4. Remember,team Trivia starts at 5pm. There will be a bonus trivia question on the night and only those who read this will know that the answer is "Jambalaya, and a crawfish pie and a file' gumbo"
5. Can we reserve tables for the dinner specialsl? Yes, limited seats that can be booked plus plenty of other seating that's first come-first serve and we're adding more "standing tables" this year during the early parts so everyone can get into the amazing American food. There's hundreds of seats but it's looking like a busy night so get in early to avoid disappointment. Call Hard Rock on 9280 0077 and mention 4th of July as they normally don't take bookings!
6. Is there a door list? Nope. Just show up. It gets busy so the earlier you show up the better to avoid any line-ups (oops I mean queues). It's a huge space with room to expand into adjoining venues if required.
7. Tips for avoiding the cover charge: show up before 6:00pm. If you can't make it early, make sure you dress "American"! Putting on a red shirt with blue jeans & white Calvin Klein underwear isn't enough.College stuff is also acceptable but again, just showing up with a college t-shirt won't convince the bouncers.

4th of July 2015 American Independence Day 2015 in Sydney Australia

 

 

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