Thursday, June 23, 2011

How to meet other Canadians in London, UK

With Canada Day fast approaching, you may find yourself wanting to meet and hang out with other fellow Canadians to celebrate what should be a "long weekend." Have no fear, Network Canada is here!

Well, Network Canada has actually been around since 1999 and they have been growing ever since.

So, what is it?

Basically it is a professional and social group for Canadians living in London. Throughout the year, Network Canada organizes events such as their annual Thanksgiving Day Ball and May Martini Mixer. They also organize casual events such as their monthly London Vandoos, which are socials that happen on the 22nd of every month. Canadians of all backgrounds attend, including some of our teachers of course.

In addition to networking and socializing opportunities, they offer a wide range of resources to assist with the transition of moving to and from the UK. Join for 20 pounds and receive the Living in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians for free. It's a terrific resource and one we recommend that you read inside and out as it helps you understand everything you need to know about moving to London, UK.

So what to do on Canada Day?

Check out their website and event calendar for more information about upcoming Canada Day events such as their fifth annual Canada Cruz - "the Ultimate Canuck Party Ride" along the Thames and their July 1 "Canada Day London" Trafalgar Square gathering.

Get out there, don your red and white and enjoy July 1 with fellow Canadians!

Leave your comment below if you know of other fun events going on next week.

For resources on Teaching in London

Classroom Canada website
Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians ebook
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