Upcoming Events

BCCTC members get members’ discounts to all events hosted by EUCOCIT and EUCOCIT Member Organizations

CGMA Mayor’s Trophy
Jun 24 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm


To join the BCCTC cricket team please email us: info@bcctc.ca

Rugby World Cup Qualifier – Canada vs USA
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Join the BCCTC in this epic match!

BCCTC members get a special price – email us: info@bcctc.ca  or call at 416.816.9154.

Focus On Canada’s Royal Heritage
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Canadian Royal Heritage Institute

Greater Toronto – Hamilton Area Branch

supported by

The English-Speaking Union of Canada, Toronto – Hamilton Branch


Focus On Canada’s Royal Heritage 

June 2017 Presentation

Thursday, 29th June, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.

“Queen Victoria’s Forgotten Son: 

Leopold, Duke of Albany”

Speaker: Arthur Bousfield

This presentation will discuss the life and Canadian associations of Leopold, Duke of Albany. Leopold was the eighth child and the youngest, and probably least known today, of Queen Victoria’s four sons.

Arthur Bousfield is Chairman of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust and an author and lecturer on royal subjects, with more than a dozen books to his credit. He received his MA in history from the University of Toronto. His official honours have included the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. He is also Director of the English Speaking Union of Canada, Toronto-Hamilton Branch’s Shakespeare On The Platform competition for high school students.

Refreshments.  No admission charge, a voluntary pay what you wish collection will be taken.  Advance booking is not necessary but is appreciated as it assists us in preparing refreshments.  416-482-4157 or info@crht.ca  

St Joseph’s Hall, Blessed Sacrament Church

24 Cheritan Avenue (on west side of Yonge Street), Toronto

(One block south of Yonge Street & Lawrence Avenue)

Entrance off Cheritan Avenue.  Elevator entrance and wheelchair access from the Cortland Avenue (west side) driveway of the church.

158th Queen’s Plate
Jul 2 @ 11:30 am – 11:00 pm


It has a tradition of food, fashion and fantastic racing that has become the talk of the Toronto social scene.
Opportunities abound with red carpet moments, lawn games, style contests, cocktails and so much more within the Hats & Horseshoes party area.


BCCTC members get 20 % discount!! on grandstand ticketsEmail us to get your Queen’s Plate Promo Code


Queen's Plate Dining Packages

Brilliant British Patio Bash
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce to celebrate summer


Live Music

Invictus Games Activation Team!

Business card raffle + win great British gifts!


Time: 6 – 9 pm

Location: MuvBox Patio, Brookfield Place, Toronto.

The Muvbox Patio is set in the Garden Court of Brookfield Place which is located off Front Street between the TD Canada Trust Tower and 22 Front Street and easily accessible from Union Station.


Click here to see last year’s Brilliant British Patio Bash

Wounded Warriors Golf Classic
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Wounded Warriors Golf Classic


On July 24, 2017 Wounded Warriors Canada is very excited to host their Annual Charity Golf Classic. We would be thrilled to have your team participate!

From its modest beginnings in 2006, Wounded Warriors Canada has been an instrument of change, making a significant impact through a wide range of programs and services benefiting our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. The mental health programs we facilitate directly benefit Newfoundlander’s and Labradorean’s and, what’s more, in 2015 we expanded the scope of our Mission to include program support for ill and injured First Responders and their families. Our first partnership was with the Tema Conter Memorial Trust (Heroes are Humans) to establish the Wounded Warriors Canada Peer Support and Family Assistance Fund. This Fund, administered through the Trust, provides immediate crisis intervention, acting as a referral agent to link ill or injured First Responders (Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services) to the appropriate mental health professional in their area. In addition to this partnership, this fall will see us fund First Responder program serials for Can Praxis (couples-based PTSD Equine Therapy) and COPE (Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday) – a first for both of these outstanding programs.

We are offering a sponsorship package for signage and hole sponsorship to showcase your organization. Further, we will a hold a silent auction throughout the day, finalized during the banquet where you and your team will enjoy great Italian food and a host bar.  Should you have any items or services that you would like to donate and have showcased throughout the silent auction, please let us know.

In conclusion, this is going to be a very special day in support of a most worthwhile cause. We look forward to seeing you there. Should you be interested in sponsorship please download the information package here.


The Royal Commonwealth Society: Commonwealth Garden Party
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Featuring Guest Speaker

Nathan Tidridge

A celebrated secondary school teacher of history and government in Ontario, Nathan Tidridge won the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year, 2008). He is the author of The Queen at the Council Fire, Beyond MainlandCanada’s Constitutional Monarchy, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.

As we reflect upon Canada’s evolution from British colony to leading member of The Commonwealth of Nations, Mr. Tidridge will speak about his book The Queen at the Council Fire, the first book to examine the Covenant Chain relationship since its inception. In particular, the book explores the role of what Walter Bagehot calls ‘the Dignified Crown,’ which, though constrained by the traditions of responsible government, remains one of the few institutions able to polish the Covenant Chain and help Canada along the path to reconciliation.

A highlight of his talk will be the St. Catherine’s chapel at Massey College which has just been designated as a Chapel Royal by Her Majesty the Queen as an act of reconciliation between the Crown and Indigenous peoples.

Massey College chapel designated Canada’s third Chapel Royal

Queen Elizabeth II’s Gift of a Chapel Royal in Toronto

National Aboriginal Day to become National Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous flags fly high at Toronto city hall from now on

Visit Nathan Tidridge’s website: http://www.canadiancrown.com/

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Toronto Hunt
1355 Kingston Road

Garden Party: 11:00 a.m.
Grand Buffet Luncheon: 12:30 p.m.

Door Prizes * Prize for Best Hat * Music by the Balintore Trio

Members and Guests: $65
Includes reception and popular buffet lunch
Buffet includes vegetarian choices

Patrons: $95
Also includes wine or non-alcoholic drink
and recognition in the programme


1) Phone: 416-351-8469
2) e-mail: RCSTorontoRSVP@gmail.com
3) Canada Post by detaching and mailing the attached coupon to

RCS Toronto
c/o 308W – 500 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON, M5V 3K8

4) Purchase tickets online


The Economist Canada Summit, in Montreal
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


In an increasingly protectionist world, Canada embraces refugees, pushes for more ambitious climate change efforts, and maintains an open, liberal economy. Can the Canadian model sustain and thrive under the current state of international political affairs?

What does a Trump presidency mean for Canadian trade and the future of its clean energy sector? Could these external events be a source of opportunity for Canadian business? As a leader in artificial intelligence, will Canada capitalize on this moment to establish itself as a hub for global talent and technological innovation?

Join Daniel Franklin, executive editor of The Economist and 200 leading policymakers, business decision-makers, and critical thinkers for a day of thought-provoking discussions on the issues shaping Canada’s business climate now and in the next 150 years.

Download the programme for full event details.

Register hereBCCTC members get 15% off in tickets ~ email us to get your promo code


Discussion topics:

  • How can companies expand their horizons and look beyond their operation and short-term gains towards a sustainable future?
  • What are the priorities and ambitions of the next generation of leaders catalysing positive change?
  • How can we shape sustainable health care, innovation and adaption for an ageing population?
  • What do businesses get out of immigration and diversity?
  • What will a Trump presidency mean for the energy markets in the United States and Canada and how will this affect the sustainability agenda?
  • Oxford-style debate: Silicon Valley meets Bob Marley, the right way to do drugs

Past speaker highlights:

  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada
  • Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada
  • Andrea Stairs, Managing director, eBay Canada
  • Andrew Leach, Associate professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
  • Cameron Fowler, Group head,  BMO Financial Group

Companies in attendance last year:

  • eBay Canada
  • Edelman
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Ontario Energy Association
  • BlackRock Investment Institute
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Business Council of Canada
  • Canada Goose
  • Honda
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Mastercard, Canada
  • Microsoft
  • P&G
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • TD Bank Group
  • Yahoo Canada



Michael Sabia

President and chief executive, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Ailish Campbell

Chief trade commissioner, Global Affairs Canada

Guy Cormier

President and chief executive, Desjardins Group

Hugo Larochelle

Lead, Google Brain

Hunter Tura

Chief executive, Bruce Mau

Phil Triadafilopoulos

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Madelaine Drohan

Canada correspondent, The Economist

Daniel Franklin

Executive Editor, The Economist

Wade Barnes

President and chief executive, Farmers Edge

Éric Martel

President and chief executive, Hydro-Québec

François Chopard

Founder and chief executive, Starburst Accelerator

Canadian Mission to Hong Kong
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – Sep 13 @ 8:30 pm

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC),Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Canada,and Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA)would like to invite Canadian companies to join the

Canadian Mission to Hong Kong

September 10 -13, 2017



(and Additional Programmes)

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is proud to be a Supporting Organization of this Canadian Mission to Hong Kong

About the Belt and Road Initiative

Spearheaded by the Chinese Government, this initiative is designed to boost economic, trade, investment and other ties of 65 countries acrossAsia, Europe and Africa covering 63% of the world’s population.It offers unprecedented business opportunities in such sectors as infrastructure, transportation, logistics, financing and investment in the beginning. It will also unfold a myriad of opportunities for companies to promote products and services to these markets.And these opportunities are not exclusive for companies in the Belt and Road Region. Canadian companies can also tap these possibilities. A strategic way is to leverage the Hong Kong platform as their Super Connector.

Updated information on the Belt and Road initiative can be obtained from the HKTDC Belt and Road Portal: http://beltandroad.hktdc.com/en/index.aspx

Major objectives of this Mission

To facilitate delegates to leveragethe2ndBelt and Road Summitand the additional programmes to:

  •  obtain first-handand up-to-datemarket intelligence of the Belt and Road initiative from international thought-leaders, senior ministers from countries along the Belt and Road, and world-renowned business leaders;
  •  explore potential business opportunities in the markets covered by the Belt andRoad initiativeand make informed decisions on strategies and business plans;and
  • meet new contacts, potential partners and clients(e.g. through the Summit’s Business Matching services)

Who should join this Mission?

Land Transportation: Suppliers of technologies, services and products, e.g intelligent transportation systems(ITS), etc. which enhance the connectivity and management of infrastructure facilities like railways and highways

Banking and Financial Services: Bankers, financiers, fund managers, assets management professionals, and private equity managers;

Logistics and Maritime Services: Owners and operators of railways, terminals, ports, airlines, shipping companies, freight forwarders, and third-party logistics services providers;

Professional Services: Lawyers, accountants, business management consultants, experts in arbitration and dispute settlement;

Infrastructure Development: Developers, engineers, surveyors, architects, landscape architects, town planners, and contractors;

Cross-border Investment: Heads of sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, corporates’ decision makers, CFOs and finance directors of conglomerates;

International Trade and Manufacturing: Supply chain management professionals, owners and operators of industrial zones, industrialists, and traders; and

Governments and Institutions: Senior officials in charge of economic development and regional co-operation; representatives from finance and commerce ministries, trade and investment promotion agencies; heads of think tanks, academic scholars and researchers.

Tentative Mission Programme and Participation Fees(Subject to modifications):

 September 10, 2017 (Sunday): Arrival in Hong Kong, (optional) networking activities amongst fellow Canadian delegates

September 11, 2017 (Monday):

– Participation in the Belt and Road Summit


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

(Cost: standard Conference registration fee is US$300/PAX. Early bird ratebefore July 14, 2017 is US$240/PAX. A limited number of fully-sponsoredregistrationsofferedby HKCBA are available for “Canada-based” Canadian delegates, first-come-first-served.) 

Information on the Conference programme will be available from thefollowing web pagelater on: http://www.beltandroadsummit.hk/en/information_centre/programme.html

Business Matching Services

Interested delegates (Investors, Services Providers and Owners of Belt and Road Region projects) will be provided with pre-scheduled business matching meetings. In addition, thematic project presentation sessions will also be organized to facilitate networking and partnership building for delegates with common interest in such selected sectors as Transportation & Logistics, Energy & Resources, and Urbanization & Rural Development.More arrangement details will be announced later.

September 12, 2017(Tuesday): Optionalprogrammesin Hong Kong(complimentary) OR day trip to the Chinese Mainland (delegates to share the costs of the programme)

The Hong Kong programmes will showcase what Hong Kong has to offer as the Super Connector to the Belt and RoadInitiative and opportunities. These programmes will cover areas in infrastructural and railway development, logistics and supply chain management, maritime, and urban development. The day trip to the Chinese Mainland is designed to give participants a first-hand experience and understanding of the development of a major economic zone in China, and the co-operation synergies of it with Hong Kong under the Belt and Road Initiative. More details will be announced later.

 September 13, 2017 (Wednesday):

– Extended stay in Hong Kong for self-arranged activitiesOR Departure from Hong Kong

Travel Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for makingtheir respective air traveland hotel accommodationarrangements. For assistance, interested parties please contact ourmission travel agent: Janice Hung of Sogo Travel (based in Richmond Hill, Ontario), Tel: 905-707-1199, email: janice.sogo@rogers.com. In addition, a list of “Value for Money”hotel optionswill be available from the Summitwebsitelater on:


Registration to join this Mission

Pre-registration for this missionis necessary. For details, please contact Andrew Yui, Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council –Toronto Office, at Telephone: (416) 366-3594 or email: andrew.yui@hktdc.org