Upcoming Events

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

Canadian Royal Heritage: Awards Gala Evening
May 5 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm





Canadian Royal Heritage      Awards Gala Evening


14 Elm St, Toronto (west off Yonge St, two blocks north of Dundas St); 5:45 p.m. reception; 7:15 p.m. dinner

“Celebrating The Queen’s Blue Sapphire Anniversary 

and the 150th Anniversary of Confederation”

guest speaker

Michael Burns, CEO, The Invictus Games

Display of the Mohawks’ Queen Anne Silver

courtesy of 

Chief Donald Maracle, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Presentation of Canadian Royal Heritage Awards

$130 (individual); $225 (patron); $740 (sponsor)

Three course meal

Choice of roast chicken, grilled salmon or vegetarian entrée

Glass of wine or soft drink included with dinner

Silent Auction – Door Prizes – Cash Bar Reception

Dress: Black tie with miniatures, mess dress or business attire

Michael Burns

Michael Burns is CEO of Invictus Games – Toronto 2017. The Games, founded by HRH Prince Harry, are the largest international competition featuring ill and injured soldiers from more than seventeen nations.

Burns took a leave of absence from his role as Vice-President, Corporate Development of AudienceView to head up the 2017 Invictus Games. Prior to that he was President of Thornmark Asset Management and President of Clearsight Wealth Management Inc. Burns is co-founder of the True Patriot Love Foundation, which supports Canada’s military, veterans and their families by funding programmes for mental health, physical rehabilitation, career transition and family services.

In June 2016, Canada’s Governor General, on behalf of the Queen, awarded Burns the Meritorious Service Cross for this work with military families. In 2012, he was awarded the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service, the military’s highest honour for a civilian. That year, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, honouring significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. In 2010, he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

Burns is on the Board of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research. He is Chair of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation Board (formerly the Toronto East General Hospital Board Foundation). He successfully led the team that the secured the Garrons’ $50 million donation, the largest gift ever made to a Canadian community-teaching hospital, matching the largest gift ever to any hospital in Canada. He is also on the Board of two world-class venues: Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall.

Queen Anne Silver

The Queen Anne Silver was originally given to the Mohawks by Queen Anne in 1711 and housed in the Mohawk Chapel at Fort Hunter in modern New York State. The Silver was comprised of eight items of communion plate. The Mohawks were loyal allies of King George III in the American Revolution and, after the revolution, resettled in Ontario at the Bay of Quinte (Tyendinaga) and on the Grand River. The Silver was divided between the two territories with four pieces going to the Grand River and three going to Tyendinaga. One piece had been lost in the move to Canada. The three at Tyendinaga are a chalice, a flagon and a footed paten. A second chalice was given to the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte by Queen Elizabeth II in 1984. They are housed at Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawks (Christ Church). In 2004 the chapel was elevated by the Queen from a royal chapel to the higher status of a chapel royal, of which there are only six.

Canadian Royal Heritage Trust – Friday 5th May 2017 Gala


The Canadian Royal Heritage Trust is a registered charity. The gala is a fund-raising event and a charitable receipt for income tax purposes will be issued for a portion of payments. A receipt can only be provided to a person issuing a cheque or cash to the Trust. If ordering for a group, include a separate cheque from each individual who is to receive a tax receipt and include an address for each receipt to be mailed.

Category Payment Number Amount

Individual $ 130       X_____=$ __________

Patron $ 225       X _____ = $ __________

(mention in programme, preferred seating, reception drink)

Dinner Sponsor $ 740       X _____ = $ __________

(tax receipt for full payment, one dinner, mention in

programme, preferred seating, reception drink)

Student sponsorship donation (tax receipt for full amount) = $ __________

Payment:   = $ __________


(1) chicken (2) salmon (3) vegetarian

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Receipt(s) to be sent to: Name __________________________________________

(include additional names

and addresses on back of Address ________________________________________

order form if necessary)

City ____________  Province ________  Code _________

Telephone ______________  Email __________________

Note: Tickets will not be mailed but orders will be confirmed by email or telephone.

Mail this form with payment to: The Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, P.O. Box 1332, Station Toronto K., 2708 Yonge St, Toronto, Ont.   M4P 3J4

To pay by credit card or PayPal go to the CRHT website www.crht.ca, click on the Donate button on the home page and follow the payment instructions.

The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America – 38th Annual Dinner
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Honourable Company of Freemen
of the City of London of North America

38th Annual Dinner 
at The National Club
303 Bay Street, Toronto 

Friday May 5th, 2017

Guest of Honour:
Kevin McGurgan, OBE
HM Consul General and Director-General for
UK Trade and Investment in Toronto

6:30 pm: Reception with the first drink donated by
Roger McMillan then a Cash Bar

7:30 pm: Dinner with wine donated by PM Ken Foxcroft, PM John Bishop
PM Tom O’Carroll & PM John Welch

Dress: Formal or Business Suits (with miniatures)

Price: $130.00 – Members & Spouses
$140 – Guests

To reserve and guarantee your tickets please email: events@freemenlondon.org,
with your name and the number of tickets you require.

Please mail your cheques, made payable to:
The Honourable Company of Freemen, to Ishrani Jaikaran
Suite 709 – 2662 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON, M8X 2Z7
or by Interac e-Transfer payment to

The Transatlantic Conference
May 10 @ 9:00 am – May 11 @ 7:00 pm


0 – 11 MAY 2017         Click here to register

Promoting a robust dialogue between the United States and United Kingdom, the British-American Business Council draws upon the thought leadership of its 2,000 member companies across 22 Chapter cities between North America and the United Kingdom.  Following the most recent Conferences in New York and London, the 2017 Transatlantic Conference will be held in Chicago on 10-11 May 2017.


The two-day Conference will explore the 2017 theme “
Navigating the New World,” focusing upon evolving opportunities as the United States, Canada, and Europe absorb changes in the realities of economies, trade, borders, and governance.

Participate in the online thought leadership platform during the 4 months before the Conference.

Engage in meaningful networking with senior business, government and academic participants from across many industries and regions.



        Opening Cocktail Reception    10 May  Shedd Aquarium
        Conference   11 May      Cathedral Room of the University Club
        Gala Dinner  11 May      Terzo Piano Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
                14th Annual British Consul General Awards, celebrating leadership in US-UK commerce
                PJ O’Rourke  after-dinner Speaker

Enjoy the culture of a beautiful City which well exceeds its 
Urbs in Horto motto.
Click here to register

British-American Business Council, Chicago
200 West Superior Street▪ Suite 410 ▪ Chicago, Illinois 60654 USA


Global Aerospace, Defence & Security Innovation Showcase
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / 30th May 2017

This event is open to cutting edge innovative advanced manufacturing, defence and security technology companies and cyber security solution providers, Government, Research and Development Organizations and Academia. This defence and security innovation showcase event will include briefing sessions, exhibition area and networking event. Learn about current Canadian and international business and funding opportunities, connect with defence and security procurement officials / customers and meet with potential international clients and partners. Further details available upon request. Please contact bernadette@btiglobalinnovation.com for more information and to register.

Further details are also available online: http://www.btiglobalinnovation.com/innovation-showcase.html


Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada 2017 National Commonwealth Conference
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – Jun 4 @ 9:00 pm

Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada
2017 National Commonwealth Conference

Edmonton, Alberta
June 1-4, 2017

Featuring guest speakers:

James Skinner, CANZUK

Ian Taylor, Edmonton United Services Institute
Maureen Dolyniuk, Chief Archivist of the Hudson’s Bay Company
Caroline Saunders, British Consul-General in Edmonton
Ted Byfield, Journalist
Nolan Crouse, Mayor of the city of St. Albert
Dr. Ken Munro, Historian, Monarchist League

Registration form attached.

Special Early Bird Deadline: April 1, 2017

Final deadline: May 20, 2017


Please contact:

Joe Zasada
RCS Edmonton Branch

e-mail: RCSTorontoHQ@gmail.com
Facebook: Commonwealth Matters
Twitter: @RCSToronto
Website: www.rcs.ca

Copyright © 2017 The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto


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
    Commonwealth Garden Party
    Sunday, August 13, 2017



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