Author Archives: Idalia Obregon

BCCTC Annual Open Golf Tournament ~ A Commonwealth Affair ~

June 21, 2017 at Clublink’s Station Creek, Gormley, Ontario Thanks to all who joined us this year, this time we had a Commonwealth affair golf tourney!. In partnership with St. George’s Society of Toronto, The Honourable Company of the Freemen of the City of London in North America and the Royal Commonwealth Society, avid golfers […]

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UK Election: What it means for the UK, Europe and Canada?

At the BCCTC event held at the downtown Toronto offices of Gowling WLG, the morning after the June 8 British parliamentary elections, HM Consul General in Toronto, Kevin McGurgan reported that the ruling Conservatives Party won only 318 seats and lost its majority in the House of Commons. He also shared other information with the 70 […]

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Pub Night with CERBA and the Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce

On April 25 we had another pub night with our friends from CERBA – Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association, on this occasion with the Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce as the 3rd partner. At a very crowded PJ O’Brien’s pub, our guests enjoyed another quite difficult quiz, the winners are the team of Tim Maloney, […]

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North American Indigenous Games – looking for volunteers

The North American Indigenous Games provides Indigenous youth, aged 13-19, an opportunity to showcase their heritage through 14 sports and cultural events. VOLUNTEER This event cannot run smoothly without the hard work and dedication of thousands of helping hands! The North American Indigenous Games are looking for over 2000 volunteers, including sport specialists, protocol, medal […]

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The UK, Article 50 and EU negotiations

  Message from Kevin McGurgan OBE | British Consul-General Toronto and Director General Department for International Trade in Canada ” Many of you will have received a lot of information today about the UK’s formal notice to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. My intention is to […]

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Our First Commonwealth Reception

The British Canadian Chamber of Trade & Commerce in association with The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto hosted the first British Commonwealth Day celebration in Toronto at the Marché Restaurant in downtown Toronto on March 21. Tom O’Carroll BCCTC’s Vice President Central opened the evening with words of greeting to an enthusiastic audience that included […]

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Women in Business

For our Women in Business event the BCCTC hosted 7 associations and chambers of commerce, representing a global community, at Artworld Fine Art Gallery in Etobicoke for a celebration of Women in Business, from entrepreneurs to CEOs, with 170+ women & men. The evening featured a colourful, vibrant showcase of the Chambers’ talents alongside wonderful food, wine […]

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The basics of exporting: a step-by-step guide

The idea of exporting can be bewildering. For a step-by-step how-to guide, ExportWise attended Invest Ottawa’s “The Basics of the Exporting Process” delivered by Christian Sivière, a trade expert with Solimpex Montréal & Ottawa. Christian Sivière In 2010, following a 30-year career in international freight-forwarding, Christian Sivière founded Solimpex, an import-export consultancy. He helps SMEs grow […]

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Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

This Commonwealth Day, a baton will set out from Buckingham Palace and begin a long and extraordinary journey. Over the next twelve months, the Baton will visit people living in the nations and territories of our Commonwealth family in every continent and ocean. Carried on its way by thousands of people of all ages and […]

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Laura Fernandez

Laura Fernandez, musician and host of Jazz FM, will be performing and MC tonight. What is your experience of a glass ceiling? I have generally found myself in male dominated careers and have found that I have had to work very hard in order to be taken seriously but I have been blessed to have […]

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