As a proud Canadian, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Canada Week is about to begin in Phoenix.
It seems that this year organizers made arrangements with Mother Nature to make it a little more realistic with the freezing weather that has hit the Valley the past couple of nights.
Canada Week runs from February 5th to 12th. It promotes cultural, social, business, trade and other ties between Arizona and Canada.
The events are NOT just for Canadians, but they are a great opportunity to meet some of my compatriots, learn something new about you great northern neighbor and congratulate us again on our Olympic Gold Medal hockey victory!
Great Canadian Picnic
The highlight of the week is the 59th annual Great Canadian Picnic that will be held Saturday at South Mountain Park. (10919 S. Central Ave) starting at 10 am.
Events will include food (Coffee Crisp’s anyone?), live music (Featuring jack Johnson) and games (including a snowshoe relay on real snow!). The event is FREE, but guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to help support the food bank. More details.
Can-Am Cup Golf Tournament
Another event of interest to many Phoenix residents and snowbirds alike is the week ends with the Can-Am Golf Cup Tournament at the Aguila Championship Golf Course 8440 S. 35th Ave at Baseline. Registration starts at 7:15 am,and there will be a shotgun start at 8:00 am. The format is a 4-person Scramble.
There is a $70.00 entry fee that includes: green fees, golf cart, range balls, lunch and chances to win great prizes! Mulligans sold separately. Proceeds will help Phoenix’s Youth Ambassador Exchange Program and Calgary’s young burn survivors stay in Arizona’s Camp Courage. More information and registration for the Can-Am.
There will also be a Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG) forum on trade with Canada on Monday, February 7th at ASU’s SkySong center in Scottsdale. The event will focus Canadian & Arizona businesses and how they impact each other.
Canada is Arizona’s second largest trading partner (after Mexico).
More info: www.canadianpicnic.com