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Kea Toronto Newsletter - July 2010

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Kea Toronto Newsletter - July 2010

Our thanks to our sponsors

In this issue...

Upcoming Events
Kea Toronto Pub Night
Business Function: CEO of Unilever Canada
Wine Tasting Event
New Zealand Whale Bones Exhibit
Annual Kea Toronto Christmas Dinner

Past Events
All Whites Game at Scallywags

Sponsor Profile
Hemingways Bar

Upcoming events
Kea Toronto Pub Night
Join us down at Hemingways after work for a casual, social night of a few drinks and a lot of fun.  We will be in ‘Kiwi Corner’, on the patio level (top bar), underneath the large Australia/New Zealand map/mural.

When: Wednesday July 21, 6pm onward.
Where: Hemingways Restaurant & Patio Bar, 142 Cumberland Street, Yorkville, Toronto.

Business Function: CEO of Unilever Canada
Christopher Luxon, a Kiwi who is the CEO of Unilever Canada, will be talking about his career, the challenges he faces, and give some strategies that we can all make use of.  Make sure you take this opportunity to meet and listen to one of our most successful New Zealand exports, as well as chat with other Kiwi business people living in and around Toronto.

When: September 8, 6.30pm
Where: Second Floor of Scallywags Bar, 11 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto (St Clair and Yonge).  
Cost: $10 per person

Wine Tasting Event
Robert Ketchin, Marketing Manager of Canada for New Zealand Winegrowers, has offered to host a wine tasting event for Kea members in October. This promises to be a great event as Robert is extremely knowledgeable about New Zealand wine and it will be a chance to sample the best New Zealand has to offer!

When: October
Where: TBA

New Zealand Whale Bones Exhibit
There is likely to be an exhibit on whales from Te Papa in Wellington at the Ontario Science centre in November 2010.  The exhibit is currently touring in the U.S.

Watch this space for more information!

Annual Kea Toronto Christmas Dinner
Our annual Christmas dinner will be held on Wednesday, December 1 at Hemingways.  Details are yet to be confirmed - mark your calendar!

Past Events
All Whites Game at Scallywags
An amazing performance by the All Whites in the Soccer World Cup! We had a great atmosphere at Scallywags with approx 15-20 Kiwis turning up to watch the three games. After the game against Italy, a few cars drove through Little Italy to celebrate the draw. There were also many more Kiwis at Scallywags that we didn't know, so please tell them about Kea Toronto next time you see them!


Sponsor Profile
Kea Toronto Sponsor - Hemingways Bar
Hemingways opened in 1980, with a small front patio and a restaurant bar on the main floor, and a licence for 100 people.  After many renovations and additions over the years, Hemingways is now licensed for over 500 people, employs over 100 people, and has three bars and four patios.  This includes a huge rooftop patio, misted in the summer and heated in the winter.

Hemingways is owned and founded by Martin McSkimming, who is originally from Waikiwi, which is four miles from Invercargill (and still the home of the Ranfurly shield).  Martin is a Chartered Accountant by training, but thought there would be more fun being in the restaurant business.  

Hemingways is open 11am to 2am every day of the year. Originally a well known hangout for advertising people, Hemingways is now popular with people of all ages and from all walks of life.  You will usually find a Kiwi or an Aussie to have a yarn to in one of the bars.  It is now well known both in New Zealand and Australia, and much of the decor will remind you of the Down-under roots of this establishment.  Hemingways hosts huge celebrations for Waitangi Day, Australia Day and Anzac Day every year and always has a huge turnout of Kiwis and Aussies.

Communicate with Kea Toronto
Communications between the Kea Toronto Board and Kea members is critical to the success of this chapter. We would love to hear what you have to say, and there are several options:

  • Suggestions of other local events Kea members may be interested in?
  • Other comments, questions? Contact Stuart Mulcahy, President of the Kea Toronto Board.

Did you know Kea Toronto has two online communities for members?
Facebook is our social networking area. Members can post photos & discussions on the 'wall'.
LinkedIn is our business networking area. Members can connect and share ideas on this site.

We look forward to hearing from you online!

Kea Toronto


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