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Fall BBQ
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15th in front of Richards Hall. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options, snacks, desserts and drinks. This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Canada Program, the Graduate Student Council, and the Graduate Dormitory Council.

Leonard Cohen Appreciation Night
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Monday, November 1st in the Dudley House Fireside Room (ground floor of Lehman Hall, near the Harvard T-stop). Leonard Cohen fans of all levels are invited to an evening of song, poetry, Canadian Jewish refreshments and a talk by Cohen expert Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. In true Cohen style, formal attire is recommended though not required.

October Canadian Meet-up
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21st at the Cambridge Queen's Head Pub (Loker Commons, below Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St.). It will be a casual evening of meeting other Canadians, and possibly forming some Canadian teams for the weekly trivia game at 8:00 p.m.! This is the first monthly meet-up of the year, which will be held every second-last Thursday of the month.

Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 11th at Dudley Dining Hall (Lehman Hall, near the Harvard T-stop). We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (with vegan and vegetarian options), along with signature Canadian dishes and desserts. This event is in collaboration with the MIT Canadian Club. Come baffle the Americans with some October turkey!

Fall Welcome BBQ
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th on the Richards Hall lawn, across from Harkness Commons.
We'll be serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options, snacks, and drinks. Come meet fellow Canadians on campus and get ready for another school year! This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs Canada Program, the Graduate Student Council, and the Graduate Dormitory Council.

Poutine Party
8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24th at the Queen's Head pub beneath Memorial Hall
Join us and the Harvard College Canadian Club for a night of french fries, gravy, and cheese curds and shock the Americans with our distinctive Canadian cuisine. This event is not for calorie counters!

Olympic Men's Hockey, Gold Medal Game
3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 28th in the Dudley House Games Room (3rd floor)
The Winter Olympics come to an explosive ending with the most popular game of the competition. For the past 50 years, the Canadians, Americans, Russians, Swedes, Finns and Czechs have totally dominated the medals. We'll keep you posted on the teams that make the final...let's hope it's Canada!

HGSCC Curling Bonspiel
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, 27 February 2010 at Petersham Curling Club
The HGSCC Executive is proud to announce the 11th Annual Curling Bonspiel! Whether you're a beginner or an expert, this will be a great opportunity to hone your curling skills. We will be curling in Petersham, about an hour and a half west of Cambridge. The fee of $25 includes transportation, curling lessons, curling matches, lunch and socializing! Canadians and friends of Canada welcome. If you can drive yourself and at least 3 others, you can go for free. We'll leave Harvard at 11:00 a.m., eat and curl from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., then drive back in time to watch the men's gold medal Olympic curling match at 6:00 p.m. in the Dudley Graduate Student Lounge.

To sign up for the event, you must email hgscc-owner@lists.hcs.harvard.edu with 2 things:
1. Your name
2. Whether you can drive to Petersham, and if so, how many people you can take with you.
We will email you back and let you know if you have a spot. Afterwords, to reserve your spot, you MUST drop off a cheque for $25 in the HGCSS mailbox on the 3rd floor of Dudley House (across from the offices) by Wednesday, February 24th. Cheques can be made out to "Harvard Graduate Student Canadian Club". If we don't get your money, we'll give your spot to someone on the waiting list.

Expatriate Tax Presentation
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 at 510 Gund Hall, 48 Quincy St. This event is co-hosted by Canada GSD and the MIT Canadian Club, and will cover the following topics:
- Canadian and US residency for tax purposes
- Tax filing requirements in Canada and the US for expatriates
- Tax planning for Canadian expatriates, either arriving or leaving Canada
- Ownership of property in Canada and the tax implications for Canadian non-residents
- Tax implications for the ownership of investments in Canada and abroad for Canadian non-residents
- US tax filing and reporting requirements

Guest speakers:
Arun (Ernie) Nagratha, CA, CPA (arun.nagratha@trowbridge.ca)

Ernie is a Canadian Chartered Accountant, specializing in expatriate taxation as it relates to Canadians living and working around the world. He has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-depth Taxation Program and is a current member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Ernie is also a U.S. Certified Public Accountant. He is a partner of Trowbridge Professional Corporation, an independent member firm of The Global Tax Network based in Toronto, Canada. You can contact Ernie at 416-214-7833 ext.102

Christopher Hall, CTA (chall@GTN.com)

Christopher is Managing Director of the New York office and has more than twelve years of experience in expatriate tax compliance and consulting. Having worked in the UK, Canada, and the U.S., Christopher has significant experience in a wide variety of expatriate related topics including Social Security, pensions, treaty application and planning, and compensation and policy issues. As an expatriate himself, he adds personal experience to the technical knowledge that relates directly to the challenges of making cross border moves. After receiving a BA (Honours) in Economics from the University of Leeds, Christopher began his career in the UK with Arthur Andersen. He is UK tax qualified and an Overseas Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in the UK. Prior to joining GTN, Christopher worked in Deloitte's expatriate tax practice in Toronto and New York for over nine years.

Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, 12 October 2009 at Dudley Dining Hall (Lehman Hall, right across from the Harvard T-stop in the Yard). This event is co-hosted by the MIT Canadian Club, and made possible by amazing volunteer chefs.
Cambridge may not understand the turkey fixation at this time of the year, but we know it's Thanksgiving when it's October. Join us for turkey with all the fixings and some pumpkin pie! Vegetarian/vegan options will be available.

Fall Welcome BBQ
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, 10 September 2009 on the Richards Hall lawn (across from Harkness Commons, in the GSAS dormitories). This event is generously funded by the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs Canada Program, with equipment provided by the Harvard Graduate Dormitory Council.
It's that time of the year again, and you're invited to more burgers, hot dogs, and Canadian goodness around the grill! Vegetarian options will be available.

Poutine Party
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 April 2009 at the Graduate Student Lounge (2nd floor mezzanine of Dudley House)
Get your poutine fix of the year! French fries, gravy and cheese curds will make it a very Canadian evening. This event is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council.

HGSCC 10th Annual Curling Bonspiel
1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, 7 February 2009 at the Petersham Curling Club
The cost of the trip is $20, or free if you can drive yourself and three other people! Space is limited to 29 people, so RSVP to hgscc-owner@lists.hcs.harvard.edu. The fee will cover curling equipment rentals, curling lessons, ice time for a few curling matches, and dinner. See you on the ice!

Canadian Movie Night Series
"Film night in Canada" is a monthly Harvard GSAS and GSC sponsored event celebrating Canadian film. Snacks and beverages will be available. All are welcome to attend!

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The Harvard Graduate Student Canadian Club and Graduate Student Council present,

Tales From the Gimli Hospital
Directed by Guy Maddin
Canada, 1988
72 minutes

7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at William James Hall, Rm 105

While their mother is dying in the modern Gimli, Manitoba hospital, two young children are told an important tale by their Icelandic grandmother about Ainar the lonely, his friend Gunnar, and the angelic Snjofrieder in a Gimli of old. (plot from IMDb)

Movie Review

Tales From the Gimli Hospital (1988)
July 28, 1989
Review/Film; 'Gimli Hospital,' Mock Saga Of Iceland
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Published: July 28, 1989

LEAD: What makes a movie qualify for midnight-cult status? Weirdness and eccentricity usually have something to do with it. And ''Tales From the Gimli Hospital,'' which plays Friday and Saturday nights at the Quad Cinema, is nothing if not weird and eccentric.

The 72-minute black-and-white film - made for only $25,000 - is not recommended to those who demand polished film making or clear-cut storytelling, but it might tickle filmgoers whose tastes run to elliptical movie parody.

Written and directed by Guy Maddin, a 31-year-old film maker in Winnipeg, ''Tales From the Gimli Hospital'' has a flickering expressionistic look and a scratchy soundtrack that is mostly music (old Icelandic songs and a little Wagner) with very sparse dialogue. Among the targets of this deadpan spoof are heavy-handed children's movies, Scandinavian historical documentaries, Hollywood silent films, and the avant-garde from Jean Cocteau to David Lynch's ''Eraserhead.''

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Many bits of seemingly surreal business supposedly draw on ancient Icelandic customs, like using oil squeezed from fish as a hair pomade, cleaning the face with straw, and sleeping under dirt blankets. They help to give this film a quasi-religious sense of portent. The film maker, who was born in Winnipeg, studied economics at the university there and has acted in a number of Canadian films and stage productions. Three years ago, he directed the 25-minute cult film ''The Dead Father.'' ''Tales From the Gimli Hospital,'' which took 18 months to complete, is his first feature film. It is a strange piece of work.


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Canadian Federal Elections Results Viewing
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 at the Cambridge Queen's Head (45 Quincy Street, underneath Memorial Hall).
Hosted by the Harvard Canadian Law Society in partnership with the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs Canada Program, HGSCC, CLS, the Harvard Canada Club, and the HBS Canada Club, monitor how your absentee vote weighed out in the grand scheme of things with friends and some pub fare.

Canadian Thanksgiving
6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 13th, 2008 at the Dudley House main dining hall (Lehman Hall in Harvard Yard, in the corner of the yard right across from the Harvard T stop).
Join Canadians for turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie at the real Thanksgiving.
We're going to need help roasting turkeys and preparing other dishes! Please contact us if you can lend us your culinary expertise.
This event is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council.

Fall Welcome BBQ
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27th, 2008.
Richards Hall lawn between Harkness Commons and the GSAS dormitories.
Canadians, non-Canadians, carnivores, omnivores and herbivores are all welcome!
This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs Canada Program.