BCBC BBQ July 22 (few tickets left!)

The BCBC is organising our annual National Day Celebration.

Some of the items on the menu are:

Veggie platter, dips and olives
Smoke pork back ribs with honey, garlic or BBQ sauce
Jamaican jerk chicken
Asian pork chops
Garlic shrimp or fish
Side dish: corn, baked fingerling potato, mixed greens, Asian salad, wild rice salad
Dessert: “Chocomoes” served with Grand Marnier and berries. Fruit salad

There will be a kids menu for $12 consisting of a mini burger, a hot dog and a side dish.

We will be hosting this event at The Mooredale Sailing Club (8 Regatta Rd, Toronto, ON M5A) starting 4pm.

Drinks supplied courtesy of the Consulate of Belgium in Toronto.

$30 for members, $40 for non-members and $12 for kids.

Use the link below to buy tickets. Only 10 tickets left!

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Belgian Short “Moving Stories” well-received at Worldwide Short Film Festival

The Belgian entry to the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto earlier this month, MOVING STORIES, received the following citation during the Awards Ceremony:

“A lyrical takeoff into mysticism and poetry, image and sound are brought together in a new and evocative combination in MOVING STORIES the jury’s HONORABLE MENTION for BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT.”

Described as “an ethereal, cinematic and supremely striking homage to the romance of film and flight by combining stunning aerial stock footage with archival narration”, this short has also been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, and the Venice Film Festival.

Election of the board 2012-2013

Two-thirds of the outgoing board presented themselves as candidates for re-election, and a further two new candidates presented themselves for election.  In addition, we had a candidate for Honourary (Non-Voting) membership to the board. These were (Name, Organization Name):

–       Returning Candidates

  • Jan Carpentier, Katoen Natie
  • Elly De Winne, Royal LePage
  • Jacques Druart, Micro Industry Management Inc.
  • Christian Frayssignes, CF&A Consulting
  • Michael Green, AGFA Healthcare North America
  • Vincent van der Heijden, Advantage International
  • André van der Heyden, Grey House Publishing Canada
  • Peter van Praet, Cofely Services Inc. GDF Suez

–       New Candidates

  • Klaus Koeppen, CIBC World Markets
  • Pieter-Jan Michielsen, RBC Dexia Investor Services

–       Honourary (Non-Voting) Candidates

  • Mieke Pynnaert, Flanders Investment & Trade

the positions are:

–       President: Peter van Praet
–       Vice-President & Secretary: André van der Heyden
–       Treasurer: Elly De Winne
–       Assistant Treasurer: Klaus Koeppen
–       Eucocit Representative: Christian Frayssignes
–       Membership Secretary: Jacques Druart
–       Assistant Membership Secretary: Vincent van der Heijden
–       New Media Coordinator: Jan Carpentier
–       Events Coordinator: Pieter-Jan Michielsen

Multicultural Networking Event by Toronto Board of Trade June 27

The Toronto Region is home to one of the world’s most diverse and vibrant business
communities. Develop key connections and grow your business through an evening of casual networking and business development at the Japanese Canadian
Cultural Centre (JCCC), one of the world’s largest Japanese cultural centres.
This is your opportunity to connect with more than 150 prospects and potential
collaborators. Promote your business and profile while discovering new business
Join us for an exciting evening of culture, cocktails and connections. Visit bot.com/events

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto

Don’t forget your business cards!
$30 for BCBC members ($50 for non-members).
Register Now:
call 416.862.4500 and mention BCBC to receive the membership rate.

Toronto Board of Trade Networking event June 27 flyer

Annual General Meeting

Time and location:

Wednesday, June 13 – 5:30 p.m.
Café Nicole – Hotel Novotel Toronto
45 The Esplanade

$50 for members (please use below button)
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or $60 for non-members
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During the AGM the new Board of Directors will be elected. Join the Board and support the BCBC in its mission to be the platform for development of business opportunities.

For those past members who have not done so, we kindly request to renew your membership. We are also looking for new members to join the association. Please note that voting is reserved for members only.

Below a picture of last years AGM:

Becoming a member is easy, just go to the Membership page of this website.