BCBC members get members’ discounts to all events hosted by EUCCAN and EUCCAN Member Organizations:

September – December 2018

Toronto Wolfpack host Toulouse Olympique
Sep 15 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday September 15th Toronto Wolfpack host Toulouse Olympique at Lamport Stadium, aka “the Den”in a crucial postseason clash (K.O. 12:30pm). History will be made as a French team visits a Canadian team in a UK League for the first time. 

To mark this occasion the Wolfpack are throwing an International Celebration Game. As a valued member of the Belgian Canadian Business Chamber you can experience the game for free thanks to an exclusive Free Ticket Pack Offer

In order to redeem your Tickets visit and email us to get the code and select up to 4 Free Tickets.

The code is valid for 4 tickets with numbers limited on a first come first served basis. If anyone has issues redeeming the code, please email

Pub Night with the Brits, the Dutch, the Bulgarians & the Irish
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Belgian Canadian Business Chamber

In partnership with


British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce


Canadian Netherlands Business and Professional Association Inc



Canada Bulgaria Business Chamber



Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce Toronto



Invite you for an evening of business networking in a comfortable setting – a pub. Join us for dinner or just for the networking:

  • Networking Tickets (include networking and 1 drink of your choice): Members of any of the associations listed above $20, Non-Memb $30
  • Dinner tickets (include dinner, networking and 1 drink of your choice): Members of any of the associations listed above $45, Non-Memb $60

Get your tickets here

You may choose your dinner from the pub’s dinner menu, and your choice of house red or white wine, beer on tap of any kind, or any mixed drink using our bar rail.

Cash bar available ~ All rates include HST ~ We will have door prizes!!!

Location: PJ O’Brien’s Pub ~ 39 Colborne St, Toronto

All guests will have the opportunity to participate in our business card raffle and win bottles of wine, beer, or special gifts donated by our partners. Note: only one entry per guest.

OWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Get Your Early Bird Ticket for OWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment

  • WhenWednesday, September 19, 2018
  •  5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • LocationToronto Board Of Trade 77 Adelaide St W Toronto, ON M5X 1C1 Canada

Be sure to mark off the evening of September 19th for our Annual Awards Gala in Toronto to honour the winners and to network with other like-minded professionals in the global trade arena. Our theme this year is “Enhancing global trade through women’s economic empowerment”, with a fireside chat featuring these dynamic, accomplished women in impressive leadership roles:


Director of the International Law Research Program, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Oonagh established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law. She has spearheaded innovative CIGI initiatives on women’s economic empowerment, including a conference at the World Trade Organization (WTO). She has extensive experience as a senior executive in the federal government, providing legal policy, advisory and litigation services, and strategic leadership in international law, national security, public law, human rights and governance.


Founder/Director, Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute


Professor Information Technology Management

Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada’s leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes and diversity. She is coauthor of the bestseller “Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park,” and is the founder of Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute. She has dedicated her work to leading projects aimed at promoting the participation and advancement of underrepresented groups. She was selected in 2013 as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence and in 2010 as one of 25 Transformational Canadians by The Globe and Mail, La Presse and CTV.


President, Bay Communications & Marketing Inc

Founder and VP, International of OWIT-Toronto

An advocate for women exporters, Susan is an authority on international trade, women’s entrepreneurship and diversity. She is a prolific writer and speaker on women’s economic empowerment, most recently presenting at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. She is a senior consultant with Grow Trade Consulting and is also the Ontario rep for TFO (Trade Facilitation Office) Canada. She served on the Minister of International Trade’s SME Advisory Board (2008-11) and provides stakeholder input for OWIT in consultations on free trade agreements, including the NAFTA renegotiation. She has been honoured with international awards, including the TIAW World of Difference 100 Award which recognizes 100 women worldwide for contributing to women’s economic empowerment.

 Early Bird Tickets Sale

Reserve your spot today for this always high-energy,

inspirational evening and take advantage of our early-bird rate.

 Place: Toronto Region Board of Trade
77 Adelaide Street West,
Toronto. ON M5X 1C1
 Date: September 19th
 Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Early bird:  CAD$99      (deadline: Aug 17th)    
OWIT, Students & Partners:  CAD$110
Members:  CAD$110
Non-Members:  CAD$125

Note: dietary restrictions should be indicated in advance. 

Please email us with your specifications at:

Francophonie en Fête
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – Sep 29 @ 10:00 pm

Francophonie en Fête unveils its program for our Annual Francophone Music Festival which runs Sept 20-29 2018. 

The 13th edition of the Francophonie en Fête Festival is a week-long celebration including two full weekends of the francophone diversity that Toronto enjoys, brought together on stages across Toronto in a series of free and paid concerts. Through the Festival period an in-school educational program will be delivered to French-language schools across Toronto.

Check the website for the performance schedule and details:

CETA Celebrations in Canada
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A Celebration of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Save the date, it is CETA’s first year anniversary!
On September 21, 2017 The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement was provisionally implemented, reinforcing the relationship and common ground between Canada and the European Union.
On this occasion, EUCCAN is organizing a series of four events across Canada to honor the arrangement that is now recognized as the most progressive and inclusive free trade agreement to ever be signed.
EUCCAN is pleased to announce the dates of these events are as follow:

This event will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 5:30PM – 8:00PM at the offices of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP located at: Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400, Toronto, ON M5H 4E3.

CETA celebration in Vancouver will be taking place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 4:00PM – 7:00PM at the offices of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP located at: 1200-200 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6.

This event will take place on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM at the offices of Borden Ladner Gervais Located at: Centennial Place, East Tower 1900, 520 – 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 0R3.

This event will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 3:00PM – 6:00PM at the offices of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP located at: 1000 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, Suite 900 Montréal, QC H3B 5H4.

Speaker information and further details will be updated on this page as soon as they become available.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there to celebrate this special occasion!


No Frites Night Sept 25
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 There is no Frites Night this month, see you next month!

Brussels Expo – Salon de l’Alimentation
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm

Salon de l’Alimentation
The biggest covered market in Belgium

13 – 21 October 2018 ~

Meet more than 115,000 buyers !

 The 89th edition of the « Salon de l’Alimentation » is a big covered
market with restaurants, where small craftsmen’s work meets
products entertainment !
 Salon de l’Alimentation is a large exhibition representing multiple
 Gastronomy (restaurants, bars, food trucks, traditional booths,…)
 Fashion, jewelry, beauty products,…
 Home decoration and living
 Craftsmen’s from all over the world (Senegal, Japan, Morocco, Vietnam,…)
 Demonstration (championship of apprentice bakers, cooking shows,…)
 9 days including 2 weekends – no conflict with the school holidays
 National Fair with a strong media plan: radio, daily press, free

Salon de l’Alimentation > facts :

 This popular national event held in Brussels welcomed:

 115,000 visitors in 9 days (2017)
 280 Belgian and foreign exhibitors

 35,000 sqm of exhibition space – 4 halls
 Average purchase of 80€/visitor
 Target group: (shoppers who want to discover and test new artisanal products)

 Couples and groups of 50+ weekdays
 Families on the weekends
 58% Women


Frites Night Oct 30
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The Monthly Event of the Belgian Community

Frites Night is a monthly event organized by the Belgian Community that is open to all, that allows you to network in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people, or just have a good time with friends!

We’re looking forward to have amazing food & beer with you!

  • Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Please register – The event is free, but this gives us an idea how many people to expect!


Each month Frites Night gives you the chance to win prizes through its many partners, such as Tickets for concerts & various plays | Belgian beers | Dinner at a restaurant, Belgian chocolate | Free event & membership at the Belgian Canadian Business Chamber | etc.

More information:

EUCCAN: Workshop for EU Business Community: Achievements & Challenges of CETA Implementation
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the European Chamber of Commerce in Canada invite you to contribute to full day of high-level discussions on the current business cooperation between the EU and Canada supported by the implementation of CETA.This interactive, EU funded event, will bring together a diversity of industry representatives and established Euro/Canadian networks, to provide and exchange insightful information on the implementation of CETA, its achievements and challenges.

Thursday, 8th November 2018

10:00 – 11:00 Part I – CETA Implementation: achievements and challenges
11:15 – 12:30 Part II – European Business Experiences: 1 year after CETA preliminary application
13:30 – 15:00 Part III – Focus Group Sessions: standardisation, intellectual  property rights and labour mobility under CETA.
15:10 Networking reception

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP office, East Tower, Bay Adelaide Centre, 22 Adelaide St W #3400, Toronto

This Workshop is part of the wider outreach program under the ‘CETA Market Access Program for EU Business’ which aims to enable and expand a sustainable information sharing network amongst EU stakeholders.

This event is being organized by the contractor DEVELOPMENT Solutions Europe Limited and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP as part of the EU funded CETA Market Access Program for EU Business.

Saint Nicolas Fundraiser
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for our 4th annual Saint Nicolas Fundraiser supporting the Labatt Family Heart Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). We are pleased to once again team up with our dear friend and member Dr. Luc Mertens, head of the Echo Station and Cardiac Services. This initiative will contribute to important advances in child health research.proceeds

Thursday December 6, 2018 from 6 to 9 PM at the Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Rd, in Toronto.


Save the date! ~ Tickets will be on sale soon ~


Thanks to all who joined us the last few years, we collected and donated $2,000+  to the Labatt Family Heart Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Below a picture of the BCBC giving the big cheque!

Fund Raising Event for Sick Kids Hospital Nov.24th 2015 (24)





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