The Belgians In Canada series allows BCBC (Belgian Canadian Business Chamber) members to share the key elements of their success.
In addition to the immediate benefits of the presentation, the goal is to foster an exchange of ideas and mutually-beneficial assistance between Belgian organizations.
Presenting: “Belgian Treasurers Entrepreneurs” Date: TBA
Belgians In Canada’s speakers will share their business stories, challenges and adventures. They will also provide advice and tips to those interested in being entrepreneurs, especially in the business of Belgian products! Continue reading
The Belgian, British and Dutch chambers kindly invite you to our first Royal Afternoon Tea at the Windsor Arms. Did you know that multiple European royals have their birthdays in the month of April?
In order to celebrate those birthdays the Belgian, British and Dutch chamber come together for an elegant afternoon of indulgence of tea. There will be a variety of teas, both savoury and sweet bites as well as a glass of sparkling wine. Click here for our Afternoon tea menu
So let’s celebrate the birthdays of King Philippe (Filip), Queen Elizabeth, and King Willem Alexander at the Windsor Arms Hotel.
Registration for this event is $60. Everyone is welcome to register ~ click here.
Date / time: April 27th, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St. Thomas Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E7
Our partners from the Alliance Française are organizing a concert with a Famous Belgian pianist.
The 6th person who presents themselves coming from the BCBC will win a free ticket!
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: SCANDAL AND MYSTERY OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH
For 20 years, Belgium pianist Olivier de Spiegeleir has travelled the world performing his “commentated recitals”, an original and enjoyable formula. During this concert, the pianist will celebrate the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death. Known as “Claude of France”, the revolutionary musician’s “scandalous” and mysterious creative liberty embodied the musical revolution of the twentieth century.
Get your tickets here : https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/concerts/debussy-concert-spiegeler-en
- Date: March 23 at 8:00 pm
- Location: Spadina Theatre
BCBC Vice-Presidents André van der Heyden & Christian Frayssignes with Their Majesties King Philippe & Queen Mathilde of Belgium; The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research, Innovationan and Science; and His Excellency Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Foreign Affairs
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited Toronto during an historic State Visit to Canada. Amidst the Centennial Celebrations of key battles of the Great War which laid the groundwork for a lasting relationship between Canada and Belgium, Their Majesties are leading a delegation of nearly 200 of Belgium’s senior political, business, and academic figures on a visit which started in Ottawa before heading to Toronto, and finishing in Montreal. After visiting with Ontario dignitaries at Queen’s Park, Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science hosted the delegation at MaRS, with a showcase of some of the incubator’s Rising Stars, followed by a networking luncheon and several presentations.
Their Majesties visiting the Showcase at MaRS
Queen Mathilde also received a tour of nearby SickKids Hospital from Dr. Luc Mertens, Head of Pediatric Echocardiography and long-time member of the BCBC.
The Belgian Monarchy has released a website dedicated to information on their upcoming State Visit to Canada in mid-March. Aside from details on the program, available information includes information on the participants, the activities and economic information on Belgium and trade with Canada.
The Governor General of Canada has announced a visit by Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians this coming March. In addition to Their Majesties and several Ministers of the Belgian Federal Government, a number of senior executives representing a variety of Belgian companies with activities in Canada will be in attendance. We’re pleased to be working with the Belgian Diplomatic Corps to organize various activities during this visit, of which we will be posting details on our website.
Dear Members and Friends,
As we start off 2018, I have the pleasure to share with you the highlights of a very busy and successful 2017 for the BCBC. For the third year in a row, we have held a significant number of high-caliber events, and have continued to build on new initiatives to serve you better.
We have continued to seek out new partnerships adding Nourish Food Marketing and the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) to our repertoire of partners, and we continue to explore several exciting opportunities. We have also engaged in a number of activities with our various partners this year, including supporting Brussels Airlines in the inaugural North American edition of their Bike 4 Africa charity fundraiser. Please visit our website to find out the great benefits these partnerships can offer you. Continue reading
Thank you to our sponsors, donors, and friends throughout the Belgian community in the GTA, our 3rd Annual Saint Nicolas Fundraiser benefiting the Labatt Family Heart Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) was a great success. For the third year in a row, we’ve managed to beat our previous year’s record, raising $1800 for SickKids Foundation. The continued success of this annual fundraiser is thanks to the participation of our friends and the generous donations from our sponsors!
“Because of the support SickKids receives from this event and community initiatives like it, important advances have been made in child health research, new life-saving medical equipment has been purchased for our clinics and operating rooms, and our young patients continue to receive the best care that science, technology, and compassion have to offer.” Brianne Fodey, SickKids Foundation
Please accept our deepest gratitude.
BCBC Organizing Team
Civic Theatres Toronto, Le Papillon on Front Restaurant, Hot House Restaurant and Bar, Théâtre Français de Toronto, OWIT, Hemingway’s Restaurant and Patio, Whitehouse Meats, Nadège Cédras Events & Gifts, Leo Baduria Artisan Baker.
Click here to see all pictures of Saint Nicolas 2017: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MMRzC1qVqrDcJtlB3