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Tuesday, January 13 in
11:00 A.M. Registration
International Business Luncheon of the New
Ahead: Executive Summary and Outlook 2009"
Venue: New Word Hotel
Saigon, 76 Le Loi, Q. 1, HCMC
by: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (CanCham)
Co-Hosted by: AmCham, AusCham,
BBGV, EuroCham, HKBAV, MBC, Nordcham, SBG
be CanCham's fourth annual "The Year Ahead" event! As
the first international biz luncheon each New Year it attracts a strong
attendance (200 attendees last year). Well-known guest speakers from a
variety of business sectors including Banking, Investment, Law, Market Research
and Real Estate & Property will again provide their outlooks for trends,
expectations and challenges for the coming year.
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Howarth, General Manager, Intel
Products Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer
and Co-Founder, VinaCapital Group
Director, TSN Vietnam
& CEO, HSBC Vietnam
Director, CB Richard Ellis (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.
Cost: CanCham and Co-Host Members, USD35.
each; Non-Members, USD45. each; includes presentations and full
Special Prize for
Vietnam will kindly donate a copy of its brand-new
TNS Pink Pages Marketing Book of facts & figures about Vietnam consumer
trends---to be won by some astute attendee! This
224-page business tool and reference bible will normally be priced at
USD100. with proceeds being donated to support the UNICEF Vietnam Provincial Child
Fund. (Or you can buy your own office
or gift copy by contacting Ralf.Matthaes@tns-global.com .)
Wednesday, January 14 in
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Joint International New Year Networking Drinks
Cage, 3A Ton Duc Thang (between the Legend Hotel Saigon
and Ngo Van Nam street), Q. 1, HCMC; telephone 3910 7053
Organized by: AmCham, AusCham,
Co-Hosted by: CanCham, HKBAV,
All are welcome to attend this
first social-biz-networking night of the New Year!
will be served! 1/ Fried Seafood Sushi, Washabi
Soya Sauce 2/
Crispy Stuffed Pumpkin Flower, Sweet & Sour Sauce 3/ Vietnamese Spring Roll,
Traditional Fish Sauce 4/ Deep-Fried Wonton, Sweet &
Sour Sauce 5/
Crab Meat on Crispy Rice 6/ Grilled Beef Mustard Leave
Roll, Washabi Soya Sauce 7/ Roasted Duck Roll, Black Bean
Drink prices: - Beer
(Budweiser) VND30.000 - Wine VND60.000 - Spirits
and Cocktails: VND40.000
Sunday, January 18 in
Registration at 8:00
A.M. Run Starts
at 9:00 A.M.
1st Annual Central Coast Terry Fox Charity Run
for Cancer Research in Danang-Quang Nam
Venue: The Montgomerie Links Golf
Course, Dien Ban, Quang Nam (just outside Danang on the way to Hoi
Supported by: Canadian Consulate General
Growing every year---thanks to you and millions of
participants around the world! And now, for the
first time, being held in Central Vietnam by The Montgomerie Links Golf
Course! Vietnam's Terry Fox Runs are now No.
3 on the international list of "TFRs" in terms of numbers of
participants and in the top ten on the "revenue by country"
More than 2,000
participants, athletes and non-athletes, are expected to participate and
pay tribute to Terry Fox, who died in 1981 after a four-year battle with
cancer. After losing his leg to cancer at the age of 18 Terry
began his famous "Marathon of Hope"---his run across Canada raise money for
Monies raised will go to cancer research.
There will be a
4-kilometer run/walk around the golf course.
Canadian Consul General Bill Johnston says, "For keen golfers, there's also the
prospect of teeing it up at Vietnam's newest world-standard links
course." Why not arrive on Saturday, January 17 and enjoy
some golf too?
There is no fee to participate though Registration is requested
and the minimum suggested pledge is USD3 (VND50.000) per person. Donations
are encouraged---and everyone is welcome!
Registration, Information, Company
Team Registration Opportunities, Raffle Prize Donations, etc.:
Montgomerie Links Golf Course
for more information and
Registration Forms: Ms. Truong
Hoang Uyen Ly, Administration Coordinator, telephone 0510 3941 942 or 0984289201, fax 0510
3941 940, e-mail email@example.com
. Jon Tomlinson, Montgomerie Links General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 21 in HCMC
Saigon Single Malt Club (SSMC)
Dinner Gathering & Bourbon Night
Venue: Bourbon Street
Restaurant, 123 Le Loi, Q. 1, HCMC
Calling all Single Malt
Lovers! Pouring both Whisky and Whiskey for those with eclectic tastes.
Special Note from Treasurer Jim
Echle: "Many of you may not know
that we have a very nice collection of Bourbon in the SSMC chest which we will bring to
Bourbon Street Restaurant. Come join the fun, as the restaurant may have to
Cost: There's a
one-time membership fee to join the SSMC, plus a set charge for the
drinks each evening. Dinner is extra for those who choose to stay.
Please RSVP in advance. Contact Jim Echle at email@example.com or William Marshak at William.Marshak@mail.doc.gov .
Choir of HCMC News:
From Allyson Keane, here's an
update: "Following on from the success of the recent “Annie Get Your Gun”
performances, the International Choir of
now planning something completely different for 2009. The choir starts back at
rehearsal on Monday 5 January, and will be looking for new members for soprano,
alto, tenor and bass positions. Men are in short supply, so any male
singers are particularly welcome!
The choir may be singing in a Puccini concert with the HBSO and
a guest conductor in late February at the opera
house, and a concert featuring the music of Haydn in June is also planned, which may be of interest to anyone that
particularly likes singing classical music!
Auditions are required for brand new members, a
simple process to put you in the right part (S,A,T or B) that can be done at
rehearsal at the British International School, 43-45 Tu Xuong St,
District 3 (basement canteen area!) starting 7.30 pm Monday 5 Jan, 2009.
Just turn up about 7.00pm on the night if you need an
Contact Brian Riedlinger, Choir Director, at 0909283670 for
more details or see www.hcmcchoir.com
Sunday, January 25 to
Thursday, January 29 throughout
(Vietnamese Lunar New Year
The Year of the Water
Buffalo ("Ky Suu") begins! Chuc mung Nam
Friday, February 20 to Sunday, March 1 in HCMC and Mui
I can't easily summarize what the
irrepressible and intrepid Saigon
Players will be up to next, so I'm repeating all (almost all)
the bumpf (no disrespect intended!) I've received,
most of you may already know, Ciarna and I are re-vamping the various
sketches from the past 3 'Missed-ed SaiGon' shows – as well as adding a few new
After considering the time restraints of most people, it
seems that trying to put a show on over the holiday season is like banging
your head against the wall. So we will change. As you know – change is
inevitable (except from vending machines), so we have decided to target
performance during the weekend of Feb 20/09 and the following weekend, end
of Feb/March. One of those weekends will be in Mui Ne
at "Joe's - The Arts Cafe" and one will be in
Anyone who is interested and willing to commit should know
that rehearsals will be held between Wed. Feb 4th to Wed. Feb
Email me if interested at
Emily and Ciarna"
If you want an
opportunity to try out your thespian talents or just help out backstage,
contact Emily (above e-mail address) or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Saturday, February 21 in
6:30 P.M. to 12:00
Venue: Official Residence of the
Canadian Consul General, #4 Cherry Blossom Road, APSC
("BP") Compound, P. Thao Dien, Q. 2,
Organized by: Canadian
Consulate General in HCMC
A night of
Canadian music, food, drink and fun---and all proceeds go to charity,
targeting Rose Charities Vietnam.
In February, 2008, "Canada Rocks", attracted
more than 300 guests for an
evening of Canadian cuisine and rock and roll. This year, "Canada Carnival" will pay tribute
to Canada's 15 winter
carnivals along with the well-known Mardi Gras
and Rio Carnival
to one of Saigon's hottest
ex-pat rock and roll
bands, "Ten Dollar Bill" (famed for its Terry Fox Run
performance and featuring Canadian Consul
General Bill Johnston on
and Advance Tickets: Contact Mr. Tran Van Phuoc at the
Canadian Consulate General, telephone 3827 9899, e-mail email@example.com
Thursday, February 26 in
BBGV "St. David's Day
Caravelle Hotel, 19 Cong truong Lam Son, Q. 1,
Wales' National Day is
celebrated in glorious fashion once again!
Saturday, February 28 in HCMC
Wine & Food Festival 2009"
Information and Sponsor
Opportunities: Contact Mary Wong, New Zealand Trade and
Enterprise at (08) 3822 6907-Extension 13 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 7 in
Taipei International School, Phu My Hung (Saigon
South), Q. 7, HCMC
by: Saigon Children's Charity
Sponsorship and Team
Opportunities and Advance Ticket
Reservations: Saigon Children's Charity, telephone (08) 3930
3502; contact Ms. Hoa, email@example.com , mobile 0903995850
or Ms. Chinh, firstname.lastname@example.org , mobile
Saturday, April 4 in
AusCham's "Australia Day Charity Event
Venue: Van Thanh Park,
48/10 Dien Bien Phu, P. 22, Q. Binh Thanh,
Sponsorship Opportunities and Advance Ticket
18 Thai Van Lung, Q. 1, HCMC, telephone 3911 0272-73-74,
April 7, 8 or 9 in HCMC
Vietnam's Fashion Show
(Quote) OPERATION SMILE VIETNAM IS
PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST EVER GRUNGE-GLAMOUR FASHION SHOW TO TAKE PLACE IN
VIETNAM AT THE WHITE PALACE ON MARCH 18TH - KEEP THE DATE FREE FOR THE FASHION
EXTRAVAGANZA WHICH WILL NOT ONLY PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE, BUT ALSO ON THE FACES
OF CHILDREN NEEDING SURGERY FOR CLEFT LIP AND PALATE DEFORMITIES!
WE PROMISE YOU A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, SO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR
FOR SPONSORSHIP AND TICKET ENQUIRIES, CONTACT MS. TRANG AT
email@example.com; Tel 08.390 7356 or Cell 0909 516 185. (Unquote)
Saturday, May 16 in
Vietnam's Annual Gala Dinner & Charity Art
(Quote) "Operation Smile Vietnam is hosting its 11th
Annual Gala Dinner and Charity Art Auction in HCMC on Saturday, May 16th at
the Park Hyatt Saigon
This event raises funds for Vietnamese
children and young adults needing corrective facial surgery for cleft lip or
Tickets include free flow of drinks all night, cocktail
reception, Silent Auction, 5 Course Gala Dinner, Main Auction with Auctioneer
Rob Blain, and dancing to live music.
For booking or
sponsoring, call Julie on 0913966131 or Trang on 0909516185 for further
"Mid-Summer Night Charity
Venue: Sheraton Saigon
Hotel & Towers, 88 Dong Khoi, Q. 1, HCMC
Organized by: Saigon
Friday, October 16 to Friday,
October 23 in HCMC
"Colours of Life" Charity Arts Exhibition
Opera House (Nha hat TP.HCM), 7 Cong truong Lam Son, Q. 1,
and The Metropolitan, 235 Dong
Khoi, Q. 1, HCMC
by: Saigon Children's Charity
The annual exhibition and charity sale of children's paintings and
photographs from the well-known art and photography classes for disadvantaged
Thang Long School in District 4 which are supported by Saigon
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