Overview of TCCC’s Major Annual Events
The Great Canadian BBQ
This event occurs on the first Saturday of February from 4:30-9:30pm with a focus on great BBQ, Canadian cuisine, and picnic games. Over recent years, the BBQ has been in the garden area of the Official Residence, with attendance being limited to the first 120 ticket holders.
Canuck Connections Networking Nights
Networking opportunities are a primary reason for joining a Chamber. The TCCC recognizes this need and works diligently to ensure its members are offered numerous opportunities to network and socialize.
The Chamber’s monthly networking event is called “Canuck Connections” and is traditionally held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 pm. These networking events are held at some of Bangkok’s most popular venues so make sure you get on the TCCC’s mailing list
The Chamber also conducts joint networking nights with other foreign chambers and the timing of these events may vary from the Chamber’s traditional “Canuck Connections” schedule.
Canada Day Celebration
Officially, Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st of every year, our local event is held earlier in Bangkok (3rd Saturday of June from 3-10 pm) to accommodate school breaks and to allow more families to participate in the festivities. The aim of this annual event is to encourage Canadians and their families, friends, and colleagues of all ages and nationalities, to gather and celebrate Canada Day in a lively atmosphere, with delicious Canadian food, exciting games and fantastic camaraderie.
The Canada Day Celebration feature children’s games, a tug-of-war, water balloon toss, volleyball, and various sporting activities for adults, including a ball hockey tournament. A delicious buffet dinner is served following the afternoon activities. Canadian wines and beer are made available for the occasion, as well as Clamato juice for the uniquely Canadian Bloody Caesar. Event ticket holders are also eligible to win a host of fabulous lucky draw prizes, including airline tickets, dinner vouchers, hotel and vacation stays.
Maple Leaf Bowling Tournament
This annual bowling tournament is held in mid-to-late July and represents an evening of fun-filled sporting activity that doubles as a great company team-building event. The tournament is limited to a total of 20 – four-person teams and offers
lucky draw prizes as well as numerous team and individual awards.
Maple Leaf Ball
This is the TCCC’s premier social event of the year with the proceeds going to fund the Chamber’s operations. The ball is held on the 1st Saturday of October and offers a welcoming reception, a Thanksgiving feast, a silent auction, games, live music, dancing, table wine, free flow beer, mixed drinks, Bloody Caesars (based on Clamato availability),a raffle, lucky draw and more..
Beaver Invitational Charity Golf Tournament
This event occurs in early April and is aimed at delivering a great weekend of golf, while raising money for charity. Friday offers an evening cocktail reception and a pre-registration opportunity with the golf tournament and awards dinner occurring on Saturday.
Make sure you register early to reserve your player slots for this 2-man scramble. You can book as a single, a two-man team or a foursome (2 two-man teams). The event offers scoring prizes, technical prizes for good shots and lousy shots, giveaways, lucky draws, a raffle, slap shots, food, beverages, goody bags, a beat the pro competition, and all the fun that has made the Beaver a great golfing event!
Canuck Christmas Fest
The Christmas celebration starts early with this Canuck outing being held on the first Wednesday of December. This event represents the Chamber’s last event of the year and provides a final opportunity for members to provide their best wishes to friends and associates before everyone departs to all corners of the world for the year end holiday season. Come spend a cool winter evening with us and enjoy a great Christmas buffet, free-flowing drink, live music, raffle and door prizes.
TCCC members receive e-invitations to monthly speaker luncheon presentations which traditionally occur on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and feature a diverse range of topics presented by experts.
These luncheons represent an excellent opportunity for members to keep current on general information in the region, or to gain in-depth knowledge about a particular sector or topic. In addition, these luncheons are an ideal occasion for meeting and networking with other influential business people.
Annual General Meeting
This is the Chamber’s primary business meeting of the year and is conducted at the end of February. During the AGM, the Chamber’s prior year operating results are reviewed and elections are conducted to form a new 12-member Executive Board to oversee the Chamber’s operation for the next 12 months. The March “Speaker Luncheon” follows this meeting.
A quorum of 25% of the TCCC’s ordinary membership (excludes affiliate members) is required for the AGM to proceed, according to its Constitution. The Primary or Alternate member(s) must attend and Proxy Voting Form can be provided. However, proxies are not counted in determining a quorum. This is an annual meeting that all TCCC members should support.
Business Excellence Awards (BEA) – Every two years
This evening event occurs every two years during the last week of May and runs from 6:30-10pm and celebrates the success of the Chamber’s Business Excellence Award (BEA) winners.
The Chamber’s BEA event is a contemporary celebration where the attendees are not tied to a dining table or burdened with long speaker presentations. Our celebration is about sharing the experiences of successful people and networking with friends and business associates.
The evening offers great jazz, plenty of socializing opportunities, short and involving presentations, free flowing drinks and an opportunity to leisurely dine on a wide array of heavy hors d’oeuvres.
The next Business Excellence Awards Event will take place in 2015.