Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat at the Canadian Embassy - October 31, 2014

Join the CCR and the Canadian Embassy for a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event! Children will be able to trick-or-treat and play games on the premises while snacks, hot chocolate and drinks will be served on our patio. All parents with children -- and grandparents with grandchildren! -- are welcome!

This event is part of the Government of Canada’s Workplace Charitable Campaign; all proceeds from the evening will be donated to La Casa di Peter Pan. 

Attendance at this event is limited to Canadian Club members and their children and to non-member guests accompanying CCR members.

When: Friday, October 31, 2014
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Embassy of Canada, Via Salaria 243
Cost: Tickets at the door:
7 per adult (includes 1 drink and snacks), 10 per trick-or-treating child (includes candy, hot chocolate and snacks), and 1 fine per adult/child not in costume! 
RSVP: by noon on Friday, October 24th for Security List; ID must be shown at entrance.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

CCR Book Club - November 12, 2014

For its next reading choice, the CCR Book Club has decided on another book by Tom Rachman (previously, during the 2011-2012 season, the group read his novel set in Rome, "The Imperfectionists"). This time we'll be discussing "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers" -- which the Washington Post calls "weightier, more focused and considerably more melancholy" than the authors's earlier work, although "it still exhibits the author’s impish wit and his fondness for tangled stories."

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Via Nazionale area -- exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
Potluck Dinner: Please RSVP letting Nicoletta know what dish you will be preparing for 6 people.
Further info & RSVP: ATTN Nicoletta Barbarito

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Now You're Cooking Northern Indian Specialities! - October 20, 2014

Join the CCR for a lesson in cooking some favourite dishes from North India. To start off with, we learn how to prepare Samosas (vegetarian and beef) while we enjoy a glass of prosecco. Then, for the main course, we'll prepare and enjoy Saag Paneer (spinach with home-made cheese), Tandoori Chicken, and Daal Makhani (buttered lentils), served on basmati rice with a side of Cucumber Raita (cucumbers in a yoghurt sauce) and, for the daring, hot pickles.  Carrot Halwah (prepared in advance) will be served for dessert.

Please bring paper and pens to take notes! Note that the main course and dessert contain milk. Space is limited so book right away! 

When: Monday, October 20, 2014 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Where: CCR member's private residence in the Vittorio Emanuele area. Exact address will be sent to confirmed participants. 
Cost: CCR members 10, guests 20. Includes meal. 
RSVP: by Wednesday, October 15.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

CCR Aperitivo for BRA Day - October 15, 2014

Serious Fun for a Serious Cause

That’s the way we like it at the Canadian Club of Rome! Yes, we love to have fun, but we also love to support worthy causes. Once again we’ll be combining the two as we gather for BRA Day on October 15th.

“Bra?!” you may exclaim. Yes, that stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, a worldwide day to raise awareness of breast cancer and recovery. Started by Toronto doctor Mitch Brown, BRA Day has been adopted in Italy by ANDOS (Associazione Nazionale Donne Operate al Seno), CCR’s charity of choice last season. Our get-together will be an opportunity to officially present the charity with the funds our members have raised.

So, let’s get together for a great aperitivo at the stylish Officina Settembrini and expect to have A LOT of fun! CCR Member and hair stylist extraordinaire Rick Breco will be our Master of Ceremonies as we meet two speakers discussing their experiences, in between games, drinks and laughs. This event will be our English-language contribution to the Italian-language events organized earlier in the day by ANDOS for BRA Day Italy.

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Officina  Settembrini, Via Giuseppe Avezzana 19/21 (Piazza Mazzini area)
Cost:10 euro for CCR members, €15 for guests
RSVP: to by Oct. 14, 2014

CCR President Diana with BRA doctors Mitch Brown, Roy Devita, Jose Luis Martin del Yerro and Stefano Pompei

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Canadian Thanksgiving Lunch - October 12, 2014

The Canadian Club of Rome invites you to our traditional lunch to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving Day!

Peter takes on the turkey at last year's lunch!
appetizers of bruschetta, assorted salami, mini beef meatballs and deep fried vegetables
homemade pasta/primo 
main course of oven-roasted turkey
with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce
oven-roasted potatoes
red and white house wine
pumpkin tarte with whipped cream

Date: Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m. Mingling & Prosecco Aperitif; 1 p.m. Lunch service begins. 
Place: Trattoria “Ai Due Ponti” – via Flaminia 858, Rome, tel: 06 3332518, see for directions. 
Note: parking available on premises; the trattoria can be reached by a short train ride from Piazzale Flaminio and/or public transportation. From Flaminio, take the old Roma-Viterbo commuter rail (if exiting the Flaminio metro A-line station, go to your right after the turnstiles, and then turn right once you're at the top of the stairs to the surface) to the "Due Ponti" stop. Then walk back down along that side of the Via Flaminia to number 858.
Cost: 35 euros CCR members; 45 euros non-members (advance payment). €20 for CCR children and €25 for non-CCR children 10 and under, but babies are no charge!
RSVP: RSVP by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 2014, to
Please NOTE: You are financially responsible for your reservation. Spaces are limited so reserve early.