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Canadian Events in the U.S. – January

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December 27, 2019

NHL Black Hockey History Bus Tour
January 12 – March 23, 2020
Various locations across the U.S.

In celebration of Black History Month 2020 the National Hockey League (NHL) has announced the return of the NHL Black Hockey History Tour presented by American Legacy for a second season. This uniquely curated mobile museum will visit 14 NHL cities across North America to celebrate today’s stars, while also looking back at the pioneers and trailblazers who helped shape NHL history. An up-to-date list of locations and tour stops open to the public is available at

The Dead South
2020 Tour in the Southeast U.S.
Various cities and locations
January 16-25, 2020

Canadian folk-bluegrass musical ensemble the Dead South is a gold rush vibing four-piece acoustic set from Saskatchewan, who infuse the genre’s traditional trappings with an air of frontier recklessness, whiskey breakfasts and grizzled tin-pan showmanship. Their brand new album “Sugar of Joy” is out now! An up-to-date list of performance locations in the States of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina is available at

35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Tribute
January 17 2020 at 12:00 pm
Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington St SW
Atlanta, GA

A keynote address from the Consul General of Canada, Nadia Theodore, and the unveiling of an interactive display will be two of the many highlights of the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Tribute. CG Theodore said she intends to focus on Dr. King’s connections to Canada with special emphasis on a series of lectures that were broadcast across the country a few months before his death, as well as illustrate the continued global resonance of his philosophy. She will also share personal anecdotes about what Dr. King has meant to her throughout her career journey as a Canadian diplomat. Atlanta-based Canadian soul vocalist Ruby Velle will sing “O Canada.” The event is free and open to the public, no registration required.

Come From Away Indianapolis and Canada Week in Indiana
January 21-24, 2020
Clowes Memorial Hall
4602 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN

The Consulate of Canada in Detroit will be kicking off Canada Week in Indiana at the opening night of Come From Away in Indianapolis! Former Mayor of Gander, Claude Elliott, and Consul General Joe Comartin will participate in an post-show Q&A.

Blooming Flowers: Music by Women Composers
Saturday, January 25, 202
Center for New Music
55 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA

The Ensemble for These Times (E4TT) continues it’s 12th Home Season with “Blooming Flowers: Music by Women Composers,” featuring the work of Canadian composer Vivian Fung. A 2012 Guggenheim Fellow and JUNO Award-winner, Fung has a unique talent for combining idiosyncratic textures and styles into large-scale works, reflecting her multicultural background. NPR calls her “one of today’s most eclectic composers.” Hear the power of her work live, and support Canadians in the Bay Area!

Come From Away Des Moines – “Closing North American Skies” Panel
Monday, January 27, 2020
Temple Theatre
1101 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA

Panel discussion with Former American Airlines Captain Beverley Bass, Lt. General Findley (who commanded NORAD during 9/11); moderated by Consul General Ariel Delouya.

International Blues Challenge (IBC)
January 28-February 1, 2020
Blues Hall of Fame and other locations
Memphis, TN

The Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta is partnering again this year with IBC, the place for blues performers ready for the international state, yet just needing that extra big break.  Several Canadian artists will participate in the International Showcase performances on Tuesday, January 20. A Special Panel discussion sponsored and curated by the Consulate General of Canada and moderated by Honorary Consul of Canada Leigh Shockey on the topic of “Blues Music Across Borders – Movement of the Blues Around the World” will take place on Wednesday, January 29 at the Blues Hall of Fame. Online sales for the IBC Pass are still available here.