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Welcome to CANZA – the Czech Australian New Zealand Association! Our mission is to promote the interests and cultures of Australia and New Zealand in the Czech Republic and give expats and locals alike the opportunity to experience the Australian and New Zealand way of life in the Czech Republic. Please register on our website to receive news of our forthcoming events and activities!

A jste tu na stránkách CANZA. Vítejte! CANZA je Česko australsko novozélandská asociace, založená v České republice za účelem sdružování lidí, kteří mají zájem o kultury a propagací těchto zemí. Máte zájem dostávat informace o společenských událostech, které CANZA pořádá? Není nic snazšího, než se přihlásit a zařadit se tak do seznamu adresátů našeho e-bulletinu. Poznávejte kulturu protinožců bez nutnosti absolvování dlouhého letu či delší plavby lodí… vše zcela zdarma



Dny Protinozcu 2022

The Dny Protinozcu (Antipodean Days) is a two-day festival that's taking place in Prague on Friday and Saturday which is all about Australia and New Zealand. 

There are two parts, a B2B wine event, highlighting the very best of Australian and NZ wine, and a public family, food, wine, music, sport, and film event at Reigrovy Sady celebrating Australian and New Zealand culture on Saturday.

If you are a food or wine professional, then details of the wine day are here: http://www.dnyprotinozcu.cz/http://www.dnyprotinozcu.cz/, but for most of you it will be the Saturday festival that will be of interest:

Australian and New Zealand Day
28 May in Riegrovy Sady in Prague

Czech – Australian – New Zealand friendship will be celebrated this year on 28 May in Riegrovy Sady, in Prague Vinohrady. Oko! Magazine, CANZA, ABIE, Novyzeland.info, AKFF and the Prague 2 Council are pleased to invite you to the Dny Protinozcu festival.

This cultural event introduces you to Australian and New Zealand traditions including the Maori and Aboriginal cultures, music, sport, food, drink, art, entertainment and a special program for children, making this an event family-friendly. The event is free and will take place under the auspices of Mayor Alexandra Udženija. The event starts at 12:00 and will last until 21:00 in Riegrovy Sady, on the corner of Chopinova and Polska street.

During the day there is a special program for children which includes a children’s poi workshop.  Try out for Aussie Rules and cricket, a NZ bird hunt with Vladimir (find New Zealand birds!) and a play corner to keep even the youngest occupied.

The musical program is provided by DJ little Frank. He will get you in the mood by playing funk, soul, blues, and 80s and 90s music. The evening will finish with a live performance of Ella_CR and Carlos who will get you grooving to tunes of soul, hip-hop, and reggae.

The entertainment program includes:

  • Cricket and Aussie Rules try out for everyone young and old
  • Pricilla, queen of the desert is back (Travesty show)
  • POI dancers
  • Fashion show by House of Spell and Australian clothing brand
  • Screenings of short movies provided by Aussie & Kiwi Film Fest
  • An Aboriginal Art exhibition from Helena
  • An art exhibition of prints by the famous Czech/NZ artist Gottfried Lindauer, famous for his portraits of Maori people.
  • An exhibition of sculptures and amulets inspired by Maori carving from the workshop of Vladimír Čížek, enthusiast and owner of Novyzeland.info

Various refreshment stands will be available at the festival, including traditional Australian and New Zealand food and drinks.

You can try NZ and Aussie beers from local craft breweries, wine from great NZ and Australian wineries, cocktails, typical meals, pies, sweets and desserts and much more.

We are also delighted to announce that the Prague Zoo will be present.
Prague Zoo will present its projects for the protection of Australian fauna and animals from Australia and New Zealand living in the Prague Zoo, with a presentation by David Vala, the Darwin Crater animals keeper.

We will finish the evening program off with an amazing performance by the drag queens Crystal and Stefany inspired by Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and live music by Ella_CR ft Carlos.

We look forward to seeing many happy faces and smiles on this joyous occasion. Let's all come together and enjoy a wonderful day celebrating friendship, diversity, and culture.



Partnership with Czech Cricket

cz_team_in_Vienna_2013_resized.jpgCANZA is delighted to announce that it has formed a partnership with Czech Cricket (Českomoravský Kriketový Svaz). Cricket as a sport and outdoor activity is very popular in both Australia and New Zealand with the national men's and women's teams of both countries performing at the pinnacle of the international game. Through the partnership we will be working on two fronts:

1) to help inform Czech-based Aussies and Kiwis that their time in the Czech Republic does not have to be without cricket, with regular senior and junior tournaments being played

2) to help introduce local Czech people to the Australian and New Zealand pastime and our beloved sport, cricket.

CMKS_logo_bigger.pngCzech Cricket has been steadily expanding since its formation in Prague in 2000. Czech Cricket coordinates and support local international and Czech State schools towards participation in the Czech Cricket Winter, Spring and Summer tournaments, which have been showing fantastic growth since their introduction in 2012. The expansion of these tournaments alongside the introduction of an additional team in the men’s game and a major facilities development overhaul project mean that 2014 is set to be a fantastic year for cricket in the Czech Republic.

If you or any of your friends, colleagues or relatives are interested in learning more about cricket, please contact info@CzechCricket.cz or for upcoming events, please keep an eye on the Czech Cricket website here www.czechcricket.cz/.


Opportunity for business referrals from Austrade

The Australian government trade, investment and education promotion agency - Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) - would like to offer an opportunity to register Service Providers interested in co-operation with Australian companies. To register, please complete this online form: http://www.austrade.gov.au/About-Austrade/Contact-us/Referrals-Database-Registration. The registration is open to companies offering Legal services; Interpreters / Translators; Consultancy companies; Accountancy companies; Providers of other services to companies.

Once approved, the registered company will be listed in the database of potential services providers to Australian companies interested in doing business in Central Europe and/or those already operating in this region.



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