Canadian Immigration & Property Investment @ 12/F
Sep 5 @ 14:00 – 17:00
Happy Hour: Uber and the Sharing Economy *New Speaker!* @ Shore, 3/F
Sep 23 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Uber and the Sharing Economy 

Email your contact information to [email protected]
Register Online Here!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm
$100 HKD for HT subscribers
(Email [email protected] for your discount code!) 
$200 HKD for non-subscribers

The problem with disruptive technologies is that they, well, disrupt! Not just ways of doing business, but entrenched players with investment in the old way of doing things.
This event will look at the political and regulatory environment in Hong Kong for sharing economy companies. What is regulatory capture and where can you find it in Hong Kong?

Uber’s ups and downs may be mirrored in how other companies are treated by the government here. In addition to Uber, there are rumblings about how Airbnb operates and how firms in the hotel industry are gearing up to shut it down in Hong Kong.  Why isn’t Zipcar in Hong Kong? Bicycle sharing?

Our Speakers:
Mr. Tow Lu
Partner, Mayer Brown JSM
“Tow Lu (TL) is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Mayer Brown JSM’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice. He is usually called upon to advise on complex litigation and insurance matters, with experience in advising insurers on coverage issues following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and the Lamma Island Ferry collision in 2012. He will address the onshore and offshore insurance related questions as conflicting claims from Uber and government make the rounds in the media.”
Mr. Fergus Clarke
Founder, COO and Product, Lamplight Analytics
Fergus Clarke is a researcher by trade and a co-founder of Asia social media insights specialists Lamplight Analytics. He has held senior research positions in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, most recently as Head of Research in North America for PR giant Edelman. Fergus will speak about how consumer demand, regulatory enforcement and political considerations impart the sharing economy, in part using original research conducted by Lamplight.
Mr. Simon Lee
Director, AdvB
Mr. Simon Lee is the Director of AdvB and a noted political advisor and columnist. He is a founder and the former policy director of The Lion Rock Institute. He has worked with Next Media, hosted Money Cafe on CableTV and worked in politics.
Mr. Andrew Work
Editor in Chief of Harbour Times
Mr Work’s writing on topics related to policy and regulation in Hong Kong stretch from his time as founder and director of The Lion Rock Institute in 2004 into the modern era. He is a former executive director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and is currently the CEO of New Work Media, the parent company of Harbour Times.

An explanation of the situation will be followed by a Q&A session.


3/F, The L Place
139 Queen’s Road Central,
Central, Hong Kong

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Email your contact information to [email protected]
Register Online Here!

For more information contact: [email protected]


Andrew Work


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Canadian Club Thanksgiving Dinner @ Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Oct 11 @ 04:30 – 09:30

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The Canadian Club of Hong Kong cordially invites you to

A Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner

The Hotel’s Swiss Canadian Chef Rudy will be doing it all Canadian style – turkey, his own chestnut stuffing, a special pumpkin pie and classic Nanaimo bars among other delights!

Date: Sunday October 11th

Venue: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel – Conference Centre

Time: 4:30pm -9:30pm

Price: $600 Adults/$300 Children
$100 Parking / $50 Bus Transportation

Tickets: 70 available, on a first-come first-serve basis via Ticketflap (further details to come)

Buses will be available from Central MTR to the venue, and returning after dinner (further details to come)

Limited free parking at the Conference Centre (further details to come)

Discounted day-of tickets to Disneyland (further details to come)

Entertainment for the kids provided by Hamilton Hills Kindergarten.

Vodka for the parents from Tag No 5 Vodka.

Still accepting donations and sponsorship for the event,wine and lucky draw prizes!


Happy Hour – District Council Explained @ Shore 3/F
Nov 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30


Monday, November 9th, 2015

6:30pm – 8:00pm
$100 HKD for HT subscribers
(Email [email protected] to get your online membership discount code!)
$200 HKD for non-subscribers

 The Harbour Times team and friends will answer all your questions about the upcoming District Council elections including:

 Who the major players are.
  • What is not what it seems.
  • How parties are likely to fare.
  • Where is the organisational muscle and flab in the parties.
  • How the elections are impacted in the post Occupy era.

Send us your questions about specific races and candidates in advance and we’ll do our best to answer them on the night! All submissions should be received before November 7th.


Alex Fok
Alex Fok is a fresh Harbour Times journalist monitoring the Hong Kong daily political scene. He studied economics, politics and international relations in the UK while engaging actively in a university-based Hong Kong public affairs advocacy group there.








Andrew Work

Mr Work’s writing on topics related to policy and regulation in Hong Kong stretch from his time as founder and director of The Lion Rock Institute in 2004 into the modern era. He is a former executive director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and is currently the CEO of New Work Media, the parent company of Harbour Times.
Canadian Club Happy Hour : Who was Leo Major @ Shore
Nov 30 @ 06:30 – 08:30


From Canadian hero to American movie icon – how did an unassuming plumber from Montreal become the most badass war machine in WWII and the Korean War – and then fade from history?

To the people he saved, he is a hero. To the Nazis and Communists captured and killed, he was a terror from hell.

Who was the Great Canadian and why don’t you know more about him? Why is there a street named after him in the Dutch town he saved, and not a mention in Canadian history textbooks?

Who was Leo Major?

Find out and meet other great Canadians in our new “Great Canadians Happy Hour” series where we meet, greet and just be Canadian. Of course with Canadian drinks and culture.

We take 10-15 minutes out to hear about a Great Canadian you’ve never heard of – there are plenty!

Volunteer your greatest unknown Canadian to be the subject of our next talk!

Join our Facebook page at: . Just “Like” it.

Get on our email list by emailing [email protected]

Tickets will be $50 for Members, $100 for non-members. Cash bar.
How do you get to be a member? Like our Facebook page! Easy!

Andrew Work

Mr. Work is the President of The Canadian Club of Hong Kong. An enthusiast of Hong Kong and Canadian history, he delivered the biographical speech on John A MacDonald at The Club’s 200th John. A. birthday party. He regularly speaks on Hong Kong history to visiting groups of students and business people. He is the Editor in Chief of Harbour Times. He drinks Ungava gin and Canadian beer and has killed precisely zero Nazis.

Harbour Times Forum: Rules for Radicals @ International Businesslink Limited
Mar 10 @ 09:00 – 10:15

Harbour Times Forum:

Rules for Radicals:
The Playbook for Hong Kong Social Activists

In both English and Chinese!



Canadian Club Presents Calixa Lavallée @ Bookazine
Mar 11 @ 18:30 – 20:30


The man who wrote O Canada was a rockstar of  his day. From humble beginnings in Québec to the battlefields of America, he was a musician, adventurer and, later, celebrated composer in Europe.

The Canadian Club reveals another great Canadian you don’t know, but wish you did. Get the full story from our celebrated speaker, the world’s leading historian on Calixa Lavallée in the Asian book launch of his new biography, Anthems and Minstrel Shows: The Life and Times of Calixa Lavallée. (McGill-Queens University Press).

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Author and Speaker

Music history and film music expert, Professor Brian Thompson of CUHK is the world’s leading expert on Calixa Lavallée, he has unearthed troves of hidden stories about the master in the CBC and other archives. Formerly of the CBC and Hong Kong’s own Naxos, he has crafted a rollicking story of Canada’s own globe-trotting minstrel that gave voice to our nation.

In his talk, Thompson will share some the adventures Lavallée experienced as a minstrel show performer, Civil War bandsman, concert pianist, and staunch advocate of the power of music to shape both personal and national identity.

Dr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music from Concordia University, a Master of Arts degree in Historical Musicology from the University of Victoria, a Master in Library and Information Studies degree from McGill University, and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Hong Kong.

Membership Discount Code: CCHHCL

Sponsors            Air Canada

Supported By 

McGill University, University of Victoria, Concordia University


Date                March 11, 2016

Time                6:30-8:30pm

Venue                The new Bookazine!

Prince’s  Building, Central, Hong Kong

Price                Members, and alumni of McGill, U.Vic  and Concordia

$50 (sign up at or get on our email  list by clicking here)

Non-members $100

Ticket Purchase        Via Ticketflap:


The Great Canadians Happy Hour Presents: William Stephenson + Amazing Air Canada Deal!! @ Shore
Apr 21 @ 18:30 – 20:30


“James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is … William Stephenson.”

-Ian Fleming

Inventor. Entrepreneur. Tycoon. Technology genius.

Solider. Fighter pilot. Spy. Spymaster. And…


William Stephenson, a castaway child from Winnipeg, grew up  to be the confidant of kings, Prime Ministers and Presidents and established the Anglosphere’s entire spy structure including MI5, the CIA, CSIS and much more.  Martinis, mystery, money and and murder were all part of the spymaster’s game – the game he invented.

Author and Speaker   

Andrew Work is the President of The Canadian Club of Hong Kong. He has a maple syrupy passion for the greatness of Canada  and Canadians. He spoke to the Club on Canada’s finest fighting soldier, Leo Major, and also John A Macdonald on the occasion of the latter’s 200th birthday celebrations. He also delivers a popular lecture on “The Economic History of Hong Kong. He is the Editor in Chief of Harbour Times and the former Executive Director of  The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


Air Canada

$4000HKD to Vancouver, $4,500 to US and Canadian destinations.

Air Canada is offering a ONE NIGHT ONLY deal at the Canadian Club Happy Hour this Thursday. Grab your schedules and come on down to Shore. Full event details – well, on this Facebook page! Look up!

To get this deal you must:

1) Attend the Happy Hour. In person. No proxies.
2) Be a member. (How? Like our Facebook and/or sign up for our email list above).

AC Private Fare – for Canadian Club event (21APR16)


Low: EX HKG: 22APR – 30JUN16, 11SEP – 16DEC16
Shoulder: EX. HKG 01JUL – 04JUL16, 24DEC – 31DEC16.

Various rates apply for Economy, Premium Economy (from $13,200) and Business Class (from $22,200).

Conditions apply and you should check them out. Or just come to the Happy Hour and ask!

This webpage is hosting the pdf with all the details.…/ac-tix-to-vancouver-all-north-am…/

Yes, there are conditions that apply (see above link) and you should check them out, but it’s a hell of a deal.




Universal Old Age Pension Scholar Forum @ Dot Cod
Jun 16 @ 08:00 – 09:30
Canadian Club Presents : Thanksgiving Dinner 2016 @ Disneyland Hotel, Cinderella Ballroomoom
Oct 9 @ 17:00 – 22:00


The Canadian Club is proud to present Thanksgiving Dinner 2016.

It’s that time of the year again, where we all sit down and give thanks to what we are grateful for. INCLUDING BEING CANADIAN!

Chef Rudolf Muller of Disneyland Hotels has created a special tailor made Family Style Canadian Thanksgiving dinner Menu for us. Inclusive of his mouthwatering bread stuffing and infamous Nanaimo Bars, he’ll even share his special recipe with us!

Adults $600
Children $300
All Day Parking (Limited Avaliblity!) $200

Special Disneyland Ticket Prices:
For the Day of October 9th:
General Admission: $486
Childrens Tickets (Age 3-11): $347 Senior Tickets (Age 65 and Above): $100

Special Group Discount One-Day Admission Valid for 6 Months: General Admission: $518
Children’s Tickets (Age 3-11): $372
Senior Tickets (Age 65 and Above):$100

For more information visit us on Facebook!: or
Email: [email protected]

All Disneyland Tickets must be purchased by October 5th, the Canadian Club will contact you shortly regarding obtaining the physical tickets

Tickets priced at $486 for Adults, $347 for Children, and $100 for Seniors are valid only for the date of October 9th, 2016
Tickets priced at $518 for Adults, $372 for Children, and $100 for Seniors are valid for a period of 6 months from the date of October 5th, 2016
For more information, please contact 5111 2567