Catherine and I are members of the British Columbia Exchange Teachers Association (BCETA), an organization that promotes the exchange of teachers between various countries around the world. We were on an exchange in 2011 to Bendigo, Victoria, Australia where Catherine taught at Catholic College Bendigo while her exchange partner took over her duties at St. Matthew High School in Orleans, ON.
The new Australian High Commissioner, Tony Negus, was in Vancouver for a few days to introduce the new Australian Global Alumni program. We were part of the teacher exchangee group that was invited to Canada Place for a wonderful evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and networking. It was a great evening and it looks like he'll be inviting the exchangees to Australia House during their upcoming conference in the Nation's Capital.