The Czech, Australian, New Zealand Association (CANZA) was formed in June 2005 to bring together Czechs, Australians and New Zealanders in a social setting that fosters the promotion of Australian and New Zealand culture, business and sporting interests.
CANZA is a non-profit organisation aimed at providing a social networking platform for Australians and New Zealanders living in and around Czech Republic, whilst at the same time providing an avenue for Czechs and others with an interest in Australian and New Zealand culture to become acquainted with it, without the need to travel.
As a reflection of the multicultural societies in Australia and New Zealand, CANZA is open to all nationalities and aims to cater to the needs of all members of the community.
The board and I are working very hard to bring CANZA to the stage of being a fully functional organisation with an elected board of directors, voted in by CANZA members at an Annual General Meeting (AGM). There is still much work to be done and we aim to complete this within the next 12 - 24 months. I hope, if you have already expressed an interest in joining the board, you will continue to support us and I look forward to seeing your nomination at our first AGM. In the mean time, I would like to remind you of our mission:-
- Raise the profile and promote the interests and culture of Australia and New Zealand in the Republic
- Be the focal point for Czechs and others seeking to experience the Australian and New Zealand way of life
- Offer networking avenues for Czechs, Australians, New Zealanders and others seeking to form business, cultural and sporting ties in the Czech Republic
- Provide a forum where Australians, New Zealanders and others can connect with and experience Czech culture