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BEC newsletter_November 2012


 HEAR THE FELLOW EXPAT'S VOICE

The very first topic was HOUSING and several of you shared with us a story of searching for a flat & your personal experience with real estate agencies & websites. Read what your fellow expats suggest before starting the actual search and when being in the middle of the searching process & already dealing with agencies and flat owners. Check also the stunning photos of the Observatory.


TAKE A PHOTO TOUR THROUGH OUR PAST EVENTS

This year we organised 24 events so far. Bring back some of our common memories. Events, seminars, trips – it’s all there! New photos have been just uploaded and you may find there yourself and your friends or colleagues. Does anybody recognize this place where the idea of the Brno Expat Centre was originally born?

Invitation to our events

BEC SEMINAR: HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL SERVICES
Monday, November 26, 6pm
Faculty of Medicine, Komenskeho nam. 2
Use the unique opportunity to discuss and learn more about healthcare and medical services in Brno. Doctors, dentists and experts on health insurance will discuss specifics of the Czech healthcare system, problems of finding medical assistence for foreigners who do not speak Czech as well as the peculiarities of health insurance for foreigners.
Sign up and send us more questions for panelists!


100-SAMPLE WINE TASTING - VALTICE
Saturday, November 24, 12:15pm
A half day trip with Jan and the BEC team to the national wine centre in Valtice. Join us for an epic wine and cheese tasting occasion! National Wine Centre in Valtice chateau has a collection of 100 different wines and you can sample each and every one of them! Moreover, you can bring your favorite cheese and share it with everyone. Last year this was fun. This year - with our own cheese - it should be even better! Details and sign up.

 
Fellow expat's voice

HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL SERVICES:  share your experience, stories, tips
Thanks to all of you who let your voices to be heard last time and shared with us your experience with housing in Brno. This month’s topic – HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL SERVICES –  is the same as that of the upcoming BEC seminar. Can you recommend any medical centre, GP or specialist in Brno? Have you ever experienced any problems or misunderstandings regarding healthcare system in the CR? What is your story? Please send us an email with MY VOICE in the subject line.

We thank our partners:


Offer from our Referral programme member:
Medicover clinicMedicover Brno has currently started a vaccination against the seasonal flu - the Vaxigrip vaccine. The Medicover clinic is a private health care company with three own medical centres - fully equipped clinics in Prague and Brno, providing health care to almost 350 satisfied corporate clients and 35 000 individuals. The clinic in Brno is situated in Business Centrum Petrov, Masarykova 26-30.

MUDr. MILLIDRAGOVA & MDDr. BAKOSOVA
Dentis BrnoAir-flow cleaning pigments for extra price 450 CZK ! What is it? A spray of air, sodium bicarbonate and water removes plaque and stains without pain. Valid only until the end of 2012!


Cenessto Dental ClinicRequest a dental treatment with surgical microscope! Trully precise results can be reached only when we can monitor the operation by sight. For succesful treatment of root canals this is indeed essential. We invest in technology because our patients want to invest in the best results.


Foreigners.cz BrnoDid you know that you can order a special car to take you to the Brno or Vienna airport? Just use the Foreigners.cz transportation service -  choose a car or a van (if you are more people or you have more luggage). Go here and order online. Don't forget to check our other services for foreigners as well!
Tips for other events

GRAND PRIX BRNO 2012 CEFTA CLUB – Modern Gymnastics
Thursday – Monday, 1 – 5  November, Městská hala Vodova

BRNO 16 – International short film festival
Thursday – Saturday, 8 – 10 November, Kino Art
The longest running international festival of short films in CZ is a must for all cinema lovers. This year 303 short films by filmmakers from all around the world.

AUTUMN ASSEMBLY ROOMS - English Country Dance workshop
Saturday, 10 November, Sýpka, Brno – Medlánky
All-day workshop of easy English folk dances with an experienced tutor and instructions in both Czech and English, concluded by an evening ball in Jane-Austen-style.

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHURCH SERVICE
Sunday 11 Nov, 6pm, Czechoslovak Hussite Church, Nové Sady 32a
The regular monthly English-language service. A shared Carol Service for all English-speaking churches in Brno is being planned for Sunday, 9 December.

MEZIPATRA – Queer Film Festival
Friday – Thursday, 16 – 22 November, Stadec and Kino Art
See the most famous and biggest Czech gay and lesbian film festival or become a volunteer member of the preparation team! All of the films will be available in English.

JANÁČEK BRNO 2012 -  International festival (classical music, operas)
Friday – Sunday, 16 – 25 November
This festival is a recently established cultural event based mainly on the presentation of Leoš Janáček’s work with emphasis on stage pieces.

ICE HOKEY MATCH KOMETA BRNO vs. PARDUBICE
Friday, 23 November, 6pm, KAJOT Arena
The last year’s finalist with the most creative and largest fan base countrywide (Brno) vs. the last year‘s champion. Tickets from 150 CZK.
Until 25 November, Tue – Sun, 10 am – 4 pm, Letohrádek Brno, Veletržní 19
At the exhibition organized by the Czech Origami Society you’ ll find a great variety of modern origami and some pieces by a world-famous Canadian master, Joseph Wu.

St. Andrew’s Ceilidh – popular dance event with a caller from Edinburgh
Saturday, 1 December, 7,30 pm; Sýpka, Brno – Medlánky
Celebrate the feast of St. Andrew, the patron of Scotland, with bagpipers, whisky and dancing. Kilts are not compulsory ;-)

OPENING OF A NEW SHOP SKLIZENO.CZ WITH “REAL FOOD”
Královo pole – Palackého třída 93, near Semilasso
Fresh food (dairy products, meat, wine, bakery products etc.) from small, mostly local South Moravian, farmers directly to your table. 

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