Envoy’s Album – Spring 2016

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Rong-chuan Wu, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, was fêted at the Mandarin Ogilvie restaurant by the Ottawa Chinese community. (Photo:  Sam Garcia)

Rong-chuan Wu, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, was fêted at the Mandarin Ogilvie restaurant by the Ottawa Chinese community. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

The Embassy of Azerbaijan celebrated World Azerbaijani Solidarity Day with members of the diaspora from Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto at Ottawa City Hall. From left: Azerbaijani chargé d’affaires Ramil Huseynli, MPP Jack MacLaren and Turkish Ambassador Selçuk Ünal. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Embassy of Azerbaijan celebrated World Azerbaijani Solidarity Day with members of the diaspora from Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto at Ottawa City Hall. From left: Azerbaijani chargé d’affaires Ramil Huseynli, MPP Jack MacLaren and Turkish Ambassador Selçuk Ünal. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The same event featured dancer Sevda Azami, of Toronto’s Tabriz Music and Dance Ensemble. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The same event featured dancer Sevda Azami, of Toronto’s Tabriz Music and Dance Ensemble. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

German Ambassador Werner Wnendt and his wife, Eleonore, hosted a 25th anniversary celebration of German unity at the Canadian Museum of History. The Sharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

German Ambassador Werner Wnendt and his wife, Eleonore, hosted a 25th anniversary celebration of German unity at the Canadian Museum of History. The Sharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

German Ambassador Werner Wnendt and his wife, Eleanore, hosted an embassy chamber music concert in support of Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Shown here are Italian Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado and his wife, Martine Laidin. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

German Ambassador Werner Wnendt and his wife, Eleanore, hosted an embassy chamber music concert in support of Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Shown here are Italian Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado and his wife, Martine Laidin. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

 

Kazakhstani Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov and his wife, Indira Zhigalova, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Kazakhstani Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov and his wife, Indira Zhigalova, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 Israeli Ambassador Rafael Raul Barak attended the launch of the Loft Gala. The second gala takes place April 30 at Hilton Lac-Leamy. It will feature designs by Israeli designer Eyal Zimerman. The gala raises funds for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. From left, gala chairman Bruno Racine, co-owner of the Loft Urban Salon, singer Kellylee Evans and Barak. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Israeli Ambassador Rafael Raul Barak attended the launch of the Loft Gala. The second gala takes place April 30 at Hilton Lac-Leamy. It will feature designs by Israeli designer Eyal Zimerman. The gala raises funds for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. From left, gala chairman Bruno Racine, co-owner of the Loft Urban Salon, singer Kellylee Evans and Barak. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Cuban Ambassador Julio Antonio Garmendia Pena and his wife, Miraly Gonzalez, hosted a national day reception at Lansdowne Park. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Cuban Ambassador Julio Antonio Garmendia Pena and his wife, Miraly Gonzalez, hosted a national day reception at Lansdowne Park. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Convenor Larry Lederman and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev, after the latter spoke at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs Speakers Series. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Convenor Larry Lederman and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev, after the latter spoke at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs Speakers Series. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Embassy of Venezuela took part in the Latin American Art Exhibition at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts. Ambassador Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernandez stands in front of art by Venezuelan Amneris Fernandez. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Embassy of Venezuela took part in the Latin American Art Exhibition at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. Ambassador Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernandez stands in front of art by Venezuelan Amneris Fernandez. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Mohammed Saif Helal M. Alshehhi, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Mohammed Saif Helal M. Alshehhi, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office hosted a performance of The Sword of Wisdom at the National Arts Centre. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office hosted a performance of The Sword of Wisdom at the National Arts Centre. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

Hungarian Ambassador Balint Odor hosted a film and wine event at the embassy, with a screening of the award-winning Hungarian movie Liza, The Fox-Fairy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Hungarian Ambassador Balint Odor hosted a film and wine event at the embassy, with a screening of the award-winning Hungarian movie Liza, The Fox-Fairy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

In advance of the Viennese Winter Ball, which took place on Feb. 20, Austrian Ambassador Arno Riedel hosted a reception at his residence Jan. 21. From left: Julian Armour, artistic and executive director of Music and Beyond; Riedel; Liza Mrak, business development manager at Mark Motors and Grant J. McDonald, regional managing partner, KPMG Canada. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

In advance of the Viennese Winter Ball, which took place on Feb. 20, Austrian Ambassador Arno Riedel hosted a reception at his residence Jan. 21. From left: Julian Armour, artistic and executive director of Music and Beyond; Riedel; Liza Mrak, business development manager at Mark Motors and Grant J. McDonald, regional managing partner, KPMG Canada. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Alpha Art Gallery presented a Valentine Gala fundraiser at the Museum of History in support of the CHEO Foundation. From left, Alpha Gallery director Edith Betkowski, her husband, artist Dominik Solokowski, and daughter, Emilia, 20, who has had several surgeries at CHEO. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Alpha Art Gallery presented a Valentine Gala fundraiser at the Museum of History in support of the CHEO Foundation. From left, Alpha Gallery director Edith Betkowski, her husband, artist Dominik Solokowski, and daughter, Emilia, 20, who has had several surgeries at CHEO. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Polish Ambassador Marcin Bosacki attended the Valentine Gala with his two daughters, Maria, left and Zofia. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Polish Ambassador Marcin Bosacki attended the Valentine Gala with his two daughters, Maria, left and Zofia. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

In honour of 40 years of the European Union’s official presence in Canada, EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx hosted a reception at the Rideau Club. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined the festivities. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

In honour of 40 years of the European Union’s official presence in Canada, EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx hosted a reception at the Rideau Club. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined the festivities. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

On the occasion of the Anniversary of the 68th Independence Day of Myanmar, Ambassador Hau Do Suan and his wife, Nwe Nwe Aye, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

On the occasion of the Anniversary of the 68th Independence Day of Myanmar, Ambassador Hau Do Suan and his wife, Nwe Nwe Aye, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian, left, and his wife, Maria, right, presented an evening of songs of love at the embassy and featured award-winning Canadian Opera Company soprano Sasha Djihanian, centre, and renowned tenor Eli Berberian. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian, left, and his wife, Maria, right, presented an evening of songs of love at the embassy and featured award-winning Canadian Opera Company soprano Sasha Djihanian, centre, and renowned tenor Eli Berberian. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis hosted WaterAid’s  Auction of Nations at his residence. He’s shown with honorary chairwoman Margaret Trudeau. The event aimed to raise $40,000, enough money to bring clean drinking water to 1,600 people in the developing world. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis hosted WaterAid’s Auction of Nations at his residence. He’s shown with honorary chairwoman Margaret Trudeau. The event aimed to raise $40,000, enough money to bring clean drinking water to 1,600 people in the developing world. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

 

The embassy of Slovenia hosted a concert at the University of Ottawa’s Academic Hall, featuring Slovenian  accordion player Denis Novato. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The embassy of Slovenia hosted a concert at the University of Ottawa’s Academic Hall, featuring Slovenian accordion player Denis Novato. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Ottawa Art Gallery hosted On the Rocks, its annual Winterlude party, at Ottawa City Hall. From left, gallery director Alexandra Badzak shares a laugh with Haitian Ambassador Frantz Liautaud. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Ottawa Art Gallery hosted On the Rocks, its annual Winterlude party, at Ottawa City Hall. From left, gallery director Alexandra Badzak shares a laugh with Haitian Ambassador Frantz Liautaud. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Dominican Republic Ambassador Hector Virgilio Alcantara Mejia, and his wife, Eunice Brigida Lluberes, left, hosted a national day reception at the Château Laurier. They are shown with Argentine Ambassador Norma Nascimbene de Dumont.  (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Dominican Republic Ambassador Hector Virgilio Alcantara Mejia, and his wife, Eunice Brigida Lluberes, left, hosted a national day reception at the Château Laurier. They are shown with Argentine Ambassador Norma Nascimbene de Dumont. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

The community of the Dominican Republic celebrated its country’s national day at  Maison du Citoyen, Hôtel de Ville in Gatineau. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

The community of the Dominican Republic celebrated its country’s national day at
Maison du Citoyen, Hôtel de Ville in Gatineau. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

Outgoing New Zealand High Commissioner Simon Tucker, right, and Nepalese Ambassador Kali Prasad Pokhrel (not shown) hosted a luncheon in honour of Carleton University professor Jack Ives, left, who was presented with the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for lifetime achievements in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Outgoing New Zealand High Commissioner Simon Tucker, right, and Nepalese Ambassador Kali Prasad Pokhrel (not shown) hosted a luncheon in honour of Carleton University professor Jack Ives, left, who was presented with the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for lifetime achievements in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Qatari Ambassador Fahad Mohamed Y. Kafoud, left, shown with second secretary Mirdef Al-Qashouti, hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Qatari Ambassador Fahad Mohamed Y. Kafoud, left, shown with second secretary Mirdef Al-Qashouti, hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Penny Tucker, wife of former New Zealand High Commissioner Simon Tucker, showed her appreciation to the International Women’s Club of Ottawa by organizing a wine and cheese tasting. From left, Deborah Watkins, Tucker and Sue Roeterink. (Photo: Nermine Fahmy)

Penny Tucker, wife of former New Zealand High Commissioner Simon Tucker, showed her appreciation to the International Women’s Club of Ottawa by organizing a wine and cheese tasting. From left, Deborah Watkins, Tucker and Sue Roeterink. (Photo: Nermine Fahmy)

 

Eleonore Wnendt, wife of German Ambassador Werner Wnendt, with the International Women's Club of Ottawa, hosted an authentic evening of Inuit culture featuring dance, music, throat-singing and northern sports performed by 30 young students from Nunavut Sivuniksavut school. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Eleonore Wnendt, wife of German Ambassador Werner Wnendt, with the International Women’s Club of Ottawa, hosted an authentic evening of Inuit culture featuring dance, music, throat-singing and northern sports performed by 30 young students from Nunavut Sivuniksavut school. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Latvian Ambassador Juris Audarins and his wife, Aija Audarina, hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Latvian Ambassador Juris Audarins and his wife, Aija Audarina, hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

British High Commissioner Howard Drake, left, and his wife, Gillian (not shown), hosted a reception at Earnscliffe for the newly elected Canadian MPs as part of a two-day event organized by the initiative for parliamentary and diplomatic engagement at Carleton University. Drake is shown with André Plourde, dean of Carleton’s faculty of public affairs. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

British High Commissioner Howard Drake, left, and his wife, Gillian (not shown), hosted a reception at Earnscliffe for the newly elected Canadian MPs as part of a two-day event organized by the initiative for parliamentary and diplomatic engagement at Carleton University. Drake is shown with André Plourde, dean of Carleton’s faculty of public affairs. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Costa Rican Ambassador Roberto Carlos Dormond Cantu took part in the Kanata tech park tour. He’s shown here with tech mogul Terence Matthews. (Photo: Steve Cain)

Costa Rican Ambassador Roberto Carlos Dormond Cantu took part in the Kanata tech park tour. He’s shown here with tech mogul Terence Matthews. (Photo: Steve Cain)

 

Lithuania Ambassador Vytautas Žalys, left, and his wife, Jurate Zaliene, hosted a national day reception at the National Arts Centre. Georgian Ambassador Alexander Latsabidze, centre, attended. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Lithuania Ambassador Vytautas Žalys, left, and his wife, Jurate Zaliene, hosted a national day reception at the National Arts Centre. Georgian Ambassador Alexander Latsabidze, centre, attended. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

2. The Canada Korea Society held its annual general meeting and dinner at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. Society president Young Hae Lee introduced Korean Ambassador DaeShik Jo. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

2. The Canada Korea Society held its annual general meeting and dinner at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club. Society president Young Hae Lee introduced Korean Ambassador DaeShik Jo. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

The Estonian ensemble Curly Strings, featuring Villu Talsi, Eeva Talsi, Jalmar Vabarna, and Taavet Niller, performed for a full house at SAW Gallery. From left, Villu and Eeva Talsi. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Estonian ensemble Curly Strings, featuring Villu Talsi, Eeva Talsi, Jalmar Vabarna, and Taavet Niller, performed for a full house at SAW Gallery. From left, Villu and Eeva Talsi. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

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