Envoy’s Album – Summer 2016

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Moldovan Ambassador Ala Beleavschi and Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador Koviljka Spiric attended a reception at the residence of French Ambassador Nicholas Chapuis. The event, to introduce diplomats to new MPs, was organized by Carleton University’s initiative for parliamentary and diplomatic engagement. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Moldovan Ambassador Ala Beleavschi and Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador Koviljka Spiric attended a reception at the residence of French Ambassador Nicholas Chapuis. The event, to introduce diplomats to new MPs, was organized by Carleton University’s initiative for parliamentary and diplomatic engagement. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

More than 200 government officials, business leaders, military personnel, students and diplomats, including, from left, U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, French Ambassador Nicholas Chapuis and Canadian Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff, attended the sixth annual Vimy Reception at the Embassy of France. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

More than 200 government officials, business leaders, military personnel, students and diplomats, including, from left, U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, French Ambassador Nicholas Chapuis and Canadian Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff, attended the sixth annual Vimy Reception at the Embassy of France. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

A traditional dragon dance at Taiwan Night at the Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

A traditional dragon dance at Taiwan Night at the Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Representative Rong-chuan Wu and his wife, Chiu Yueh Hsu, hosted Taiwan Night at the Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Representative Rong-chuan Wu and his wife, Chiu Yueh Hsu, hosted Taiwan Night at the Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor hosted a reception at his residence to mark the Memorial Day for the Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust and to express gratitude to supporters of the embassy's activities during Hungary's International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) chairmanship. From left: Ódor and Peter Munk, philanthropist and founder of Barrick Gold. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor hosted a reception at his residence to mark the Memorial Day for the Hungarian Victims of the Holocaust and to express gratitude to supporters of the embassy’s activities during Hungary’s International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) chairmanship. From left: Ódor and Peter Munk, philanthropist and founder of Barrick Gold. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Lulzim Hiseni, Kosovo’s chargé d’affaires, has opened his country’s first embassy in Ottawa. (Photo: Embassy of Kosovo)

Lulzim Hiseni, Kosovo’s chargé d’affaires, has opened his country’s first embassy in Ottawa. (Photo: Embassy of Kosovo)

 

Slovakian Ambassador Andrej Droba, right, and his wife, Daniela, centre, hosted a reception at Global Affairs Canada for the opening of "Amazing Planet", an exhibition by Slovakian photographer Filip Kulisev, left. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Slovakian Ambassador Andrej Droba, right, and his wife, Daniela, centre, hosted a reception at Global Affairs Canada for the opening of “Amazing Planet”, an exhibition by Slovakian photographer Filip Kulisev, left. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 Venezuelan Ambassador Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernandez hosted a reception at his embassy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Venezuelan Ambassador Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernandez hosted a reception at his embassy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the independence day of Estonia, Ambassador Gita Kalmet hosted a concert by NUKU Koor, an Estonian choir at the Canada Council for the Arts. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the independence day of Estonia, Ambassador Gita Kalmet hosted a concert by NUKU Koor, an Estonian choir at the Canada Council for the Arts. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Embassy of Guatemala, in partnership with UNAM Canada and the Ottawa Gatineau Guatemalan Association, presented a photography exhibition titled “Ephemeral art, traditions and historical heritage of Holy Week in Guatemala” at UNAM in Gatineau. From left: Guatemalan Ambassador Rita Claverie Sciolli and Ramón Peralta y Fabi, director of UNAM’s extension school in Canada. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Embassy of Guatemala, in partnership with UNAM Canada and the Ottawa Gatineau Guatemalan Association, presented a photography exhibition titled “Ephemeral art, traditions and historical heritage of Holy Week in Guatemala” at UNAM in Gatineau. From left: Guatemalan Ambassador Rita Claverie Sciolli and Ramón Peralta y Fabi, director of UNAM’s extension school in Canada. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Bulgarian Ambassador Nikolay Milkov and his wife, Nevena Nikolaeva Mandadjieva, hosted a national day reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Bulgarian Ambassador Nikolay Milkov and his wife, Nevena Nikolaeva Mandadjieva, hosted a national day reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The King's Day reception at the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of History, hosted by Netherlands Ambassador Cees Kole, celebrated the official birthday of His Majesty Willem-Alexander. At the event, a stained glass window by artist Theo Lubbers was presented to museum president Mark O’Neill. At left, Netherlands defence attaché Christa Oppers-Beumer and her husband, Peer Oppers; at right Ambassador Kole and his wife, Saskia Kole-Jordans. (Photo: Garth Gullekson/Embassy of the Netherlands)

The King’s Day reception at the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of History, hosted by Netherlands Ambassador Cees Kole, celebrated the official birthday of His Majesty Willem-Alexander. At the event, a stained glass window by artist Theo Lubbers was presented to museum president Mark O’Neill. At left, Netherlands defence attaché Christa Oppers-Beumer and her husband, Peer Oppers; at right Ambassador Kole and his wife, Saskia Kole-Jordans. (Photo: Garth Gullekson/Embassy of the Netherlands)

 

Moldovan Ambassador Ala Beleavschi celebrated Moldova's 25th anniversary of independence at Santé Restaurant. From left: Beleavschi, MP Ed Fast and Senator Raynell Andreychuk.

Moldovan Ambassador Ala Beleavschi celebrated Moldova’s 25th anniversary of independence at Santé Restaurant. From left: Beleavschi, MP Ed Fast and Senator Raynell Andreychuk.

 

To mark the visit of the recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize of 2015, Tunisian Ambassador Riadh Essid and his wife, Chiraz, hosted a reception at the Château Cartier. From left: The Essids, Ouided Bouchamamoui, Abdessatar Ben Moussa and Houcine Abassi.

To mark the visit of the recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize of 2015, Tunisian Ambassador Riadh Essid and his wife, Chiraz, hosted a reception at the Château Cartier. From left: The Essids, Ouided Bouchamamoui, Abdessatar Ben Moussa and Houcine Abassi.

 

A flag-raising took place at City Hall in honour of Israel’s national day. From left, MP David Sweet, Rabbi Idan Scher, Andrea Freeman, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa; Mayor Jim Watson, U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak; MP Marco Mendicino, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, David Cohen, of the Canadian Jewish War Veterans – Ottawa Post; city councillor Jean Cloutier, MP Michael Levitt, MP Mark Warawa, Ilan Orzy, of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, and Ruth Aaron, of the Jewish Community of Ottawa.

A flag-raising took place at City Hall in honour of Israel’s national day. From left, MP David Sweet, Rabbi Idan Scher, Andrea Freeman, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa; Mayor Jim Watson, U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman, Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak; MP Marco Mendicino, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, David Cohen, of the Canadian Jewish War Veterans – Ottawa Post; city councillor Jean Cloutier, MP Michael Levitt, MP Mark Warawa, Ilan Orzy, of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, and Ruth Aaron, of the Jewish Community of Ottawa.

 

To mark Israel's national day, Rafael and Miriam Barak, (left) hosted a reception at the Château Laurier. Vicki Heyman attended.

To mark Israel’s national day, Rafael and Miriam Barak, (left) hosted a reception at the Château Laurier. Vicki Heyman attended.

 

To mark Cameroon's national day, High Commissioner Solomon Azoh-Mbi and his wife, Mercy, hosted a reception at the Château Laurier.

To mark Cameroon’s national day, High Commissioner Solomon Azoh-Mbi and his wife, Mercy, hosted a reception at the Château Laurier.

 

Italian Ambassador Gian Cornado hosted a dinner at his residence. From left, MP Chris Bittle, Cornado and MP Mark Gerretsen. 7. EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx hosted Europe Day at the National Gallery of Canada. Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion attended. (All photos by Ülle Baum)

Italian Ambassador Gian Cornado hosted a dinner at his residence. From left, MP Chris Bittle, Cornado and MP Mark Gerretsen. 7. EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx hosted Europe Day at the National Gallery of Canada. Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion attended. (All photos by Ülle Baum)

 

Swedish Ambassador Per Sjögren, right, hosted a Music to Dine for event at his residence in support of the Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. NAC President Peter Herrndorf attended, as did Music to Dine For chair Pamela Robinson. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

Swedish Ambassador Per Sjögren, right, hosted a Music to Dine for event at his residence in support of the Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. NAC President Peter Herrndorf attended, as did Music to Dine For chair Pamela Robinson. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

 

Performers from Winnipeg's Erudit Children's Centre took part in a concert that was part of the Tulip Ball at the Chateau Laurier. (Photo: Ulle Baum)

Performers from Winnipeg’s Erudit Children’s Centre took part in a concert that was part of the Tulip Ball at the Chateau Laurier. (Photo: Ulle Baum)

 

Rachel Wu, wife of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office’s representative, offers a floral arrangement demonstration. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Rachel Wu, wife of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office’s representative, offers a floral arrangement demonstration. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

To mark the 205th anniversary of Paraguayan independence, Ambassador Julio Cesar Arriola Ramirez and his wife, Adriana Arza de Arriola, hosted a reception at the Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 205th anniversary of Paraguayan independence, Ambassador Julio Cesar Arriola Ramirez and his wife, Adriana Arza de Arriola, hosted a reception at the Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah and his wife, Andis, hosted a coffee morning “with a touch of Indonesian heritage” at the embassy. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah and his wife, Andis, hosted a coffee morning “with a touch of Indonesian heritage” at the embassy. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

 

The Canada-Sri Lanka Friendship Group has 30 MPs as members, including, from left, Sven Spengemann, Ali Ehsassi, Anthony Rota, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Ahmed A. Jawad, Yasmin Ratansi, Senator Mobina Jaffer, Frank Baylis. Jawad hosted a dinner after the group was formed.

The Canada-Sri Lanka Friendship Group has 30 MPs as members, including, from left, Sven Spengemann, Ali Ehsassi, Anthony Rota, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Ahmed A. Jawad, Yasmin Ratansi, Senator Mobina Jaffer, Frank Baylis. Jawad hosted a dinner after the group was formed.

 

The Council of Arab League Ambassadors, in partnership with the Canadian Arab Business Council, hosted a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Château Laurier. From left, Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion and Moroccan Ambassador Nouzha Chekrouni. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Council of Arab League Ambassadors, in partnership with the Canadian Arab Business Council, hosted a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Château Laurier. From left, Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion and Moroccan Ambassador Nouzha Chekrouni. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Gov. Gen. David Johnston received credentials from three heads of mission. From left, Guyana High Commissioner Clarissa Sabita Riehl, Johnston, Niger Ambassador Hassana Alidou and Andorran Ambassador Elisenda Vives Balmana. (Photo: MCpl. Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall)

Gov. Gen. David Johnston received credentials from three heads of mission. From left, Guyana High Commissioner Clarissa Sabita Riehl, Johnston, Niger Ambassador Hassana Alidou and Andorran Ambassador Elisenda Vives Balmana. (Photo: MCpl. Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall)

 

Croatian Ambassador Marica Zorica Matkovic took part in the 22nd annual Travel and Vacation Show. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

Croatian Ambassador Marica Zorica Matkovic took part in the 22nd annual Travel and Vacation Show. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

 

This dancer at the Travel and Vacation Show was from Mexico. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

This dancer at the Travel and Vacation Show was from Mexico. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

This Indonesian dancer, Azalea Carolina Gunawan, took part in the Travel and Vacation Show. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

This Indonesian dancer, Azalea Carolina Gunawan, took part in the Travel and Vacation Show. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Maria Michelle Palomino, of Mexico, danced at the Travel and Vacation Show. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

Maria Michelle Palomino, of Mexico, danced at the Travel and Vacation Show. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

 

Benedetto Della Vedova, undersecretary of state at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, spoke at IDRC in April. (Photo: Teckles Photo Inc.)

Benedetto Della Vedova, undersecretary of state at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, spoke at IDRC in April. (Photo: Teckles Photo Inc.)

 

Burundian drummers entertain the crowd at Lansdowne Park's Aberdeen Pavilion, where Africa Day was held. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Burundian drummers entertain the crowd at Lansdowne Park’s Aberdeen Pavilion, where Africa Day was held. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

The third annual Common Security and Defence Policy Symposium between the EU and Canada took place at the John G. Diefenbaker Building. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The third annual Common Security and Defence Policy Symposium between the EU and Canada took place at the John G. Diefenbaker Building. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Latin American Film Festival Media Launch took place at the Embassy of Cuba. From left: Tom McSorley, executive director of the Canadian Film Institute, and Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato Rodriguez. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Latin American Film Festival Media Launch took place at the Embassy of Cuba. From left: Tom McSorley, executive director of the Canadian Film Institute, and Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato Rodriguez. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

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