Envoy’s Album – Winter 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
The embassy of Japan hosted the Sogetsu Ikebana International Ottawa Chapter’s annual Ikebana exhibition. More than 400 people attended this free event. Here, Miki Mitchell, an Ikebana teacher from Sandy Hill Community Centre, stands in front of her work. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The embassy of Japan hosted the Sogetsu Ikebana International Ottawa Chapter’s annual Ikebana exhibition. More than 400 people attended this free event. Here, Miki Mitchell, an Ikebana teacher from Sandy Hill Community Centre, stands in front of her work. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Icelandic Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson, second left, and his wife, Elín Jónsdóttir, left, attended the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s fall run dinner at the Museum of History. Marie José da Silva and Rosa Costa, executive assistant to Portuguese Ambassador José Moreira da Cunha, attended as well. Da Cunha and his wife, Maria (not pictured) and Jónsdóttir and Sigurjónsson offered dinner at their residences during the live auction portion of the event. (Jamie Johnson)

Icelandic Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson, second left, and his wife, Elín Jónsdóttir, left, attended the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s fall run dinner at the Museum of History. Marie José da Silva and Rosa Costa, executive assistant to Portuguese Ambassador José Moreira da Cunha, attended as well. Da Cunha and his wife, Maria (not pictured) and Jónsdóttir and Sigurjónsson offered dinner at their residences during the live auction portion of the event. (Jamie Johnson)

 

Ballet dancers from the Shanghai Ballet Bai Dan, Cao Xue and Yan Wentong performed the ballet "Giselle" at the National Arts Centre. Prior the performance, China’s ministry of culture and Heritage Canada, together with the embassy of China, hosted a reception to mark the conclusion of the "Canada-China year of people-to-people and cultural exchanges.” (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Ballet dancers from the Shanghai Ballet Bai Dan, Cao Xue and Yan Wentong performed the ballet “Giselle” at the National Arts Centre. Prior the performance, China’s ministry of culture and Heritage Canada, together with the embassy of China, hosted a reception to mark the conclusion of the “Canada-China year of people-to-people and cultural exchanges.” (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian and his wife, Maria, who is pictured here, hosted an embassy chamber music concert at their residence in support of Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Yosuke Kawasaki, concertmaster of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and pianist Vadim Serebryany, were guest performers. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian and his wife, Maria, who is pictured here, hosted an embassy chamber music concert at their residence in support of Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Yosuke Kawasaki, concertmaster of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and pianist Vadim Serebryany, were guest performers. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

 

Serbian Crown Prince Alexander and his wife, Princess Katherine, visited Ottawa, with stops at CHEO and Carleton University. (Photo: Embassy of Serbia)

Serbian Crown Prince Alexander and his wife, Princess Katherine, visited Ottawa, with stops at CHEO and Carleton University. (Photo: Embassy of Serbia)

 

To mark the national day of Vietnam, Ambassador To Anh Dung and his wife, Tran Phi Nga, hosted a reception at the Westin Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the national day of Vietnam, Ambassador To Anh Dung and his wife, Tran Phi Nga, hosted a reception at the Westin Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the 195th anniversary of the independence of the Central American Countries, Guatemalan Ambassador Rita Claverie de Sciolli, Honduran Ambassador Sofia Lastenia Cerrato Rodriguez, Costa Rican Ambassador Roberto Dormond Cantu and Salvadoran chargé d’affaires Xochitl Guadalupe Zelaya hosted a reception at the Rideau Club. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 195th anniversary of the independence of the Central American Countries, Guatemalan Ambassador Rita Claverie de Sciolli, Honduran Ambassador Sofia Lastenia Cerrato Rodriguez, Costa Rican Ambassador Roberto Dormond Cantu and Salvadoran chargé d’affaires Xochitl Guadalupe Zelaya hosted a reception at the Rideau Club. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman visited Algonquin College to promote American produce. He’s shown here cooking with student Tomas Ferraton. (Photo: Jana Chytilova)

U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman visited Algonquin College to promote American produce. He’s shown here cooking with student Tomas Ferraton. (Photo: Jana Chytilova)

 

To mark the national day of Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir Alsudairy, right, hosted a reception at his residence. Dr. Abdullah al Rabeeah, special adviser to the King and supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid Relief Centre, left, helped cut the cake with Senate Speaker George Furey, centre. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the national day of Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir Alsudairy, right, hosted a reception at his residence. Dr. Abdullah al Rabeeah, special adviser to the King and supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid Relief Centre, left, helped cut the cake with Senate Speaker George Furey, centre. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the 206th anniversary of the independence of Chile and the 75th anniversary of Canada-Chile diplomatic relations, Ambassador Alejandro Marisio and his wife, Maria Cecilia Beretta, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. Here, Lorena Silva, artistic director of the Montreal Groupe Folklorique Arco-Iris, performs in colourful traditional dress. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 206th anniversary of the independence of Chile and the 75th anniversary of Canada-Chile diplomatic relations, Ambassador Alejandro Marisio and his wife, Maria Cecilia Beretta, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. Here, Lorena Silva, artistic director of the Montreal Groupe Folklorique Arco-Iris, performs in colourful traditional dress. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Chilean Ambassador Alejandro Marisio and his wife, Maria Cecilia Beretta. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Chilean Ambassador Alejandro Marisio and his wife, Maria Cecilia Beretta. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the 206th anniversary of the independence of Mexico, Ambassador Agustín García López, centre left, and his wife, Katya Anaya de García-Lopez, centre right, hosted a reception at their residence. They’re shown with Cirque du Soleil acrobats, who attended the event. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 206th anniversary of the independence of Mexico, Ambassador Agustín García López, centre left, and his wife, Katya Anaya de García-Lopez, centre right, hosted a reception at their residence. They’re shown with Cirque du Soleil acrobats, who attended the event. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Kitchener band Twin City Alpine Echo performed at a Bierfest hosted by German Ambassador Werner Wnendt and his wife, Eleonore Wnendt-Juber. Guests enjoyed premium German beer. From left, John (Hansi) Kroisenbrunner, Murray Giilck and Alf Schroth. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

The Kitchener band Twin City Alpine Echo performed at a Bierfest hosted by German Ambassador Werner Wnendt and his wife, Eleonore Wnendt-Juber. Guests enjoyed premium German beer. From left, John (Hansi) Kroisenbrunner, Murray Giilck and Alf Schroth. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

 

The China Institute at University of Alberta, in partnership with the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs, held a senior policy forum on Canada-China Relations at the Château Laurier. From left, Marius Grinius, fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and former Canadian ambassador to South Korea, and Ruan Zongze, executive vice-president and senior fellow at the China Institute for International Studies. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

The China Institute at University of Alberta, in partnership with the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, held a senior policy forum on Canada-China Relations at the Château Laurier. From left, Marius Grinius, fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and former Canadian ambassador to South Korea, and Ruan Zongze, executive vice-president and senior fellow at the China Institute for International Studies. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

 

Amine Pierre Gemayel, former president of Lebanon, attended a dinner at St. Elias Centre in his honour. Here, he greets the Lebanese community as he is welcomed at the event. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Amine Pierre Gemayel, former president of Lebanon, attended a dinner at St. Elias Centre in his honour. Here, he greets the Lebanese community as he is welcomed at the event. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

Serbian Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu hosted a reception on the occasion of the visit of Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. The event also commemorated 75 years of diplomatic relations between Belgrade and Ottawa. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

Serbian Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu hosted a reception on the occasion of the visit of Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. The event also commemorated 75 years of diplomatic relations between Belgrade and Ottawa. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

 

The Emirates Postal Group and Canada Post Corporation signed a bilateral agreement at the embassy of the United Arab Emirates. From left, Deepak Chopra, president and CEO of Canada Post, and Abdullah Al Ashram, CEO of Emirates Post. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

The Emirates Postal Group and Canada Post Corporation signed a bilateral agreement at the embassy of the United Arab Emirates. From left, Deepak Chopra, president and CEO of Canada Post, and Abdullah Al Ashram, CEO of Emirates Post. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

 

Chung-chen Kung, head of mission at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and his wife, Triffie Kung, hosted a reception in celebration of the 105th National Day of Taiwan at the Château Laurier. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

Chung-chen Kung, head of mission at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and his wife, Triffie Kung, hosted a reception in celebration of the 105th National Day of Taiwan at the Château Laurier. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

 

House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan and EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx hosted an awards ceremony for the EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowships on Parliament Hill. From left: Nick Taylor-Vaisey, president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, Coninsx, winners Julien Beaulieu and Genevieve Zingg, and Regan. Not shown is third winner, Philippe-Vincent Foisy. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan and EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx hosted an awards ceremony for the EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowships on Parliament Hill. From left: Nick Taylor-Vaisey, president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, Coninsx, winners Julien Beaulieu and Genevieve Zingg, and Regan. Not shown is third winner, Philippe-Vincent Foisy. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

 

 The Czech embassy presented a contemporary photography exhibition titled "On an Egg" at the embassy's gallery. Ambassador Pavel Hrncir and his wife, Veronika Holcova, hosted the event. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Czech embassy presented a contemporary photography exhibition titled “On an Egg” at the embassy’s gallery. Ambassador Pavel Hrncir and his wife, Veronika Holcova, hosted the event. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Algerian Ambassador Hocine Meghar and his wife, Elbia, hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Algerian Ambassador Hocine Meghar and his wife, Elbia, hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Bollywood Bash Gala, organized by the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber, took place at the Shaw Centre. From left: Ravinder Tumber, business owner and director of the Orléans Chamber of Commerce; MP Andrew Leslie, chief government whip; Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger; MP Jati Sidhu and MP Randeep Sarai. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Bollywood Bash Gala, organized by the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber, took place at the Shaw Centre. From left: Ravinder Tumber, business owner and director of the Orléans Chamber of Commerce; MP Andrew Leslie, chief government whip; Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger; MP Jati Sidhu and MP Randeep Sarai. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Spanish Ambassador Carlos Gomez-Mugica Sanz and his wife, Maria De La Rica Aranguren, hosted a national day reception at their residence. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

Spanish Ambassador Carlos Gomez-Mugica Sanz and his wife, Maria De La Rica Aranguren, hosted a national day reception at their residence. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

 

The French Embassy hosted a thank-you reception for sponsors of the Ottawa Hospital Gala. From left, event co-chairs Whitney Fox and Greg Kane; hostess Sylvie Camia Chapuis; Tim Kluke, president and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation; Dr. Duncan Stewart, the hospital’s vice-president research; and hospital president and CEO Jack Kitts. (Photo: Kara Taylor)

The French Embassy hosted a thank-you reception for sponsors of the Ottawa Hospital Gala. From left, event co-chairs Whitney Fox and Greg Kane; hostess Sylvie Camia Chapuis; Tim Kluke, president and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation; Dr. Duncan Stewart, the hospital’s vice-president research; and hospital president and CEO Jack Kitts. (Photo: Kara Taylor)

 

Baltic Unity Day, established in 2000 by the parliaments of Latvia and Lithuania to commemorate the Battle of Saule, fought in 1236, was celebrated on Parliament Hill. From left, Estonian Ambassador Gita Kalmet; MP Jamie Schmale, chairman of the Parliamentary Nordic-Baltic Friendship Group; Julijus Rakitskis, minister-counsellor at the Embassy of Lithuania, and Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Baltic Unity Day, established in 2000 by the parliaments of Latvia and Lithuania to commemorate the Battle of Saule, fought in 1236, was celebrated on Parliament Hill. From left, Estonian Ambassador Gita Kalmet; MP Jamie Schmale, chairman of the Parliamentary Nordic-Baltic Friendship Group; Julijus Rakitskis, minister-counsellor at the Embassy of Lithuania, and Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Austrian Ambassador Arno Riedel and his wife, Loretta Loria-Riedel, hosted a reception at their residence to mark Austria’s national day and bid farewell. They are shown with Etsuko Monji, wife of the Japanese ambassador. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Austrian Ambassador Arno Riedel and his wife, Loretta Loria-Riedel, hosted a reception at their residence to mark Austria’s national day and bid farewell. They are shown with Etsuko Monji, wife of the Japanese ambassador. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

German Minister of State Michael Roth gave a lecture at Carleton University titled “The European Union at a Crossroads: A Perspective from Germany." (Photo: Ülle Baum)

German Minister of State Michael Roth gave a lecture at Carleton University titled “The European Union at a Crossroads: A Perspective from Germany.” (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the 93rd anniversary of the proclamation of Turkey, Ambassador Selçuk Ünal and his wife, Lerzan Kayihan Ünal, hosted a reception at their residence. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 93rd anniversary of the proclamation of Turkey, Ambassador Selçuk Ünal and his wife, Lerzan Kayihan Ünal, hosted a reception at their residence. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Pakistani High Commission and the Canadian Pakistani Association organized Kashmir Black Day. Pakistani High Commissiioner Tariq Azim Khan speaks here. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Pakistani High Commission and the Canadian Pakistani Association organized Kashmir Black Day. Pakistani High Commissiioner Tariq Azim Khan speaks here. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The winners of the StartUp Tel Aviv contest were announced at Startup Canada's headquarters. From left, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, Brenda Halloran, chairwoman of the board of Startup Canada; winner Andrea Palmer, CEO of Awake Labs; Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger; Kathryn Forrest, communications manager at Startup Canada; and Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak. (Photo: Cyprian Szalankiewicz)

The winners of the StartUp Tel Aviv contest were announced at Startup Canada’s headquarters. From left, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, Brenda Halloran, chairwoman of the board of Startup Canada; winner Andrea Palmer, CEO of Awake Labs; Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger; Kathryn Forrest, communications manager at Startup Canada; and Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak. (Photo: Cyprian Szalankiewicz)

 

To mark Nepal’s National Day, Ambassador Kali Prasad Pokhrel and his wife, Kamala, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

To mark Nepal’s National Day, Ambassador Kali Prasad Pokhrel and his wife, Kamala, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

 

Saudi Ambassador and Ottawa Diplomatic Association (ODA) president Naif Bin Bandir Alsudairy hosted a casual fall gathering of the ODA at Lac-Leamy in Gatineau. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Saudi Ambassador and Ottawa Diplomatic Association (ODA) president Naif Bin Bandir Alsudairy hosted a casual fall gathering of the ODA at Lac-Leamy in Gatineau. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 

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