Envoy’s Album – Spring 2017

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Finnish Ambassador Vesa Ilmari Lehtonen and his wife, Pirjetta Julia Manninen, hosted an independence day reception at their residence. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Finnish Ambassador Vesa Ilmari Lehtonen and his wife, Pirjetta Julia Manninen, hosted an independence day reception at their residence. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Chinese Embassy hosted a reception for the Canada-China Friendship Society of Ottawa in celebration of the society's 40th anniversary. The event included dinner and a short film presentation. From left, Luna Yap, founding member CCFSO, Lolan Merklinger, past president, CCFSO; Wang Wentian, China’s chargé d'affaires, Roy Atkinson, co-president of CCFSO, and Lv Yongjiu, wife of the minister-counsellor for culture at the embassy of China. (Photo: by Ülle Baum)

The Chinese Embassy hosted a reception for the Canada-China Friendship Society of Ottawa in celebration of the society’s 40th anniversary. The event included dinner and a short film presentation. From left, Luna Yap, founding member CCFSO, Lolan Merklinger, past president, CCFSO; Wang Wentian, China’s chargé d’affaires, Roy Atkinson, co-president of CCFSO, and Lv Yongjiu, wife of the minister-counsellor for culture at the embassy of China. (Photo: by Ülle Baum)

 

The European Union’s annual holiday concert took place at Notre Dame Cathedral. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The European Union’s annual holiday concert took place at Notre Dame Cathedral. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Qatari Ambassador Fahad Mohamed Kafoud hosted a national day celebration at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Qatari Ambassador Fahad Mohamed Kafoud hosted a national day celebration at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Latvian Ambassador Kãrlis Eihenbaums paid a visit to Mayor Jim Watson, right. (Photo: City of Ottawa)

Latvian Ambassador Kãrlis Eihenbaums paid a visit to Mayor Jim Watson, right. (Photo: City of Ottawa)

 

Mayor Jim Watson, right, received a visit from Kosovar Ambassador Lulzim Hiseni. (Photo: City of Ottawa)

Mayor Jim Watson, right, received a visit from Kosovar Ambassador Lulzim Hiseni. (Photo: City of Ottawa)

 

 Kazakh Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov and his wife, Indira Zhigalova, hosted a reception for the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence day at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel. From left, Maria Yeganian, Zhigalov, Zhigalova and Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Kazakh Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov and his wife, Indira Zhigalova, hosted a reception for the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence day at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel. From left, Maria Yeganian, Zhigalov, Zhigalova and Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Austrian Ambassador Stefan Pehringer and his wife, Debra, hosted a reception on the occasion of his presentation of credentials. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Austrian Ambassador Stefan Pehringer and his wife, Debra, hosted a reception on the occasion of his presentation of credentials. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 Barbadian High Commissioner Yvonne Walkes, left, hosted a reception at City Hall to mark the 50th anniversary of the independence of Barbados. Roy Norton, Chief of Protocol of Canada attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Barbadian High Commissioner Yvonne Walkes, left, hosted a reception at City Hall to mark the 50th anniversary of the independence of Barbados. Roy Norton, Chief of Protocol of Canada attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Bangladeshi High Commissioner Mizanur Rahman and his wife, Nishat Rahman, were guests of honour at the annual gala of AlivEducation, which took place at Overbrook Community Centre. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Bangladeshi High Commissioner Mizanur Rahman and his wife, Nishat Rahman, were guests of honour at the annual gala of AlivEducation, which took place at Overbrook Community Centre. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The British High Commission hosted a holiday drinks event. Colin Horton, left, trade officer in the defence and security sector, chatted with defence adviser Brig. Jonathan Calder-Smith. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The British High Commission hosted a holiday drinks event. Colin Horton, left, trade officer in the defence and security sector, chatted with defence adviser Brig. Jonathan Calder-Smith. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monjii and his wife, Etsuko, hosted a chamber concert followed by a buffet dinner at their residence as a fundraiser in support of the Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Here, the ambassador is showing off his instrument cufflinks. (Lois Siegel)

Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monjii and his wife, Etsuko, hosted a chamber concert followed by a buffet dinner at their residence as a fundraiser in support of the Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Here, the ambassador is showing off his instrument cufflinks. (Lois Siegel)

 

UAE Ambassador Mohammed Saif Helal Alshehhi hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel. He’s shown here with Capt. Aysha Al Hamili, the UAE's permanent representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

UAE Ambassador Mohammed Saif Helal Alshehhi hosted a national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel. He’s shown here with Capt. Aysha Al Hamili, the UAE’s permanent representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Sami Haddad, counsellor and chargé d'affaires for Lebanon, and his wife, Nadia, hosted a national day reception at the St. Elias Centre. Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, right, attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Sami Haddad, counsellor and chargé d’affaires for Lebanon, and his wife, Nadia, hosted a national day reception at the St. Elias Centre. Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, right, attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 Ice dragon-boating made a debut this year at Winterlude. Shown here are the Polar Pandas, a team made up of Global Affairs Canada employees and diplomats from the Chinese embassy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Ice dragon-boating made a debut this year at Winterlude. Shown here are the Polar Pandas, a team made up of Global Affairs Canada employees and diplomats from the Chinese embassy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan and his press officer, Nadeem Haider Kiani, hosted a dinner at the high commissioner’s residence for members of the press. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan and his press officer, Nadeem Haider Kiani, hosted a dinner at the high commissioner’s residence for members of the press. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Cuban Ambassador Julio Antonio Garmendía Peña, centre, and his wife, Miraly, hosted a national day reception. They were joined by Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Cuban Ambassador Julio Antonio Garmendía Peña, centre, and his wife, Miraly, hosted a national day reception. They were joined by Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The launch for the 7th edition of Bright Nights: The Baltic Nordic Film Festival took place at Arts Court Theatre. Tom McSorley, left, executive director of the Canadian Film Institute, and Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaum attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The launch for the 7th edition of Bright Nights: The Baltic Nordic Film Festival took place at Arts Court Theatre. Tom McSorley, left, executive director of the Canadian Film Institute, and Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaum attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Ottawa Diplomatic Ball, produced by the Ottawa Diplomatic Association, took place at the Hilton Lac-Leamy. It opened with a five-course meal and dancing. From left: Thai dancers Prim Natasha Isarabhakdi, daughter of the ambassador of Thailand; Nam Benjarat Apiwattananon; Dianna Khenmanisoth and Sasi Phaewtakhu. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Ottawa Diplomatic Ball, produced by the Ottawa Diplomatic Association, took place at the Hilton Lac-Leamy. It opened with a five-course meal and dancing. From left: Thai dancers Prim Natasha Isarabhakdi, daughter of the ambassador of Thailand; Nam Benjarat Apiwattananon; Dianna Khenmanisoth and Sasi Phaewtakhu. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Mahmoud Eboo, Ottawa’s resident representative of the Aga Khan, and his wife, Karima, attended the ball. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Mahmoud Eboo, Ottawa’s resident representative of the Aga Khan, and his wife, Karima, attended the ball. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Venezuelan Ambassador Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernandez, who is on the executive of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association, attended the ball. He’s seen here with fellow guest, Senate Speaker George Furey. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Venezuelan Ambassador Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernandez, who is on the executive of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association, attended the ball. He’s seen here with fellow guest, Senate Speaker George Furey. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 Borden Ladner Gervais LLP hosted a roundtable discussion with the Embassy of China titled “The four comprehensives, strategy and China's development.” Guo Yezhou, vice minister of the central committee of the Communist Party of China’s international department, is shown with Marc Jolicoeur, left, Ottawa regional managing partner of Borden Ladner Gervais. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP hosted a roundtable discussion with the Embassy of China titled “The four comprehensives, strategy and China’s development.” Guo Yezhou, vice minister of the central committee of the Communist Party of China’s international department, is shown with Marc Jolicoeur, left, Ottawa regional managing partner of Borden Ladner Gervais. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Slovak Ambassador Andrej Droba and his wife, Daniela Drobova, hosted a reception and art exhibition, featuring the work of Slovak native Susan Kundstadt, right. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Slovak Ambassador Andrej Droba and his wife, Daniela Drobova, hosted a reception and art exhibition, featuring the work of Slovak native Susan Kundstadt, right. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Italian Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado and his wife, Martine, and daughter, Julia, hosted an Italian Christmas dinner buffet at their residence in Aylmer. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Italian Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado and his wife, Martine, and daughter, Julia, hosted an Italian Christmas dinner buffet at their residence in Aylmer. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Philippines Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia hosted a cocktail party at her embassy to celebrate the New Year. She’s shown with deputy head of mission Francisco Fernandez. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

Philippines Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia hosted a cocktail party at her embassy to celebrate the New Year. She’s shown with deputy head of mission Francisco Fernandez. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

 

Carleton University hosted a conference titled "Canada-Russia: Dialogue and Co-operation in the Arctic.” From left, Vladimir Barbin, ambassador-at-large for Arctic Co-operation for Russia’s ministry of foreign affairs and Russia’s senior Arctic official at the Arctic Council; Alison LeClaire, director-general, Global Affairs Canada and senior Arctic official and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Carleton University hosted a conference titled “Canada-Russia: Dialogue and Co-operation in the Arctic.” From left, Vladimir Barbin, ambassador-at-large for Arctic Co-operation for Russia’s ministry of foreign affairs and Russia’s senior Arctic official at the Arctic Council; Alison LeClaire, director-general, Global Affairs Canada and senior Arctic official and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

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