Envoy’s Album – Summer 2017

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Latin American Film Festival opening gala took place at the Ottawa Little Theatre. From left, Panamanian Ambassador Alberto Arosemena and Chilean Ambassador Alejandro Marisio Cugat. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

The Latin American Film Festival opening gala took place at the Ottawa Little Theatre. From left, Panamanian Ambassador Alberto Arosemena and Chilean Ambassador Alejandro Marisio Cugat. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Thai Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi, and his wife, Wannipa, hosted a New Year celebration at City Hall. From left, Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah and his wife, Andis. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Thai Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi, and his wife, Wannipa, hosted a New Year celebration at City Hall. From left, Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah and his wife, Andis. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Argentine Ambassador Marcelo Suárez Salvia spoke at Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs’ Ambassador Speakers Series. He’s with EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx, who thanked him for his talk. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Argentine Ambassador Marcelo Suárez Salvia spoke at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs’ Ambassador Speakers Series. He’s with EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx, who thanked him for his talk. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan hosted a national day celebration at the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan hosted a national day celebration at the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Chinese embassy hosted a welcoming reception in honour of newly arrived Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye. From left, the ambassador stands with MP Andrew Leslie, parliamentary secretary to the foreign minister. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Chinese embassy hosted a welcoming reception in honour of newly arrived Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye. From left, the ambassador stands with MP Andrew Leslie, parliamentary secretary to the foreign minister. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The farewell reception for Mexican Ambassador Agustín García-López took place at his residence. Here, the ambassador welcomes Mayor Jim Watson. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

The farewell reception for Mexican Ambassador Agustín García-López took place at his residence. Here, the ambassador welcomes Mayor Jim Watson. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers awards were given to four Canadian foreign service officers this spring. From left, recipients Mary Pierre-Wade and David Weiner, former prime minister Joe Clark, and recipients Andie DaPonte and Tara Bickis. (Photo: John Finnigan Lin)

The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers awards were given to four Canadian foreign service officers this spring. From left, recipients Mary Pierre-Wade and David Weiner, former prime minister Joe Clark, and recipients Andie DaPonte and Tara Bickis. (Photo: John Finnigan Lin)

Turkish Ambassador Selcuk Unal, right, attended the grand opening of 1451 Wellington in Ottawa. He’s shown with Toronto-based developer Sam Mizrahi. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Turkish Ambassador Selcuk Unal, right, attended the grand opening of 1451 Wellington in Ottawa. He’s shown with Toronto-based developer Sam Mizrahi. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly hosted a reception to celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the Sir John A. MacDonald Building. Nurjan Aitmakhanov, first secretary at the embassy of Kazakhstan, left, and Chung-chen Kung, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly hosted a reception to celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the Sir John A. MacDonald Building. Nurjan Aitmakhanov, first secretary at the embassy of Kazakhstan, left, and Chung-chen Kung, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Arab ambassadors spouses’ annual fundraising event took place at the Egyptian ambassador's residence. From left: Hala Elhusseiny Youssef, wife of the ambassador of Egypt, and Chiraz Saidane Essid, president of the Arab Heads of Mission Spouses’ Association and wife of the ambassador of Tunisia. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Arab ambassadors spouses’ annual fundraising event took place at the Egyptian ambassador’s residence. From left: Hala Elhusseiny Youssef, wife of the ambassador of Egypt, and Chiraz Saidane Essid, president of the Arab Heads of Mission Spouses’ Association and wife of the ambassador of Tunisia. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor hosted a recital by internationally acclaimed pianist János Balázs and launched the 2017 edition of his “concerts at the embassy” series. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor hosted a recital by internationally acclaimed pianist János Balázs and launched the 2017 edition of his “concerts at the embassy” series. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

An ANZAC Day ceremony, hosted by Australian High Commissioner Tony Negus and New Zealand High Commissioner Daniel Mellsop, took place at the War Museum. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

An ANZAC Day ceremony, hosted by Australian High Commissioner Tony Negus and New Zealand High Commissioner Daniel Mellsop, took place at the War Museum. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

German Ambassador Werner Wnendt and his wife, Eleonore, hosted a reception at their home in honor of a performance at the National Arts Centre by Gauthier Dance and Theaterhous Stuttgart. From left: Eleonore Wnendt, dancer Eric Gauthier and Cathy Levy, NAC Dance program director. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

German Ambassador Werner Wnendt and his wife, Eleonore, hosted a reception at their home in honor of a performance at the National Arts Centre by Gauthier Dance and Theaterhous Stuttgart. From left: Eleonore Wnendt, dancer Eric Gauthier and Cathy Levy, NAC Dance program director. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Slovakian Ambassador Andrej Droba, hosted a reception at the embassy for the opening of an exhibition by Slovakian artist Leo Symon, right. It is open until July 6. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Slovakian Ambassador Andrej Droba, hosted a reception at the embassy for the opening of an exhibition by Slovakian artist Leo Symon, right. It is open until July 6. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Anand Aggarwal and his wife, Saroj, left, attended a fundraising event in support of the Rockcliffe Park Foundation. Ambassadors and high commissioners, including Malaysian High Commissioner Aminahtun Karim, right, hosted dinners for those who bought tickets. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

Anand Aggarwal and his wife, Saroj, left, attended a fundraising event in support of the Rockcliffe Park Foundation. Ambassadors and high commissioners, including Malaysian High Commissioner Aminahtun Karim, right, hosted dinners for those who bought tickets. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

These dancers, wearing traditional Serbian costumes, performed at Ottawa Welcomes the World Serbia Day. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Serbian Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

These dancers, wearing traditional Serbian costumes, performed at Ottawa Welcomes the World Serbia Day. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Serbian Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The embassy of Kosovo, with the Canada-Kosovo parliamentary friendship group, organized an event to commemorate the 18th anniversary of Kosovo refugees arriving in Canada. Kosovo Ambassador Lulzim Hiseni, left, and MP Anita Vandenbeld, attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The embassy of Kosovo, with the Canada-Kosovo parliamentary friendship group, organized an event to commemorate the 18th anniversary of Kosovo refugees arriving in Canada. Kosovo Ambassador Lulzim Hiseni, left, and MP Anita Vandenbeld, attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 Italian Ambassador Claudio Taffuri, left, hosted a national day event, which MP Matt Decourcey attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Italian Ambassador Claudio Taffuri, left, hosted a national day event, which MP Matt Decourcey attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, the embassy of Honduras and Terra Art hosted the opening of Aurora, an exhibition of the works of Honduran artist Sergio Martinezat at St. Brigid’s Centre. From left, Argentine Ambassador Marcelo Suarez Salvia, Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato, and painter Sergio Martinez. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, the embassy of Honduras and Terra Art hosted the opening of Aurora, an exhibition of the works of Honduran artist Sergio Martinezat at St. Brigid’s Centre. From left, Argentine Ambassador Marcelo Suarez Salvia, Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato, and painter Sergio Martinez. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

Africa Day, hosted by 30 African diplomatic missions, took place at the Horticultural Building at Lansdowne Park. Here, Zimbabwean High Commisioner Florence Zado Chideya addresses the crowd. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Africa Day, hosted by 30 African diplomatic missions, took place at the Horticultural Building at Lansdowne Park. Here, Zimbabwean High Commisioner Florence Zado Chideya addresses the crowd. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Netherlands Ambassador Henk van der Zwan and Norwegian Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind greet each other at the Netherlands’ King’s Day reception. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Netherlands Ambassador Henk van der Zwan and Norwegian Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind greet each other at the Netherlands’ King’s Day reception. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Father David Clunie, left, presented Irish Ambassador Jim Kelly with a book featuring St. Barthomew’s Anglican Church 1867-2017 during Doors Open. The book was a legacy project to celebrate the church’s 150th birthday, as well as Canada’s. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

Father David Clunie, left, presented Irish Ambassador Jim Kelly with a book featuring St. Barthomew’s Anglican Church 1867-2017 during Doors Open. The book was a legacy project to celebrate the church’s 150th birthday, as well as Canada’s. (Photo: Lois Siegel)

To mark Canada’s 150th, Mongolian Ambassador Radnaabazar Altangerel and his wife, Tsetseglen Tseveendorj, hosted Mongolian Night at the International Pavilion on Sussex Drive. The event included a performance by Khusugtun, a well known Khöömei throat-singing group, as well as an art exhibit by B.Bayar and T. Nurmaajav. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark Canada’s 150th, Mongolian Ambassador Radnaabazar Altangerel and his wife, Tsetseglen Tseveendorj, hosted Mongolian Night at the International Pavilion on Sussex Drive. The event included a performance by Khusugtun, a well known Khöömei throat-singing group, as well as an art exhibit by B.Bayar and T. Nurmaajav. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji and his wife, Etsuko, hosted the opening of an ikebana exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature. With them is Marina Negus. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji and his wife, Etsuko, hosted the opening of an ikebana exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature. With them is Marina Negus. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Kazakh Ambassador Constantin Zhigalov hosted a concert by Kazakh violinist Aiman Mussakhajayeva to mark 25 years of Canada -Kazakhstan relations. He's shown with Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, parliamentary secretary for international trade. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Kazakh Ambassador
Constantin Zhigalov hosted a concert by Kazakh violinist Aiman Mussakhajayeva to mark 25 years of Canada -Kazakhstan relations. He’s shown with Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, parliamentary secretary for international trade. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 25th anniversary of Armenian-Canadian relations, an unveiling of a sculpture of Canadian-Armenian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh took place at Chateau Laurier. From left, Archbishop Babken Charian, MP Arif Virani, Senate Speaker George J.Furey, Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian, sculptor Megerditch Tarakdjian, and Yeganian’s wife, Maria. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 25th anniversary of Armenian-Canadian relations, an unveiling of a sculpture of Canadian-Armenian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh took place at Chateau Laurier. From left, Archbishop Babken Charian, MP Arif Virani, Senate Speaker George J.Furey, Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian, sculptor Megerditch Tarakdjian, and Yeganian’s wife, Maria. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

This year’s Loft Gala, in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, featured a Lebanese fashion designer. From left, Sami Haddad, Lebanese chargé d'affaires, his wife, Nadia, and event CEO Bruno Racine. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

This year’s Loft Gala, in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, featured a Lebanese fashion designer. From left, Sami Haddad, Lebanese chargé d’affaires, his wife, Nadia, and event CEO Bruno Racine. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Montreal dancers perform at Polish Day at Lansdowne Park.

Montreal dancers perform at Polish Day at Lansdowne Park. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Tamilya Akhmetzhanova, left, Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev and Elizabeth Aubin, right, chargé d'affaires at the U.S. embassy, took part in Victory Day celebrations.

Tamilya Akhmetzhanova, left, Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev and Elizabeth Aubin, right, chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy, took part in Victory Day celebrations. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Saudi Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir Al Sudairy hosted a dinner at the Museum of History for Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah (pictured), of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief.

Saudi Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir Al Sudairy hosted a dinner at the Museum of History for Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah (pictured), of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra and French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis attended an unveiling of stamps to marking 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra and French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis attended an unveiling of stamps to marking 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Croatian Ambassador Marica Matkovic and MP Bob Bratina, attended Croatia Day at Lansdowne Park.

Croatian Ambassador Marica Matkovic and MP Bob Bratina, attended Croatia Day at Lansdowne Park. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Estonian Culture Minister Indrek Saar met with MP Peter Van Loan, Conservative heritage critic.

Estonian Culture Minister Indrek Saar met with MP Peter Van Loan, Conservative heritage critic. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Ambassador Per Sjögren and Marsha Smith, president of IKEA Canada, attended a summer buffet to mark Sweden Day.

Ambassador Per Sjögren and Marsha Smith, president of IKEA Canada, attended a summer buffet to mark Sweden Day. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Portuguse Ambassador José Moreira da Cunha, right, and his wife, Maria, hosted national day reception at their residence. (All photos: Ülle Baum)

Portuguse Ambassador José Moreira da Cunha, right, and his wife, Maria, hosted national day reception at their residence. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

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