Envoy’s Album – Spring 2018

| April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane and his wife, Kaoru, hosted a reception at their residence to welcome this year's returning former JET Program participants and to celebrate 30 years of the JET Program. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane and his wife, Kaoru, hosted a reception at their residence to welcome this year’s returning former JET Program participants and to celebrate 30 years of the JET Program. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Pakistani Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik, Canadian Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen met for trade talks in February. (Photo: Pakistani High Commission)

Pakistani Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik, Canadian Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen met for trade talks in February. (Photo: Pakistani High Commission)

 

To celebrate Vietnam's traditional New Year, called "Tet,” the Vietnamese embassy hosted an event at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Nguyen Anh Thu Tran, her husband, Ambassador Duc Hoa Nguyen, and Le Khanh, head of the artists from Youth Theatre of Vietnam, took part. Vietnamese community members from Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To celebrate Vietnam’s traditional New Year, called “Tet,” the Vietnamese embassy hosted an event at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Nguyen Anh Thu Tran, her husband, Ambassador Duc Hoa Nguyen, and Le Khanh, head of the artists from Youth Theatre of Vietnam, took part. Vietnamese community members from Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto attended. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Swedish Ambassador Per Sjogren hosted a Swedish Christmas buffet and traditional Swedish Lucia ceremony at his residence. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Swedish Ambassador Per Sjogren hosted a Swedish Christmas buffet and traditional Swedish Lucia ceremony at his residence. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Austrian Ambassador Stefan Pehringer (left) took part in Gov. Gen. Julie Payette’s (right) winter celebration at Rideau Hall, where he introduced Canadians to the sport of Eisstockschiessen. (Photo: Myka Burke)

Austrian Ambassador Stefan Pehringer (left) took part in Gov. Gen. Julie Payette’s (right) winter celebration at Rideau Hall, where he introduced Canadians to the sport of Eisstockschiessen. (Photo: Myka Burke)

 

Kazakh Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov and his wife, Indira Zhigalova, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier to mark their country’s independence. The ambassador is shown here with MP Kim Rudd, assistant parliamentary secretary to the minister of natural resources and Zhigalov. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Kazakh Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov and his wife, Indira Zhigalova, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier to mark their country’s independence. The ambassador is shown here with MP Kim Rudd, assistant parliamentary secretary to the minister of natural resources and Zhigalov. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

CIGI’s Global Policy Forum featured a talk by professor Bessma Momani at the Rideau Club. From left: Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah, Momani and Lawrence Lederman, co-ordinator, CIGI Global Policy Forum. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

CIGI’s Global Policy Forum featured a talk by professor Bessma Momani at the Rideau Club. From left: Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah, Momani and Lawrence Lederman, co-ordinator, CIGI Global Policy Forum. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Ars Nova New Year’s Eve Gala took place at the Church of St Bartholomew. Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums and his wife, Inara Eihenbauma, took part. (Photo: Marc Brigden)

The Ars Nova New Year’s Eve Gala took place at the Church of St Bartholomew. Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums and his wife, Inara Eihenbauma, took part. (Photo: Marc Brigden)

 

The first Canada's Ambassador of the Year and Public Diplomacy Awards 2018 took place at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Zimbabwean Ambassador Florence Chideya, dean of the diplomatic corps, welcomed the guests. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The first Canada’s Ambassador of the Year and Public Diplomacy Awards 2018 took place at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Zimbabwean Ambassador Florence Chideya, dean of the diplomatic corps, welcomed the guests. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union, Svetlana Stoycheva- Etropolski, chargé d'affaires of Bulgaria, hosted a reception and exhibit at Ottawa City Hall. She’s shown with EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union, Svetlana Stoycheva- Etropolski, chargé d’affaires of Bulgaria, hosted a reception and exhibit at Ottawa City Hall. She’s shown with EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

A half-day workshop on the European Union and Russia, featuring European, Russian and Canadian experts, took place at Carleton University. From left: Tatiana Romanova of St. Petersburg State University and Tom Casier of the University of Kent and the Brussels School of International Studies. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

A half-day workshop on the European Union and Russia, featuring European, Russian and Canadian experts, took place at Carleton University. From left: Tatiana Romanova of St. Petersburg State University and Tom Casier of the University of Kent and the Brussels School of International Studies. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The delegation of the European Union and the diplomatic missions of the EU members presented the 10th Anniversary Christmas concert at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. It featured the Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir conducted by Laura Hawley. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The delegation of the European Union and the diplomatic missions of the EU members presented the 10th Anniversary Christmas concert at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. It featured the Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir conducted by Laura Hawley. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association’s Ottawa Chinese New Year Gala took place at Chu Shing Restaurant. Shiyu Reynolds and Cindy Yang from the Xin Hua Dance Troupe performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association’s Ottawa Chinese New Year Gala took place at Chu Shing Restaurant. Shiyu Reynolds and Cindy Yang from the Xin Hua Dance Troupe performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

This sculpture at Confederation Park was made from 46 blocks of ice and was presented by the delegation of the European Union to mark 40 years of Winterlude. Canadian-Estonian Arno Türk stands next to it with his children, Lucy and Arthur. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

This sculpture at Confederation Park was made from 46 blocks of ice and was presented by the delegation of the European Union to mark 40 years of Winterlude. Canadian-Estonian Arno Türk stands next to it with his children, Lucy and Arthur. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

A total of 15 embassies participated in the Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall hosted by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette. Michelle Jiménez-Bucur, a student at St. Francis of Assisi School in Orléans, volunteered at the European Union’s stand. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

A total of 15 embassies participated in the Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall hosted by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette. Michelle Jiménez-Bucur, a student at St. Francis of Assisi School in Orléans, volunteered at the European Union’s stand. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane hosted a reception at his residence on the occasion of the conference of heads of Japanese missions in Canada and in support of Japanese business representatives from across Canada. From left: Timothy Sargent, deputy minister for international trade at Global Affairs Canada, and Ishikane. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane hosted a reception at his residence on the occasion of the conference of heads of Japanese missions in Canada and in support of Japanese business representatives from across Canada. From left: Timothy Sargent, deputy minister for international trade at Global Affairs Canada, and Ishikane. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

More than 700 people attended the Spring Festival Gala 2018 at Centrepointe Theatre organized by the Huaxing Arts Group of Ottawa. Zang Qi, pictured here, took part at the performance. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

More than 700 people attended the Spring Festival Gala 2018 at Centrepointe Theatre organized by the Huaxing Arts Group of Ottawa. Zang Qi, pictured here, took part at the performance. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

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

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

 

The Ottawa Diplomatic Association’s annual Diplomatic Ball took place at the Westin Hotel. From left: Eula Anyiwo, South African High Commissioner Sibongiseni Yvonne Dlamini-Mntambo, Zimbabwean High Commissioner Florence Zano Chideya and Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato on the dance floor. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Ottawa Diplomatic Association’s annual Diplomatic Ball took place at the Westin Hotel. From left: Eula Anyiwo, South African High Commissioner Sibongiseni Yvonne Dlamini-Mntambo, Zimbabwean High Commissioner Florence Zano Chideya and Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato on the dance floor. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Naif Bandir A. Alsudairy, Saudi Ambassador and president of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association, attended the ball. He's joined here by Dwain Lingenfelter, businessman and former leader of the Saskatchewan NDP party. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Naif Bandir A. Alsudairy, Saudi Ambassador and president of the Ottawa Diplomatic Association, attended the ball. He’s joined here by Dwain Lingenfelter, businessman and former leader of the Saskatchewan NDP party. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Bulgaria’s national day celebration took place on Parliament Hill and also marked the Bulgarian presidency of the council of the EU. From left: Svetlana Stoycheva-Etropolski, chargé d'affaires of Bulgaria, and Senator Yonah Martin, co-chair of the Canada-Bulgaria Parliamentary Friendship Group. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Bulgaria’s national day celebration took place on Parliament Hill and also marked the Bulgarian presidency of the council of the EU. From left: Svetlana Stoycheva-Etropolski, chargé d’affaires of Bulgaria, and Senator Yonah Martin, co-chair of the Canada-Bulgaria Parliamentary Friendship Group. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Peter Fahrenholtz, consul general for the German consulate in Toronto, participated in the first "Future of Mobility" Automotive Tech Symposium at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle. From left: Fahrenholtz and Dunstan Peter, president and CEO of Trinity Tech. Inc. ( Photo: Ülle Baum )

Peter Fahrenholtz, consul general for the German consulate in Toronto, participated in the first “Future of Mobility” Automotive Tech Symposium at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle. From left: Fahrenholtz and Dunstan Peter, president and CEO of Trinity Tech. Inc. ( Photo: Ülle Baum )

 

The Chinese Embassy and Global Affairs Canada entered their "Polar panda" team in Winterlude's second annual Ice Dragon Boat race. Chinese Ambassador Shaye Lu (centre right) took part in the competition. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Chinese Embassy and Global Affairs Canada entered their “Polar panda” team in Winterlude’s second annual Ice Dragon Boat race. Chinese Ambassador Shaye Lu (centre right) took part in the competition. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Swedish and Norwegian embassies co-organized an event that took place at the residence of Netherlands Ambassador Henk van der Zwan. The event featured three women’s rights activists who shared their experiences. From left, Diana Jacovella, of Global Affairs Canada; Alia Soliman, of Egypt; Yah Parwon, of Liberia; van der Zwan; and Atong Amos Agook Juac, of South Sudan. (Photo: Embassy of Netherlands)

The Swedish and Norwegian embassies co-organized an event that took place at the residence of Netherlands Ambassador Henk van der Zwan. The event featured three women’s rights activists who shared their experiences. From left, Diana Jacovella, of Global Affairs Canada; Alia Soliman, of Egypt; Yah Parwon, of Liberia; van der Zwan; and Atong Amos Agook Juac, of South Sudan. (Photo: Embassy of Netherlands)

 

A meeting with a Tibetan cultural exchange delegation headed by Danzeng Langjie, vice chairman of the standing committee of the People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region, took place on Parliament Hill. From left (some Tibetans go by one name only) Bunima, Langjie, Cirendunzhu and Gesangzhuoga. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

A meeting with a Tibetan cultural exchange delegation headed by Danzeng Langjie, vice chairman of the standing committee of the People’s Congress of Tibet Autonomous Region, took place on Parliament Hill. From left (some Tibetans go by one name only) Bunima, Langjie, Cirendunzhu and Gesangzhuoga. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the 100th anniversary of Estonia, a flag-raising ceremony took place at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Bernie Franzgrote)

To mark the 100th anniversary of Estonia, a flag-raising ceremony took place at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Bernie Franzgrote)

 

 Finnish Ambassador Vesa Ilmari Lehtonen and his wife, Pirjetta Julia Manninen, hosted a reception at their residence to celebrate Finland’s 100th Independence Day. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Finnish Ambassador Vesa Ilmari Lehtonen and his wife, Pirjetta Julia Manninen, hosted a reception at their residence to celebrate Finland’s 100th Independence Day. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Philippines Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia (right) hosted the opening of an art exhibit showing the work by Manuel D. Baldemor. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Philippines Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia (right) hosted the opening of an art exhibit showing the work by Manuel D. Baldemor. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To celebrate Thailand’s national day, Thai Chargé d’Affaires Dao Vibulpanich hosted a reception. Tanadda Tongyod, a dancer with Thai Dance of Ottawa, took part. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To celebrate Thailand’s national day, Thai Chargé d’Affaires Dao Vibulpanich hosted a reception. Tanadda Tongyod, a dancer with Thai Dance of Ottawa, took part. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the national day of Cuba and to bid farewell, Ambassador Julio Garmendia and his wife, Miraly González, hosted a reception at the embassy. From left: González, Tamilya Akhmetzhanova, Garmendia and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the national day of Cuba and to bid farewell, Ambassador Julio Garmendia and his wife, Miraly González, hosted a reception at the embassy. From left: González, Tamilya Akhmetzhanova, Garmendia and Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Four hundred people attended a dinner and dance put on by the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC) at the Infinity Convention Centre in support of mental health. From left: Biju George, CEO of Caneast Films; Jagdeep Perhar, president of ICOBC; MP Pierre Poilievre and former MP Tim Uppal. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Four hundred people attended a dinner and dance put on by the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC) at the Infinity Convention Centre in support of mental health. From left: Biju George, CEO of Caneast Films; Jagdeep Perhar, president of ICOBC; MP Pierre Poilievre and former MP Tim Uppal. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Embassy of the Dominican Republic held a celebration over three days that included a trade workshop, a business and investment seminar, a food festival, a tourism show and a national day celebration. From left, Hugo Rivera Fernández, Dominican Republic's deputy minister of foreign relations, Dominican Ambassador Briunny Garabito Segura and Christopher Wilkie, director-general of trade sectors at Global Affairs Canada, at the opening of the Tourism, Business and Cultural Dominican Event held at the Sheraton Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Embassy of the Dominican Republic held a celebration over three days that included a trade workshop, a business and investment seminar, a food festival, a tourism show and a national day celebration. From left, Hugo Rivera Fernández, Dominican Republic’s deputy minister of foreign relations, Dominican Ambassador Briunny Garabito Segura and Christopher Wilkie, director-general of trade sectors at Global Affairs Canada, at the opening of the Tourism, Business and Cultural Dominican Event held at the Sheraton Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 

 

 

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