Envoy’s Album – Spring 2019

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
To mark Kazakhstan’s independence day, Ambassador Akylbek Kamaldinov and his wife, Olga Kamaldinova, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark Kazakhstan’s independence day, Ambassador Akylbek Kamaldinov and his wife, Olga Kamaldinova, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Mongolian Ambassador Yadmaa Ariunbold and his wife, Ayurzana Enkhtuya, left, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier to celebrate Mongolia’s 94th anniversary and the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Canada. They are shown with their daughter, Burte Setsen Ariunbold. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Mongolian Ambassador Yadmaa Ariunbold and his wife, Ayurzana Enkhtuya, left, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier to celebrate Mongolia’s 94th anniversary and the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Canada. They are shown with their daughter, Burte Setsen Ariunbold. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the 45th anniversary of the China-Canada Scholars' Exchange Program (CCSEP), the Embassy of China and Global Affairs Canada hosted a reception and concert. This woman in traditional dress performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 45th anniversary of the China-Canada Scholars’ Exchange Program (CCSEP), the Embassy of China and Global Affairs Canada hosted a reception and concert. This woman in traditional dress performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

EU Ambassador Peteris  Ustubs, left, hosted the launch of the jointly financed project by the Delegation of the European Union, Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of Switzerland, the Embassy of Burkina Faso and the Parliamentary Centre to celebrate international co-operation in strengthening the Burkina Faso National Assembly. Ustubs is shown with Burkina Faso Ambassador Athanase Boudo. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs, left, hosted the launch of the jointly financed project by the Delegation of the European Union, Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of Switzerland, the Embassy of Burkina Faso and the Parliamentary Centre to celebrate international co-operation in strengthening the Burkina Faso National Assembly. Ustubs is shown with Burkina Faso Ambassador Athanase Boudo. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 A traditional Korean cultural performance known as Jeong Ga Ak Hoe took place at Museum of History. Maengho Shin, main vocalist for the Jeong Ga Ak Hoe, sang at the event, hosted by the Korean Cultural Centre. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

A traditional Korean cultural performance known as Jeong Ga Ak Hoe took place at Museum of History. Maengho Shin, main vocalist for the Jeong Ga Ak Hoe, sang at the event, hosted by the Korean Cultural Centre. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Estonian documentary “Rodeo” was shown at the 33rd EU Film Festival that took place at the Ottawa Art Gallery's Alma Duncan Salon. From left: Georgian Ambassador Konstantine Kavtaradze and Estonian Ambassador Toomas Lukk. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Estonian documentary “Rodeo” was shown at the 33rd EU Film Festival that took place at the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Alma Duncan Salon. From left: Georgian Ambassador Konstantine Kavtaradze and Estonian Ambassador Toomas Lukk. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 To mark King's Day, Belgian Ambassador Johan Verkammen and his wife, Katleen Billen, hosted the official launch of First World War — Far From Home, a photo exhibit. The event was organized in collaboration with the Canadian War Museum. From left: Argentine Ambassador Eugenio Maria Curia, Billen and Verkammen. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark King’s Day, Belgian Ambassador Johan Verkammen and his wife, Katleen Billen, hosted the official launch of First World War — Far From Home, a photo exhibit. The event was organized in collaboration with the Canadian War Museum. From left: Argentine Ambassador Eugenio Maria Curia, Billen and Verkammen. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Nigerian High Commissioner Adeyinka Olatokunbo Asekun and his wife, Olawunmi Ibilola Asekun, hosted a national day reception at the Westin Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Nigerian High Commissioner Adeyinka Olatokunbo Asekun and his wife, Olawunmi Ibilola Asekun, hosted a national day reception at the Westin Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 To mark the 175th independence day of Dominican Republic, Ambassador Pedro Luciano Verges Ciman hosted a reception at the Rideau Club. From left, Michael Grant, assistant deputy minister of the Americas at Global Affairs Canada, and Verges Ciman. Both  spoke at this event that also marked the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Dominican Republic and Canada. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 175th independence day of Dominican Republic, Ambassador Pedro Luciano Verges Ciman hosted a reception at the Rideau Club. From left, Michael Grant, assistant deputy minister of the Americas at Global Affairs Canada, and Verges Ciman. Both spoke at this event that also marked the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Dominican Republic and Canada. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the bicentenary of the Austrian Christmas carol Silent Night, Austrian Ambassador Stefan Pehringer hosted a screening of Das ewige Lied in the Arts Court Theatre. The screening was followed by a reception. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the bicentenary of the Austrian Christmas carol Silent Night, Austrian Ambassador Stefan Pehringer hosted a screening of Das ewige Lied in the Arts Court Theatre. The screening was followed by a reception. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the 106th anniversary of Albanian independence, Ambassador Ermal Muça and his wife, Alma, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 106th anniversary of Albanian independence, Ambassador Ermal Muça and his wife, Alma, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Diplomatic Hospitality Group invited the spouses of diplomats in Ottawa to learn to curl at the Royal Canadian Curling Club. Ihssane Boujendar, wife of the Tunisian ambassador, is seen here throwing a rock. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

The Diplomatic Hospitality Group invited the spouses of diplomats in Ottawa to learn to curl at the Royal Canadian Curling Club. Ihssane Boujendar, wife of the Tunisian ambassador, is seen here throwing a rock. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

The embassies of Norway, Austria, Mongolia, Finland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovenia, Turkey and the Delegation of the EU took part in the winter celebration at Rideau Hall. This woman was at the Norwegian tent. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The embassies of Norway, Austria, Mongolia, Finland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovenia, Turkey and the Delegation of the EU took part in the winter celebration at Rideau Hall. This woman was at the Norwegian tent. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane and his wife, Kaoru, hosted a reception on occasion of the National Day of Japan and the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan at the Fairmont Château Laurier. From left, MP Andrew Leslie and the Kimihiros. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane and his wife, Kaoru, hosted a reception on occasion of the National Day of Japan and the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan at the Fairmont Château Laurier. From left, MP Andrew Leslie and the Kimihiros. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 To celebrate Estonia’s 100th anniversary, Estonian children born around the world received a copy of the book Pisike puu from the government. Sisters Marin and Myrah Howe from Gatineau received their book and gifts from Estonian Christmas Father "Jõuluvana" at the Ottawa Estonian Society Christmas party. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To celebrate Estonia’s 100th anniversary, Estonian children born around the world received a copy of the book Pisike puu from the government. Sisters Marin and Myrah Howe from Gatineau received their book and gifts from Estonian Christmas Father “Jõuluvana” at the Ottawa Estonian Society Christmas party. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the national day of Qatar, Ambassador Saoud Abdulla Z. Al- Mahmoud hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the national day of Qatar, Ambassador Saoud Abdulla Z. Al- Mahmoud hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The delegation of European Union and the diplomatic missions of the EU member states hosted an 11th annual EU Christmas concert at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. From left: EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs and Finnish Ambassador Vesa Ilmari Lehtonen after the concert. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The delegation of European Union and the diplomatic missions of the EU member states hosted an 11th annual EU Christmas concert at Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. From left: EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs and Finnish Ambassador Vesa Ilmari Lehtonen after the concert. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To celebrate 90 years of diplomatic relations between France and Canada, Ambassador Kareen Rispal hosted a dinner at her residence. From left, Rispal and Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of international development. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To celebrate 90 years of diplomatic relations between France and Canada, Ambassador Kareen Rispal hosted a dinner at her residence. From left, Rispal and Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of international development. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the visit of Cuban Foreign Minister Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuban Ambassador Josefina de la Caridad Vidal Ferreiro hosted a cocktail reception at the embassy. From left, Vidal Ferreiro; Clive Witter, a senior vice-president at Export Development Canada (EDC), Malmierca, Sandy Reid, vice-president at EDC and Bruce Dunlop, vice-president of global business at EDC. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the visit of Cuban Foreign Minister Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuban Ambassador Josefina de la Caridad Vidal Ferreiro hosted a cocktail reception at the embassy. From left, Vidal Ferreiro; Clive Witter, a senior vice-president at Export Development Canada (EDC), Malmierca, Sandy Reid, vice-president at EDC and Bruce Dunlop, vice-president of global business at EDC. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Estonian Ambassador Toomas Luuk paid a courtesy call on Mayor Jim Watson. (Photo: City of Ottawa)

Estonian Ambassador Toomas Luuk paid a courtesy call on Mayor Jim Watson. (Photo: City of Ottawa)

 

Gabon Ambassador Sosthène Ngokila, left, hosted the 2018 Women Who Work Gala at Lansdowne Park’s Horticulture Building. Ngokila is shown with South African High Commissioner Sibongiseni Yvonne Dlamini-Mntambo, who was one of the award recipients that evening. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Gabon Ambassador Sosthène Ngokila, left, hosted the 2018 Women Who Work Gala at Lansdowne Park’s Horticulture Building. Ngokila is shown with South African High Commissioner Sibongiseni Yvonne Dlamini-Mntambo, who was one of the award recipients that evening. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev hosted a reception, concert and photo exhibit on the occasion of the Day of the Diplomatic Service. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev hosted a reception, concert and photo exhibit on the occasion of the Day of the Diplomatic Service. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Soprano Ming Hui Liu performed at a concert hosted by the Chinese Embassy in support of Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Soprano Ming Hui Liu performed at a concert hosted by the Chinese Embassy in support of Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark UAE’s national day, Ambassador Fahad Saeed M. A. Al-Raqbani hosted a reception at the Museum of History. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark UAE’s national day, Ambassador Fahad Saeed M. A. Al-Raqbani hosted a reception at the Museum of History. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Norwegian Embassy, with the National Capital Commission (NCC), hosted the launch of Malcolm Hunter’s book, The Trail Beckons: 100 years of cross-country skiing in Gatineau. From left, Mark Kristmanson, former NCC CEO, Norwegian Ambassador Anne Ovind, Jennifer Tomlinson, chairwoman of the Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada, and Hunter. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Norwegian Embassy, with the National Capital Commission (NCC), hosted the launch of Malcolm Hunter’s book, The Trail Beckons: 100 years of cross-country skiing in Gatineau. From left, Mark Kristmanson, former NCC CEO, Norwegian Ambassador Anne Ovind, Jennifer Tomlinson, chairwoman of the Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada, and Hunter. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To celebrate Thailand’s national day, Ambassador Maris Sangiampongsa and his wife, Kokan, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. These dancers performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To celebrate Thailand’s national day, Ambassador Maris Sangiampongsa and his wife, Kokan, hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. These dancers performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark Sri Lanka’s 71st national day, High Commissioner Madukande Asoka Kumara Girihagama and his wife, Sudarma, hosted a reception at Andaz Ottawa. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark Sri Lanka’s 71st national day, High Commissioner Madukande Asoka Kumara Girihagama and his wife, Sudarma, hosted a reception at Andaz Ottawa. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Tunisian Ambassador Mohamed Imed Torjemane and his wife, Ihssane Boujendar, hosted an event at their residence highlighting Tunisian cuisine. Boujendar is shown here, right, with Elbia Meghar, wife of the Algerian ambassador. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

Tunisian Ambassador Mohamed Imed Torjemane and his wife, Ihssane Boujendar, hosted an event at their residence highlighting Tunisian cuisine. Boujendar is shown here, right, with Elbia Meghar, wife of the Algerian ambassador. (Photo: Sam Garcia)

 

To mark Slovenian Culture Day, Ambassador Melita Gabric hosted a recital. From left: pianist Nejc Lavrencic, Gabric and Slovenian-Canadian soprano Theresa Plut. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark Slovenian Culture Day, Ambassador Melita Gabric hosted a recital. From left: pianist Nejc Lavrencic, Gabric and Slovenian-Canadian soprano Theresa Plut. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Duc Hoa and his wife, Tran Nguyen Anh Thu, hosted a dinner at Vietnam House. From left: Tran stands with Cecile Latour, former Canadian ambassador of Vietnam (1999 to 2002). (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Duc Hoa and his wife, Tran Nguyen Anh Thu, hosted a dinner at Vietnam House. From left: Tran stands with Cecile Latour, former Canadian ambassador of Vietnam (1999 to 2002). (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Ambassador Lu Shaye and his wife, Wang Liwen, hosted a concert at the National Arts Centre. From left: Heng Xiaojun, minister-counsellor at the embassy; Christopher Deacon, president of the NAC; Jayne Watson, CEO of the National Arts Centre Foundation; Shaye; Zhang Gaoxiang, director of the China Broadcasting Performing Arts Troupe; and Zhao Haisheng, minister-counsellor at the embassy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Ambassador Lu Shaye and his wife, Wang Liwen, hosted a concert at the National Arts Centre. From left: Heng Xiaojun, minister-counsellor at the embassy; Christopher Deacon, president of the NAC; Jayne Watson, CEO of the National Arts Centre Foundation; Shaye; Zhang Gaoxiang, director of the China Broadcasting Performing Arts Troupe; and Zhao Haisheng, minister-counsellor at the embassy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 Portuguese Ambassador João da Camara hosted a concert by Portuguese fado guitarist Custódio Castelo at the University of Ottawa. From left: Camara and his wife, Maria Raquel Barata Belchior Rodrigues P. da Camara, with Castelo after a successful concert. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Portuguese Ambassador João da Camara hosted a concert by Portuguese fado guitarist Custódio Castelo at the University of Ottawa. From left: Camara and his wife, Maria Raquel Barata Belchior Rodrigues P. da Camara, with Castelo after a successful concert. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Chinese Embassy and Carleton University co-hosted the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Conference at Carleton University. From left: German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser, Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev, Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye and Carleton University President Benoit-Antoine Bacon. The day-long event brought together experts, diplomats and business people. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Chinese Embassy and Carleton University co-hosted the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Conference at Carleton University. From left: German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser, Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev, Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye and Carleton University President Benoit-Antoine Bacon. The day-long event brought together experts, diplomats and business people. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

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