Envoy’s Album – Winter 2020

| January 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Albanian Ambassador Ermal Muça and Alma Muça hosted a classical concert at the University of Ottawa. Renowned Albanian soprano Inva Mula, pictured here, performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Albanian Ambassador Ermal Muça and Alma Muça hosted a classical concert at the University of Ottawa. Renowned Albanian soprano Inva Mula, pictured here, performed. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

On the occasion of the 198th anniversary of the independence of the Central American countries, Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato, Guatemalan Ambassador Carlos Humberto Jimenez Licona, Nicaraguan Ambassador Maurizio Gelli, Costa Rican Ambassador Mauricio Ortiz and El Salvador’s minister-counsellor and chargé d'affaires Xochitl Guadalupe Zelaya Gomez, hosted a reception at the National Arts Centre. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

On the occasion of the 198th anniversary of the independence of the Central American countries, Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato, Guatemalan Ambassador Carlos Humberto Jimenez Licona, Nicaraguan Ambassador Maurizio Gelli, Costa Rican Ambassador Mauricio Ortiz and El Salvador’s minister-counsellor and chargé d’affaires Xochitl Guadalupe Zelaya Gomez, hosted a reception at the National Arts Centre. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 The annual Baltic Unity Day took place on Parliament Hill. Estonian Ambassador Toomas Lukk is flanked by his wife, Piret Lukk, and Inara Eihenbauma, wife of the Latvian ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The annual Baltic Unity Day took place on Parliament Hill. Estonian Ambassador Toomas Lukk is flanked by his wife, Piret Lukk, and Inara Eihenbauma, wife of the Latvian ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

On the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor hosted a reception in his residence. He’s shown with Israeli Ambassador Nimrod Barkan (left). (Photo: Ülle Baum)

On the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor hosted a reception in his residence. He’s shown with Israeli Ambassador Nimrod Barkan (left). (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

On the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the independence of Indonesia, Ambassador Abdul Kadir Jailani and his wife, Rahmayanti Jailani, hosted a cultural performance and reception at the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of History. Ambassador Jailiani spoke. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

On the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the independence of Indonesia, Ambassador Abdul Kadir Jailani and his wife, Rahmayanti Jailani, hosted a cultural performance and reception at the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of History. Ambassador Jailiani spoke. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Tourism Ireland hosted group workshops in the Canadian Museum of Nature. From left: Irish Ambassador Jim Kelly and marketing manager Dana Welch. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Tourism Ireland hosted group workshops in the Canadian Museum of Nature. From left: Irish Ambassador Jim Kelly and marketing manager Dana Welch. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 Senate Speaker George J. Furey and former EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs, co-hosted the Canadian Association of Journalism awards ceremony for the EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowships. From left: Carl Meyer, Ottawa bureau chief at the National Observer, winner Ted Fraser, winner Zak Vescera, Furey and Ustubs. Absent was the third winner, Philippe Teisceira-Lessard. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Senate Speaker George J. Furey and former EU Ambassador Peteris Ustubs, co-hosted the Canadian Association of Journalism awards ceremony for the EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowships. From left: Carl Meyer, Ottawa bureau chief at the National Observer, winner Ted Fraser, winner Zak Vescera, Furey and Ustubs. Absent was the third winner, Philippe Teisceira-Lessard. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Hong Kong Canada Business Association organized a member appreciation reception at the Rideau Club. Emily Mo, director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) gave a talk. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Hong Kong Canada Business Association organized a member appreciation reception at the Rideau Club. Emily Mo, director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) gave a talk. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark its national day and armed forces day, Korean Ambassador Maengho Shin and his wife, Dongmin Lee, hosted a reception and concert by Korean musician Sora Kim at the Canadian Museum of History. Shin, shown here, spoke. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark its national day and armed forces day, Korean Ambassador Maengho Shin and his wife, Dongmin Lee, hosted a reception and concert by Korean musician Sora Kim at the Canadian Museum of History. Shin, shown here, spoke. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The German Embassy hosted a craft beer tasting at the ambassador's residence. Singer Viviane Audet, shown here, performed with Montreal's Mentana. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The German Embassy hosted a craft beer tasting at the ambassador’s residence. Singer Viviane Audet, shown here, performed with Montreal’s Mentana. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, with the Aga Khan Foundation, hosted a lunch and discussion with Mama Maggie, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and winner of the International Women of Courage Award. Momma Maggie, shown here, is the founder and CEO of Stephen’s Children. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid, with the Aga Khan Foundation, hosted a lunch and discussion with Mama Maggie, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and winner of the International Women of Courage Award. Momma Maggie, shown here, is the founder and CEO of Stephen’s Children. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The 43rd annual Ottawa International Animation Festival took place. From left: Estonia’s Sergei Kibus  holding a mold of his film’s main character — a cat named Teofrastus — along with Chintis Lundgren (Estonia) and producer Draško Ivezič (Croatia.) (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The 43rd annual Ottawa International Animation Festival took place. From left: Estonia’s Sergei Kibus holding a mold of his film’s main character — a cat named Teofrastus — along with Chintis Lundgren (Estonia) and producer Draško Ivezič (Croatia.) (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To celebrate the 209th anniversary of the independence of Chile, Ambassador Alejandro Maricio and his wife, Maria Cecilia Beretta, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To celebrate the 209th anniversary of the independence of Chile, Ambassador Alejandro Maricio and his wife, Maria Cecilia Beretta, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

These dancers performed traditional Chilean dances at the same event. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

These dancers performed traditional Chilean dances at the same event. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The military, naval and air attachés of Peru organized a fellowship luncheon with Peruvian food and folklore dances at the National Arts Centre for Ottawa’s Service Attaché Association. From left: Capt. Marco Arancivia, Peruvian naval attaché; musician Luis Alvarado, holding his Cajon Peruano musical instrument; marinera champion dancer Ricardo Llerena; Col. Fernando San Martin, Peruvian defence and air attaché; and Col. Jorge Contreras, Peruvian military attaché. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The military, naval and air attachés of Peru organized a fellowship luncheon with Peruvian food and folklore dances at the National Arts Centre for Ottawa’s Service Attaché Association. From left: Capt. Marco Arancivia, Peruvian naval attaché; musician Luis Alvarado, holding his Cajon Peruano musical instrument; marinera champion dancer Ricardo Llerena; Col. Fernando San Martin, Peruvian defence and air attaché; and Col. Jorge Contreras, Peruvian military attaché. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

On the occasion of Slovakia’s Constitution Day, Ambassador Vit Koziak and his wife, Janka Koziakova, hosted a reception at the embassy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

On the occasion of Slovakia’s Constitution Day, Ambassador Vit Koziak and his wife, Janka Koziakova, hosted a reception at the embassy. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

On the occasion of the Festival of Lights, Malaysian High Commissioner Dato' Nor' Aini Binti Abd Hamid and her husband, Hasdi Jusoff, hosted a lunch reception at the residence. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

On the occasion of the Festival of Lights, Malaysian High Commissioner Dato’ Nor’ Aini Binti Abd Hamid and her husband, Hasdi Jusoff, hosted a lunch reception at the residence. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

On the occasion of Nigeria's 59th anniversary of independence, High Commissioner Adeyinka Asekun and his wife, Olawunmi Asekun, hosted a reception at the Westin Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

On the occasion of Nigeria’s 59th anniversary of independence, High Commissioner Adeyinka Asekun and his wife, Olawunmi Asekun, hosted a reception at the Westin Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Armenian Ambassador Anahit Harutyunyan paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Jim Watson. (Photo: Ottawa City Hall)

Armenian Ambassador Anahit Harutyunyan paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Jim Watson. (Photo: Ottawa City Hall)

 

Outgoing Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane gave a lecture as part of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs’ Ambassadors Speaker Series. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Outgoing Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane gave a lecture as part of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs’ Ambassadors Speaker Series. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

On the occasion of the national day of Nepal, Ambassador Bhrigu Dhungana and his wife, Sangita Dhungana, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

On the occasion of the national day of Nepal, Ambassador Bhrigu Dhungana and his wife, Sangita Dhungana, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

 Philippine Ambassador Petronila Garcia, shown here, hosted an opening reception for an exhibit featuring art by Ella Brion and Pete Escanlar. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Philippine Ambassador Petronila Garcia, shown here, hosted an opening reception for an exhibit featuring art by Ella Brion and Pete Escanlar. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Chinese Ambassador Peiwu Cong hosted a reception at the embassy in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. From left: Senator Joseph A. Day and Cong. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Chinese Ambassador Peiwu Cong hosted a reception at the embassy in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. From left: Senator Joseph A. Day and Cong. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark Vietnam’s 74th national day, Ambassador Duc Hoa Nguyen hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. He’s shown with Senator Peter M. Boehm. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark Vietnam’s 74th national day, Ambassador Duc Hoa Nguyen hosted a reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier. He’s shown with Senator Peter M. Boehm. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The Minstrels Rhythm of Hope from Manila gave two concerts in Ottawa. Philippines Ambassador Petronila Garcia (centre) stands with some singers and Canadian founder Alain Pronovost after a concert at Sentro Rizal Ottawa. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The Minstrels Rhythm of Hope from Manila gave two concerts in Ottawa. Philippines Ambassador Petronila Garcia (centre) stands with some singers and Canadian founder Alain Pronovost after a concert at Sentro Rizal Ottawa. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Musicians from the EU and Canada took part in the first Frenergy tour in Canada. From left: John Sellick, viola, member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada; Sascha Goetzel, the Viennese conductor, former EU Ambassador Peteris Ustub and Birgit Katriin Born, Estonian violinist and member of the EU Youth Orchestra. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

Musicians from the EU and Canada took part in the first Frenergy tour in Canada. From left: John Sellick, viola, member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada; Sascha Goetzel, the Viennese conductor, former EU Ambassador Peteris Ustub and Birgit Katriin Born, Estonian violinist and member of the EU Youth Orchestra. (Photo by Ülle Baum)

 

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Estonian Ambassador Toomas Lukk, Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums and Lithuanian chargé d’affaires Julijus Rakitskis hosted the opening of a photo exhibit at Ottawa City Hall. From left: Lukk, deputy mayor Laura Dudas, Eihenbaums and Rakitskis. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Estonian Ambassador Toomas Lukk, Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums and Lithuanian chargé d’affaires Julijus Rakitskis hosted the opening of a photo exhibit at Ottawa City Hall. From left: Lukk, deputy mayor Laura Dudas, Eihenbaums and Rakitskis. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

To mark Turkish Republic Day, Ambassador Kerim Uras hosted a reception at the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park. From left, Stewart Wheeler, chief of protocol, and Uras.

To mark Turkish Republic Day, Ambassador Kerim Uras hosted a reception at the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park. From left, Stewart Wheeler, chief of protocol, and Uras.

 

An exhibition titled Manga Hokusai Manga, took place at the Embassy of Japan. Mashiro Saito, director of the Japan Foundation, delivered remarks. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

An exhibition titled Manga Hokusai Manga, took place at the Embassy of Japan. Mashiro Saito, director of the Japan Foundation, delivered remarks. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Winston Wen-yi Chen, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, and his wife, Sylvia Pan, hosted a 108th national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Winston Wen-yi Chen, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, and his wife, Sylvia Pan, hosted a 108th national day reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

The National Arts Centre ( NAC ) hosted the unveiling of 1 Elgin restaurant  featuring the NAC’s sxecutive chef, Kenton Leier, and Top Chef Canada finalist Rich Francis. From left: Nelson Borges, general manager, food and beverages, NAC, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Greg Peters, Usher of the Black Rod, and his executive assistant, Manon Champagne. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

The National Arts Centre ( NAC ) hosted the unveiling of 1 Elgin restaurant featuring the NAC’s sxecutive chef, Kenton Leier, and Top Chef Canada finalist Rich Francis. From left: Nelson Borges, general manager, food and beverages, NAC, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Greg Peters, Usher of the Black Rod, and his executive assistant, Manon Champagne. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

A concert celebrating 50 years of music with the National Arts Centre Orchestra took place at Southam Hall. Maestro Alexander Shelley met with the Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (FNACO) during a reception afterwards in the Canada Room. From left: Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor; pianist Evelyn Greenberg, founder of FNACO, NACO concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki, Kaoru Ishikane and her husband, Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane, and FNACO president Albert Benoit. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

A concert celebrating 50 years of music with the National Arts Centre Orchestra took place at Southam Hall. Maestro Alexander Shelley met with the Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (FNACO) during a reception afterwards in the Canada Room. From left: Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor; pianist Evelyn Greenberg, founder of FNACO, NACO concertmaster Yosuke Kawasaki, Kaoru Ishikane and her husband, Japanese Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane, and FNACO president Albert Benoit. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

 

Danish Ambassador Hanne Fugl Eskjær hosted a talk on the aims of the social enterprise group Cycling Without Age, followed by a reception at the Danish residence. From left: city councillors Jeff Leiper, Theresa Kavanagh with Eskjær and Ole Kassow, president of Cycling Without Age, who is on a bike. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

Danish Ambassador Hanne Fugl Eskjær hosted a talk on the aims of the social enterprise group Cycling Without Age, followed by a reception at the Danish residence. From left: city councillors Jeff Leiper, Theresa Kavanagh with Eskjær and Ole Kassow, president of Cycling Without Age, who is on a bike. (Photo: Ülle Baum)

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