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Dollars raised from dining

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Dollars raised from dining

There’s something special about dining in the home of an ambassador and that’s the draw for the Dining with Ambassadors event, which raises money for the Rockcliffe Park Foundation. Organizers recruit ambassadors and high commissioners to offer private dinners in their homes on a designated night in April, and then they sell tickets to the […]

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Indian envoy has pre-ordained agenda for Canada

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Indian envoy has pre-ordained agenda for Canada

Indian High Commissioner and retired Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma joined the Indian Navy in 1970 and became the 20th chief of the naval staff in 2009. He retired from service after commanding three ships, including an aircraft carrier. Over his career, he served on vessels in the former Soviet Union and studied at the Royal […]

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Envoy’s Album – Summer 2013

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Summer 2013

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Croatia: See, Feel, Enjoy

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Croatia: See, Feel, Enjoy

By Veselko Grubišić Ambassador of Croatia “On the last day of the Creation, God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath.” When describing my country, I often borrow this famous quotation made by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw when he visited the Kornati archipelago off […]

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Envoy’s Album – Spring 2013

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album – Spring 2013

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New Arrivals – Spring 2013

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
New Arrivals – Spring 2013

New heads of mission Nicolas Lloreda-Ricaurte Ambassador of Colombia Mr. Lloreda comes to diplomacy from the field of law. Between 2001 and 2010, he was senior counsel on international business transactions, trade and investment policy and international dispute resolution at Crowell & Moring. For him, diplomacy started when he was appointed to serve as deputy […]

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Wine from under the Tuscan sun

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wine from under the Tuscan sun

For most of us, the mere mention of Tuscany easily stirs up romantic imagery. We see the rolling hills. We feel the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. We walk the narrow streets of ancient fortified towns. However, besides inspiring daydreams, the true power of Tuscany is its strong sense of authenticity. This is particularly seductive […]

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A little Frank Lloyd Wright in Rockcliffe

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
A little Frank Lloyd Wright in Rockcliffe

Although their house wasn’t built to be their official residence, the feeling that they are home in Finland permeates the atmosphere for Ambassador Charles Murto and his wife, Ritva. They are completely comfortable in the California redwood house overlooking McKay Lake in Rockcliffe, a house actually built in 1953, but as modern-looking today as it […]

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Jamaican cuisine: A delightful tangle of cultures

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jamaican cuisine: A delightful tangle of cultures

  Joyfully vibrating to the beat of reggae, Jamaica is a lush tropical island paradise and, understandably, a popular tourist destination. While exploring the culinary history and culture of the island, I also learned of its uniqueness and delighted in the evolving historical puzzle that became more complex with each wave of new arrivals to […]

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The war of 1812: A native hero named Norton

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
The war of 1812: A native hero named Norton

Canada is a country so vast that too often, it seems, our history is lost inside our geography. A striking example is our country’s First Nations, whose long, rich history is well-preserved by them, but seldom gets the same attention on a broader scale, even when their stories affect us all. Consider Mohawk chief John […]

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