Tag: Good Deeds

Fostering global friendship through music

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fostering global friendship through music

The Canadian Music Competition (CMC) was the beneficiary of two unique fundraisers in the fall, both hosted by diplomats. In October, outgoing British High Commissioner Andrew Pocock and his wife, Julie, hosted a cocktail reception at Earnscliffe for music fans who get to enjoy a diplomat’s hospitality and appreciate hearing young people perform beautiful music. […]

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Surviving cancer and living a football dream

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Surviving cancer and living a football dream

Fareed Ali was 17 years old when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One of the bright spots in his intensive treatment plan, which included eight months of chemotherapy and four lumbar punctures (spinal taps), was an offer from the Children’s Wish Foundation. They asked him to dream big and he did — the avid […]

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Paying it forward, Korean-style

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Paying it forward, Korean-style

The idea of “paying it forward” has always been something that appealed to departing South Korean Ambassador Nam Joo-hong and that’s exactly what he did in April, just days before he was unexpectedly called home for a new, high-profile job in Korea’s national security. The Rolling Rampage on the Hill is put on by the […]

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Hitting the slopes for Aboriginal health

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Hitting the slopes for Aboriginal health

The Ottawa Diplomatic Association’s annual ski day is a win-win. Diplomats have a chance to enjoy a pleasant afternoon on the slopes with fellow diplomats and their families, and the event raises funds for a good cause in Ottawa. As it did last year, the ODA will once again donate the proceeds from Ski Day […]

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U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson lends a hand

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson lends a hand

He wore an old black turtleneck, jeans, black knee guards and sneakers. It was a far cry from his usual suit-and-tie work attire but, for U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson, it was a more sensible outfit for the job at hand — to help retrofit a Habitat for Humanity home for an Ottawa family in need. […]

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Turkish delights and other donations

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Turkish delights and other donations

Every year since 1927, the Turkish people have celebrated in April what they call Children’s Day. On April 23, 1920, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was established and the following year April 23 was declared a national holiday. Six years later, in addition to being the country’s national day, it was named Children’s Day, […]

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Helping Ottawa’s ‘hidden poor’

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
Helping Ottawa’s ‘hidden poor’

  When the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade asked Ottawa’s foreign diplomatic community to help out by donating food to its second annual food fair, the diplomats responded enthusiastically. Robert Peck, outgoing chief of protocol, explained that the idea was to create a lunchtime international buffet that would raise money to contribute to […]

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From the French embassy to Carnegie Hall

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
From the French embassy to Carnegie Hall

  If the ways in which they help out the Ottawa Bach Choir are any indication, it would seem that Johann Sebastian is a favourite composer among Ottawa’s foreign diplomats. The relationships started three years ago when board member Bill Caswell decided to approach some envoys about hosting fund-raising events. Once the Turkish embassy responded […]

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