Submit your Ottawa-based event to email@example.com or fax to 613-232-9055 by Friday at 5 p.m.WEDNESDAY, MAY 26Georgia celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from Russia in 1918.
PM Harper to Meet with Mexican President—Mexican President Felipe Calderon makes an official visit to Canada. Until May 28. Ottawa, Ont. http://pm.gc.ca
2010 Canada-Europe Business Lecture—Carleton University presents the 2010 Canada-Europe Business Lecture "Canada-EU 'Enhanced Trade': An Insider's View—Real Opportunity or Business as Usual?" Guest speakers include José Luis Pascual of the Embassy of Spain and Miguel Fraile, OHL Construction Canada. 4-6 p.m. Free. Senate Room, Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, MAY 27AIDS Expert Panel Presentation/Breakfast–Dr. Julio Montaner, president of the International AIDS Society, will present and lead a discussion on AIDS treatments in BC, drawing on new best practices that are mobilizing services in Vancouver's downtown east side and with Aboriginal communities. MP sponsors: Liberal Dr. Keith Martin; Conservative Cathy McLeod and NDP Libby Davies. Supported by Canada's Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D). Parliamentary Restaurant, 6th Floor, Centre Block, Parliament Hill. For more information and to RSVP, call Crystal Gillis at 613-996-2625 / email@example.com
IDRC Speakers of Renown Series—IDRC presents a talk with renowned development expert Paul Collier of Oxford University, who will discuss "The quest for prosperity versus an ethical approach to nature." 7-9 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. RSVP to 613-696-2244 or to www.idrc.ca/events-collier
Exhibit: A Journey of a Thousand Miles—Photographer Kevin Ryall will discuss his work and travel experience in China and Southeast Asia. 7:30 p.m. Free. Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe St. www.asianheritagemonth.net
Concert: Pablo Ziegler and Quintet for New Tango—The Embassy of Argentina presents a concert in honour of Argentina's bicentennial anniversary with Pablo Ziegler and Quintet for New Tango. 7 p.m. Museum of Civilization, Gatineau. Que.
FRIDAY, MAY 28Azerbaijan celebrates Republic Day. Independence declared from the Soviet Union in 1991. For information on any events, call for 613-234-3882.
Ethiopia marks the Downfall of the Derg Day. The Derg Regime was defeated in 1991. For information on any events, please call the embassy at 613-235-6637.
Concert for KAIROS—Join a number of local musicians for an evening of music in support of KAIROS, an NGO dedicated to promoting grassroots partnership development in various parts of the world. Reception to follow. 8 p.m. Trinity Anglican Church, 1230 Bank St., Ottawa, Ont. 613-266-2831 or 613-230-3903.
SATURDAY, MAY 29Macedonium—Macedonian Ambassador Ljuben Tevdovski will be holding a vernissage of Macedonian painter Dimce Isailovski. 1 p.m. By invitation or appointment only. Runs until June 2. Kanadiana Gallery, 1307-RR # 105 Chelsea, Que. 613-233-1852.
Charity Gala Dinner—The Embassy of Argentina co-hosts a charity dinner and tango performance, with proceeds going to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital. 6 p.m. $225. Casino de Lac Leamy, Gatineau, Que. www.QCHPasion.ca
8th Gala Concert—Asian Heritage Month wraps up with a gala concert featuring the Ottawa Symphonic Ensemble, the Winangun Balinese Gamelan Orchestra and more. 7:30 p.m. $25. Museum of Civilization Theatre, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, Que. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, MAY 31Israeli Prime Minister Visits Canada—Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a working visit to Ottawa. May 31. 613-957-5555 or http://pm.gc.ca
TUESDAY, JUNE 1Samoa celebrates its Independence Day. It gained independence from New Zealand in 1962.
Italy celebrates the Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic. Italy was voted a republic in 1946. For information on any events, please call the embassy at 613-232-2401.
IDRC Lecture—IDRC presents a lecture with guest speaker Joseph Wilson, Competition Commission of Pakistan, who will discuss "The Economic and Governance Challenges Facing Pakistan." 2-3:30 p.m. Free. IDRC, W. David Hopper Room A, 150 Kent St., 8th floor. RSVP to www.idrc.ca/events-wilson
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2Italy celebrates the Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic. Italy was voted a republic in 1946. For information on any events, please call the embassy at 613-232-2401.
Environment Week Film Festival—The Canadian Museum of Nature presents the Environment Week Film Festival, featuring 22 thought-provoking films in the museum's new HD theatre. Until June 6. Check website for schedule. Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Ont. http://nature.ca
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