EMBASSY PHOTOS
Embassy PartyTime
June 2014

Russian Ambassador Georgiy Mamedov, dean of the diplomatic corps, hosted a reception on June 12 to mark Russia’s National Day and say goodbye before his posting ends.

Portuguese Ambassador José Moreira da Cunha and his wife Lurdes Moreira da Cunha hosted a reception at their home on June 10 to mark Portugal’s National Day.

The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers hosted its annual awards dinner at the National Arts Centre on June 12.
The embassies of Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam hosted a Taste of Southeast Asia in Ottawa event at the Indonesian Embassy on June 14.

Croatian Ambassador Veselko Grubišić and his wife, Marta Grubišić, hosted a reception at the Earl of Sussex Pub on June 12 to mark Croatia’s National Day and the inaugural match of the 2014 soccer World Cup featuring Croatia and Brazil.

The Mexican Embassy hosted a Mexico vs. Cameroon viewing party at the Real Sports Bar and Grill in Ottawa on June 13.

Polish Ambassador Marcin Bosacki and his wife Katarzyna Bosacka hosted the Polish Freedom Gala on June 9 at the Museum of History to mark Poland's National Day, 25 years of independence, 15 years of NATO and 10 years of European Union membership.

Readers, contributors and staff mingled at the Great Canadian Theatre Company to celebrate Embassy's 10th anniversary on May 29. 

Swedish Ambassador Teppo Tauriainen hosted a buffet on June 6 at his home to mark Sweden’s National Day and say goodbye before his posting ends.

Pakistani High Commissioner Akbar Zeb and his wife Fakhri Akbar Zeb hosted a reception at the Westin hotel on June 3 to mark Pakistan’s National Day.

The Dutch Embassy participated in the unveiling of five Tulpis, chairs designed to look like tulips, at the departures lounge of Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier International Airport on May 30.

Saudi Ambassador Naif Bin Bandir AlSudairy hosted a dinner at his home on May 28 in honour of House Speaker Andrew Scheer.

The Ottawa Diplomatic Association hosted its annual general meeting and a reception on May 23 at the Indonesian Embassy.

The Canada Korea Society and the Canada-Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group held the third annual Canada-Korea Dialogue Series on the Hill on June 3 in Centre Block.

Italian Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado hosted a reception at his home on June 5 to mark Italy’s National Day.

The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra hosted its 26th Fête Champêtre garden party fundraiser at the home of Japanese Ambassador Norihiro Okuda and his wife Keiko Okuda on June 5.

The Slovenian Embassy marked the 10th anniversary of Slovenia joining the European Union with a concert of two Slovenian musicians, soprano Irena Preda and pianist Nejc Lavrencic, at the University of Ottawa on May 29.

The African group of heads of mission hosted a gala event at the St. Elias Conference Centre on May 27 to mark Africa Day.

Dilip Kumar Paudel, chargé d’affaires for Nepal, and his wife Rita Paudel hosted a reception at the Chateau Laurier on May 28 to mark the country’s Republic Day.

Solomon Azoh-Mbi, high commissioner of Cameroon, and his wife Mercy Azoh-Mbi hosted a reception at the Chateau Laurier on May 20 to mark their country’s National Day.

Several diplomatic missions participated in Experience Asia, a festival of the continent’s cultures, as part of Asian Heritage Month on May 24 at Gatineau City Hall.

Georgian Ambassador Alexander Latsabidze and his wife Tea Uchaneishvili hosted a reception to celebrate Georgia’s National Day on May 26 at the Chateau Laurier.

Farid Shafiyev, ambassador of Azerbaijan, and his wife Ulkar Shafiyeva hosted a reception on May 27 at the Westin hotel to mark their country’s Independence Day and say goodbye before their posting ends.

Kamrul Ahsan, high commissioner for Bangladesh, and his wife Saira Nazneen Ahsan, hosted a cultural event and dinner in celebration of Bangla New Year 1421 at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre on May 23.

Argentine Ambassador Norma Nascimbene de Dumont and her husband Alberto Dumont hosted a reception at the Chateau Laurier on May 26 to mark the 204 anniversary of Argentina’s May Revolution.

The Ottawa Classical Choir along with the Choirs of the New World Philharmonic Society, under the direction of maestro Michel Brousseau and the patronage of the German Embassy, performed a Brahms Requiem concert on May 10 at Dominion-Chalmers United Church.

French Ambassador Philippe Zeller hosted a reception on May 6 at his embassy in anticipation of the 2014 Global Summit of Women, to take place in Paris from June 5 to 7. The event was organized in partnership with the Organization of Women in International Trade-Ottawa and Canadian Friends of the Global Summit of Women.

Before he left Canada, Chilean Ambassador Roberto Ibarra hosted a farewell reception at his home on May 6.

House Speaker Andrew Scheer and European Union Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx hosted a reception in honour of the winners of the 2014 EU-Canada Young Journalist Award on May 1 in the Speaker’s Salon on Parliament Hill.

Paraguayan Ambassador Manuel Schaerer Kanonnikoff and his wife Lidia Nuñez de Schaerer hosted an Independence Day reception on May 14 at Ottawa City Hall.

Egyptian Ambassador Wael Aboulmagd and his wife Hanan AbdelKader hosted a ‘Music to Dine for’ event at their residence on May 8 to benefit the Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s music education programs for Ottawa youth. Members of Trio Neutrino entertained the guests.

The Americas group of the Heads of Mission Spouses Association in Ottawa and the Parliamentary Spouses Association gathered May 6 at the Mexican Embassy residence to learn more about the Canadian Museum of History.

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