EMBASSY PHOTOS
Embassy PartyTime
December 2014

The Korean Embassy hosted a hockey game to mark the 100th anniversaries of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and the Royal 22e Regiment Vandoos, at the Canadian Tire Centre on Nov. 29. The two regiments had played a hockey match on the Imjin River during the Korean War.

UNHCR Representative in Canada Furio De Angelis in co-operation with the Turkish Embassy and University of Ottawa hosted the opening ceremony and reception for the exhibition Safe Harbour Turkey, Restoring Hope, on Dec. 8 at the Jock Turcot University Centre.

Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui and his wife, Jiang Yili, hosted a reception on Nov. 25 at the embassy to bid farewell to Deputy Head of Mission Liu Jin and welcome his successor, Wang Wentian.

Mohammed Saif Helal Al Shehhi, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, hosted a reception on Dec. 2 at his embassy to mark the UAE’s national day.

Finnish Ambassador Charles Murto and his wife, Ritva Murto, hosted a reception at their home on Dec. 2 to celebrate Finland’s independence.

Thai Ambassador Pisan Manawapat and his wife, Wanchana Manawapat, hosted a reception on Dec. 3 at the Chateau Laurier to mark Thailand’s national day and the 87th birthday of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Lebanese Ambassador Micheline Abi-Samra hosted a reception on Nov. 27 at the St. Elias Centre to mark Lebanon’s independence day.

The Edmonton-based Stollery Charitable Foundation presented CARE Canada with a $500,000 donation for its maternal and newborn child health programs in Ethiopia on Nov. 18 in Ottawa. This was the largest individual gift received in the non-profit humanitarian group’s history.

Albanian Ambassador Elida Petoshati and her husband, Arian Muka, hosted a reception on Nov. 25 at Ottawa City Hall to mark 102 years of Albania’s independence and 70 years of liberation.

Egyptian Ambassador Motaz Zahran hosted a reception on Nov. 28 at his home to bid farewell to counsellor Mohamed Elkoteishi.

Turkish Ambassador Selçuk Ünal hosted a reception in honour of visiting former Turkish president Abdullah Gül and a ceremony to give Turkey’s Order of Merit to University of Waterloo president Feridun Hamdullahpur on Nov. 23 at Mr. Ünal’s home.

Greek Ambassador George Marcantonatos and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson held a small ceremony with Greek-Canadian painter Katerina Mertikas to hang her painting of Nathan Cirillo and the late corporal’s son at Ottawa City Hall on Nov. 24. Reproductions of the painting are being sold to raise funds for five-year-old Marcus Cirillo’s trust fund.

The Canada Korea Society hosted its annual general meeting and 30th anniversary banquet on Nov. 25, featuring Trade Minister Ed Fast, at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.

The Royal Canadian Geographic Society hosted its awards ceremony on Nov. 19 at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.
Romanian Ambassador Maria Ligor and her husband, Adrian Ligor, hosted a reception and concert at the National Gallery of Canada on Nov. 24.
Trade Minister Ed Fast visited the embassy of the Philippines on Nov. 18 to welcome Ambassador Petronila Garcia to Canada. The morning meeting also provided an opportunity to showcase art by prominent Filipino designers.
Slovak Ambassador Andrej Droba hosted a reception on Nov. 20 at his embassy to mark Slovakia's Day of Freedom and Democracy.
Japanese Ambassador Norihiro Okuda and his wife, Keiko Okuda, hosted a reception on Nov. 27 at the Westin hotel to mark the Japanese emperor's birthday.

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