EMBASSY PHOTOS
Embassy PartyTime
February 2015
Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui held a farewell reception for outgoing foreign minister John Baird on Feb. 16 at Mr. Luo's official residence.
Nicolas Chapuis hosted a reception on Feb. 18 at his embassy to mark his presentation of credentials earlier that day as France's new ambassador to Canada.
The Australian High Commission hosted a "dinner at the movies"-themed Australia Day event at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum on Feb. 5. Australian High Commissioner Tony Negus presided over the ceremony fresh from arriving at his Canadian posting.
Members of the diplomatic community attended the Snowflake Ball on Feb. 14 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau. Organizers of the Springtime in Paris-themed ball said proceeds would go to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and Screen Colons Canada.
The Chinese Embassy hosted the Worldloppet cocktail reception on Feb. 14 during the Gatineau Loppet cross-country ski race weekend. Beijing is a candidate city for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev hosted a reception on Feb. 10 at his embassy to mark the Day of Russian Diplomatic Service and his arrival in Canada.

The fifth Nordic-Baltic film festival, Bright Nights, launched at Carleton University on Feb. 6 with a reception and screening of The Lesson by Latvia’s Andris Gauja. The festival ran until Feb. 14.

The Belgian Embassy hosted a reception after Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s m¡longa tango dance performance on Feb. 13 at the National Arts Centre.

The Lame Ducks military attaché hockey team played a friendly exhibition game against the Esprit de Corps Commandos on Feb. 11 at the University of Ottawa arena.

The Military Family Resource Centre-National Capital Region held its second annual Victory Ball fundraiser on Jan. 31 at the Chateau Laurier.
Turkish Ambassador Selçuk Unal and Polish Ambassador Marcin Bosacki hosted a concert and exhibition to mark the 600th anniversary of the establishment of Polish-Turkish relations on Jan. 29 at the Turkish ambassador’s home.
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada hosted a reception on Feb. 3 at the Rideau Club in advance of its annual international convention in Toronto next month.
European Union Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx hosted a luncheon at her home on Jan. 22 in recognition of the contributions of the musicians who participated in the 2014 EU Christmas Concert.

French Ambassador Philippe Zeller and his wife Odile hosted their farewell party at their embassy on Jan. 29.

The British High Commission hosted a Robbie Burns reception and whisky tasting on Jan. 29.

Cuban Ambassador Julio Garmendía and his wife Miraly González hosted a reception at their embassy on Jan. 28 to mark Cuba’s national day. With December’s news that US-Cuba ties are thawing after a 50-year freeze, hundreds packed the room, one of the largest Cuban national-day turnouts in recent years.

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