EMBASSY PHOTOS
Embassy PartyTime
March 2015

Tunisian Ambassador Riadh Essid and his wife, Chiraz Saidane Essid, hosted a reception at the National Arts Centre on March 19 to mark Tunisia’s national day.

Jiang Yili, wife of the Chinese ambassador, hosted a reception to mark International Women’s Day at the embassy on March 6. The event featured a fashion show of Chinese traditional qipao dress as well as a music and dance performance.

Japanese Ambassador Norihiro Okuda and his wife, Keiko Okuda, hosted a reception on March 12 at the Chateau Laurier to bid farewell to Canada.

House Speaker Andrew Scheer and the ambassadors of the Pacific Alliance nations—Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru—hosted a reception on March 11 in the Speaker’s Salon for the Pacific Alliance members to showcase their food and drinks.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada hosted its Taiwan Night 2015 dinner and cultural performance on March 10 at the Chateau Laurier.

The Council of Arab League Ambassadors and the Heads of Mission Spouses Association for the Middle East and North Africa hosted a reception on March 5 at the embassy of the United Arab Emirates to mark International Women’s Day and highlight the achievements of women in the Arab world.

The Chinese Embassy supported a Chinese New Year Carnival performance on Feb. 25 at Centrepointe Theatre featuring vocalist Yin Xiumei, dancers, acrobats, and musicians.

The Writers’ Trust of Canada hosted its annual Politics and the Pen gala at the Chateau Laurier on March 11, drawing the cream of Ottawa’s political crop. The award of the night, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, went to Joseph Heath for his book Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy and Our Lives.

US Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki hosted a reception and exhibition of contemporary American art presented by Art in Embassies with guest artist Marie Watt on Feb. 27 at their home.
Virgilio Alcántara, ambassador of the Dominican Republic, and his wife Eunice Lluberes de Alcantara hosted a reception on Feb. 27 at Ottawa City Hall to mark their country's independence day.
Bulgarian Ambassador Nikolay Milkov and his spouse Nevena Mandadjieva hosted a reception on Feb. 25 at Ottawa City Hall to mark Bulgaria's national day.
The Europe 1 group of the Heads of Mission Spouses’ Association hosted a fundraising event on Feb. 17 at the German ambassador’s home, benefiting the charity Thinking in Pictures Educational Services, which supports children with autism. Twins Jennifer and Deborah Wyatt started it in 2007. The $3,670 raised was expected be used to offset the cost of therapy for TIPES families.
The Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel hosted a lunch for the Women Ambassadors of Ottawa and chargé d'affaires on March 9 in celebration of International Women’s Day.

The Estonian Embassy and Santé Restaurant hosted Tastes of Estonia, an evening of Estonian culture and cuisine, on Feb. 24 at Santé. The event also marked Estonia’s independence day.

Greek Ambassador George Marcantonatos and his wife Vassiliki Tsirou-Marcantonatou hosted an art exhibition and visual arts performance featuring Greek iconographer George Kordis on Feb. 20 at their home. The fundraising reception was in support of BART: The North American Centre of Byzantine Arts.

The high commissioner of Brunei Darussalam, Pg. Kamal Bashah Pg. Ahmad, hosted a reception on Feb. 23 at the Chateau Laurier to mark his country’s national day.

The national organizing committee of the FIFA Women’s World Cup held an embassy night at the Westin hotel on Feb. 23 with diplomatic representatives of participating countries. The soccer tournament is being hosted by Canada this year.

Ali H.S. Al-Sammak, ambassador of Kuwait, hosted a reception on Feb. 25 at the Chateau Laurier to mark his country’s national day.

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