EMBASSY PHOTOS
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April 2015

The Royal Commonwealth Society of Ottawa hosted its 27th Commonwealth Dinner on April 7 at the Brookstreet Hotel.

The University of Ottawa’s vice-president for external relations, Louis de Melo, in co-operation with the university’s Portuguese program, hosted a talk and launch of Portuguese Ambassador José Fernando Moreira da Cunha’s novel, Love in Difficult Times, at the university’s Tabaret Hall on April 14.

Italian Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado and his wife Martine Cornado hosted an Italian buffet dinner on March 25 at the official residence of the ambassador of Italy in Aylmer, Que.

The Polish Embassy, archbishop of Ottawa and the Canada-Poland Parliamentary Friendship Group hosted a concert in memory of Pope John Paul II on the 10th anniversary of his death, with the Con Brio String Quartet of Montreal and tenor Andrzej Stec on April 8 at the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.

French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis awarded eight Ottawa veterans with the French Legion of Honour in a ceremony on April 9 at the embassy.

French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis hosted the 2015 Vimy Reception at his embassy on March 31 in support of the Vimy Foundation, which promotes Canada’s First World War legacy.

The Norwegian Embassy teamed up with Santé Restaurant to present an evening of Norwegian culture and cuisine on March 24, featuring Norwegian Embassy chef Alex McKercher and Canadian soprano Stephanie Piercey Beames.

The Greek community in Toronto marked Greece’s independence day on March 29 with a parade in the GreekTown neighbourhood along Danforth Avenue.

Cuban Ambassador Julio Garmendía hosted a reception at his embassy on March 25 to mark Cuban Press Day.
World Vision Canada marked Dave Toycen's retirement, after 18 years as the group’s president, with an event in the East Block on Parliament Hill on March 23.
Hungarian Ambassador Bálint Ódor hosted a reception on March 27 at his home to showcase Hungary's tourist attractions in the lead-up to the March 28-29 Ottawa Travel and Vacation Show.
Several foreign diplomatic missions took part in the annual Ottawa Travel & Vacation Show on March 28 and 29 at the Shaw Centre.

Bangladeshi High Commissioner Kamrul Ahsan and his wife, Saira Nazneen Ahsan, hosted a reception on March 26 at the Chateau Laurier to mark Bangladesh's independence and national day.

South Korean Ambassador Cho Hee-yong and his wife, Lee Yang, hosted a reception on March 24 at the Chateau Laurier on the occasion of their departure from Canada.

Irish Ambassador Ray Bassett and his wife, Patricia, hosted a reception at their home on March 19 to mark St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s national day.

Pakistani Acting High Commissioner Abrar Hashmi and his wife, Samiya Abrar Hashmi, hosted a reception at Ottawa City Hall on March 23 to mark Pakistan Day.

The Ottawa Diplomatic Association at the high commission of Guyana on March 13 announced the proceeds of the ODA’s silent auction at last year’s ODA gala. The organization gave the Michaëlle Jean Foundation a cheque for $8,588.

Armenian Ambassador Armen Yeganian and his wife, Maria, hosted a screening of the movie Ararat by Canadian director Atom Egoyan on March 18, followed by a reception, at Library and Archives Canada.

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