RU  UK  EN
Articles  >  Know  >  The competitions on hockey and street of Francophonie. The ambassador told journalists about the month of Canada to Ukraine

The competitions on hockey and street of Francophonie. The ambassador told journalists about the month of Canada to Ukraine

Author: 09.06.2017 | diplomacy, ambassador, Canada, Kyiv
On the occasion of 150-th anniversary of Canada the Embassy of Canada to Ukraine and Ukrainian team of Games of Unconquerable made press breakfast for mass media with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Roman Vaschuk…

Why not to find out which Canadian goods and products are sold in Ukraine and where they could be bought? The citizens of Kiev and guests of the capital will soon be able to taste traditional Canadian cuisine, try delicacies with maple syrup, observe and participate in the game on street hockey, and see Canadian horse policeman.

In the course of celebration of 150-th anniversary of Canada with the participation of the embassy in the city there will be a range of entertaining and educatory events. The Day of Canada is the most important national holiday established in honor of union of all Northern American colonies of Britain in the only dominion. The event crucially important for the country happened basing of the Act of British North America that came into effort on the 1-st of July 1867. This day the first colonies of British North America, provinces Ontario, Quebec, New Scotland, and New Brunswick, being united in the confederation under the name Dominion Canada began the existence of the new country.

The meeting with mass media was started by the greeting speech of Ambassador Roman Vaschuk. The diplomat told the guests about the planned events and invited everybody to join the celebration of the important date.

‘We are going to stay open for people so as to popularize the topic of 150-th anniversary of Canada. For that we have prepared the range of interesting projects, particularly, photo-exhibition about the role of our country in the giving of shelters for the refugees, tournament on the street hockey at Khreschatik, presentation of Canadian good, Francophonie Day at one of the streets of the capital. We will be please to see everybody who wants it at our events!’, remarked Mr Ambassador.

Furthermore, Mr Ambassador turned the floor to his colleagues. Karim Morkos is the Head of department of international development talked in details about the preparation to the celebration:

‘As we are preparing for 150-th anniversary we try to involve the local communities to the organization and make an accent at the variety and inclusiveness of Canada. For instance, this year our partners became Ukrainian team of Games of Unconquered (it is the series of international games in Paralympics style. At the competitions created by Prince Harry the injured military soldiers and veterans in such kinds of sports as basketball at wheelchair, sitting volleyball and rowing in a hall). This year such an event is going to happen in Canada, and yesterday the final countdown started, particularly, 100 day till official opening. In the course of Atlas Weekend one of our bands is coming. Our famous goalkeepers will participate in the competitions on the street hockey which is about to go at Khreschatik… Apart from that we have involved Canadian community in Ukraine to celebration…’

‘For us and our team it is a great honor to be partner of such important events. Once again it emphasizes the firm collaboration and friendship between our countries. The community of Ukraine is the largest in Canada and we are please to arrive at the competitions verily in this state. Also our people are going to participate in the game on hockey at Khreschatik, and it will be the first attempt in this game, as in the same day we will represent our main team’, added Oxana Gorbach, the Coordinator of the project Games of Unconquered in Ukraine.

Commercial and political advisor Ross Demkiv told journalists about the organization of games of street hockey at Khreschatik.

‘I would like to say that hockey was invented in Canada when the country was only eight. It is symbolically that the day of such traditional kind of sport we have decided to make in Kiev. The event is about to happen on the 25-th of June in front of Kyiv city national administration. Officially the tournament is about to be opened by the selected teams of Canadian and Ukrainian military forces. Among other teams that are going to participate there will be selected teams of Canadian and Ukrainian police, hockey schools, embassies, etc. The event will start at 10 am and will be lasting till the evening. Apart from participation and observation of the game the guests will be able to visit sugar house where the traditional Canadian delicacies are going to be sold, as well, one could get familiar and take photo with the true Canadian riding policeman in traditional uniform!’

As the assistant of Trade Councilor Liliana Zhilina noticed, Canadian goods from producer could be purchased at the sixth floor of Central Department Store after official opening of the tournament on hockey. The relevant and popular now waverunners and quadrunners, clothes with symbolic, delicacies, and true maple syrup are waiting for the guests.

Two more interesting occasions have been presented by the Head of immigration department – Councilor Lisa Kulomb. ‘I am pleased to be here and represent two events which are going to happen on the 11-th and 20-th of June. One of them is the Francophonie street at Kostelna where there is an embassy of Canada. We have organized this event in collaboration with other embassies, restaurants, and organizations. This day will be full of Francophonie atmosphere and colors. The event will last at 10 am and will be lasting till 10 pm. The entertainment and fun, delicacies with maple syrup, souvenirs with traditional connection! It is so pleasant to talk about the exhibition of photos that is going to be open at Sofievska square. We have organized it along with the embassy of United Nations Organization in Canada on the issues of refugees and human right organizations. The exhibition will depict Canadian history of giving shelter to the refugees that have been oppressed for race belonging, belief, worldview, etc. We invite everybody to get more familiar with Canada’.

It will be interesting:
One more "Diplomatic Greetings" project. The Ambassador of Afghanistan to Ukraine welcomes!
Students of the "School of Young Ukrainian Diplomat" at the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv National University Taras Shevchenko and the National University of Ostroh Academy maid a visit to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Ukraine. The event took place within the framework of the OUTLOOK and GDIP project "Diplomatic Greetings".
GDIP celebrates its 27th anniversary and the Diplomats offer congratulations!
On May 16, 2019, Embroidery Day and the 27th anniversary of the founding of the State Enterprise “Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions” were celebrated at the Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theatre.
Grunnlovsdag. Ambassador Ole Terje Horpestad met guests on the occasion of a national holiday
The celebration of the Norwegian Constitution Day was held in the heart of the capital! The Embassy was the initiator of the reception.
Charitable dance. Foreign diplomats attended the annual ball in the IIR
The Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and personally the director Valerii Kopiika invited everyone to support the student initiative of the Charity Ball IIR-2019.
Jazz from Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani Embassy in Ukraine traditionally in May presents a music evening to Kyivites
The annual jazz festival on the initiative of the Azerbaijani Embassy was held in the Heydar Aliyev Park in Kyiv. The best musicians arrived in the capital to please the Ukrainians who enjoy jazz art.
Know Ukrainians: Chrystia Freeland
In today continuation of our rubrics about the famous Ukrainians who have changed the world here and now, we would like to tell about incredibly dynamic Chrystia Freeland. She is journalist, writer and currently known as the successful politician. Having ethnic belonging to Ukraine, she fluently speaks the national language representing a wonderful example of a strong will.
Wives of foreign diplomats attended the lecture dedicated to Ukrainian traditions
On Wednesday, April 9, 2019, on the initiative and organizational support of the SE "Directorate General for Rendering Services for Diplomatic Missions", the international women's club ASCK in the National Centre of Folk Culture "Museum of Ivan Gonchar" a lecture dedicated to the traditional Ukrainian women's dress was held.
Public Lecture of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine Gela Dumbadze at the GDIP Media Center
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, a public lecture by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine, Permanent Representative for GUAM - Gela Dumbadze, was held at GDIP Media Center of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions. The lecture was devoted to the events that took place in Georgia 30 years ago, April 7-9, 1989.
The evening of jazz and art from the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine
Georgia is associated with constant hospitable people, rich history and traditions. Today, Georgian culture is at its peak, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia is sincerely proud of this, and he invited fellow diplomats, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, representatives of the Georgian diaspora and partners to enjoy an evening of jazz and art on April 11, 2019.
Budva or Bar, staying in ethnic villages or fashionable resorts? The Embassy of Montenegro promotes tourism
Representatives of the tourism industry and media of Ukraine met with colleagues and operators of recreational services from Montenegro. The event was held with the support of the Embassy of Montenegro in Ukraine.
Spring Festival. The embassies of eight countries celebrated NOWRUZ 2019 in the capital of Ukraine
On March 19, 2019, the celebration of the International NOWRUZ Day took place in Kyiv. The eight embassies of foreign states accredited in Ukraine, namely, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Uzbekistan, were the initiators of the official celebration in the Column Hall of the Kyiv State Administration.
Mărțișor/Baba Marta is solemnly celebrated in Kyiv
On March 12 at the premises of Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, on the initiative of the Embassies of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova and Romania, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the OUTLOOK project was held a friendly welcoming spring in Kyiv.
Visit of diplomats to the city of Ostroh
This Saturday, on February 23, 2019, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of foreign states, representatives of diplomatic missions, international organizations, the State Affairs Department of the President of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine visited the city of Ostroh, the centre of origin and development of Ukrainian Education, at organizational support and participation of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions together with the National University of Ostroh Academy.
Diplomatic reception on the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Serbia
On February 13, a solemn ceremony took place on the occasion of the main national holiday of Serbia - Statehood Day which marks the official level since 2001 and marks the Day of the beginning of the Serbian Revolution against the Ottoman occupation in 1804.
On the Move. Street food from around the world. Part 2
Do you happen to get hungry? That is great as we go on with our story about the most popular street food from around the world. It’s freshly cooked - fall to, you guys! Let's start with the South Asian countries, namely Singapore - seafood-rich in vitamins and minerals occupy a key place in the diet of residents ...
"The Ukrainian Canadians". The Ambassador Roman Vashchuk opened an exhibition in Kyiv
On February 12, an exhibition devoted to the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada was opened at the Ukrainian Diaspora Museum with the support of the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine. The purpose of the project is to show the life of Ukrainian Canadians, their tireless work in the new country and the efforts they make every day.
Lebanese star Carole Samaha performs in Kyiv
On February 7 at the National Opera of Ukraine under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in Ukraine the diplomatic reception and solemn concert on the occasion of the Day of St. Maroon, the father of the Maronite Churcha took place. The combination of the Lebanese charm and the Ukrainian soul in the participants of the event made an incredible impression on the guests.
From Kyiv with Cake
Airports, railways and bus stations in Kyiv aren’t much different from similar objects in other big cities. But that’s just at first sight. If you have a slightly closer look at passengers, you can see that every third one carries a round white-and-green box. It is in it where the part of the majestic city, that can be legally carried away as a souvenir, is – we mean the famous Kyiv Cake.
Diplomat of the Embassy of Australia Tim Bolotnikoff opens personal photo exhibition in the capital
On January 22nd at the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine with the support from the Embassy of Australia in Ukraine opening of the exhibition of photo works of the deputy Head of the Mission Tim Bolotnikoff "Southern Lands: Australia/Antarctica" was held.
Ambassador of Uzbekistan Alisher Abdualiev concludes his term at the office
Life of a diplomat is always about changing locations and countries of work. Period of an Ambassador’s activities at the office can be measured not just as a time span spent in the host country but also in projects carried out and connections and ties established.
Close
Outlook facebook page