TENTH ANNUAL CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS.

The 10th annual celebrations were held in Room 200, West Block, Parliament Hill. In addition to the change in location, Canada Day and the Independence Day of the United States of America were celebrated together and underscored the good relations between the two countries..

His Excellency David Wilkins, Ambassador for the United States was the Keynote Speaker and the Award Recipient. He was recognized for his “efforts in reaching out to all Canadians from coast to coast to coast to further strengthen the relationship between Canada and the United States of America”. A plaque and Sandulak’s polar bear sculpture were presented to Ambassador Wilkins

Mr. Kevin Vickers, Sergeant-at-Arms, House of Commons made a very special presentation of the flag from the Peace Tower. It was in a beautiful wooden box with the House of Commons emblem on it.

Honourable Jason Kenny, Secretary of State Multiculturism and Canadian Identity, was the Chief Guest.

Two cakes, one for Canada’s birthday with the Canadian flag and the second one with the American flag, were cut to celebrate the occasions.

Dilshaan Panjwani sang both National Anthems. She also presented Ambassador Wilkins with a scroll of the 110th Resolution of the US Congress passed unanimously in October 2007. The resolution recognized that the month of Ramadhan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

Mr. Goldy Hyder, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hill & Knowlton Canada, was the emcee for the evening

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Head Table:  Hon. Jason Kenny at podium.  Seated
(L – R) Goldy Hyder, Hon. John McCallum, M.P.,
Dr. Roseann Runte, President & Vice Chancellor of
Carleton University, Mrs. Susan Wilkins,  Mobeen Khaja,
Ambassador Wilkins.
Dilshaan Panjwani singing the National Anthems.
Beside her are Goldy Hyder, Hon. John McCallum,
Dr. Roseanne Runte (President & Vice
Chancellor of Carleton University) and  Mrs. Wilkins
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Mobeen Khaja presenting the Award to Ambassador Wilkins. Mobeen Khaja presenting the gift to Ambassador Wilkins.
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Mr. Kevin Vickers, Sergeant-at-Arms, presenting the flag
from the Peace tower to Ambassador Wilkins.
Dilshaan Panjwani presenting a scroll of the 110th
Resolution of the US Congress passed unanimously
in October 2007. to Ambassador
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The cake cutting ceremony to celebrate Canada Day
and Independence Day
The cake cutting ceremony to celebrate Canada Day
and Independence Day

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