The official Bastille Day reception
The official Bastille Day reception, organized on July 11th, a few days’ notice, by the Consulate General of France in Vancouver at the Vancouver University Women’s Club, was attended by almost 160 people.
Sunshine, music, and a friendly atmosphere… all of these ingredients came together for this celebration of France’s national holiday and of Franco-Canadian friendship.
Two VIP guests spoke following the Canadian and French national anthems:
Mr. Christophe Alemalama, Deputy Consul and head of the French consulate since Ms. Evelyne Decorps, the former Consul General of France to Vancouver, accepted the position of Ambassador of France to Chad.
Mr. Norm Letnick, parliamentary secretary to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark.
This was followed by a performance by singer Julia Morgan and pianist Miguel Brito, thanks to the generous contributions of the Vancouver International Song Institute.
A few pictures:
M. Norm Letnik, Parlimentary Secretary to the Premier - Chair, BC Select Standing Committee on Health, M. Christophe Alamelama, deputy consul acting Consul General of France in Vancouver, M. Marc-André Ouellet Chief of Protocol and Executive Director- Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat, Goverment of British Columbia