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Pictures from the Royal visit in September 2014

During the visit, TRH the Crown Prince Couple participated in a number of business and cultural activities with the objective of strengthening relations between Denmark and Canada as well as partnerships between Danish and Canadian companies. This article  includes pictures and descriptions from each day of the visit at certain selected events.

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Wednesday September 17 - Canadian Museum of History

TRH the Crown Prince Couple boarded a water taxi below Parliament Hill and crossed the Ottawa River to the dock on the Quebec side in front of the Canadian Museum of History.

Photo: THR the Royal Crown Prince Couple (Credit: Frederic Dekkal)


Wednesday September 17th - Rideau hall

On Wednesday September 17th, TRH the Crown Prince Couple visited Rideau Hall for a friendly meeting and luncheon discussion with Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston to strengthen the ties between Denmark.

Photo: TRH the Crown Prince Couple and Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston. (Credit: Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall)


Wednesday September 17th - Centennial Public School

During the afternoon TRH the Crown Prince Couple visited Centennial Public School in Ottawa to participate in an anti-bullying event.
HRH the Crown Princess is very much engaged in anti-bullying through the Mary Foundation and was eager to learn more about anti-bullying programs in Canada.

Centennial Public School is working on reducing bullying by implementing the WITS Program, which is an evidence-based anti-bullying program. Approximately 40 elementary schools in the school district are currently participating in the program. WITS stands for "Walk Away, Ignore It, Talk it Out, Seek Help".

The children were very happy to meet TRH the Crown Prince Couple and they waved their Canadian and Danish flags as the Crown Prince Couple left the school.
For more information about WITS please click here.

(Credit: Centennial Public School)


Thursday September 18th - Grand Opening

On Thursday September 18th TRH the Crown Prince Couple attended the Grand Opening of the Danish Export Promotion tour at the historic Distillery District in Toronto. The Grand Opening created a platform for Danish companies to strengthen their relations with Canadian businesses, government officials and broaden their networks.

The participating business delegates represented four sectors: Green Building and Living, Health, Taste, and Style. Approximately 300 people attended the Grand Opening.

(Credit: Robert McGee)


Thursday September 18th - Grand Dinner

On Thursday Sept 18th, a Grand Dinner was organised for the business delegation in order to broaden their networks and contacts with Canadian business partners, business leaders and government officials. The dinner was held at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).

Photo: From the left Danish Ambassador Niels Boel Abrahamsen and Mrs. Karen Eva Abrahamsen, TRH the Crown Prince Couple and Mogens Jensen, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation. (Credit: Robert McGee)


Friday September 19th - Hudson's Bay Company

On Friday September 19th TRH the Crown Prince Couple attended the Grand Opening of Danish Design Obsessed at the Hudson’s Bay Company in Toronto. 
The event started with an official ribbon-cutting which was open to the public.

Photo: From the left Mogens Jensen, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, THR the Crown Prince Couple and Danish Ambassador Niels Boel Abrahamsen. (Credit: Maria Laustsen)

Friday September 19th - Evergreen Brick Works

TRH the Crown Prince Couple  visited Evergreen Brick Works to see a UB-Let electric hockey demonstration.

Electric hockey is a game played with the UB-Let designed and manufactured Hockey Sport Chair. Electric hockey is played in over 50 leagues in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Electric hockey is more accessible than sledge or wheelchair hockey which require players to have strong arms and good balance.

Owen McGonigal, the Muscular Dystrophy Ambassador, delivered a speech about the importance of sport and leisure.

Photo: HRH the Crown Princess and Owen McGonigal. (Credit: Robert McGee)

TRH the Crown Prince Couple also attended an architectural exhibition on Friday at Evergreen Brick Works where 21 projects from 15 Danish architectural companies are still on display. Relevant stakeholders and partners participated in the opening of the architectural exhibition which created great opportunities for new partnerships between Canada and Denmark. The projects focus on green, sustainable, and innovative solutions.

The exhibition is ongoing until November 2014 and is open to the public.

(Credit: Robert McGee)

Friday September 19th - TIFF Bell Lightbox

On the evening of Friday September 19th the export promotion tour concluded with the screening of “The Salvation”, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox complex. The participating Danish companies invited Canadian guests to the screening of the Danish western which was set in North America.

The film was introduced by director Kristian Levring, and producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen.

Photo: From the left director Kristian Levring, producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen and TRH the Crown Prince Couple (Credit: Maria Laustsen)