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Denmark celebrates Canada 150!

Throughout 2017, the Royal Danish Embassy is celebrating Canada 150 with our Canadian friends! We are happy and honoured to be a part of the celebrations and thank everyone who has celebrated with us at our Ottawa Marathon cheering station and European Union capitals & Cultures fair. 

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Ottawa Race Weekend

On May 28, the Royal Danish Embassy was cheering on the Ottawa marathon runners at the Danish residence in Rockcliffe. The residence was one of the official cheering stations for this year’s marathon and was joined by Ashbury College students to man the water station. To celebrate Canada 150 the marathon was divided into different sections representing provinces and territories. The cheering station at the Danish residence was a part of the Newfoundland stretch on the run. Danish Vikings were some of the first to explore Newfoundland so the Danish Embassy was happy to represent Newfoundland to mark the strong bonds between Denmark and Canada.

The cheering station was placed right after the 30K mark and at that point of the race, most runners were exhausted from the long run. But the cheering, the signs, the good mood and the funky music gave the runners the boost they needed for the remaining 12K.  

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The cheering station was a great way to celebrate Canada 150 and both runners and cheerers enjoyed the great weather and atmosphere.

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A band from Ashbury College was playing funky tunes for the runners and many saluted that with either applause or a small dance.

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The Ambassador ran by the Danish cheering station in good form.

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The Danish clothing company Bestseller generously sponsored t-shirts to celebrate Danish and Canadian relations as well as Canada 150.

Ottawa welcomes the world

On June 11 the Embassy participated in The European Union: Capitals & Cultures fair at Lansdowne Park. The Embassy participated alongside other EU member states and brought Danish ‘hygge’ and butter cookies to the fair. The fair underlined the strong bonds between Canadians and Europeans and was a great way to celebrate Canada 150. We enjoyed meeting so many people, who were eager to visit or talk about the recent visit to Denmark. It was also clear that many Canadians have Danish heritage and are happy to share that family history.

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