Canada Day at the RBG

One of the Bedouin tents, overlooking King Talal reservoirThe Embassy of Canada in Jordan chose to hold its Canada Day celebrations at the Royal Botanic Garden in 2011.

The Canadians specifically wanted to mark their national Day by giving back to the community.

And give back they did!

 

The July 1st celebrations were well attended by some 800 Canadians and friends of Canada who enjoyed good music, ate poutine (French fries topped with clumps of melting cheese and gravy) and competed in tug-of-war feats and other games. 

Riding a donkey on Canada Day

Children took donkey rides, had their faces painted, and planted and decorated  pots. 

People from the local community displayed and sold products such as honey, pickles, baked goods and handicrafts.

One lucky Jordanian in attendance won a return-trip ticket to Montreal on Royal Jordanian!

It was an all-round fun afternoon in the clean environment overlooking King Talal dam.

Canadian Ambassador Mark GwozdeckyAt the end of the event, Canadian Ambassador Mark Gwozdecky presented donation cheques to the Royal Botanic Garden, and to the Jordan Education for Women Empowerment and Learning Society (JEWELS), which sponsors Jordanian women to attend universities in Canada on full scholarships.

There are lots of pictures in the photo gallery below. Can you spot anyone you know?

And click here for even more photos.

 

Canada Day Sponsors 2011

Images for Canada Day at the RBG

RBG Executive Director receives a cheque from the Ambassador of Canada Winner of the Royal Jordanian prize draw
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