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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Assembled together for the opening ...

People gather for the opening celebration. There were "invited guests" and VIP's in the seating area and crowds of people standing around the perimeter.
Councilor Diane Holmes (in gold dragon cape) and Mayor Larry O'Brien in the background.

L to R: Grace Xuexin of the Chinatown BIA; to the right of the Mountie is Lan Lijun, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China; John Baird representing the Government of Canada; Yasir Naqvi representing the Government of Ontario; Larry O'Brien Mayor of Ottawa; and Liang Wei representing Beijing.

October 7th 2010 was the fortieth anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and Canada.

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