Photography by Lois Siegel
The Ottawa Citizen

Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone
©Photos by Lois Siegel

Lois Siegel is a freelance photographer for The Ottawa Citizen.
The photos that appear here were shot On Assignment or On Spec for the Citizen.
Lois' photographs appear Wednesdays on the Diplomatica page.

Yemeni Ambassador Khaled Mahfoodh Bahah hosted a national day reception
at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.
 Embassy Public Relations officer Maria Al-Masani
says hello to the camel, which was among the guests.

Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebration

Nilantha Karunarathna

Peacock Dance

Tabla Player

Thai National Day
Thai Dance Troupe of Ottawa

 Lion Dance performed in celebration of Taiwan’s National Day
hosted by Taipei’s Economic & Cultural Office with Representative
Dr. David Tawei Lee and his wife Lin Chih at the Chateau Laurier

Swedish Garden Party

Martine Chiasson

Africa Day

Alwina Mujetenga, Namibia

Africa Day
Dr. Habiba Chakir, Senior Biologist, Health Canada
 Deepak Obhrai, Member of Parliament, Calgary East and
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Isabelle Roy, Deputy Director West and Central Africa Division (GAF) Foreign Affairs Canada   Bawoumondom Amelete, Ambassador of Togo and Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps

Tasyana, Jordanian Ambassador Nabil Barto, Tamara, Brunetta, wife of the Jordanian Ambassador attended a reception to celebrate Jordan’s National Day.

Fashion designer Frank Sukhoo; Entrepreneur Mimi Surada; Lin Chih, wife of Dr. David Lee, representative of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office;  Alice de la Roche, wife of Guatemalan Ambassador Georges de La Roche; Kathy Matsis, wife of Greek Ambassador Nicholas Matsis; Sabine Witschel, wife of German Ambassador Georg Witschel, attended a cocktail reception for Breast Cancer Action PINK hosted by Lin Chih Lee and the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office.

Watercan Embassy Dinner

Margaret Trudeau, former wife of the late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, wife of Justin Trudeau

 Enas Al-Dhabbi
Mayada Al-Karkhi, Secretary of the Yemen Embassy

Nigerians Ugo Ufoegbune
 Doris Ufoegbune, Owner of Global Cuisine Catering Services

Elmwood School held an International Night with student entertainers
to support Child Haven International

Binta Goodridge (Barbados costume), Julia Robinson (Romanian costume)
Bronte Assadzadeh (Iranian costume)

Anne Lavallé (Canadian Costume)

United Arab Emirates Celebrates National Day
 Rayalo Al-Mehariri (10), Fakhra Al-Mehairi (6), Thani Al-Mehairi (8)
celebrated the United Arab Emirates National Day hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Mansour Al-Juwaied
at the Chateau Laurier
They are the children of Mohammed Al-Mehairi, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates Attaché

 St. Lucia Ottawa Association 3Oth Independence Gala, Delta Hotel
Barbados High Commissioner Edward Evelyn Greaves and his wife Francilia Greaves

Dr. Fatma Al-Khalifa, wife of Kuwait Ambassador
Musaed Al-Haroun

Marko Korac
Vesela Mrden Korac, Ambassador of Croatia

Brazilian Ambassador Paulo Cordeiro de Andrade Pinto
and his wife Vera

Nathaniel Hutchinson and Sarah Terwilligar let it all hang out
 at Carleton University's Annual Charity Ball
 at the Museum of Civilisation, Gatineau, Quebec

Jessie Lalonde and Lindsay Noel

Dixie Landers (far left)

Bill Hogg, Frank Knoefel and Hillel Finestone of "The Star Tools"
 at the Rock & Roll for Research bash
for the Elisabeth Bruy
ère Research Institute

The Great Canadian Theatre Company
Paul Rainville, actor, Jennifer Brewin, director
 Todd Duckworth, actor, Pierre Brault, actor, Constant Bernard, actor

Polish Ambassador Piotr Ogrodzinski, middle,
is flanked by two members of The Crossbow Team of Plock,
at a night at the races hosted by the Polish Embassy
 Rideau Carleton Raceway

A Night at the Races
Polish Embassy

Austrian Embassy Residence
Pre-Viennese Winter Ball Party
Figure Skating Olympic Medalists
Barbara Ann Scott, Elizabeth Manley, Frances Dafoe, Debbi Wilkes

British High Commissioner Anthony Cary, and his wife Clare, Shannon Day
 and her husband Don Newman, Senior Parliamentary Editor for CBC News
The Annual Summer Ball hosted by Anthony Cary and his wife Clare at Earnscliffe

Royal Ottawa Golf Club Charity Classic
Jennifer Mirsky, Danny Osadca, Krista Kealey

Ottawa Senator Event at Orleans Shopping Centre
Ainslee and Ceili Picard, age 5 and 3

Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
Music to Dine For

Supreme Court
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
with Kerson Leong, 9, violin
Stanley Leong 12, cello

 Romy Vásquez de González, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama
Julian Alexander-Cook, violin
Seth Allison, cello
Isaac Alexander-Cook, violin
Georges de La Roche, Ambassador of Guatemala

Pakistani High Commissioner Musa Javed Chohan, his wife Naela, and his son Usman
 celebrated Eid, a Muslim holiday to mark the end of Ramadan and the breaking of the fast,
at their home in Rockcliffe

Lesotho National Day
High Commissioner Motseoa Senyane
First Secretary Tumelo Raboletsi

The 84th anniversary of the proclamation of The Republic of Turkey
Dalia Baker, wife of Israeli Ambassador Alan Baker
 Gulen Erman, wife of Turkish Ambassador Aydemir Erman
 Aydemir Erman
 Alan Baker

Austrian Ambassador Dr. Otto Ditz
Guest Conductor Winston Webber
Thirteen Strings Orchestra and Junior Thirteen Strings
 Maureen Ditz, wife of Austrian Ambassador

Alta Vista Ward incumbent Peter Hume
 celebrates a decisive victory with his wife, Ann Marie

Official Opening
Alcatel-Lucent Ottawa International Children's Festival
Governor General
Michaëlle Jean and her daughter Marie-Eden

Having fun at the "Hairspray" gala
Sharon Frenkel; Constantine Rousouli
and Tiffany Diamond

Canadian War Museum
Master Corporal Paul Franklin; his wife Audra Franklin;
Paul Finn, Managing Director of the Perley Rideau Foundation
Second Annual Tour of Duty Gala
 to raise funds for the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre


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