Austrian Embassy

His Excellency the Ambassador of Austria
Dr. Otto Ditz
 hosted the Viennese Winter Ball
February 2008

Dr. Otto Ditz, Austrian Ambassador
with his wife Maureen

Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone
©Photos by Lois Siegel

The evening started with a champagne reception
 in the Water Court Foyer of the National Gallery of Canada.  

Stephane Dion with his wife Janine Krieber

Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien with his fiancée Colleen McBride

The ball's organizing committee chairman, Dessau executive Shawn Gibbons
Soprano Pascale Racine

 Swiss Ambassador Werner Baumann with his wife Susanna

Lawrence T. Dickenson, Former Canadian Ambassador to Kuwait and Indonesia
Cellist Julian Armour, Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra

Swiss Ambassador Werner Baumann with
 Romanian Ambassador Elena Sava Stefoi

Allan Rock
Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Health,
Minister of Industry, and Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations
with his wife Debby Hanscom, Lawyer

Julian Armour
 Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin with her husband Frank McArdle

Junior Thirteen Strings

Pascale Racine
Lena Brabec-Steiner, Cultural Forum, Austrian Embassy with her husband Thomas Brabec

Cameraman, CJOH Ottawa

Then everyone moved to  the Great Hall where
Thirteen Strings Orchestra performed the waltzes of Strauss. 

 Winston Webber
Conductor, Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra and Junior Thirteen Strings

Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra

 Barbara Ann Scott with her husband Tom King
Scott was the Canadian winner of the 1948 Winter Olympics gold medal for figure skating
St. Moritz, Switzerland

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