The past February 13th, the Standing Committee on International Trade of the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament invited all the Embassies of the country members of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) to participate in a session of this Committee.
The purpose of this invitation was to have more information about the vision of each one of these countries regarding the agreement that the Pacific Alliance is currently negotiating with Canada, as well with Australia, New Zealand and Singapore to incorporate them as Associate Members of the Pacific Alliance. Minister Carlos Gil de Montes participated on behalf of the Embassy of Peru.
The Peruvian film “The Vanished Elephant” directed by Javier Fuentes-León was shown on May 12th 2017 at the 21st Latin American Film Festival, organized by the Canadian Film Institute from April 25th to May 13th 2017.
Before the screening, Ambassador of Peru, Marcela López Bravo, welcomed the holding of the festival as an expression of the Latin American culture and an opportunity to bring it to the local public. The film was shown at the University of Carleton (River Building) where the festival was held.
The screening was preceded by a musical video of the solidarity campaign “Una sola fuerza” (for the victims of the recent floodings in Peru), as well as a tourist promotion video of Peru. Some special remarks from the Peruvian Minister of Culture, Salvador del Solar, who played the lead role in the film, were also presented.
The film was very well received by the public, who massively attended the screening.
In a ceremony held at the official Residence of the Embassy of Peru in Canada on February 16th
a diploma of recognition was awarded to the Peruvian citizen Luis Abanto, given by the Government of Peru within the framework of the celebration of the “Day of Peruvians abroad” and for his outstanding work for the promotion of Peruvian culture and his collaboration for the activities that the Embassy of Peru has been organising in the recent years.
The ceremony was attended by directive and academic staff of the University of Ottawa, where Mr. Abanto serves as Director of Spanish Undergraduate Studies (B.A) and Spanish Language Program Coordinator, as well as important members of the Peruvian community in Ottawa, former Presidents of Peruvian Associations and former awardees of the abovementioned recognition, like Mrs. Gloria Castro, who received the diploma in 2013.
In her speech, Ambassador Lopez Bravo highlighted Mr. Abantos’ important academic career as well as his valuable support for the promotion of Peruvian culture and his remarkable work with the Peruvian community in Ottawa. Ambassador Lopez Bravo also thanked Mr. Abanto for his constant collaboration in the several activities and events that the Embassy has promoted in the recent years, especially the event “At Home Abroad: Inca Garcilaso de la Vega as a Peruvian Migrant”, which was held on September 2016 and the “Eighth International Conference of Peruvianists Abroad: Peru in its Culture” which will be held on March 23rd to 25th 2017.
(November 22nd, 23rd 24th 2016)
The Embassy of Peru organized with great success, the Peruvian Gastronomic Festival, which was held from November 22nd to 24th 2016 at Sheraton Ottawa Hotel. The event, organized during lunchtime, offered to all participants the opportunity to taste the most emblematic dishes of the world-renowned Peruvian gastronomy, such as Cebiche, Causa, Lomo Saltado, Ají de Gallina, Seco de Cordero, Carapulcra, among others. These dishes were complemented with Peruvian Desserts such as Suspiro de Limeña, Delicia de Lucuma, Crema Volteada de Quinua, Mazamorra Morada, and our National Drink, Pisco Sour.
The festival included the participation of Peruvian chef Adolfo Perret, a renowned chef with 30 years of experience in Peruvian Cuisine, and participation in more than 70 gastronomic festivals around the world.
The quality and variety of the Peruvian cuisine was highly appreciated by all participants (Canadian government officers, private sector representatives, members of the Peruvian community, diplomatic officers from several embassies, Sheraton guests and gastronomic critics).
Peruvian Chef Adolfo Perret offered also a demonstration-class of Peruvian cuisine (“Three Cebiches, Three Stories”), at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, which was attended by gastronomy students and special guests.
See the pictures below:
22, 23, 24 of November
In order to promote our extraordinary Peruvian Gastronomy, the Embassy of Peru in Canada will organise, from 22 to 24 November, the “Peruvian Gastronomic Festival”, which will be held at the Sheraton Hotel (150 Albert St. Ottawa ON, K1P 5G2), from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. This event will have the special participation of the renowned Peruvian chef Adolfo Perret.
Reservations at: 613-238-1502 ext. 6607
The Embassy of Peru, along with Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a successful “Roadshow of Investment and Trade” which was held on October 26th in the city of Toronto at Ontario Investment and Trade Center (OITC) facilities.
The meeting gathered enterprises, guilds, associations, as well as Peruvian and Canadian authorities to talk about expectations of the Canadian market and draw economic agents to Peru's business and investment opportunities.
In the event, there were multiple presentations from Peruvian institutions which promote trade and Investment, such as Proinversion, and Adex (Association of Peruvian Exporters) calling upon
Canadian enterprises to continue investing in the country, particularly in the infrastructure sector through energy, water, sanitation, transport, health, education and telecommunication projects.
There were also important Canadian speakers such as representatives from Trade Facilitation Office (TFO Canada), Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and Fruit & Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC).
Other relevant participants were Canadian enterprises holding investments in the Andean nation, such as mining companies Vena Resources and Hudbay Minerals, as well as multinational Scotiabank.
The event was also attended by the Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Toronto and the Canadian Council for the Americas (CCA).
The roadshow also featured business rounds in which Peruvian enterprises were able to establish direct contact and present their products to Canadian counterparts.
Peruvian companies also shared their experience in other international markets and learned about exporting to the Canadian market.
The companies that participated in the event were from agricultural, organic, agro-industrial, Pisco, jewelry and textile sectors: Agricola los Medanos (agricultural company), Andean Sun Produce (fruit and vegetables), Corporacion APEISA (fruit and vegetables), Depayser Export (textile exporters), Golden Bridge Jewels, Las Margaritas and MacchuPisco.
For Canadian side, participating enterprises were major retailers Metro and Sobeys, as well as Monco Produce Inc., Gambles Ontario Produce, National Produce Marketing, North American Produce Buyers, Woodman Wines & Spirits, Oppenheimer Group and Ritz Carlton Hotel's Banquets and Beverages Management.
The Embassy of Peru participated the last October 20th in the inauguration of the artistic exposition: “Pimentel: Le Pouvoir de la Ligne” (“Pimentel: the Power of the Line”), exhibition presented at the Exposition Centre of the University of Montreal (Centre d’ Exposition – Université de Montreal) which pays homage to the work of the Peruvian architect and artist Victor Pimentel Gurmendi.
The curators of this exhibition are Victor Pimentel (son of the artist) and Sebastian Ferrero. The event has been organised with the support of the General Consulate of Peru in Montreal and the University of Montreal.
Ambassador of Peru Marcela López Bravo gave the opening remarks, in which highlighted the long and successful career of Mr. Victor Pimentel Gurmendi, as well as in architectural matters, with his special contribution in the field of restoration of the Peruvian historical heritage.
The event was presented also by Mr. Raymond Lalande, Vice Rector of the University of Montreal, Commissioners of the Exhibition, and Mr. Bruno Viens, Director of the Exposition Centre of the University of Montreal.
The General Consul of Peru in Montreal, Minister Manuel de Cossío, members of the Peruvian community and students of the University were also present at this event.
The exhibition will be open until December 17th 2016. A series of artistic and historical conferences will also be held (Peruvian Pre Columbian and popular art, Peruvian contemporary cinema and music).
If you need more information please access the following link: http://www.expo.umontreal.ca/expositions/en_cours.htm
Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, the Embassy of Peru in Canada will organise a lecture on the life and work of the famous writer and chronicler of Peru, considered the first prose writer in America. The lecture will be presented by Professor José Antonio Mazzotti, Latin American literature specialist and professor at the University of Tufts, and will be held at the University of Ottawa the 14th September.