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Honorary Consul Activities

Delighted to attend The Arab Republic of Egypt National Day hosted by H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Hafez. A gracious host who spoke of the special relationship between Canada & Egypt. This year marks 70 years of diplomatic relations.
Great to speak with Ambassador Fatima Braoule Mete of Mali. She will be returning home in 4 months to the private sector. Have enjoyed meeting with her on several occasions.
As a former Chair of the Richmond Hill Board of Trade, I was delighted to attend the Business After 5 pm event with Executive Director Monique Denison at United Canada Showcase.
A pleasurable evening of experiencing delectable Turkish cuisine hosted by Consul General of Turkey, Can and Mrs. Voldaz.
Pleasure to attend the Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Show with the Consul General of Japan Matsunaga Takeshi to see very creative creations by members of the Society.
A very enjoyable meeting with Ambassador Sarantogos of Mongolia concerning my recent trip to Ulaanbaatar. Briefed her on many issues both bilateral & meetings with the Business Council of Mongolia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & others.
Attended the presentation of Japanese Kamon - 100 years of Old Traditional Design. Very informative.
Pleased to attend the International Club of Ottawa event at the British High Commission.
I had a very productive & informative meeting with Mongolian Ambassador Sarantogos concerning my upcoming visit to Mongolia. As in the past, I will speak at the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue Conference and meet with various official’s including the Chair of the Business Council of Mongolia.
In 1865, David Nighswander (lot 25, concession 10) requested a post office for the community, and chose the name "Mongolia" from a list of possible names after he was told the name "California" was already in use in Canada. The community had a general store, an inn (which burned down in 1870), a blacksmith shop, wagon-making shop, a cobbler shop, and a Temperance Hall. In the early years, school was held in the general store at the corners. In 1855, a wooden-frame school (S.S. #22) was built on the east side of the 10th Line on lot 26. In 1882, a new school was built on the west side of 10 Line on lot 26, and it remained in use until 1964.
A very special day for Canada & Mongolia. The Hamlet of Mongolia in Markham, Ontario is the only place with this name outside the country of Mongolia. In 1865 a post office was established here & the name Mongolia was chosen. A Special Tree Planting with Ambassador Sarantogos, Mayor Scarpetti & Embsssy staff attended. Celebrating 50 years of relations.
Wonderful to speak with the Ambassador of Jordan H.E. Sabah Al Rafie concerning the current situation in the Middle East. Years ago, I had the honour of meeting the late King Hussein of Jordan & expressed my admiration for what he did for his country.
Delighted to speak on anti-corruption measures as a member of Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) to fellow colleagues of the Consular Corps Association (Toronto) at the National Club.
Macdonald’s Laurier Institute hosted Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the Albany Club. Interesting observations on the current international situation.
75th Anniversary of NATO. As a Director of the NATO Association of Canada pleased to attend the celebrations. Good to see my friend & former colleague the Honourable Art Eggleton, Minister of National Defence.
Delighted to attend the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force with Commandant of the Canadian Force College, Brigadier General R.T. Strickland. Wonderful celebration!
On March 18th, I spoke to the University of Toronto Mongolian Student Association regarding the issues of leadership and Canada/Mongolia Relations. This was organizers by the President Namo Batbold (on the far right).
Pleased to Chair the AGM of the Consular Coros Association (Toronto). Nice to see new Consul General’s from Portugal, Bangladesh, Cuba & Jamaica.
Delighted to be the Moderator at Mongolia Day at PDAC Conference. The Minister of Mines & Heavy Industry H.E. Ganbaatar Jambal & The Vice Minister if Mining & Heavy Industry Dr. Uyanga Bold.
At PDAC with a former Canada Ambassador to Mongolia Greg Goldhawk & Oyu Vasha Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Mongolia.
Honoured today to welcome H.E. Ganbaatar Jambal, Minister of Mines & Heavy Industry, to the Mongolian Consulate to discuss mining opportunities in Mongolia along with members of the delegation who will be attending the PDAC Conference in Toronto
Met with Mongolian Members of Parliament at the Consulate - Mr. NARANBAATAR & Ganbold. Discussed Canada/Mongolia Relations, Mining Issues, Upcoming Mongolian Elections.
Claire Fan, Economist RBC, who focuses on Covering the Macro Outlook for Canada and the United States. She made her presentation to the Consular Corps Association (Toronto) luncheon. Excellent overview of 2024.
Pleasure to speak with Sedat Burrniku Deputy Consul of Kosovo and Consul General of Colombia Astrid Valladares at the Consul Corps Association (Toronto) Luncheon.
George Opera CCAT Treasurer, Jin-Ling Chen Director General Republic of China (Taiwan), Mayor Oliva Chow, Ann Marie Layne Consul General Antinga & Barbuda, Italo Acha Consul General Peru, Kadri Dakaj Consul General Kosovo. Pleased to welcome Mayor Chow to the CCAT Christmas Luncheon. on December 12.
Liz Palmer - UPSocial Wine & Spirits, Albertina Castellana Vice Consul of Angola, KAWAKAMI Seitoku Deputy Consul-General of Japan, Baxter Hunt Consul General United States. Enjoying the Consul Corps Association (Toronto) Annual Christmas Luncheon at the National Club.
In the Christmas spirit with Ambassador Erdenetsogt SARANTOGOS of Mongolia. As well excellent discussion surrounding the recent visit of the Mongolian Foreign Minister of Canada & the Strategic Partnership Agreement.
Always good to engage with the Ambassador-designate of Myanmar Hau Khan Sum. Important to share views and perspectives.
Wonderful South Africa wine tasting with South Africa High Commissioner Rieaz Shaik.
Pleased to attend the 8th Korean Peninsula Symposium at the Korean Embassy. Good to speak with United States Ambassador David Cohen, Deputy Minister (Asia Pacific) Global Affairs Canada, as well as with Ambassador Kim Sook Permanent Representative UN.
Ambassador Kim Sook, Former Permanent Representative to the United Nations of the Republic of Korea at the Symposium
Ambassador T.S. Simanjuntak of Indonesia at the Christian Embassy Dinner.
Pleasure to speak with the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo, Adriatik Kryeziu.
Pleased to help celebrate the 111th Anniversary of the Independence of Albania with H.E. Erma Muca & his wife Alma Muca. Albania is an important friend and ally of Canada.
Great discussion with Ambassador Raul Montiel-Gasto of Paraguay and Japanese Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi at the Albanian Independence Day Reception.
Ambassador of Iceland Hlynur Guojonsson. Had the privilege of working with Icelandic representatives in the past.
Darlene McLean - Executive Director of the Christian Embassy hosted a lovely dinner with the guest speaker being Honourable Hugh Fraser, Chair of Hockey Canada Board - “Cultural Change in Sport”.

Consulate Office Opening

It was a tremendous honour to have H.E. Battsetseg Batmunkh Foreign Minister of Mongolia, Officially Open my Consulate Office in Toronto during her short visit to Canada along with Mongolian Ambassador IM
As the Honorary Consul of Mongolia (Ontario), nothing can be more gratifying than having the Foreign Minister of Mongolia come to Official Opening the Consulate Office. I am delighted that Canada-Mongolia Roadmap for Comprehensive Partnership moved forward with both sides agreeing to upgrade the bi-lateral relations to Comprehensive Partnership for the common prosperity of Mongolia/Canada as well as stability in the region.
It was amazing to have a Cultural Performance from Mongolia with music composed by D. Tuvshinsaikhan, the Conductor of the Morin Khue Ensemble of Mongolia, who came with the Foreign Minister on her visit
Performance by O. Khurelbaatar
It was great to have members of the University of Toronto Mongolian Student Association attend the Official Opening. Tsetsen Ganbayar, President Namo Btatbold, Siilen Ulziibaatar, Anudari Sainbuyan.
Special thanks to all my friends and colleagues who attended the grand opening of my Consulate Office.
Pleased to attend a breakfast meeting entitled “Democratic Stronghold - Safeguarding Taiwan from a Resurgent China in the Indo-Pacific. Great to speak with Representative Harry Ho-jen Tseng & Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Dr. Roy Chun Lee.
Pleasure to attend the Taste of Italy hosted by Italian Ambassador Andrea Ferrari.
Attending the Mongolia-Canada Relations in Global Perspective at the Munk Institute (University of Toronto).
Wonderful to meet with members of the University of Toronto Mongolia Students Association.
Pleasure to meet Namo, President of the University of Toronto Mongolian Student Association along with some members of her group. Look forward to working with them.
Mongolia Canada Relations in Global Perspective with former Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia, Gregory Goldhawk & Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada, SARANTOGOS Erdenetsogt.
Always a pleasure to speak with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell who has represented the Crown so admirably & with such grace for almost 10 years. As Vice Chair of the Consular Corps Association (Toronto), we were again honoured to have her as our special guest.
Nice to meet the new Consul General of Angola - Mateus Barros Jose.
Wonderful to meet the new Ambassador of Kazakhstan Dauletbek Kussainov and his wife Aigerim Bekenova at the National Day Celebrations.
Charles Faini - Head of Chancery of The High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania. Good discussion at the Kazakstan National Day.
Pleased to attend the 112th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Toronto with Direct General Jin-ling Chen & her husband.
It was my pleasure to speak at the Munk Institute (University of Toronto) to Masters Students on Canada Japan Relations. We were honored to have a video conference with the Japanese Ambassador, Kanji Yamanouchi. He provided us with observations on both historic & contemporary concerns regarding bi-lateral relations. His generous comments about my involvement over the years was very much appreciated. Special thanks to Professor Philip Lipscy for again inviting me. Great questions from the class.
Pleased to attend the Toronto Global Forum. Discussions concerning fostering economic growth and excellent networking.
Pleased to attend the 112th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan) with Representative Tseng Ho-Jen at the Chateau Laurier Hotel.
Excellent meeting with Myanmar Ambassador Hau Khan Sum regarding the current state of affairs in the country. A healthy exchange of views.
With Ambassador SARANTOGOS Erdenetsogt of Mongolia at the “Taste of Mongolia”
Scenes of Taste of Mongolia - Deputy Head of Mission Oya Vasha, Ghinggis Khan Vodka
With host, Ambassador of Korea, KIM Woongson & his wife LEE Eun Sun. It was a lovely Reception at the National Arts Centre prior to the Recital by Korean Pianist Seongwon-Jin Choe Rideau Club in Ottawa.
Delighted to attend the National Day of VIetnam Reception hosted by H.E. Ambassador Pham Vinh Quang & his spouse on the occasion of the 78th Anniversary of VIetnam’s Independence & 50th Anniversary of Canada VIetnam Relations.
Always a pleasure to speak with Afghanistan Ambassador Hassan Soroosh at the Vietnamese National Day Reception.
Always great to see my friend & former colleague, The Hon. Anthony Rota, Speaker of the House of Commons & his wife Chantal-Piche Rota at the 95th Anniversary of Canada/Japan Relations Reception hosted by Ambassador Yamanochi of Japan.
Pleased to introduce my friend and former colleague, The Hon. Lawrence McCauley, Minister of Agriculture to Mongolian Ambassador-designate SARANROGOS Erdenetsogt at the 95th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Canada and Japan. A lovely event hosted by the Japanese Ambassador Yamanouchi.
Delighted as always to see Ambassador. Kanji Yamanochi & Mrs. Yukiko Yamanouchi who hosted a wonderful reception for the 95th Anniversary of CanadaJapan Relations.
Ambassadors of Korea & Philippines
As Honorary Consul of Mongolia (Ontario) I am very fortunate to work with two outstanding professionals - Ambassador Sarantogos Erdenetsogt & Oyu Vasha MinisterCounsellor
Pleased to attend the National Day of Switzerland hosted by H.E. Olaf Kjelsen & his wife Carine at the Swiss residence. A lovely evening with Swiss wine, cheese, chocolates.
My good friend Oyu Vasha - Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Mongolia who I have known for 20 years at the Swiss National Day Reception.
Pleased to have had a very informative & enjoyable conversation with the High Commissioner of India, H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma.
Japanese Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi & his wife Yukiko Yamanouchi.
Delighted to have the pleasure of meeting with H.E. Ambassador-designate Sarantogos Eroenetsogt. Issues involving air links, trade, branding Mongolia in Canada etc were discussed.
A very useful meeting discussing the current situation in Myanmar with Ambassador Hau Khan Sun of Myanmar. The Rohingya situation, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, etc.
Honorary Consul of Cambodia Chhar Chhour at the 56th Anniversary of ASEAN Reception.
Consul General Angelica C. Escalona of the Philippines at the 56th Anniversary Reception of ASEAN.
56th Anniversary of ASEAN hosted by the Consul General of Indonesia Dyah L. Asmarani at her residence.
Khalil Rahman, Ph.D New High Commissioner of Bangladesh.
Great to speak with the Ambassador of Switzerland Olaf Kjelsen at the 50th Anniversary of the Bahamas Reception.
Attended the 50th Annual of the Independence of the Bahamas hosted by High Commissioner V. Alfred Gray at his residence.
Attended the 50th Annual of the Independence of the Bahamas hosted by High Commissioner V. Alfred Gray at his residence
Pleased to attend the National Day of Argentina with my friend & colleague Consul General Gustavo Oscar Infante at Queen’s Park
Canada Mongolia Parliamentary Association Launch. Very important to strengthen the parliamentary relations between our counties.
Pleased to meet Ambassador Ariunbold Yadmaa of Mongolia at the Launch of the Canada Mongolia Parliamentary Association.
Delighted to meet my old friend the Honourable Judy Sgro - Chair Canada Taiwan Parliamentary Association.
Pleased to attend Taiwan Night, hosted by Representative Dr. Harry H.J. Tseng of Taiwan (Republic of China) in Ottawa.
Andrew Kirsch, Founder, Kirsch Group and former CSIS intelligence officer, provided a glimpse into the secretive organization by speaking about his book, I Was Never Here: My True Canadian Spy Story of Coffees, Code Names and Covert Operations in the Age of Terrorism. The NATO Association of Canada hosted the event at the Royal Canadian Military College.
Pleased to meet the Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota at the Government of Canada’s Coronation Ceremony at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in honour of King Charles III.
As a Member of the King’s Privy Council, pleased to attended the Government of Canada’s Coronation Ceremony at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building in honour of King Charles III. Pleased to see many old friends and colleagues.
Pleasure to meet Mehrdad Hariri, CEO & President Canadian Science Policy Centre
Pleased to provide a presentation at Canadian Science Policy Centre
Pleased to meet the Honorary Colonel Derwin Mak at the Royal Canadian Military Institute for the Kentucky Colonels Encampment Dinner.
Pleased to meet Derwin Mak Commander Kentucky Colonels (Toronto) Encampment at the Royal Canadian Military Institute for the Kentucky Colonels Encampment Dinner.
A great evening at the Royal Canadian Military Institute for the Kentucky Colonels Encampment Dinner.
A great evening at the Royal Canadian Military Institute for the Kentucky Colonels Encampment Dinner. Pleasure to meet Stephen Lautens, Austria CG Designate.
Pleased to chat with the High Commissioner of India Sanjay Kumjar Verma at the Embassy Connections Luncheon at the Chateau Laurier.
Ambassador Witold Dzielski of Poland at the Macdonald Laurier Institute for the discussion on How to Rebalance Engagement with Authoritarian Regimes
Ambassador Borek Lizec Embassy of the Czech Republic at the Macdonald Laurier Institute to discuss How to Rebalance Engagement with Authoritarian Regimes.
Marian Adam Deputy Head of Mission/Counselor Slovak Republic at the Macdonald Laurier Institute concerning How to Rebalance Engagement with Authoritarian Regimes.
A wonderful Taste of Greece - wine & food hosting by Ambassador Konstantina Athanassiadou of Greece at the Rideau Club
Glad to meet former Minister of Mining & Heavy Industry Gelen Yondon PhD & now General Director of Erdenet Mining Corporation at PDAC Conference
Pleased to meet Minister GANBAATAR Jambal Mining & Heavy Industry of Mongolia at PDAC Conference
Pleased to meet Ambassador ARIUNBOLD Yadmaa of Mongolia at PDAC Conference
Attending the PDAC Mining Conference in Toronto. Mongolia is well represented & the Minister of Mining & Heavy Industry GANBAAtAR Jambal will be speaking this afternoon on a panel I will be the Moderator for the discussion.
Honorary Consul of Mongolia, The Hon. Bryon Wilfert shook hands with with GANBAATAR Jambal Ministerb of Mining and Heavy Industry
Pleased to participate Mongolian Hamlet - Celebration Event
Honorary Consul of Mongolia, the Hon. Wilfert was with Ambassador ARIUNBOLD Yadmaa, fellow in cream coat is DAMDINNYAM Gongor MP and Chair of the Mongolia Canada Parliamentary Association fellow in white hair is Councillor Keith Irish of Markham