Ottawa Diplomatic Association Enthusiastically Celebrates the Foundation
On December 9, 2014, at the Château Laurier, the Co-Founders and Co-Chairs of the Foundation, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond, were the guests of honor at the annual dinner-dance hosted by the Ottawa Diplomatic Association. On this occasion, 330 members of the diplomatic corps and dignitaries wished to dedicate the fruit of their silent auction to the Foundation’s work empowering at-risk youth across Canada. Foundation team members Edith Pérusse McCallum, Peter Flegel and Alice Mutezintare organized and hosted the auction with the dynamic Ambassador of Honduras, Her Excellency Sofía Cerrato. We would like to thank the diplomats for their generosity and support of the Foundation as well as for the warm and festive ovation given to the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean on her recent election as Secretary General of the International Organization of the Francophonie.