The Canadian Club of Monaco celebrated Canada Day on July 1 at the Fairmont in 1940s style. Some 72 members and friends dined at L’Horizon, the sea-view roof top restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel, where they were entertained with a special performance featuring the music of the Forties with local artists the Lib Day Darlings, the singing trio of Alicia Sedgwick, Colette Marx-Nielsen and Louise Harrison.
The event was emceed by club Vice-President, Fabrice Magini, and included several speeches, starting with a welcome from the highly esteemed club president, France Rioux Shapiro. The MC greeted Mr Denis Nadeau, President of the Canadian chapter of the International Police Association (IPA), Madame Sofia Delaporta, Vice-President of the Russian chapter, and Mr Philippe Turny, former president of IPA Monaco. As a gesture of appreciation Mr Nadeau presented a plaque to the contributors.
IPA is a non-profit organisation in 66 countries that promotes global and cultural friendship among active and retired police personnel.
Marc Devito, Honorary Consul of Canada in Monaco, sending his regrets, was represented by Madame Miranda Van Waart, attachée consulaire du Canada à Monaco.
The Canadian Club de Monaco, which provides a focal point for Canadians living in the Principality, turns 30 in 2017, the same year Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. The club will be hosting a series of special events across twelve months to mark these memorable dates.