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131 Visit of the Advanced Command and Staff Course of the Netherlands Defence Academy to Ottawa and Montreal

Over the last three days, the Advanced Command and Staff Course of the Netherlands Defence Academy visited Montreal and Ottawa.

132 TEDxBinnenhof: Catwalk for Innovation!

TEDxBinnenhof Catwalk for Innovation will feature ten inspiring talks on groundbreaking ideas from the Netherlands that can help tackle global challenges such as pollution, healthcare costs, loss of biodiversity, climate change, and scarcity of natural resources, food and energy.

133 Dutch Contingent Rolling in at Velo-City Vancouver

Vancouver, June 18, 2012 – It will not come as a surprise that the Netherlands, the world's number one bicycle country, is present with a large Dutch contingent of sixteen speakers at Velo-City Global: the world’s premier international cycling planning conference that starts on June 26th in Vancouver. The four day event offers delegates from around the world a chance to share practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation.

134 Successful seminar on Flood Management and Mitigation by the Netherlands and British Columbia

VANCOUVER - May 18 (2012) The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver and Emergency management BC organized a Dutch-Canadian seminar about flood management and mitigation. This seminar, organized at the UBC Boathouse along Richmond’s River Road was a great success with more than 90 participants. With partners DHV/Delcan and support of the city of Richmond this seminar focused on an exchange of expertise.

135 GRACE (12) FROM LONDON (ON) WINS GRAND PRIZE OF THE IVINCENTINCANADA CONTEST

After a careful selection by the jury of the Ivincentincanada contest, a part of the Canada wide Vincent van Gogh goes to School project, initiated by the Netherlands Embassy, the jury announced the winner of the grand prize as well as the winners of 10 cool Dutch Vincent van Gogh art bicycles.

136 DUTCH FOREIGN MINISTER LAYS A WREATH AT PARLIAMENT HILL

OTTAWA – May 18 (2012) Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal laid a wreath at the Books of Remembrance in the Memorial Chamber at Parliament Hill to pay homage to the brave Canadian men and women in uniform who gave their lives for our freedom at the end of the Second World War when liberating the Netherlands.

137 Baird Welcomes Dutch Counterpart, A Key Friend and Ally of Canada

The two ministers had an in-depth, productive exchange of views on Canada-Netherlands relations and major international issues, including: the situations in the Middle East and North Africa; the upcoming 25th NATO Summit in Chicago; and, the economic situation in Europe.

138 Uri Rosenthal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, speaks at Ottawa U

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME HAS CHANGED TO 12:30 p.m. A light lunch will be offered at 12:30 p.m. and Minister Rosenthal will deliver his lecture at 1:00 p.m.

139 New Vincent van Gogh tulip in Ottawa

Donated as a gift by the Netherlands, this unique and rare variety of tulip was developed specially to honor the Dutch painter.

140 Gatineau teen inspired by tulip gift from the Netherlands

On March 12th a RadArt camera crew produced footage for one of the RadArt shows next school season, showcasing Marie-Pier, an inspiring 13 year old teen (Gatineau), who wrote a well written story of the great friendship between Canada and the Netherlands. You can read the full account of ‘La princesse aux tulipes’ here. The short version is published on facebook.com/thenetherlandsincanada.