Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary's Official Visit to Canada.

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess will pay an official visit to Canada’s capital Ottawa and Toronto on 17-19 September, 2014 to head up a Danish business promotion.

  • The program will focus on trade in health, food, architecture and green building and design and fashion. 
  • Around 80 Danish companies and organizations involved in export promotion. 
  • During the visit, the Crown Prince Couple will participate in a number of commercial and cultural activities, which aims to strengthen relations between Denmark and Canada as well as partnerships between Danish and Canadian companies. 
The Program:
  • In Ottawa, the Crown Prince Couple will lay a wreath at Canada’s war memorial and meet with the Canadian Governor-General. 
  • Moreover, they will at a local school to participate in an event against bullying - a subject which is precisely one of the Crown Princess priorities through the Mary Foundation. 
  • The Visit to Ottawa ends with a reception at the Danish Embassy attended by representatives from the Canadian government and the participating Danish business delegation. 
  • The visit continues in Toronto, where the royal couple will participate in a series of seminars in Danish fashion, design and green building. 
  • The Crown Princess will visit a Danish fashion and design exhibition, while the Crown Prince will be presented with a Danish-Canadian partnership for the construction of a Danish low-energy house in Canada. 
  • The royal couple will also visit Canada’s oldest and largest department store, The Hudson Bay Company, where about 30 Danish businesses in the fashion, design and food in a 3-week period has opened so-called pop-up shops. Here, the Crown Princess will visit the Danish-British chef Paul Cunningham. 
  • In 2015, Toronto will host the Pan American Games, which brings together 41 nations from North and South America to the world’s third largest multi-sport event. During the visit to Toronto, the Crown Prince Couple will visit one of the stadiums that will provide a framework for the Games. The royal couple will also be presented with a Danish-designed wheelchair for use by hockey players with disabilities. 
  • The Royal Couple will also participate in a series of seminars and events in the health sector, which in Canada is high demand for Danish solutions. 
  • The Ambassador will host a dinner at the Royal Ontario Museum and the visit ends with a film screening of the Danish western The Salvation from 2014.