Canadians in Panama celebrate

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Canadians in Panama celebrate. Canadians, Panamanians and friends from multiple countries will mark Canada Day, (Fete du Canada) on Friday July 1 at an evening celebration organized by the CanadaPLUS Foundation at The Miramar Intercontinental Hotel.

Canada Day is the anniversary of the signing of the 1867 British North America Act, which united three colonies into a single country called Canada. The anniversary, originally called Dominion Day was renamed in 1982 and is celebrated by Canucks around the world.

In Panama there will be music, dancing, a buffet, open wine bar and door prizes.

Celebrants will also have the opportunity to meet Canadian ambassador, Karine Asseline, and participate in a coffee sampling event presented by Frank Tedman of Palo Alto, whose Canadian grandfather worked as a dredger captain when the French were building the Panama Canal, and later led a group of settlers to Boquete to launch the coffee growing industry. Sampling will include the world acclaimed geisha coffee.

The donation is $25 for members, $30 non-members. Reservations at 6619-6890,

Proceeds will go to the funding of the annual Charity, Carols by Candlelight Concert, in aid of Hospital Santo Tomas and the Vision of Hope program for the blind. Tickets for the upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre series (July 11-13 ) will be available at the event.


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