June 29, 2017
Ambassador attends the 15th Taste of Asia Festival in Markham
On 24 June 2017, H.E. Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of Thailand to Canada, accompanied by Mrs. Wannipa Isarabhakdi, attended the opening ceremony of the 15th Taste of Asia Festival, which was held during 23-25 June 2017, in Markham, Ontario. The ceremony was attended by many distinguished guests including Dr. Jane Philpott, MP, Minister of Health; Mr. Ahmed Hussen, MP, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; Mr. Arnold Chan, MP; Mr. Geng Tan, MP; Hon. Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP and Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services, Hon. Michael Chan, MPP and Ontario Minister of International Trade,Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, and members of the diplomatic corps.
In support of the 2017 Taste of Asia festival, the Royal Thai Embassy, in collaboration with Siam No.1 Muay Thai Academy, took part in the cultural showcases on stage. There were hundreds of thousands of visitors coming from near and far to enjoy live entertainment, street food, and fun activities throughout a three-day festival which was organized by the Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham (FCCM) and the Association of Progressive Muslims of Ontario (APMO).