In June 2016, 18 ambassadors from FFNCA visited Ottawa, Canada’s capital. We enjoyed a program that allowed for individual interests in addition to visits to Parliament and the Supreme Court, boat, museum, and market tours.
Unusual but very enjoyable was a car rally in the Gatineau, a beautiful natural park. Three people per car competed for answers to questions requiring attention to various details in the park. It was great fun.
Another interesting event was a gathering in a beautiful home overlooking a lake in the Gatineau to discuss Canada’s health and legal systems. Another day we watched the Royal Canadian Mounted Police conduct their daily warm-up.
The welcome brunch was catered and the farewell dinner was a very classy event at a golf course.
Everything about this exchange was very well done, and very enjoyable for us ambassadors. The host club provided a program booklet, with photos and information about both ambassadors and hosts, which will help us remember the exchange and keep in touch with our hosts.