Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada Participates in Doors Open Ottawa

June 6, 2014 - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is pleased to again take part in Doors Open Ottawa. On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the public is invited to the Lester B. Pearson Building to learn more about some of the key services our department offers to Canadians. Visit exhibits on our missions and embassies abroad, Canada’s international treaties and our art program, which promotes and celebrates Canadian artists on the world stage.

Register online to participate in our first-ever “Human Library,” where you may get the chance to have a one-on-one conversation with a select DFATD expert: a foreign service officer, a trade commissioner, a historian, a development officer, an art program officer or a departmental architect.

Get an inside look at DFATD’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre. English and French tours will be conducted throughout the day.

Visit our Kids Zone and create your very own Lego embassy! A balloon-twisting duo will also be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., making balloon creations of all shapes and sizes.

Doors Open Ottawa is the National Capital Region’s largest heritage event, unlocking more than a hundred of the city’s most architecturally interesting and historically significant buildings.

For more information on our activities and to register for our Human Library, visit Doors Open Ottawa - Lester B. Pearson Building or follow us on Twitter @DFATDCanada.

Media representatives wishing to attend should register with the Foreign Affairs Media Relations Office.

Event: Doors Open Ottawa
Saturday, June 7, 2014
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Lester B. Pearson Building, 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario (located on OC Transpo route number 9)

For more information, media representatives may contact:

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
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