Government Welcomes President of Estonia to Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - Government House Leader Peter Van Loan will host an event in honour of the President of the Republic of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is on a state visit to Canada.

President Ilves has strong personal ties with Canada. In his youth, President Ilves spent his summers at an Estonian summer camp located in Udora, Ontario. He was the Director and Administrator of Art at the Vancouver Arts Centre and taught at Simon Fraser University. He later served as Ambassador to Canada after Estonia's restoration of independence.

Remarks by President Ilves and Minister Van Loan, during the reception, will be open to the media.

Event: Photo/video opportunity
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Time: 11:50 a.m. ET
Location: Centre Block, Reading Room, Room 237-C, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Canada and Estonia have developed a strong relationship as international partners and through the important contributions of the Estonian-Canadian community, which is the second largest Estonian community outside of Estonia.