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Vallarta Celebrates Canada Day 2010
email this pageprint this pageemail usSylvie Scopazzo - PVNN
July 05, 2010

What made this year's Canada Day celebration in Puerto Vallarta exciting was the inauguration of the new Canadian Consulate and the presence of three Canadian Naval ships in our port.
On July 1st, the Canadian Consulate inaugurated their new office with style. In March of this year they relocated to the Peninsula Plaza and for those who are familiar with the old office, you will be impressed with the modern feel of this new location.

The inauguration event started with wine and appetizers served prior to the presentation. The crowd was a mix of guests including the Press, Tourism Representatives and Naval Officers dressed in uniform from both the Canadian and Mexican side.

Important politicians including the Mayors of Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Colima were also present along with the two Canadian Ambassadors from Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City. Many speeches were given with some given in the three languages being French, English and Spanish.

A special recognition was given by Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski to Lyne Benoit who has served the Canadian Consulate for over 17 years. The Ambassador spoke of her dedication and her excellence in personal service given to Canadians who both reside and or vacation in Puerto Vallarta. Lyne Benoit plays a very important role for all Canadians.

What made the inauguration of the Consulate and this year's Canada Day exciting was the presence of three Canadian Naval ships visiting Puerto Vallarta. The HMCS Brandon, HMCS Edmonton and the HMCS Whitehorse happened to be in town and provided the perfect setting for a Canada Day celebration.

In a speech given by Captain Paul V. Dempsey of the Canadian Navy, an invitation was extended to the guests of the inauguration to board the naval ships for a cocktail and dinner party. The presentation on the ships was beautiful and the food was exquisite. Not to mention that Molson Canadian beer and Moose Milk were also served.

The captain of the HMCS Brandon, Francois Laplante provided a special tour of his ship and the Navy personnel who attended the guests were true to their Canadian reputation of being "nice people."

The Canadian Consulate would like to invite all Canadians to visit thir new office, located at Peninsula Plaza, Blvd. Fco. Medina Ascencio #2485 Local Sub F in the North Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta, and become familiar with the services they provide. The Canadian Consulate's contact infomation will remain the same: Tel: (322) 293-0098 / 0099, Email: vallarta(at)

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