Ambassador of Canada to Indonesia and Timor-Leste H.E. Peter MacArthur together with Ambassador of Canada to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) H.E. Marie-Louise Hannan, jointly hosted Canada’s national day reception celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Canadian confederation tonight at the Fairmont Hotel Ballroom in Jakarta. Dr. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), attended the reception as the Chief Guest of Honor representing the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. Indonesian government leaders, members of parliament, government officials, business communities, international organization representatives, diplomats, media and friends of Canada joined the celebration.
Canada 150 showcased different themes: diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with indigenous people, environment and youth. Prime Minister Trudeau’s address were screened along with the vlog of President Joko Widodo with the prime minister, and the premiere of a new short movie on “Canada in Indonesia”. A fashion show by the students of LaSalle College Jakarta, a renowned Canadian education institution, further enlivened the event.