Delegation of the European Union to Canada

EU ice sculpture unveiled at winter festival

07/02/2017 - 19:36

To mark Canada's sesquicentennial and 60 years since the signature of the Treaty of Rome, the European Union Delegation to Canada presented an ice sculpture on 4 February at Winterlude – one of Canada’s highly-anticipated annual winter festivals. The three-metre, 50-block ice sculpture depicting a birthday cake is dedicated to the 2017 twin commemorative year for both Canada and the EU.

"We are happy to be part of Canada's 150th birthday festivities and celebrate our unique friendship at a time when a new chapter is about to be written in EU-Canada history books thanks to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Agreement," said Marie-Anne Coninsx, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada. "These two landmark agreements have placed our bilateral relationship on a new path of growth and closer cooperation, with European and Canadian citizens to reap benefits for generations to come.”

The 25 March 1957 Treaty of Rome marked a key moment in the history of European integration with the creation of the European Economic Community, a development that eventually gave birth to the European Union, one of the most significant political and economic achievements in history.

The European Union Delegation to Canada is pleased to partner with Winterlude/Department of Canadian Heritage on Canada's 150th birthday. This is the European Union Delegation's second consecutive year participating at this signature annual event in the National Capital Region


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