Delegation of the European Union to Canada

EU Delegation and EU Member States thrilled to join 41st Winterlude

04/02/2019 - 18:57
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The Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Embassies of EU Member States unveiled a 30-block ice exhibit on 2 February in the historic ByWard Market, as part of the 41st edition of Winterlude - the National Capital Region's signature winter festival.

The EU ice sculpture showcases Europe's cultural diversity, Europe's family of cultures through a display of everyday objects symbolic of EU Member States. On 10 February, the public is invited to break the ice blocks and retrieve the objects for keepsake.

"This will be a fun-filled activity for families and we are happy to be part of this exciting winter celebration," said Peteris Ustubs, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada. "We are thrilled to partner with Winterlude and contribute to its success for a fourth consecutive year. In 2019, we are also celebrating another extraordinary journey: euro’s milestone 20th anniversary."

For two decades, the European Union's single currency has made it easier for Europeans to travel, study, work, and live abroad. The euro has become an integral part of everyday life. Today, the Euro is the currency of 19 EU countries and over 340 million Europeans. It is one of the most important currencies in the world – and a constant reminder of the freedom, convenience and opportunities that the EU makes possible.

Find out more about euro's 20th anniversary at this link.

 

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