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KENYAN ATHLETES SHINE AT THE OTTAWA MARATHON

 

This years Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend took place from May 23nd – 24th 2015 in Ottawa, Canada. It attracted about 48,000 competitors from all over the world.The events ranged from 2km family race to Marathon.

There were 25 elite Kenya athletes who participated in the events ranging from 10k to 42k (Marathon) races. They performed extremely well with the men taking the first four positions while the women took the first and second positions in their respective races.Mr. Nicholas Bor and Ms Gladys Cherono won gold medals while Philip Kangogo and Ms Rebecca Chesire won silver medals.

The High Commissioner, H.E John Lanyasunya led his staff and Kenyans living in Canada in cheering the Kenyan participants during the competition. The Mission took advantage of the event to promote Kenyan Tea by serving spectators and participants at the VIP tent.

After the event H.E the High Commissioner hosted the athletes for a luncheon at the Ottawa Marriot Hotel. Hon. Wesley Korir MP, who was one of the participants , moved a vote of thanks on behalf of his colleagues.

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Kenyan Diaspora Planned Activities in Canada

The Kenyan Diaspora is a key pillar in Kenya’s Foreign Policy as the government realizes and appreciates its important contribution towards national development. The milestones made by the government towards enhancing Diaspora engagement culminated in the development of Kenya’s

Diaspora policy which was launched recently. The recently concluded Diaspora Easter Investment Conference 2015 held in Nairobi and attended by over 1000 delegates is a key achievement.

The conference received immense support from all the stakeholders creating a renewed partnership between them, the Diaspora and the government. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is keen on sustaining the momentum created by the conference by supporting Kenyan Diaspora initiatives all over the world.

Consequently, this Mission is requesting all the Kenyan Community Organizations in Canada to submit all their planned activities for the remaining part of 2015 such as conferences, investment forums and Town Hall Meetings. This will enable the Ministry and the Mission to plan the activities as well as share information with the Kenyan Private sector and other Stakeholders who are keen in participating in the same.

The organizations should also nominate Focal points and submit their details for ease of communication between this mission and the Diaspora organizations. The Schedule of events and the details of the focal point should be sent by email to: jk.cheruiyot@kenyahighcommission.ca

Kindly treat this as urgent.