Meet the newly appointed Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada to Philadelphia, Mr. David Marshall

They walk among us, they champion us, they are our friends to the North, and last Thursday a whole bunch of them got together to welcome a new friend to Philadelphia – Mr. David Marshall, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada in PhiladelphiaEver since the Kimmel was built, I imagined how beautiful a party would be in the Hamilton garden, underneath the big arched glass ceiling with the sky as your roof, plus the view of Broad Street. It lived up to everything I imagined. It’s a beautiful space, and I appreciate

Daniel Tremblay, Director of Public Relations/Directeur des Relations publiques
Consulate of Canada/Consulat du Canada for inviting me to cover it.

Ms. Sally Southey, Minister Counsellor Public Relations, Canadian Embassy Washington D.C; cheers the new Obama administration. Mr. David Marshall, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada in Philadelphia; Is happy to be here in Philadelphia, calling it a “culture shock” as we have so much culture.Lisa Brown, Jeff Guido, Amy and David Williams

David Marshall, and whom I would consider socialites Diane Dalto Woosman and Richard Woosman who are warm and friendly. Last week I photographed them at the “Give the Shirt Off Your Back” Mask Ball at the Rittenhouse. Those photos should be coming online at Phila Magazine any day now.Ms. Sally Southey, Minister Counsellor Public Relations, Canadian Embassy Washington D.C. ; Mr. David Marshall, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada in Philadelphia; Mr. Mervon Metha, VP, Programming & Education, Kimmel Center;

Ms. Rosemary McManus, Managing Director, Development, Kimmel Center; Mr. Jean-Dion, Cultural Attaché, Québec Government House, New York City; Ms. Fabienne Bilodeau, Director for Cultural Affairs, Québec Government House, New York City.

Sally Southey, Canada Embassy, Daniele Thomas-Easton, French Embassy, Vincent Finn, Consulate of Canada

Robert Yrigoyen, Pam Chapman and David B. Devan joined the Opera Company of Philadelphia in January 2006 after an extensive North American search for the Company’s first Managing Director

Pamela Dollak, Joyce Dollak, and Elizabeth Perez-Luna enjoyed the chicken dish as much as I did.

Deborah Sacarakis,Director of Programs and Outreach Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Edwin Easton and Janice Canfield, who is as equally nice, but softer on the eyes as her brother, Thom Cardwell who you can see in the background.

Claire Babanoury, a French native, Claire has lived and worked in Germany, Belgium and France before coming to the US where she is now at the Lauder Institute, which is part of Wharton; Andrea Townrow, Brenda Smith and Justin Martino

After about 90 minutes, the party moved downstairs to the Perlman to enjoy the Philadelphia premiere opening night performance of the La La La Human Steps.

La La La Human Steps is one of the top contemporary dance companies in the world and has been touring worldwide very successfully for the last twenty years. This is their first visit to Philadelphia and the Consulate is proud to be associated with this event. More information can be found on La La La Human Steps at the following website : L-R principal dancer Zofia Tujaka, choreographer Édouard Lock and the Opera Theatre and Kimmel Center Director of Programming Tom Warner leads the Q&A after the performance. Unfortunately it was a scheduled short run. The piece was abstract and over my head, but for the intellects, including Mike, they loved it. The sight of the ballerina’s balanced on their toes high brought a grimace of pain to my high arches by just watching those talented folks.

Want to see a few celebrities in Philadelphia: Thursday night Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia – Red Carpet launch event on Thursday, November 13 at Ritz East Theatre in Philly from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Gamble & Huff , The Drifters, Jerry Butler, The O’Jay’s Bunny Siegler and a few more of your favorites from the Philadelphia Sound will be walking the Red Carpet. Won’t you welcome them? DID you know that PCC now has a calendar, I try and post things of interest ie things I would want to cover that are newsworthy, and also thing of the celebrity nature. Who doesn’t want to see an Eagle, Flyer, Brandy or Demi Moore? SO check it out under the calendar tab.