Kevin Rex, the Ambassador of Canada in an video interview

November 19, 2020By

Canada produces 85 percent of the world’s maple syrup. With forests brimming with majestic red, black and sugar maples. Maple syrup has long been part of Canada’s cultural fabric. The country’s indigenous peoples taught the early European settlers how to harvest sap and boil it to make maple syrup. Today, Canadian maple syrup is exported to approximately 50 countries.

IWCR is extremely grateful for the fantastic donations given by the Embassy of Canada and the Canadian community. 

From December 6th until 11th you can bid either on a “Pancake Breakfast with the Canadian Ambassador” – you and a friend will be invited for a home cooked breakfast at the Ambassador’s residence in the heart of RIGA – or on a basket full of treats from Canada. Embassy of Canada staff have donated their favourite, uniquely Canadian treats that are hard to find outside of Canada.

Preview the items to write your shopping list: http://www.iwcr.lv/christmas-bazaar/iwcr-christmas-journey-2020/online-auction/ 

We are very grateful for The Embassy of Canada supporting our cause since many years to collect funds for charity organizations in Latvia.

It was a pleasure to speak with H.E. Kevin Rex, the Ambassador of Canada who is looking forward to starting the auction on December 6th.

Video Interview part 1

Video Interview part 2


Pancake Breakfast with the Canadian Ambassador

donated by Embassy of Canada

Canada produces 85 percent of the world’s maple syrup. With forests brimming with majestic red, black and sugar maples, the country has just the right mix of cold spring nights and warm daytime temperatures to produce an abundance of the clear-coloured sap used to make maple syrup.

Maple syrup has long been part of Canada’s cultural fabric. The country’s indigenous peoples taught the early European settlers how to harvest sap and boil it to make maple syrup. Today, Canadian maple syrup is exported to approximately 50 countries.

You and a friend will be invited to join H.E. Kevin Rex, the Ambassador of Canada, for a home cooked breakfast at the Ambassador’s residence in the heart of RIGA. 

The meal will include homemade pancakes and waffles featuring real Canadian maple syrup! Guests will also leave with a special bottle of syrup as a souvenir.

Please coordinate the date and time for your breakfast with the Embassy of Canada after January 4th, 2021. Good luck!  

Brokastu pankūkas kopā ar Kanādas vēstnieku

ziedojusi Kanādas vēstniecība.

85 % no visas pasaules kļavu sīrupa tiek ražoti Kanādā. Kanādas kļavu mežos aug gan sarkanās, gan melnās, gan cukura kļavas. Klimatiskie apstākļi – aukstās pavasara naktis un siltās dienas – ir lieliski piemēroti kļavu sulas, kas ir kļavu sīrupa pamatā, ieguvei.

Kļavu sīrups ir ilgu laiku bijis Kanādas kultūras sastāvdaļa.

Valsts pamatiedzīvotāji agrīnajiem Eiropas kolonistiem iemācīja ievākt sulu un vārīt to, lai pagatavotu kļavu sīrupu. Mūsdienās Kanādas kļavu sīrups tiek eksportēts uz aptuveni 50 valstīm.

Jūs esat uzaicināti pievienoties Kanādas vēstnieka Kevina Reksa (Kevin Rex) mājās gatavotajām brokastīm vēstnieka rezidencē Rīgas centrā.

Maltītes laikā varēsiet baudīt mājās gatavotas pankūkas un vafeles ar īstu Kanādas kļavu sīrupu! Dosieties prom arī ar īpašu sīrupa pudeli kā suvenīru.

Lūdzu, saskaņojiet brokastu datumu un laiku ar Kanādas vēstniecību pēc 2021. gada 4. janvāra. Vēlam veiksmi!


Basket of treats from Canada 

donated by Embassy of Canada

Enjoy a basket full of treats from Canada. Embassy of Canada staff have donated their favourite, uniquely Canadian treats that are hard to find outside of Canada.

Tim Horton’s hot chocolate, Coffee Crisp chocolate bars, Swiss Chalet dipping sauce and much more will be yours to enjoy.

Icewine tea and a bottle of Canadian wine will help wash down all the yummy treats. And our basket would not be complete without a bottle of maple syrup, of course! 

Gardumu grozs no Kanādas

ziedojusi Kanādas vēstniecība.

Ieprieciniet sevi ar grozu, kas pilns ar kanādiešu gardumiem. Kanādas vēstniecības darbinieki ir ziedojuši savus iecienītos kanādiešu gardumus, kurus ārpus Kanādas būs grūti atrast.

Tim Horton’s karstā šokolāde, Coffee Crisp šokolādes tāfelītes, Swiss Chalet dipu mērce un vēl daudz kas cits!

Šiem gardumiem lieliski piestāvēs ledus vīnogu tēja un Kanādas vīna pudele. Un kā gan bez kļavu sīrupa – mūsu gardumu grozs bez tā nebūtu pilnīgs!


Bid on international experiences and valuable goods through an online bidding process. just before the Christmas holidays.

The auction will be online for 6 days starting December 6th, ending December 11th.

Be quick to place your bids. Shop unique experiences, high valuable items – and enjoy the cultural diversity.

Piedalieties virtuālajā izsolē īsi pirms Ziemassvētkiem!

Izsole notiks tikai 6 dienas! Sākot no 6. decembra līdz 11. decembrim. Nenokavējiet, izmantojiet šo iespēju un rīkojieties ātri!

Jums būs iespēja piedalīties virtuālajā izsolē un solīt savu cenu par iespēju gūt fantastisku starptautisku piedzīvojumu, un citām vērtīgām, unikālām lietām.

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