During the visit, Ambassador Heyman met with government, business, First Nations, community, and cultural leaders to discuss bilateral relations and learn about issues relevant to the region.
The visit began with a tour of the U.S.-Canada border, where he met with staff from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border Services Agency for an overview of the issues surrounding the shared border and ongoing bilateral cooperation. The Heymans then traveled to Richmond, where they toured Aberdeen Centre and gave an interview to Fairchild Radio.
Monday kicked off with an interview with Rick Cluff on CBC’s “The Early Edition,” and a tour of Port Metro Vancouver — Canada’s largest and most diversified port and the fourth largest tonnage port in North America. A dynamic gateway for both domestic and international trade and tourism, the port is a vital economic force for many B.C. industries and businesses.
The Heymans then met with BC First Nations leaders for a discussion on key issues facing these communities.
The visit continues Tuesday with a welcome to the U.S. trade delegation at the Canadian Institute of Mining conference, an event co-sponsored by the Vancouver Board of Trade and the American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Chapter, and a meeting with the Business Council of British Columbia.
Mrs. Heyman will see BC entrepreneurs and art in action during visits to HiVE Vancouver and the Launch Academy, as well as several local galleries.
Please visit Flickr to view photos from their visit to Vancouver.