Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki Heyman came to Alberta and Saskatchewan last week on the second leg of their inaugural trip across Canada, which will take them to over ten cities in the next few weeks.
During their trip to Alberta and Saskatchewan, Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman met with government leaders, industry representatives, youth organizations and Canadian Aboriginal groups. They took full advantage of the meetings to gain insight into Canada and into its deep relationship with the United States.
In Edmonton they met with government leaders and discussed issues of importance to both countries. Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman spoke with American Studies students at the University of Alberta and also visited iHuman Youth Society which helps at-risk youth foster positive development and change.
Their next stop was Regina where they received a warm welcome in the legislature and met Premier Brad Wall. Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman visited the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Depot and toured the training facility. They then headed to the University of Regina’s Indigenous People’s Health Research Centre where they learned about novel solutions to improve healthcare delivery for North America’s indigenous peoples. They attended a reception hosted by the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership where they met with industry and government representatives. They enjoyed a lovely dinner at the historic Hotel Saskatchewan and received a briefing on SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Carbon Capture and Storage project.
Their Prairie tour then moved to Calgary where the Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman met with the dedicated colleagues at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance at the Calgary Airport before making their way to the Consulate in downtown Calgary. The Ambassador met with industry representatives to discuss energy and the environment in Alberta while Mrs. Heyman toured the National Music Centre.
As the finale of their visit, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi treated the Heymans to a private tour of Calgary’s River Walk before naming Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman honorary Calgarians as he presented them each with a white hat. Click here to view the White Hatting ceremony.
To see more photos of Ambassador Heyman’s visit, see our Flickr album.