Press release from the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa

Dear friends:

On May 19th enjoy the festivities Cuba is organizing to celebrate Canada's commemoration of its 150th anniversary as a nation. In the framework of the "Ottawa Welcomes the World" celebration, the Embassy of Cuba has organized a Cuban Day at Lansdowne Park. We have developed a very attractive and diverse program that features Tourism, Education, Music, Dance, Gastronomy and many other surprises.

The attractions include performances by famous Cuban guitar player Aldo Rodriguez, and the Hillcrest High School Band that recently participated in a cultural exchange in Cuba. The Band will perform a repertoire that includes Cuban music with the presence of Daya Aceituno, teacher and band director arrived directly from the Island for the occasion. Two sessions of salsa dance will be offered by the artistic Director Jose Carret. There will also be a talk on Cuban Nature by the Ph.D. in Sciences Freddy Rodriguez and aworkshop for children of Cuban music by the music teacher Daya Aceituno, who will create an interactive percussion band.That will be so much fun! The highlight of the day will be the raffle of one week all-inclusive trip for two to Cayo Coco, a tropical paradise located north of central Cuba. You can consult all these events and many others in the Program.

Visitors to the Pavilion can enjoy the following exhibitions during the day:

·        Photographic exhibit on Canada-Cuba relations.

·        Exhibition of the Cuban painter Julio Alarcon.

The culinary component will be enhanced by a Coffee Station with Cuban treats and a Mojito’s tasting bar.

This is a unique opportunity to approach the culture and history of the largest Caribbean island, favorite tourist destination for more than one million Canadians each year.


Embassies and high commissions will showcase their country’s culture with a series of world-class free events at Lansdowne Park. As part of this Ottawa 2017 Signature Event Series, more than 75 countries and international partners will celebrate their culture through food tasting, musical celebrations, artistic performances and more! This celebration of Canada’s diversity and rich multicultural heritage will promote and strengthen ties between nations on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary. For more information visit  

For any question please contact Mr. Freddy Rodriguez,

A huge thank to our sponsors:

HolaSun CaribeSol

Antique Automobile Club
And to the Cuban community of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.