Canada Day Picnic 2016

The Canada Day Picnic 2016 took place at Biały Dom in the green, forested Konstancin suburb of Warsaw. Over 150 people were welcomed to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday in a gathering of Canadians, business people, local communities and friends of Canada.  The Ambassador of Canada to Poland, HE Stephen de Boer, officially opened the picnic with welcome remarks.  A delicious buffet was served including Canadian picnic classics of gourmet hamburgers and maple leaf cupcakes.  Guests of all ages enjoyed a variety of activities including live music, street hockey, painting and crafts for children, relay races and Canada Trivia Quiz.

We wish to thank all our sponsors for their support in making the event a success.



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Bernhard Otterstein was born and educated in Vancouver, Canada, where he graduated with honours from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He has worked with numerous corporate, governmental, and institutional entities in North America, Europe and Asia in the areas of economic analysis, strategic project and investment planning, new market development, as well as cross-cultural communications. He has been directly involved in projects in the fields of real estate, engineering, energy, biotechnology and IT/telecommunications.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Otterstein has gained first-hand experience in identifying and promoting innovative, emerging technologies and related business opportunities, taking them from early stage to market via private equity investment and the active co-management of several start-up ventures.