Over at the Canadian photobooth, families enjoyed the chance to create red-and-white memories with a big top hat, a frame and other maple-leaf adorned knick knacks.
We were particularly proud of the bunting our students lovingly designed and shared with the Canadian community in Dubai, and were also excited to offer 2 weeks of participation in the Summer Forward camp, between now and until end of August, for new students joining Maple Bear Burj in September 2018.
The delicious buffet presented at the event was followed with fun – and sometimes challenging! - Canadian trivia games. Each of the teams proved to be tough competition as amazing facts about Canada were learnt. For example, did you know that the UAE Dirham coins were minted at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg? We didn’t either!
While thanking partners and sponsors, CBC Dubai Chairman Eric Koeman noted that the size of the Canadian expat community in the UAE demonstrates that Canadians are able to adapt and embrace diversity anywhere in the world – a cultural value that is an essential part of the Canadian identity. Maple Bear Gulf is honoured to have been able to play a role in make Canada’s 151st birthday memorable for Canadian families in and friends of Canada in the UAE, and we look forward to collaborating with the CBC Dubai in the future.