Once again I was honoured to celebrate with our great partner to the south—USA!  It is always a pleasure to join so many colleagues and representatives from various countries. This year I invited my own guest Cathy Press, CEO, Chinook Helicopters.  Lots of great conversations with many of the Honorary Consul Generals: Margaret Rudolf (Slovenia); David Varty (Senegal), David Haber (Austria), Dr. Muhammad Tariq (Pakistan) and of course my dear friend Mir Huculak (Ukraine)—my own heritage!  Thank-you to Katherine Dhanani, US CG, Vancouver for putting on such a grand celebration.   We will miss you next year!