KESKUS bids farewell to Estonia's Ambassador to Canada, Toomas Lukk, as his term in Ottawa comes to an end
Estonia's Ambassador to Canada, Toomas Lukk, together with his wife Piret Lukk arrived in Ottawa in 2018 and promptly set to work. Taking over from the wonderful Ambassador Gita Kalmet, they oversaw the renovation of the residence at 168 Daly Avenue in Ottawa, creating an embassy out a heritage-designated home in downtown Ottawa. The embassy was functional by the end of 2021, read more here, and the opening of the new building was celebrated on June 4, 2022.
In addition to furthering the interests of Estonia, Ambassador & Piret Lukk quickly took an interest in supporting and engaging with the Estonian diaspora throughout Canada. They have been unflagging in how they championed the ambition and vision of KESKUS with their time, advice and energy.
Ambassador Lukk: "KESKUS is Estonians' Project of the Century"
Ambassador Lukk dubbed KESKUS "Estonians' project of the century" and promoted and encouraged the project at every turn, for example as part of the "Tere, KESKUS" fundraiser, the ceremonial groundbreaking of KESKUS, or at a Community Engagement Session.
Ambassador Lukk and Piret Lukk received the first official invitation to the opening ceremonies of KESKUS from Blake Royer, International Estonian Centre Inc. director at the ceremonial groundbreaking of KESKUS on April 8, 2022 (read more here).
Thank you, Toomas & Piret Lukk, we'll see you back in Canada at the opening of KESKUS, if not sooner, and all the best in your next posting!
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