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The week of France: hundreds of partygoers flock the embassy for Bastille Day, World Cup

The election ushered in what is certain to be a period of uncertainty and discord unseen in Canada for years.
French Ambassador Kareen Rispal addresses the crowd during her embassy's Bastille Day event on July 14. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar
By Shruti Shekar      

If there was any place you had to be last week, it was the French Embassy. Kareen Rispal, the first female French ambassador to Canada, opened the doors to her beautiful Sussex Drive embassy and official residence to more than 1,000 people for two Bastille Day parties and a screening of the World Cup final match between France and Croatia (and in case you were at the cottage and not paying attention to the news: the French soccer team won 4-2).

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