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U.S. Embassy brings bayou to Bytown for Fourth of July

By Aidan Chamandy      

Though U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft was in Calgary, the U.S. Embassy's Fourth of July party was still filled with food and fun.

Dwyane Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, a New Orleans-based band, brought the heat. Photograph by Ashley Fraser Photography.

As tanks rolled across the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Hillites flocked to the National Arts Centre to celebrate the Fourth of July in Ottawa. The party is one of the marquee social events of the year and is normally held at Lornado, the U.S. ambassador’s official residence at the northeast corner of Rockcliffe Park.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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