In August, Canadians living in Kenya gathered at the Official Residence in Kenya for the inaugural event of the Canadian Association of Kenya. The invited speaker was Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space.
At the event, Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya, H.E. David B. Collins highlighted the positive role in Canadian History that Dr. Bondar had played.
“Dr. Roberta Bondar is an eminent and pioneering Canadian,” said High Commissioner David B. Collins. “I am very pleased that she has joined us today to celebrate the launch of the Canadian Association of Kenya.”
On her part, Dr. Bondar gave an inspiring speech on her life experience and on lessons that she has learnt as an astronaut as well as a photographer. Following more than a decade as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) head of space medicine, Dr. Bondar is today a consultant and speaker in the business, scientific and medical communities. She is also a renowned photographer who has published several books.
Her presence at the event was appreciated by the invited guests who all had a chance to interact with her. Dr. Bondar was also presented with a life membership certificate by the Canadian Association of Kenya.
Founded in June 2011, the Canadian Association of Kenya is a non-profit organization that aims to enhance and promote a spirit of community among Canadians, and friends of Canada, living in Kenya.
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