How’s your nunchi?

You just walked out of your first business meeting in Seoul and you have no idea what just happened. You have to report back to your boss in Canada and you can’t even say if your proposal was received positively, neutrally or negatively. You’re not even sure if […]


Here it is: the great potato twister, the magic tool, perhaps one of the most clever contraptions ever made for a potato (after the masher of course). But Koreans don’t mash their beloved potatoes, they twist them, and they twist for a delicious purpose. Behold! – The Potato […]

Riding in talking cars with boys

A few years ago when one could not possibly enter a theatre without seeing Will Smith’s name plastered everywhere, he was asked what the “magic formula” was to his successful career in film. Creatures and special effects, he answered rather frankly. Ask me what the magic formula is […]

Kor-Can Stories: Introduction

50 years of Korean Canadian Relations didn’t happen overnight. Or rather, it didn’t take only 50 years to form a friendly relationship that we enjoy today. In Korea, Canada is imagined by Koreans as the land of freedom, equality, of great wilderness and frosty snow, where air is […]

SIDance Ottawa Performance

In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Korea and Canada, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada invited teams from the Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance) led by Director Jong Ho Lee for the “Korea Focus” Ottawa Dance performance on November 19th, 2012, […]

Commercial flight entering Republic of Korea airspace

Reminiscing on Korea-Canada Relations

25th June 1950, the Republic of Korea was in a time of devastating war, prompting the United Nations Security Council to pass  Resolution 82. This led to the first recorded United Nations armed intervention supported by sixteen countries. As a member country, 26 971 Canadians joined the mission […]

National Day Reception 2012.10.03

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada hosted the Korean National Day reception at the National Art Gallery of Canada on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The reception was well attended with close to 400 guests, including Canadian parliamentarians Mr. Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister […]