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Amundsen personal diary from the Northwest Passage launched in the Canadian Parliament
A special english edition of Roald Amundsen personal diary from the Northwest Passage was launched at the Canadian Parliament on 1 June 2017. The special one volume edition was made by the Fram Museum at the request of the Norwegian Embassy in Canada as the official gift from Norway to Canada In connection with Canada 150th Anniversary and the celebration of 75 years of diplomatic relations between Norway and Canada.
500 copies of Amundsen diary will be given to libraries and relevant organisations all over Canada. 100 copies follow the 150 day Canada C3 expedition from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage.
In a formal ceremony in the Library of Parliament, both the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons received a leather bound copy of the diary on behalf of Canada. The Speakers then handed the diary to the Chief Librarian of the Parliament.
From the left: The Honorable George Furey Speaker of the Senate, Ms. Sonia L Parliamentary Librarian, The Honorable Geoff Regan Speaker of the House of Commons, Her Excellency Anne Kari Ovind Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway Geir O. Kl Director of the Fram Museum.
The speech by the Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker of the Senate of Canada
Monsieur le Pr Votre Excellence,Honorables s et d Madame L Distingu invit Mesdames et messieurs.
Je vous remercie tous de votre pr parmi nous ce matin. C un grand honneur pour moi de vous souhaiter la bienvenue cette c From the Norse sailors who explored Newfoundland and Labrador a thousand years ago,
to current collaborations in many areas arctic affairs, promoting security and human rights, and spurring entrepreneurship, research and education Canada and Norway histories are closely intertwined.
Bound together by common values, by common geography, and by common challenges, our two nations have much to offer each other.
There is perhaps no better personification of the value of mutual cooperation than the great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.
Amundsen credited his successes not to any extraordinary courage though he undoubtedly possessed more than his share but to careful planning based on research,
experience and teamwork.
The traditional knowledge he gleaned from the Netsilik Inuit in a place now named after his vessel, Gjoa Haven, Nunavut would allow him to overtake the British team led by Robert F. Scott, in his journey to the South Pole.
In his account of the race to the South Pole, Roald Amundsen made a statement which remains relevant to this day:
must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South. En tant que nation arctique, le Canada est fier de poursuivre son h de recherche et d’exploration.
(As an Arctic nation,
Canada is proud to carry on his legacy of research and exploration.)
Since 2003, the Canadian Coast Guard has operated the CCGS Amundsen, a research icebreaker which has now travelled over 10 times the circumference of the earth, having accommodated over 1,500 researchers and other professionals from 20 different countries.
Our two nations recent signature of the Arctic Council Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation heralds an era of enhanced research cooperation.
Nous reconnaissons tous l de pr les travaux de Roald Amundsen pour le bien public.
(We all understand the importance of preserving Roald Amundsen works for the public)
In light of his legacy, we commend the Fram Museum for their meticulous restoration of the Gj Roald Amundsen credited the beneficial relationship between his team and the Netsilik Inuit to early gestures of friendship and goodwill.
In his autobiography, Amundsen observed how people can communicate without a common language.
He observed that convey meaning with astonishing accuracy.
It is in this spirit that I express our thanks to Ambassador Ovind and to Mr. Kl for this gesture,
the gift of a special edition of Roald Amundsen diaries.
These diaries will serve as a symbol of the shared history and longstanding friendship between our countries.
Alors que nous c les 150 (cent cinquante) ans de la Conf saluons le 75e anniversaire de nos relations diplomatiques.
(As we celebrate 150 years of Confederation, let us also salute the 75th anniversary of our diplomatic relations.)