Earlier this summer, guard.me International Insurance partnered with EduCanada and Canadian institutions to host the annual Canada Reception at NAFSA. More than 400 delegates from around the world got a taste of Canadian culture at the famous Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles.
The evening opened with a traditional bagpipe performance, followed by a welcome photo opp with a real Royal Canadian Mountie. Guests enjoyed complimentary Canadian beverages and appetizers, including Canada’s favourite cocktail, the Classic Caesar (made with real Clamato juice), and Quebec’s ever-popular poutine, made with French fries, cheese curds and gravy. A Canadian DJ spun an all-Canadian playlist that included The Tragically Hip, A Tribe Called Red and Céline Dion.
Every year, guard.me supports numerous events at the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, which is the largest gathering of peers and experts in the field of international education. In addition to the Canada Reception, guard.me also hosts a Partnership Breakfast for institutions and sponsors the a2 Turkish Night and the BMI Brazil Party.