Ottawa May 26, 2017. About one hundred people gathered this afternoon at the Cuban Embassy in Canada to attend the opening of the photographic exhibition "Comandante", composed of 31 snapshots of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, taken by legendary photojournalists Alberto Díaz (Korda) and Liborio Noval, already dead, along with renowned photographer and documentary filmmaker Roberto Chile, present in Ottawa for the occasion.
In his opening remarks, the island's ambassador, Julio Garmendía Peña, thanked all the people and institutions that made this event possible, especially Roberto Chile, who "passionately and lovingly takes care of the graphic heritage of the figure of the Commander-in-Chief and promotes its dissemination.
Cuban solidarity activist Bill Ryan gave the photographer one of the ball bats designed by his friend Gerardo Hernández Nordelo - Hero of the Republic of Cuba, who along with his comrades Ramón, Rene, Antonio and Fernando served a long and unjust sentence In the United States for fighting terrorism - and made by Ryan for use in the Cuban national baseball series.
Among those present were friends of Cuba, members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Canada, members of the solidarity group Ottawa-Cuba Connection and Cubans. This exhibition is the first of a series of posthumous tributes to be rendered to Fidel for the rest of the year in Canada, including its exhibition in September at the important cultural center The Museum in Kitchener.