Rwandan High Commissioner to Canada Prosper Higiro, right, with some of the guests

National Arts Centre

Friday July 7 2023

Rwandans in Ottawa gathered on Friday at the National Arts Centre with their guests to celebrate their country’s 61st Independence Day anniversary. Also known as Liberation Day, the event marked the 29 anniversary of the genocide that decimated their population and left bitter memories for survivors and their families. Our own Sarah Onyango was at the occasion to capture the beautiful photos.

Rwandan High Commissioner to Canada His Excellency Prosper Higiro welcomes the guests