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Ribbon Cutting at Alberta Pavillion

Alberta Pavilion is completed and it will showcase Canada's wood to the world during 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

Sunny Kim

By Sunny Kim

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

June 8, 2015

Ribbon cutting ceremony was held with dignitaries from both countries and provinces

Ribbon cutting ceremony was held with dignitaries from both countries and provinces

The construction of Alberta Pavilion in Gangwon Province, designed by a Korean architect and built with Canadian wood products, has been completed and, on May 13, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held attended by Moon Soon Choi, governor of Gangwon Province, Ron Hoffman, Alberta’s Senior Representative for the Asia Pacific Basin, Eric Walsh, Ambassador of Canada to Korea, Nam Ho Choi, Principal of Soltos Architecture, Tai Jeong, Country Director of CWK and other distinguished guests from Canada and Korea.

The pavilion overlooks the lake at the heart of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

The pavilion overlooks the lake at the heart of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

The wooden viewing platform, the simple and light wooden structure which impressed everyone attending the ceremony, was made of locally treated Canadian HF and SPF, and built to celebrate 40th anniversary of the Gangwon – Alberta sister province relationship and to serve as a landmark for coming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Alpensia Resort developed for the Olympic.