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AIA Insurance Agents met at the Chiang Mai Hill Hotel on Sunday, March 02, 2014 to hold a training session for agents and staff to become “AIA Pro-Agents”. Eighty-six agents took part in the training session and expressed their pride in improving their abilities and raising the quality of AIA agents to a high standard. The session was held to ensure that AIA agents were ready for the upcoming AEC integration in 2015.

Dirk Weeber of the Podology Center celebrated his 40th birthday at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel in February 22, 2014 where the party, attended by over 70 guests saw such local luminaries as Chao Dr. Duangduan na Chiang Mai and her son Pakinai, Member of Parliament and owner of Hallo Chiang Mai magazine Nattapimon Chuendong, model Mark Thawin, Dr. Sarawut Srisakun, CEO of the Night Safari and Raya Luelai. Guests were invited to wear fairytale inspired costumes and Sally Golding and Mark Thawin won Best Costumes. Dirk donated 20,000 baht to the Skill Center on the occasion of his birthday.

Colin Jarvis invited local notable people including British Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson to meet with members of the Anglo-Thai Society at the River Market on February 26, 2014. The group is traveling around Thailand on an Unseen Thailand tour and visited Chiang Mai. The meeting was held so that members of the group, which is based in the U.K. and comprised of people with ties or interests in Thailand, could learn more about life in Chiang Mai and the North. (Photo courtesy of CityNow!)

Chiang Mai Governor Wichien Puthiwinyoo attended the Thai Reporter’s Association Awards held at Jia Tong Heng on the Superhighway on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 where he handed out Reporters’ Association awards to leading business people, government officials and members of the media. Chiang Mai Mail’s own Managing Editor Shana Kongmun received a Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Reporting in an English language newspaper.

Jerome Sim (2nd left), General Manager of Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection meets Ben Svasti Thomson (center), Honorary Consul of the United Kingdom in Chiang Mai. Jerome was introducing the resort, during a meeting held at the United Kingdom Consulate in Chiang Mai. They are seen here with (from left) Warissara Wongsanurug, Kriyatorn Kadsongkram, and Savitee Kantakalung.

The Canadian Honorary Consulate and the Embassy of Canada to Thailand joined with Rimping Supermarket at Promenada Resort Mall to hold a Canadian Food Festival “Taste the Difference”. Presided over by Canadian Honorary Consul Mr. Jakarin Wangwiwat (3rd right). The event featured such delicacies as Canadian lobster, maple syrup, and other Canadian delicacies. The event was attended by Rimping officials and local dignitaries as well as many local expats who enjoyed the food and refreshments. (Photo courtesy of CityNow!)

From left: Lorna, Scott, Shana, Nicole, Tracy, Mark, Kittipatt, Sonny and Paul met for the Le Fruit de Mer Food Festival featuring a grilled seafood buffet at Kantary Hills Hotel’s Nimman Grill Restaurant on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Patinya “Joon” Srisuk and Julio Christian Wuzel Sotelo-Suarez held their wedding reception at Doi Kham Resort’s Tree House Restaurant on February 23, 2014. The reception was visited by Chao Dr. Duangduan na Chiang Mai and many other local residents, both Thai and expatriate. The party featured a flamenco performance by Supreeda “Jeab” Wongsansee, music by Todd Thongdee and others.

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