During a festive event at the University of Calgary on March 29, the German Ambassador to Canada, Sabine Sparwasser, presented the Federal Cross of Merit to our Honorary Consul Hubertus Liebrecht. Attorney Liebrecht, a native of Munich, took over the office of German Honorary Consul in Calgary in 2012.
The ceremony was also attended by Consul General Dr. Klaus Schmidt from Vancouver.
In front of around 50 guests from science and business and the Consular Corps, Ambassador Sparwasser described Liebrecht as a “tireless networker and bridge builder between Germany and Canada”, who, after the decease of Honorary Consul Kuckertz in Edmonton, has also taken over his duties in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
Liebrecht has repeatedly proven himself as a helper for Germans in need and organized effective support in the form of appeals for donations. Liebrecht recently called for donations to support the people of Ukraine.
Visibly touched, Honorary Consul Liebrecht thanked for the award and outlined his professional career between Germany and Canada. Special mention was made of the constant support of his family and his office staff.