Journos celebrate 150th anniversary at Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner, June 4, 2016

On June 4, 2016, hundreds of Hillites filled the grand hall at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. Press Gallery reporters, as per tradition invited their favourite parliamentarians and politicos for the sold-out celebration. Rachel Aiello

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau making their entrance with the PMO entourage. Twitter photo courtesy Alyssa O'Dell

Health Minister Jane Philpott and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould came to the dinner with dates from CTV, Don Martin and Omar Sachedina. Twitter photo courtesy Jane Philpott

'Pre-game shot with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau's crack team of yoga mat rollers. #OtherDutiesAsAssigned #gala150' tweeted PMO principal secretary (whose date was CTV's Craig Oliver), pictured here with communications director Kate Purchase, chief of staff Katie Telford, and deputy chief of staff Jeremy Broadhurst. Twitter photo courtesy Gerald Butts

Governor General David Johnston came to the gala with Press Gallery President Manon Cornellier. Twitter photo courtesy David Johnston

'True pleasure to accompany you to Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner. Thank you!' tweeted Conservative Sen. Denise Batters to her date, Canadian Press reporter Jordan Press. Twitter photo courtesy Denise Batters

Power & Influence Editor and HT online editor Ally Foster with PMJT. Twitter photo courtesy Ally Foster

Ms. Philpott's press secretary Andrew MacKendric; Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's press secretary Jordan Owens; Ms. Philpott's communications director David Clements; and Elanore Catencero. Twitter photo courtesy Andrew MacKendric

Parliamentary Secretary to the Government House Leader Kevin Lamoureux with Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello. Rachel Aiello

Hill Times reporter Laura Ryckewaert and Conservative MP Garnett Genuis. Kristen Shane

'Thanks to the best date at last night's Press Gallery Dinner,' tweeted former NDP MP Megan Leslie, of her date Tyle Buist of CBC's Power & Politics. Twitter photo courtesy Megan Leslie

Globe and Mail reporter Laura Stone said she was having a 'super time' with her date, former Conservative MP Peter MacKay. Twitter photo courtesy Laura Stone

MCs for the evening Cogeco's Philippe Vincent Foisy and CBC's Katie Simpson preparing to welcome PMJT to the stage. Twitter photo courtesy Jennifer Ditchburn

Before the party leaders delivered their quite hilarious speeches which walked the line between self-depreciating, inappropriate, and comedic gold, Irish Ambassador Kevin Vickers took to the stage. No one was thrown out. Kristen Shane

Hill Times reporter Abbas Rana with Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai. Kate Malloy

The Hill Times, Lobby Monitor, The Wire Report, and Parliament Now reporters with their dates, including Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, right, and Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd, left. Twitter photo courtesy Shruti Shekar

Government Representative in the Senate Peter Harder with his date CBC Power & Politics host Rosemary Barton. Twitter photo courtesy Rosie Barton

At Ms. Barton's table included CBC Ottawa Bureau Chief Rob Russo, Bank of Canada Govenor Stephen Poloz, CBC Bureau chief Rob Russon, and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett. Twitter photo courtesy Rosie Barton

Hill Times Editor Kate Malloy with her date Heather Bradley, director of communications for the House of Commons. Kate Malloy

Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu with the first and so far only female prime minister Kim Campbell. Twitter photo courtesy Patty Hajdu

Liberal MP David Lametti with Conservative MP Tony Clement. Twitter photo courtesy David Lametti

For the first time in a decade, a prime minister attended the annual Press Gallery Dinner. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joked about the issues his caucus has been having with whipping votes, and his bromance with U.S. President Barak Obama. Twitter photo courtesy Kate Purchase

Mr. Trudeau then brought out his wife, the 'first lady of song,' Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, who stole the show with jokes about the media coverage of her. She then had her 'team' from the PMO (actually Mr. Trudeau's top operatives Gerald Butts, Katie Telford, Jeremy Broadhurst, and Kate Purchase) help roll out a yoga mat. She then did an impressive move, the side crow, she suggested her husband try where he'd 'hit less people.' Twitter photo courtesy Maryam Monsef

The two ended their speech with a re-enactment of their Vogue cover shoot. Twitter photo courtesy Serge Sassevillie

Conservative interim-leader Rona Ambrose had a long line of jokes, many pointed at members of her own party, and Stephen Harper (the 'bad man,' as she called him). It was the first time in 12 years the Conservative leader attended the dinner. Among the things she joked about were the failure of the barbaric cultural practices tip line which the party rolled out during the campaign, and how PMJT can hold a plank longer than she's held some cabinet positions. Twitter photo courtesy Andrew MacKendric

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair set the tone as soon as he got on stage, saying unlike everyone else in the room, he gives 'zero fucks' what people think and told the pollsters in the room to 'go fuck yourselves.' He joked about future career moves he could make, and ended his final speech at the dinner as leader with a mic drop. Boom. Twitter photo courtesy Rosie Barton

'Great time had by all at #gala150,' said Liberal Party President Anna Gainey. Bloomberg's Josh Wingrove brought her along, seen here at the photobooth with Conservative MP Kellie Leitch. Twitter photo courtesy Anna Gainey

A fun feature this year was a DIY poutine and smoked meat bar for the late-night crowd. Twitter photo courtesy Beth McMahon

Rob Silver and P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan. Twitter photo courtesy Chad Rogers

Dancing and drinks went late into the evening, with a few dozen partygoers closing out the place around 2:30 a.m. Rachel Aiello