Soccer fever, sweet Swiss national day, and other diplomatic parties this week

Korean Ambassador Daeshik Jo, Dr. Arthur Carty, executive director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo, Young-Hae Lee, president of the Canada Korea Society, and Liberal MP Chandra Arya, a co-chair of the Canada-Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group on June 7 on the Hill at a CKS panel talk. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Arya, Mr. Jo, Conservative Senator Yonah Martin, who co-chairs the Canada-Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, Ms. Lee, and Senator Norman Doyle. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Lee and Stéphane Dion, who spoke at the June 7 event. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Newly accredited Chilean Ambassador Alejandro Marisio Cugat, right, toasts the room alongside his spouse, Maria Beretta Delgado, on June 16 at the Chilean official residence. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See Luigi Bonazzi, with Mr. Marisio Cugat, and Ms. Beretta Delgado. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Marisio gives Patricia Fuller, Canada's former ambassador to Chile, a warm welcome. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Marisio with Mexican Ambassador Agustín García-López Loaeza. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Polish Ambassador Marcin Bosacki sits next to German Ambassador Werner Wnendt as they watch a soccer match between their two countries at the Polish Embassy on June 16. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ukrainian Ambassador Andriy Shevchenko observes the action while Mr. Bosacki's spouse, Katarzyna Bosacka, reacts. German defence attaché Lt.-Col. Ralf Heimrich looks on in the background, behind. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Olga Jabłońska, first secretary at the Polish Embassy, watches the June 16 game in suspense. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

From right, Mr. Wnendt and Mr. Bosacki, with their spouses Ms. Bosacka and Eleonore Wnendt-Juber at the Polish Embassy on June 16. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Slovenian Ambassador Marjan Cencen, middle, and his spouse, right, Lilijana Pogorevcnik Cencen, greet Sri Lankan High Commissioner Ahmed A. Jawad on June 13 at Slovenia's national day reception at Ottawa City Hall. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina Koviljka Špirić with Slovenian Minister for Slovenians Abroad Gorazd Žmavc, who was on a Canada-U.S. tour. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ivan Bracko, a Slovenian-Canadian, with Ms. Pogorevcnik Cencen. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Nevena Mandadjieva and Irene Knopfel Nobs, the spouses of the ambassadors of Bulgaria and Switzerland. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Indian High Commissioner Vishnu Prakash and Ms. Knopfel Nobs. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

A spread of delicious and elaborate desserts at the official residence of the Swiss. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Macedonian Ambassador Toni Dimovski and Slovenian Ambassador Marjan Cencen pose for the camera. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Deputy minister of international development Peter Boehm with Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and Swiss Ambassador Beat Nobs. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Entertainers for the afternoon show off their alphorns. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Spouses of the heads of mission of the U.K., Cyprus, and Thailand: Gill Drake, Maria Antonopoulou-Anastasiades, and Wannipa Isarabhakdi. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia