Navy chief honours Colin Robertson, Slovakia hosts national day

Vice Admiral Ron Lloyd, right, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, presented Honorary Naval Captain Colin Robertson with his appointment scroll in a ceremony at Mr. Robertson’s home Sept. 7. Sam Garcia photograph

Mexican Ambassador Agustín García-López Loaeza in conversation with Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji at the event for Colin Robertson. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Peter Harder, government Senate leader, with Catherine Bélanger, wife of the late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Chilean Ambassador Alejandro Marisio, right, and his spouse Maria Beretta Delgado, greet Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak, left. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The scene where the scroll was presented, in Mr. Robertson’s backyard, among friends. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Georgian Ambassador Alexander Latsabidze, his wife Tea Uchaneishvili, and Daniela Drobova, wife of the Slovak ambassador, at Slovakia’s national day reception Sept. 8 at the embassy. Sam Garcia photograph

An artistic display of cold cuts and other hors d’oeuvres. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Alex Bugailiskis, Global Affairs Canada ADM for Europe, the Middle East, and Maghreb, toasts with Ms. Drobova. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Konstantin Zhigalov, ambassador of Kazakhstan, Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev, Ms. Bugailiskis, and Slovak Ambassador Andrej Droba. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia