Asian Heritage Month 2017 showcases cultural performances, Senator's homemade desserts

Senator Nancy Hartling, centre, tries out a Twitter mirror with her husband, right, at the Senate’s Asian Heritage Month reception on May 9. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman

Senator David Wells visits the Filipino table at the event at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman

Senator Mobina Jaffer serves her homemade gulab jamun at the India food booth. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman

Senator Jim Munson, left, and Senator Victor Oh. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman

Senator Yonah Martin, right, and her chief of staff Grace Seear. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, right, and Chung-chen Kung, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman

Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah, second from left, and his wife Andis Faizasyah, left, with Sens. Jane Cordy and Jim Munson. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman

Senator Yuen Pau Woo, centre, is joined by Peter Lee, left and parliamentary affairs adviser Andrew Miller, right. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman

David Thomas, chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, with his wife Joanne. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Party Central columnist Shruti Shekar takes a selfie with Sens. Ratna Omidvar and Mobina Jaffer.

MP Arif Virani, parliamentary secretary to the heritage minister, chats with Sen. Ratna Omidvar. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Senator Salma Ataullahjan, centre, poses with Samah Syed, left, and Mashooda Lubna Syed. Senate photograph by Martin Lipman