Diplomatic parties this week: Poland celebrates at Lansdowne

Jiri Borcel, a counsellor at the Czech Embassy, with his wife Svetlana, with Lukasz Weremiuk, chargé d’affaires of the Polish Embassy, at the May 3 celebration of Poland's national day, hosted by the City of Ottawa's 'Ottawa Welcomes the World' program. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Melanie and Lionel Doonan put on a show for guests of the Polish Embassy in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Polish first secretary Pawel Wolowski with Magda Bury and Gail Sullivan, both from CIBC, a partner in 'Ottawa Welcomes the World.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Elzbieta Mioduszewska, Jacek Bogucki, Poland's agriculture deputy minister, and Polish first counsellor Zbigniew Chmura. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Latin American Film Festival hits Ottawa: Producer of the Chilean film RaRa, Macarena Lopez, director Pepa San Martin, Tom McSorley of the Canadian Film Institute and Chilean Ambassador Alejandro Marisio Cugat, at the opening of the Latin Film Festival on April 25 at the Ottawa Little Theatre. The festival wrapped on May 13. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Former Canadian ambassador to Panama Sylvia Cesaratto, now director of South American Bilateral Relations at Global Affairs, her husband Malcolm Britto, and Ana Melba Rosario of the embassy of the Dominican Republic.

Anna Gonzalez Pinilla, spouse of the ambassador of Panama, with Carla Gomez De Barrientos, spouse of the ambassador of Venezuela. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Former Mexican Ambassador Agustin Garcia Lopez Loaeza embraces former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson after presenting him with the Order of the Aztec Eagle award at the official Mexican residence in Ottawa on May 4. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Robertson, left, speaks with Thai Ambassador Vijavat Isarabhakdi, right. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia