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Diplomatic Circles: Slovenia hosts cultural shindig, GG welcomes diplomats to Winter Celebration

Aliaa Adel Saadeldein Elsherif and Inara Eihenbauma, spouses of the ambassadors of Egypt and Latvia, at the Slovenian Embassy’s Culture Day on Feb. 7 at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Canadian retired diplomat Percy Abols; Latvian Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums; Michael Benson, husband of the ambassador of Slovenia; Hélène Cayer member of the Friends of Library and Archives Canada; Slovenian Ambassador Melita Gabric; and Ambassador of Spain Enrique Ruiz Molero. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Soprano Theresa Plut and pianist Nejc Lavrencic perform. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Slovenian folk dancing by the Plesati Slovenian Dance Group. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Norwegian Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind, left, leads one of the giant-ski race teams to be given the start signal by event host Governor General Julie Payette, centre, at her Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall on Feb. 9. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Teija Muir, assistant to the Finnish ambassador, and Erika Ylönen, financial administrator with the embassy of Finland, on the chilly afternoon. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The Norwegian ambassador with Bulgarian Ambassador Svetlana Stoycheva-Etropolski, and Ms. Payette. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

In honour of World Cancer Day, the Canadian Cancer Society hosted a Feb. 4 reception on Parliament Hill. Pictured there are Liberal MP Judy Sgro, host and House Speaker Geoff Regan, CCS CEO Lynne Hudson, Liberal MP Peter Schiefke, and Mei-Lin Yee, a cancer survivor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen with caucus colleague and event co-host Marilyn Gladu and Rob Cunningham of the CCS public issues team. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Kelly Masotti of the CCS public issues team with Mr. Regan. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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