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No snow pants allowed: here’s your guide to the hottest winter and spring shindigs

Feature|By Emily Haws
From a post-budget shindig to the exclusive Politics and the Pen gala, there are lots of opportunities to get out your fanciest suit or dress.
If MPs were put off by our presence at their closed-to-the media social, they were too polite to say anything.
Feature|By Emily Haws
The screening featured the NAC Orchestra playing its original score in celebration of 20th anniversary of the film's release.
Feature|Emily Haws

Nathan Cullen wins Maclean’s Parliamentarian of the Year, NDP caucus cheers loudly; Dewar tells parties to ‘put our swords down’

Meanwhile, 47 college students showed off their applied research projects at the annual Colleges and Institutes Canada's annual student showcase.
Feature|Emily Haws

You Are Here: A Come from Away Story premiere brings a slice of Newfoundland to the national capital region

The documentary You Are Here: A Come From Away story tells the tales of the people behind the hit Broadway musical.
Feature|Emily Haws

Liberals celebrate 25th anniversary of Chrétien’s 1993 win at former PM’s book launch, and later at a party

The book, My Stories, My Times, was mostly written by hand, former PM Jean Chrétien told the crowd at his book launch event Oct. 25.
Feature|Emily Haws

Diana Ross helps raise more than $780,000 at this year’s glitzy NAC Gala

Sparkles and satin were on display as guests dressed in their best to see the Motown Queen perform Oct. 3.
Party Central
Feature|Shruti Shekar

The week of France: hundreds of partygoers flock the embassy for Bastille Day, World Cup

The French Embassy opened its doors to hundreds over the course of the week for two Bastille Day events and a viewing of France's winning World Cup final match.
Feature|Shruti Shekar

U.S. embassy draws about 1,000 party-goers to Fourth of July bash

Despite threats of a boycott, many Canadian politicos showed up to the party. 'We should come here. We don’t have control over what the U.S. does or does not do; we only have control of how we present ourselves,' said Senator Michael MacDonald.
Feature|Shruti Shekar

Press gallery members schmooze, bhangra, and laugh at annual dinner

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer didn't hold back on jokes about the media or from making fun of each other.
Feature|Shruti Shekar

More than 700 were hoppin’ and poppin’ at The Hill Times’ Party on the Hill

The Sir John A. Macdonald building was buzzing with lobbyists, Hillites, MPs, Senators, journalists, and industry folk during last Wednesday's party.
Feature|Shruti Shekar

Parliamentary Centre celebrates 50 years with 300-person gala

The Ottawa-based NGO has helped 120 legislatures in 45 countries.
Feature|Shruti Shekar

Inaugural Women on the Hill shindig draws 500, and MPs from all parties

Earnscliffe Strategy Group's Velma McColl, one of the main organizers of the event, said the first Women on the Hill event was a success and plans to host it annually to bring women of all ages together to network and to connect.
Feature|Shruti Shekar

MPs hit the red carpet at Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and her film-producer husband were among the VIPs who saw the movie Maudie win big, taking home seven awards.
Feature|Shruti Shekar

Popcorn, prosecco, and 200 guests swarm Métropolitain for post-budget shindig

The PMO's squad, including Katie Telford, Gerald Butts, and Kate Purchase made an entrance, while other Hill staffers, politicos, journalists, and lobbyists flocked to the evening post-budget after-party.

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