NAC Gala

This year's NAC Gala featured famous pianist Lang Lang.  Over $765,000 was raised for the National Youth and Education Trust.  Here are some scenes from the pre-show cocktail party.

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Jayne Watson, CEO, NAC Foundation, her daughter Nicola and her husband Peter Froislie

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Kellylee Evans, Canadian jazz and soul music vocalist, recipient of a 2011 Juno and Julie Nasrallah, Canadian mezzo-soprano and radio host

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Gregory Kane, Lawyer with FMC Law and his wife Adrian Burns, Director of Shaw Communications

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Michael Potter, Investor and Pilot and his girlfriend Diane Cramphin

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Chris Alexander, MP and Parliamentary Secretary of National Defence and his wife Hedvig

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Amanda Forsythe, Juno Award- winning cellist  and her husband Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor National Arts Centre Orchestra

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Don Newman, Chairman of Canada 2020′s Advisory Board and his wife Shannon Day-Newman

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Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa and Blair Dickenson

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Lang Lang and Mrs. Laureen Harper

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John Baird, Minister Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Mrs. Laureen Harper

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Sophie Zhou, mother of acclaimed pianist Lang Lang

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Thea and Wim Geerts, Ambassador of the Netherlands

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John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and his wife Judith

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Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada and her husband Frank McArdle

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Chief of the Defence Staff Walter Natynczyk and wife Leslie

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David Jacobson, US Ambassador to Canada and his wife Julie

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Dr. Andrew Pocock, British High Commissioner and his wife Julie

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Patrick Kennedy, Senior Director Government Relations, CIBC and his wife Jane

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CIBC Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice Chairman Jim Prentice and his wife Karen

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Human rights advocate,  beauty queen and wife of National Defence Minister Peter MacKay, Nazanin Afshin-Jam

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Defence Minister Peter MacKay and his wife Nazanin Afshin-Jam