The GGs Performing Arts Awards Gala

For this year’s Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Gala Michaëlle Jean’s gown was designed by Ottawa fashion duo James Jefferson and Frank Sukhoo.

Jean talks with local Ottawa activist Jeremy Dias of Jer’s Vision.

Dias brought his brother.

Conservative representation at the GG awards included Jim Flaherty’s man Chisholm Pothier.

Dion represented the Liberals.

Dion chats with Martha Hall Findlay.

NDP MP Thomas Mulcair hangs with GG winner, Quebec rocker Michel Pagliaro

GG award-winner Eugene Levy and his MTV host son Dan Levy.

Martin Short paid homage to his friend, Eugene Levy, as part of the show.

Senator Laurier LaPierre with Harvey Slack, Executive Director of the Canadiana Fund.

Air Farce star Luba Goy.

These were some of the treats after the show.

The parting gifts were red leather-bound journals inside these gold boxes.

And the award for best hat at the Gala goes to… Barbara Adams!