The Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner: On the record

Seen and tweeted from the Museum of Civilization

Seen and tweeted at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner

The Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization filled with politicians and journalists last evening during the annual Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner. Watch our site for official coverage from party professional Mitchel Raphael. In the meantime, here’s how the event played on Twitter:

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Sun, Nov 04 2012 04:46:07

Looking forward to press gallery dinner tonight. Apparently it’s the high school prom for journos. Rick Mercer’s take: McKenna
Off to Ottawa to present at the parliamentary press gallery dinner. I get to speak into the mic while everyone talks amongst themselvesMark Critch
didn’t someone promise you’d be at the press gallery dinner? @pmharper: Off for a six-day state visit to India! horgan
Press Gallery dinner 2012 Bakos
Joel-Denis Bellavance and Daniele Hamamjian kick off the annual press gallery dinner with a little #50shadesofottawa Payton
Fun already! RT @laura_payton Joel-Denis Bellavance & Daniele Hamamjian kick off annual press gallery dinner with a little #50shadesofottawaTony Clement
Panorama of the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now History) at the Press Gallery dinner. Glick
With @journo_dale at the Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner. Fighting the good fight against #mustard. ;-) Rempel, MP
At the Annual Press Gallery Dinner with @ChrisRoussakis #awesome #pgd2012
To judge by her Twitter feed, former MP and now Mississauga councillor Bonnie Crombie was happy to be back in Ottawa:
RT @CrombieWard5: With @evansolomoncbc at the parliamentary press gallery dinner Solomon
With @stphnmaher of postmedia at the Parliamentary press gallery dinner Crombie
With the gorgeous and incredible @glorgal Gloria Galloway of the @globeandmail. Crombie
With one of my favourite @globeandmail journalists @JefferySimpson. Crombie
With @DonMartinCTV & @grahamctv at the #cdnpoli #ppgd Crombie
Nice to see you @CandiceBergenMP Crombie
And a few more twitpix from the evening: 
So far, having a wonderful time with my colleagues at the press gallery dinner #pressgallerydinner #cdnpoli #cpac birgi
Press Gallery dinner with Senator Larry Campbell !! Hegge
Olivia Chow and I at the press gallery dinner. Raj
Mark’s keeping busy in Ottawa tonight! RT @cmaconthehill: @markcritch speaking at the press gallery dinner #cdnpoli
Thanks so much to @HannahThibedeau for inviting me to the press gallery dinner. We work hard together so its great to enjoy an eve like thisCandice Bergen
Congratulations to Daniel Leblanc, winner of this year’s Charles-Lynch Award at the National Press Gallery dinner. Félicitations Daniel!Peter Julian
Steve Paikin just spit his wine everywhere over @DonMartinCTV’s spoof at the Press Gallery Dinner. Hilarious segment! Hire this man for 22!Susan Schafer
Best line of the Press Gallery dinner: "One of the good things about this job, is I know exactly when to get off the stage" – Bob RaeIan Shelton
Great Press Gallery dinner. As I left, all were still standing…barely. Well doneEvan Solomon
Waiting for twinge of regret for opting out of this year’s press-gallery dinner. … Nope, nothing yet. #cdnpoliSusan Delacourt