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Party photos of the week: Toronto Officer’s Garrison Ball

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, horses trot into the Liberty Grand. The annual Toronto Officer’s Garrison Ball took over the Exhibition grounds last Saturday, with all of the pomp and circumstance associated with military tradition. Recognizing the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Italy in the Second World War, the green-white-red themed gala was hosted by the Governor-General’s Horse Guards – the most senior armoured reconnaissance regiment in Canada. With Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher M. Stewardson in command, the evening kicked off with a charming accordion player in the pre-reception, and a bugler who sounded the call for dinner. The Honourable Bill Graham, honorary Colonel of Governor-General’s Horse Guards, gave opening remarks followed by Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, the Commander of the Canadian Army. After dinner, the pipes and drums of the 48th Highlanders led guests to the after-party where officers let their guard down and had some fun in the photo booths. parties@globeandmail.com

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Jenny Lee and Jim Lai at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Julia Doiniceanu and George Lenis at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Alison Compton at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Daniel Blanc, Seija Suutari and Pat White at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Maddie Fordham and Curran Egan at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Bryan and Kaitlin Brulotte at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Chief Bill Blair and Susanne Blair at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Emila Anand and Adeel Zafar at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Marquis and Traci Hainse with Linda and Tony Battista at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Conor Adams with Honoary Colonel Bill Graham at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Robyn Weber and Stefanie Wright at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Tom Simpson and Olivia Chow at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Mike and Gillian Lacroix at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Hedwig and Grant Lawson at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Lindsi Jennings and P.J. Vanauken at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Jillian Van Acker at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Carolyn Dowdell and Andrew Duncan at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly with wife Charlotte and Nick Di Donato at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Gabrielle Chafe and Gillian Federico at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Kent and Renee Griffiths at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Chris and Lisa Wattie at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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Martine Cornado and His Excellency Gian Lorenzo Cornado Ambassador of Italy at the 2014 Garrison Ball.

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