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Party photos of the week: Shangri-La toasts COC’s Alexander Neef

A select 75 saluted the guest of honour while enjoying a three-course tasting menu followed by a set of popular arias.

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Alexander Neef with Moses Znaimer

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L to R: Kelley Burns-Coady, Alexander Neef and Mary Symons

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Max Gotlieb talks with a guest. Alex was the name on everyone’s lips Jan. 7th. The Shangri-La Hotel joined forces with their University Avenue neighbours, the Canadian Opera Company, to kick off the New Year with the best in local food and art. The hotel’s Alex Filiatrault co-hosted the evening that celebrated guest-of-honour Alexander Neef’s commitment to running the COC until 2021. An earlier version of this caption stated incorrectly that Neef would lead the COC for 10 years, and that news of that development was announced the morning of the party.

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Rihab Chaieb

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Bernadette Morra

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Chef Damon Campbell

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L to R: Catherine Nugent, Mary Symons and Heather Gotlieb

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David Nugent

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Moira Wright (left), Kirstine Stewart

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Suzanne Boyd (left), Kevin Pennant

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