November 29, 2017
On November 18 and 19, Senator Ngo attended a town hall meeting organized by the Golden Age Village for the Elderly (GAVE) in Toronto to discuss the Magnitsky Act and other legislation of interest to the Vietnamese community. Senator Ngo also participated in a meeting with Mayor John Tory to discuss next steps in organizing a flag raising ceremony of the historic Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom flag at Toronto City Hall next spring. For more photos, click here.
November 14, 2017
On November 14, Senator Ngo participated in the Youth Action Showcase at Ottawa City Hall. Youth Ottawa is a not-for-profit, non-partisan charity that envisions an Ottawa where youth drive positive change. At the end of the semester, classes from schools across the region present their projects at the Showcase, which is similar to a science fair or trade show. However, the aim is to connect youth with leaders to encourage further action on their chosen issues. Senator Ngo engaged with … Continue reading →
October 27, 2017
Senator Ngo was invited by VOICE Canada (Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment) to an event to honour disable Vietnamese veterans in Toronto and was able to meet with community leaders throughout the weekend to discuss future town hall meetings regarding newly passed bills. For more pictures, please click here.
October 10, 2017
Senator Ngo attended the housewarming reception hosted by the Vietnamese Canadian Buddhist Association as it completed its construction and renovation project. Since its foundation, the Vietnamese-Canadian Buddhist Association has worked tirelessly to fulfill the cultural and spiritual needs of Vietnamese Canadians in the National Capital Region and across the country. Though among the smallest minority-religions in Canada, Buddhism holds a historical and significant place among the Vietnamese people.
September 30, 2017
Senator Ngo was invited to attend the biannual Gia Long Girls’ School World Gala Congress held in Montreal as a special guest speaker with former teachers and students of the school. He also met with members of the Vietnamese Montreal community to discuss their concerns about the environmental disaster and its consequences to the Vietnamese people caused by an oil spill by the Taiwanese company Formosa. For more pictures, please click here.
September 22, 2017
Senator Ngo held a town hall meeting with the Edmonton Vietnamese community to discuss current bills as well as concerns of the community. Senator Ngo also attended the Edmonton Viets Association’s Mid-Autumn Festival which is an ancient celebration of Vietnamese culture to give thanks for the harvest and the prosperity of life. For more pictures, please click here.
September 16, 2017
Senator Ngo was invited to speak at the Fourth Annual Gala hosted by the Vietnamese Golden Age Village for the Elderly in Ontario as the keynote speaker. He also met with leaders from VOICE Canada to discuss current refugee cases. For more pictures, please click here.
September 9, 2017
Senator Ngo was invited to attend the first Viet Summer Festival celebration in Mississauga as the special guest, with hundreds of Vietnamese-Canadians to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Senator Ngo was also invited as the keynote speaker at a Human Rights and Democracy gala hosted by the Committee to Support Vietnam’s Human Rights and Democracy Movement, Toronto. For more pictures, please click here.
August 12, 2017
Senator Ngo attended festivals of three distinct Asian communities, which included the 8th Annual Pinoy Filipino Fiesta Day; the Pakistani festival; and the TibetFest, where each celebration was highlighted their culture through food, music and fashion. The spirit of Canada’s 150th birthday has brought all of these communities together as a strong part of Canada’s diversity and cultural mosaic. Senator Ngo was also invited to speak at a town hall meeting with the Tibetan community of the Greater Vancouver community to … Continue reading →
July 22, 2017
Senator Ngo was invited to attend the Surrey Fusion Festival with the Vietnamese community in the greater Vancouver area who ran pavilions at the event. He participated in the parade with the community who is under represented to raise awareness on human rights violations in Vietnam under the current communist regime. The Surrey Fusion Festival was awarded Best Cultural Event in Canada, Surrey Fusion Festival features over 70 acts on four stages, 35 different cultural pavilions. For more pictures, please click … Continue reading →