Events

Pinoy Fiesta and UNHCR Coming Out Event!

June 16, 2018

Senator Ngo was delighted to attend the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show in Toronto on Saturday, June 16.   The annual Fiesta is a celebration of the heritage and contributions of Filipino-Canadians in Ontario. It also showcases the very best of the Filipino culture, talent and cuisine.  This year, the Fiesta also launched the Sen Jun Ping Pong Cup! The following day, on Sunday, June 17, Senator Ngo was invited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to celebrate … Continue reading →


York Regional Police’s Asian Heritage Month and Vesak Celebration

May 26, 2018

Senator Ngo was invited by the York Regional Police, in partnership with the Canadian Multicultural Council to attend their Asian Heritage Month celebration. The event took place at the York Regional Police headquarters in Aurora on Saturday, May 26th, 2018.  Each year, Asian communities across Canada come together for Asian Heritage Month to celebrate our country’s strength and diversity and reflect on the many achievements of Asian Canadians and of the importance of promoting Asian culture and heritage as an … Continue reading →


UVSA Leadership Summit 2018

May 12, 2018

On May 12, Senator Ngo traveled to Toronto to attend the United Vietnamese Student Association’s 2018 Leadership Summit.  The Summit was comprised of a series of educational, professional, and interactive workshops and team-building activities that aimed to empower youth to further engage in their communities. As part of the program, Senator Ngo was invited as a keynote speaker for a roundtable and panel discussion that focused on issues relevant to young Vietnamese Canadians. These included questions of intergenerational identity, mental … Continue reading →


CMC Asian Heritage Month

May 6, 2018

On May 6, Senator Ngo was invited as a special guest to attend the Canadian Multicultural Council’s annual Asian Heritage Month Gala, which took place at the Premier Ballroom & Conventional Centre in Toronto. Asian Heritage Month represents a wonderful opportunity to showcase the vibrancy and diversity of Canada’s Asian communities. This signature event is a tribute to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their community over the past year. In tandem, the event marked the CMC’s 20th anniversary … Continue reading →


Asian Heritage Month on Parliament Hill

May 1, 2018

On May 1, Senator Ngo co-hosted an annual celebration on Parliament Hill in honour of Asian Heritage Month. Together with Senator Ataullahjan, Senator Omidvar, Senator Jaffer, Senator Oh, Senator Martin, and Senator Woo, Senator Ngo invited senators and members of parliament to discover the tastes and traditions of various Asian countries. These included Korea, Vietnam, China, Singapore, India, and Pakistan. Guests also included Executive members of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) and of the Cambodian Association of Ottawa-Valley … Continue reading →


Flag-raising Ceremony on Parliament Hill

April 30, 2018

On April 30, 2018, Members of Parliament joined visiting Vietnamese communities from Waterloo, Toronto, London, Ottawa, Québec, and Sherbrooke among other groups to raise the Canadian and the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag in front of the Peace Tower. In the usual tradition, the event began with the Canadian and Vietnamese national anthems followed by the official raising of the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag. Senator Ngo also presented a proclamation from the City of Ottawa in recognition of April … Continue reading →


Flag-raising at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

April 30, 2018

While Senator Ngo hosted the Flag-raising ceremony on Parliament Hill, another flag-raising ceremony took place at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 30. A motion introduced by Mr. Jason Kenney, was adopted by the Alberta legislature recognizing Journey to Freedom Day, allowing the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag to be raised for the very first time in Edmonton. The UCP Caucus was delighted to host the Alberta Vietnamese community leaders at the Alberta Legislature on this historic day to … Continue reading →


Flag-raising Ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

April 29, 2018

On April 29, VOICE Canada and the Vietnamese Veterans Association of Ontario hosted a second flag raising ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. On April 16, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario unanimously adopted a Motion to raise the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag on the Assembly’s Courtesy Flag Pole on April 29, 2018. As a result, the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom flag was once again hoisted in solemn commemoration of the modern beginnings of Canada’s Vietnamese community and as … Continue reading →


Flag-raising Ceremony at Toronto City Hall

April 28, 2018

On April 28, the City of Toronto, in collaboration with the Vietnamese Canadian Federation, welcomed hundreds upon hundreds of Vietnamese Canadians to Nathan Philip Square to witness the raising of the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag. In the weeks prior, the Toronto City Council unanimously adopted Motion MM38.6 to allow the flag to be raised on the City’s Courtesy Flag Pole in recognition of Journey to Freedom Day. Thanks to Mayor John Tory’s steadfast resolve and for his understanding of … Continue reading →


Flag-raising Ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of BC

April 25, 2018

For the first time, Members of the Government of British Columbia hosted a formal Reception in honour of Journey to Freedom Day on May 25, 2018 in Victoria, BC. The Reception was followed by statements in Chamber, where Members of the Legislative Assembly proudly donned the yellow and red striped Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Scarves. Mr. Adrian Dix, MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway in British Columbia and Minister of Health, played an unprecedented and instrumental role in supporting the Vietnamese Canadian community … Continue reading →