Events

Canadian Multicultural Council’s 16th Asian Heritage Month Gala

May 5, 2019

On Sunday, May 5, the Canadian Multicultural Council – Asians in Ontario (CMC-AO) welcomed Senator Ngo among thousands of guests to their 16th Annual Asian Heritage Month Award Gala, which took place at the Premier Ballroom & Conventional Centre in Toronto. Every May, we take the occasion to mark Asian Heritage Month by recognizing the remarkable achievements of Asian Canadians throughout our country’s history. Asian Heritage Month also serves to celebrate Canada’s diversity and the many cultural traditions that have … Continue reading →


Journey to Freedom Day on the Hill

April 30, 2019

On April 30, Senator Ngo once again stood alongside parliamentarians and members of the Vietnamese Canadian community on the grounds of Parliament Hill to mark the occasion of Journey to Freedom Day. Every year on April 30, we gather together to commemorate the mass exodus of the Vietnamese “Boat People” refugees to Canada after the fall of Saigon in 1975, and to mark their modern beginnings in this great country 44 years ago. On April 30, 1975, Saigon fell to … Continue reading →


Journey to Freedom Day at Queen’s Park

April 28, 2019

On Sunday, April 28, Senator Ngo was invited by the Republic of Vietnam Veterans Association of Ontario (VVAO) to another Flag-raising ceremony at Queen’s Park to mark Journey to Freedom Day. This annual “Thank You Canada and Journey to Freedom Day” served to express gratitude and appreciation to Canada for welcoming with open arms the first wave of Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s and 1980s. It also celebrates the legacy and contributions of the Vietnamese community in Canada. The official … Continue reading →


Journey to Freedom Day at Toronto City Hall

April 27, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, Senator Ngo was graciously invited by the Vietnamese Association, Toronto, in collaboration with the various Vietnamese Canadian groups in the GTA, to attend this year’s Flag-raising ceremony at Toronto City Hall in honour of Journey to Freedom Day. Journey to Freedom Day commemorates the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees who fled Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon in 1975 and made their way to Canada in search of peace and freedom – and a better … Continue reading →


Journey to Freedom Day in Brampton

April 20, 2019

Senator Ngo was invited by the Republic of Vietnam Veterans Association of Ontario (VVAO), in collaboration with the many Vietnamese Canadian community groups in Brampton, to attend the first-ever Flag-Raising Ceremony at Brampton City Hall in honour of Journey to Freedom Day. Journey to Freedom Day commemorates the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees who fled Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon in 1975 and made their way to Canada in search of peace and freedom – and a better … Continue reading →


Commemoration of King Hùng Vương

April 14, 2019

Senator Ngo was graciously invited by the Vietnamese Cultural Society to attend the annual Commemoration of the Death of King Hùng Vương, which took place at the Army & Navy Airforce Veterans Centre in Mississauga on Sunday, April 14, 2019. The anniversary of King Hùng’s death is commemorated every year on the tenth day of the third lunar month, and remains an honoured tradition among the Vietnamese people. As in past years, the Canadian Vietnamese community of greater Toronto gathered … Continue reading →


Visit with the Boys and Girls Club

April 6, 2019

As part of the SENgage initiative launched by the Senate of Canada to engage with youth at Parliament, Senate Ngo participated as the key speaker in a visit by the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa’s Walk This Way program takes members on treks through the city, the country and surrounding points of interest. On this date, the Club organized a visit to the newly constructed Senate … Continue reading →


“Soirée Taiwan” à Ottawa

April 3, 2019

Le Bureau économique et culturel de Taipei (TECO) a invité le sénateur Ngo à assister, à titre d’invité spécial, à la « Soirée Taïwan », qui a eu lieu au Fairmont Château Laurier, à Ottawa, Ontario, le mercredi 3 avril 2019. L’évènement était une merveilleuse occasion de célébrer les relations fortes entre le Canada et Taïwan, fondée sur les valeurs communes que sont la liberté, la démocratie, les droits de la personne et la primauté du droit. Au début de la soirée, le représentant Winston … Continue reading →


Fundraising Dinner for Journey to Freedom Day in Toronto

March 30, 2019

On Saturday, March 30, Senator Ngo was invited by the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT) to attend a community Fundraising Dinner for this year’s Flag-raising Ceremony and Journey To Freedom Commemoration in Toronto. The event took place at the Anapilis Banquet Hall in Mississauga, Ontario. The Senator is proud to support the Vietnamese Association, Toronto, as it tirelessly continues to serve the Vietnamese Canadian community in Greater Toronto and brings community members together on these important occasions. The Senator is thankful … Continue reading →


Commemoration of the Two Truong Sisters in Toronto

March 16, 2019

The Vietnamese Women’s Association of Toronto (VWAT), in collaboration with the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT), the Vietnamese Cultural Society and The Former Thu Duc Reserves Officer Cadet Association of Ontario, invited Senator Ngo as a special guest on the occasion of the Two-Sister Commemoration Event. The annual event took place at the Oakdale Community Centre in Toronto on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Every year, Vietnamese Canadians gather together to pay tribute to the legacy of the heroic Truong Sisters, who … Continue reading →