Events

Lunar New Year (Tết) Festival and Town Hall Meeting in Calgary

February 10, 2018

On February 10, Senator Ngo was invited by the Vietnamese Students Association of Calgary to join in the Lunar New Year (Tết) celebrations with members of the Canadian Vietnamese community. To usher in the Year of the Dog, Senator Ngo enjoyed the many highlights of the festival such as traditional cuisine and performances. On this occasion, Senator Ngo presented Dr. Do Huu Truong with the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Vietnamese Canadian community … Continue reading →


Lunar New Year (Tết) Festival in Montreal

February 4, 2018

On February 4, Senator Boisvenu was invited by the Communauté vietnamienne au Canada – Région Montréal to attend this year’s Lunar New Year (Tết) Festival. Celebrating the Year of the Dog, the festival included various multicultural performances, food booths, and a special “dance of the unicorn”. Senator Boisvenu was delighted to engage with community members and to share a few words at the Opening Ceremony to wish everyone health, peace and prosperity for the New Year.   For more photos, … Continue reading →


Lunar New Year (Tết) Festival in Toronto

February 4, 2018

On February 4, Senator Ngo joined the Vietnamese Canadian community in Toronto in celebration of the annual Lunar New Year (Tết) Festival. The Lunar New Year is a special time for family and friends to reunite and enjoy the season’s blessings. The event has been hosted by the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT), for the past forty years, and showcases the many traditions, talents, and cuisine of the Vietnamese community in Canada. Also present were a number of distinguished guests, including … Continue reading →


Lunar New Year (Tết) Festival in Edmonton

February 3, 2018

On February 3, Senator Ngo was invited by the Edmonton Viets Association to participate in the Lunar New Year (Tết) Festival with members of the Canadian Vietnamese community. In addition to celebrating the Year of the Dog, the event also marked the Association’s 40th anniversary. On this occasion, Senator Ngo presented Mr. Tran Tran with the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the community. Among the festival’s distinguished guests were Premier Rachel Notley and Ms. … Continue reading →


Year-End Community Events in Toronto

December 15, 2017

Senator Ngo attend a number of community events in Greater Toronto over the weekend of December 15 to 17, 2017. On December 16, the Senator was invited by the Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre to participate in the 11th PEN Congress, which celebrates the art of writing and freedom of expression around the world. Later that day, the Senator attended the annual Asian Food and Cultural Festival, hosted by the Canadian Multicultural Council – Asians in Ontario. On December 17, Senator … Continue reading →


GAVE Town Hall and Meeting with Toronto Mayor

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.  


Youth Action Showcase

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 →


VOICE Event for Disable Veterans

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.


Ottawa Pagoda Reception

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.


8th Gia Long Congress

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.