Bodhi Meditation Day and Celebration of Cambodia’s 6th General Election

July 29, 2018

On Sunday, July 29, the Senator was delighted to join the Buddhist community in Greater Toronto on the occasion of Bodhi Meditation Day. Taking place at the Toronto Bodhi Meditation Centre, the annual event was a celebration of gratitude for the many benefits that Bodhi meditation has brought to families and communities across the world. Participants had the chance to discover and enjoy a number of cultural performances – including an Energy Bagua demonstration, games, vegetarian foods and much more. … Continue reading →

Surrey Fusion Festival 2018

July 21, 2018

On the weekend of July 21 to July 22, the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Association in Greater Vancouver was delighted to welcome Senator Ngo to the 11th Surrey Fusion Festival, which took place in Holland Park. The annual festival showcased the traditions, talents, and cuisine of dozens of countries from around the world! With over 50 pavilions and 6 stages, festival goers had the chance to discover and enjoy cultural experiences and performances of all kinds – including those from Vietnam. … Continue reading →

Golden Age Village for the Elderly welcomes new Ontario MPPs

July 14, 2018

On July 14, the Executive Board of GAVE (Golden Age Village for the Elderly) invited Senator Ngo along with members of Ontario’s new PC government to attend a meeting and presentation that aimed to raise awareness of, and increase support for, the GAVE project – which would provide a healthy, happy, and affordable living environment for elderly Vietnamese Canadians living in the GTA. Among the distinguished guests were MPP Stephen Lecce and Minister Michael Tibollo. Deputy Mayor Mario Ferri and … Continue reading →

Demonstration on Parliament Hill against Vietnam’s human rights violations

July 7, 2018

On July 7, 2018, the Vietnamese Canadian Federation (VCF), in collaboration with other Vietnamese Canadian groups, organized and held a demonstration on Parliament Hill to protest the recent human right violations in Vietnam. Demonstrations were also held at the Chinese Embassy and Vietnamese Embassy in Ottawa later that afternoon. There were an estimated 500 participating community members from Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. The demonstrations sent a strong message against China’s occupation of Vietnam’s territorial waters and Vietnam’s new repressive cybersecurity … Continue reading →

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 →