Events

VAT and GAVE Town Hall Meetings

November 17, 2018

On November 17, Senator Ngo was invited by the Vietnamese Association, Toronto, as the keynote speaker at a Town Hall Meeting to discuss topics that are of interest to the Vietnamese Canadian community in Greater Toronto. These included the latest updates on Canada’s immigration and citizenship policy, cases of human rights violations in the Republic of Vietnam, the Sergei Magnitsky Law and special economic sanctions for identified corrupt officials, ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the … Continue reading →


Conference on the Safety of Imported Seafood Products from Vietnam

November 1, 2018

On Thursday, November 1, Senator Ngo was invited as a distinguished guest to attend the second annual Conference on “Safety of Imported Seafood Products from Vietnam: Implications in Health Law, CP TPP and WTO”, which took place at the Sir John A. MacDonald Building in Ottawa. The event was co-hosted by Senator Ngo,  and Members of Parliament Mrs. Anne Minh Thu Quach and Mrs. Elizabeth May. Panelists included Dr. Binh Nguyen, Professor Nicholas Leger-Riopel, The Honourable David Kilgour, and Professor Malaika Bacon-Dussault. Each … Continue reading →


Welcome Dinner for the Karmapa, Edmonton Town Hall and CVBF’s Fundraising Gala

October 26, 2018

On October 26, Senator Ngo was invited by the Karma Sonam Dargye Ling (KSDL) Temple, in collaboration with the Canada Tibet Committee, to a Welcome Dinner, at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto, for the second visit to Canada of His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The Senator and his spouse spent the evening with members of the Tibetan Canadian and enjoyed traditional Tibetan music and entertainment. The following day, the Senator traveled to Edmonton to attend … Continue reading →


107th National Day of the ROC (Taiwan) and Fundraiser for ROV Veterans

October 5, 2018

On September 5, Senator Ngo was invited by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto, to attend the 107th National Day Celebration for the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. It was an honour for the Senator to participate in this festive occasion and enjoy the very best of Taiwanese culture, talents and traditions. The following day, the Senator demonstrated his support for injured Republic of Vietnam veterans at a Fundraising Gala in Toronto. Since 1999, … Continue reading →


Demonstration for Human Rights and Democracy in Vietnam on Parliament Hill

September 29, 2018

On Saturday, September 29, Senator Ngo joined hundreds of members from the Vietnamese Canadian community in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Sherbrooke among other cities in a demonstration on Parliament Hill to demand freedom, human rights, and democracy for those living in Vietnam. This annual event is part of a global movement that collectively voices human rights issues in Vietnam and peacefully protests the injustices and violations that are unfortunately ongoing throughout the country. For more photos, click here!


Mid-Autumn Children’s Festival 2018

September 22, 2018

On September 22, Senator Ngo was invited by the Vietnamese Women’s Association of Toronto, in collaboration with the Vietnamese Association of Toronto and other Vietnamese groups in the GTA, to attend the annual Mid-Autumn Children Festival at the Oakdale Community Centre in North York. The festival is a unique celebration of the identity, cultural heritage and contributions of the Vietnamese people in Canada. The festival also serves to showcase the best of Vietnamese culture and cuisine, with a focus on activities and performances … Continue reading →


Special Event for the Movement to Support Democracy in Vietnam

September 8, 2018

On September 8th, Senator Ngo was invited by the Committee to Support Vietnam’s Human Rights & Democracy Movement, Toronto, to attend a Special Event to Raise Awareness Furthering Human Rights and Democracy in Vietnam. Participants joined together in promoting the values of Human Rights and Democracy in their community in Canada as well as in Vietnam. The event was a huge success and Senator Ngo firmly believes that Canadians can make a difference by lending their voice to those less … Continue reading →


Viet Youth Summer Fest and Film Screening

August 18, 2018

On August 18, Senator Ngo was invited by the Vietnamese Association Toronto (VAT), in collaboration with community associations in greater Toronto, to attend the first-ever Viet Youth Summer Festival in Mississauga. The event was a huge success, attracting hundreds of young Vietnamese Canadians to enjoy a community picnic, youth awards ceremony, and the very best of Vietnamese talent and traditions. The same day, the Senator was also invited by Mr. James Nguyen to attend a film screening of a documentary … Continue reading →


Montreal Conference and Award Ceremony

August 11, 2018

On August 11, Senator Ngo attended a conference and award ceremony organized by the “Communauté vietnamienne au Canada – Région Montréal” to recognize the achievements of four (4) prominent members of the Vietnamese Canadian community to Canada’s applied sciences and engineering fields, including coin minting innovations, sustainable aluminum manufacturing, petrochemical research, as well as composite materials and structures. The Senator presented the awards and offered his heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Hieu C. Truong, Dr. Le Van Mao, Dr. Rung Tien … Continue reading →


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 →