Events

Student Visit from the Académie Macdonald-Cartier

April 4, 2018

On April 4th, Senator Ngo had the pleasure of taking part in a SENgage initiative that welcomed eighth-grade students from the Académie Macdonald-Cartier to Parliament Hill. Prior to a tour of Centre Block and Peace Tower, the students had the unique opportunity to sit in the Upper Chamber and listen to Senator Ngo speak about the role and work of the Senate of Canada.


Two Sisters Commemorative Event

March 17, 2018

On March 17, Senator traveled to Toronto to attend the Two Sisters Commemorative event organized by the Vietnamese Women’s Association of Toronto, with the support of the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT), Vietnamese Cultural Society and The Former Thu Duc Reserves Officer Cadet Association of Ontario. This annual event is a tribute to the legacy of the heroic Truong Sisters (40 CE-43 CE) who led the Vietnamese people in the fight against foreign invasion in the early part of the 1st … Continue reading →


Alumni Association Gala and Town Hall Meeting

March 10, 2018

On March 10, Senator Ngo was delighted to join members of the Alumni Association of the National School of Public Administration in Vietnam at their Annual Gala Dinner in Montreal. The event commemorated the School’s history and celebrated the many achievements of its former teachers and students in Canada and worldwide. On March 11, Senator Ngo was the key speaker at a Town Hall Meeting with members of the Vietnamese Canadian community in the region. The Senator discussed topics ranging … Continue reading →


TMAT Gala and 50th Commemoration of the Tet Offensive Massacre of 1968

March 3, 2018

On March 3, Senator Ngo joined the Vietnamese Canadian community in Toronto to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive Massacre of 1968. Although in Vietnamese culture, The Lunar New Year or “Tet” is a time for celebration and new hope, the Tet Offensive Massacre marked a dark chapter in Vietnamese history. The tragedy is commemorated so that it is never forgotten nor repeated. The commemoration also serves to give a voice to those still fighting for justice and … Continue reading →


Lunar New Year on the Hill 2018

February 28, 2018

On February 28, Senator Ngo co-hosted the Lunar New Year with colleagues and special guests at the “Lunar New Year on the Hill” event in Centre Block on February 28. Senator Ngo joined Senator Lillian Dyck, Senator Yonah Martin, Senator Victor Oh and Senator Yuen Pau Woo, in welcoming parliamentarians and members of various Asian communities, including Korean and Chinese, to come together in celebration of this Year of the Dog.   For more photos, click here!


Taiwan Night and CVN Tet Gala

February 23, 2018

On February 23, Senator Ngo attended the “Taiwan Night” Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Toronto. The Senator welcomed this New Year of the Dog with more than four hundred Taiwanese Canadians and leaders of the Taiwanese business community in the Greater Toronto Area. In his speech, the Senator celebrated the Earth Dog for its kindness, loyalty and courage. On February 24, Senator Ngo welcomed and celebrated the Year of the Dog at the … Continue reading →


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 →