June 25, 2016
Senator Ngo attended the annual Taste of Asia event in Markham, where he spoke as a special guest. This event is significant as it represents the multicultural mosaic of Canada and provides a platform to further promote harmony between various cultural groups including a collaboration with the Indigenous community of Ontario this year. For more pictures, please click here.
June 24, 2016
Senator Ngo attended the Global Village Festival with the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT) at the Mel Lastman Square on June 24th and June 25th. The Global Village Festival promotes cultural events that help to make Ontario a more diverse province. For more pictures, please click here.
June 19, 2016
Senator Ngo attended a meeting with Hoa Hao Temple leaders. This included a commemoration, a discussion on the state of the temple, discussion of freedom of religion and a participation in Hoa Hao ceremonial ritual. For more pictures, please click here.
June 18, 2016
Senator Ngo attended a special vigil for the victims of the environmental disaster occurring in Vietnam hosted by the Viets Beyond Borders. Hundreds of Vietnamese locals have been affected by the large fish disaster caused by Formosa’s harmful waste dumping into the ocean. Many who live along Vietnam’s central coast have lost their way of life as many depended on fishing to make a living. Moreover, the toxic run off from the fishes caused illness and damage to the surrounding ecosystem. For more … Continue reading →
June 8, 2016
Senator Ngo met with a group of community leaders from Toronto that came to Ottawa to discuss the environmental disaster in Vietnam, as well as future plans for the Vietnamese community. For more pictures, please click here.
June 7, 2016
On June 7, this summer’s interns were able to meet with Senate Speaker, George Fury to discuss the institution, his roles, as well as their own roles during their time on Parliament Hill. “The objective of this Internship Program is to provide Vietnamese-Canadian youth with marketable skills and practical work experience in human rights awareness, communication and office administration that will prepare them for future professional and academic experiences. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of … Continue reading →
June 5, 2016
On June 5th, 2016 Senator Ngo attended the Hearts of Freedom Gala to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Presentation of the Nansen Medal Award at the Canadian Museum of History. This award recognizes Canada’s essential and constant contribution to the cause of refugees during the mass migration of South East Asian immigrants in 1986. The event highlights the challenges faced by Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese refugees on their journey to freedom. The event was coordinated by the Vietnamese Canadian Federation … Continue reading →
June 3, 2016
Hundreds of Vietnamese locals have been affected by the large fish disaster caused by Formosa’s harmful waste dumping into the ocean. Many who live along Vietnam’s central coast have lost their way of life as many depended on fishing to make a living. Moreover, the toxic run off from the fishes caused illness and damage to the surrounding ecosystem. Senator Ngo attended a Candle Light Vigil in Toronto at Nathan Phillip Square with 600 people of the Vietnamese Canadian community to commemorate the victims … Continue reading →
June 2, 2016
On June 2nd, 2016, this year of summer internship students attended a meeting with Rona Ambrose, the interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition. The interns were able to take this opportunity to ask Ms. Ambrose for advice on starting a political career, inquire about her journey in becoming a politician as well as discuss about their experiences on the hill.