Journey to Freedom Day Commemoration in North York

April 30, 2017

On April 30th, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo attended the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom flag raising ceremony at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto to commemorate Journey to Freedom Day in memory of those who lost their lives at sea to escape communism in search of freedom and democracy. In the spirit of Canada’s 150th anniversary, this event observed the Fall of Saigon which took place on April 30th, 1975, by honouring the veterans who served their country and who made the … Continue reading →

Flag raising at Queen’s Park

April 29, 2017

On April 29, 2017, the Honourable Senator Ngo attended the Toronto flag raising ceremony of the symbolic Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom flag at Queen’s Park in commemoration of Journey to Freedom Day. This historic event, organized by the Vietnamese Association of Toronto and The Vietnamese Veteran’s Association was spearheaded by the Ontario PC Party and Patrick Brown to mark the first flag raising in Queen’s Park. On this national day of commemoration, Vietnamese veterans and their families remembered the great sacrifices made in effort to find freedom and democracy after the fall of Saigon … Continue reading →

Legislative Assembly of Ontario Honours Journey to Freedom Day

April 26, 2017

On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo was invited to the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park to attend the second anniversary for the Journey to Freedom Day. The recognition event was held in honour of all Vietnamese refugees, the Vietnamese Freedom and Heritage Flag, and Canada’s generosity towards the community since their exodus and resettlement. Members of the Provincial Parliament wore the Vietnamese Freedom Scarves, including MPP Julia Munro who spearheaded the event and made a special statement … Continue reading →

Annual Republic of Vietnam Veterans Association of Ontario Dinner

April 1, 2017

Senator Ngo was invited by the Republic of Vietnam Veterans Association of Ontario to attend their annual dinner to observe the Fall of Saigon in April 1975 in Mississauga. He was the keynote speaker and was joined by fellow dignitaries including Patrick Brown, the  leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and Ontario’s Leader of the Official Opposition. This is part 1 of 2 claims as the dates in this trip vary over two fiscal years. For more pictures, … Continue reading →