Events

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 →


Flag-raising at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

April 30, 2018

While Senator Ngo hosted the Flag-raising ceremony on Parliament Hill, another flag-raising ceremony took place at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 30. A motion introduced by Mr. Jason Kenney, was adopted by the Alberta legislature recognizing Journey to Freedom Day, allowing the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag to be raised for the very first time in Edmonton. The UCP Caucus was delighted to host the Alberta Vietnamese community leaders at the Alberta Legislature on this historic day to … Continue reading →


Flag-raising Ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

April 29, 2018

On April 29, VOICE Canada and the Vietnamese Veterans Association of Ontario hosted a second flag raising ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. On April 16, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario unanimously adopted a Motion to raise the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag on the Assembly’s Courtesy Flag Pole on April 29, 2018. As a result, the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom flag was once again hoisted in solemn commemoration of the modern beginnings of Canada’s Vietnamese community and as … Continue reading →


Flag-raising Ceremony at Toronto City Hall

April 28, 2018

On April 28, the City of Toronto, in collaboration with the Vietnamese Canadian Federation, welcomed hundreds upon hundreds of Vietnamese Canadians to Nathan Philip Square to witness the raising of the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag. In the weeks prior, the Toronto City Council unanimously adopted Motion MM38.6 to allow the flag to be raised on the City’s Courtesy Flag Pole in recognition of Journey to Freedom Day. Thanks to Mayor John Tory’s steadfast resolve and for his understanding of … Continue reading →


Flag-raising Ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of BC

April 25, 2018

For the first time, Members of the Government of British Columbia hosted a formal Reception in honour of Journey to Freedom Day on May 25, 2018 in Victoria, BC. The Reception was followed by statements in Chamber, where Members of the Legislative Assembly proudly donned the yellow and red striped Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Scarves. Mr. Adrian Dix, MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway in British Columbia and Minister of Health, played an unprecedented and instrumental role in supporting the Vietnamese Canadian community … Continue reading →


Commemoration in honour of King Hùng Vương

April 22, 2018

On April 22, the Vietnamese Cultural Society invited Senator Ngo to attend a Vietnamese traditional ceremony in honour the death of King Hùng Vương. According to legend, the Hùng Kings were the founders of what is now Vietnam as they created a national order that would result in a strong and sovereign country. Held every year on the 10th of the third lunar month, the anniversary of King Hùng’s death remains an honoured tradition among the Vietnamese people and is … Continue reading →


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.