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 →

Surrey Fusion Festival 2018

July 21, 2018

On the weekend of July 21 to July 22, the Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Association in Greater Vancouver was delighted to welcome Senator Ngo to the 11th Surrey Fusion Festival, which took place in Holland Park. The annual festival showcased the traditions, talents, and cuisine of dozens of countries from around the world! With over 50 pavilions and 6 stages, festival goers had the chance to discover and enjoy cultural experiences and performances of all kinds – including those from Vietnam. … Continue reading →

Golden Age Village for the Elderly welcomes new Ontario MPPs

July 14, 2018

On July 14, the Executive Board of GAVE (Golden Age Village for the Elderly) invited Senator Ngo along with members of Ontario’s new PC government to attend a meeting and presentation that aimed to raise awareness of, and increase support for, the GAVE project – which would provide a healthy, happy, and affordable living environment for elderly Vietnamese Canadians living in the GTA. Among the distinguished guests were MPP Stephen Lecce and Minister Michael Tibollo. Deputy Mayor Mario Ferri and … Continue reading →

Demonstration on Parliament Hill against Vietnam’s human rights violations

July 7, 2018

On July 7, 2018, the Vietnamese Canadian Federation (VCF), in collaboration with other Vietnamese Canadian groups, organized and held a demonstration on Parliament Hill to protest the recent human right violations in Vietnam. Demonstrations were also held at the Chinese Embassy and Vietnamese Embassy in Ottawa later that afternoon. There were an estimated 500 participating community members from Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. The demonstrations sent a strong message against China’s occupation of Vietnam’s territorial waters and Vietnam’s new repressive cybersecurity … Continue reading →

Pinoy Fiesta and UNHCR Coming Out Event!

June 16, 2018

Senator Ngo was delighted to attend the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show in Toronto on Saturday, June 16.   The annual Fiesta is a celebration of the heritage and contributions of Filipino-Canadians in Ontario. It also showcases the very best of the Filipino culture, talent and cuisine.  This year, the Fiesta also launched the Sen Jun Ping Pong Cup! The following day, on Sunday, June 17, Senator Ngo was invited by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to celebrate … Continue reading →

York Regional Police’s Asian Heritage Month and Vesak Celebration

May 26, 2018

Senator Ngo was invited by the York Regional Police, in partnership with the Canadian Multicultural Council to attend their Asian Heritage Month celebration. The event took place at the York Regional Police headquarters in Aurora on Saturday, May 26th, 2018.  Each year, Asian communities across Canada come together for Asian Heritage Month to celebrate our country’s strength and diversity and reflect on the many achievements of Asian Canadians and of the importance of promoting Asian culture and heritage as an … Continue reading →

UVSA Leadership Summit 2018

May 12, 2018

On May 12, Senator Ngo traveled to Toronto to attend the United Vietnamese Student Association’s 2018 Leadership Summit.  The Summit was comprised of a series of educational, professional, and interactive workshops and team-building activities that aimed to empower youth to further engage in their communities. As part of the program, Senator Ngo was invited as a keynote speaker for a roundtable and panel discussion that focused on issues relevant to young Vietnamese Canadians. These included questions of intergenerational identity, mental … Continue reading →