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 →

Year-End Community Events in Toronto

December 15, 2017

Senator Ngo attend a number of community events in Greater Toronto over the weekend of December 15 to 17, 2017. On December 16, the Senator was invited by the Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre to participate in the 11th PEN Congress, which celebrates the art of writing and freedom of expression around the world. Later that day, the Senator attended the annual Asian Food and Cultural Festival, hosted by the Canadian Multicultural Council – Asians in Ontario. On December 17, Senator … Continue reading →

GAVE Town Hall and Meeting with Toronto Mayor

November 29, 2017

On November 18 and 19, Senator Ngo attended a town hall meeting organized by the Golden Age Village for the Elderly (GAVE) in Toronto to discuss the Magnitsky Act and other legislation of interest to the Vietnamese community. Senator Ngo also participated in a meeting with Mayor John Tory to discuss next steps in organizing a flag raising ceremony of the historic Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom flag at Toronto City Hall next spring.   For more photos, click here.  

Youth Action Showcase

November 14, 2017

On November 14, Senator Ngo participated in the Youth Action Showcase at Ottawa City Hall. Youth Ottawa is a not-for-profit, non-partisan charity that envisions an Ottawa where youth drive positive change. At the end of the semester, classes from schools across the region present their projects at the Showcase, which is similar to a science fair or trade show. However, the aim is to connect youth with leaders to encourage further action on their chosen issues. Senator Ngo engaged with … Continue reading →

VOICE Event for Disable Veterans

October 27, 2017

Senator Ngo was invited by VOICE Canada (Vietnamese Overseas Initiative for Conscience Empowerment) to an event to honour disable Vietnamese veterans in Toronto and was able to meet with community leaders throughout the weekend to discuss future town hall meetings regarding newly passed bills. For more pictures, please click here.

Ottawa Pagoda Reception

October 10, 2017

Senator Ngo attended the housewarming reception hosted by the Vietnamese Canadian Buddhist Association as it completed its construction and renovation project. Since its foundation, the Vietnamese-Canadian Buddhist Association has worked tirelessly to fulfill the cultural and spiritual needs of Vietnamese Canadians in the National Capital Region and across the country. Though among the smallest minority-religions in Canada, Buddhism holds a historical and significant place among the Vietnamese people.

8th Gia Long Congress

September 30, 2017

Senator Ngo was invited to attend the biannual Gia Long Girls’ School World Gala Congress held in Montreal as a special guest speaker with former teachers and students of the school. He also met with members of the Vietnamese Montreal community to discuss their concerns about the environmental disaster and its consequences to the Vietnamese people caused by an oil spill by the Taiwanese company Formosa. For more pictures, please click here.

Edmonton Town Hall

September 22, 2017

Senator Ngo held a town hall meeting with the Edmonton Vietnamese community to discuss current bills as well as concerns of the community. Senator Ngo also attended the Edmonton Viets Association’s Mid-Autumn Festival which is an ancient celebration of Vietnamese culture to give thanks for the harvest and the prosperity of life. For more pictures, please click here.

Annual GAVE Gala

September 16, 2017

Senator Ngo was invited to speak at the Fourth Annual Gala hosted by the Vietnamese Golden Age Village for the Elderly in Ontario as the keynote speaker. He also met with leaders from VOICE Canada to discuss current refugee cases. For more pictures, please click here.

Viet Summer Festival in Mississauga and Human Rights and Democracy Gala

September 9, 2017

Senator Ngo was invited to attend the first Viet Summer Festival celebration in Mississauga as the special guest, with hundreds of Vietnamese-Canadians to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Senator Ngo was also invited as the keynote speaker at a Human Rights and Democracy gala hosted by the Committee to Support Vietnam’s Human Rights and Democracy Movement, Toronto. For more pictures, please click here.