Events

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.


Two Sisters Commemorative Event

March 17, 2018

On March 17, Senator traveled to Toronto to attend the Two Sisters Commemorative event organized by the Vietnamese Women’s Association of Toronto, with the support of the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT), Vietnamese Cultural Society and The Former Thu Duc Reserves Officer Cadet Association of Ontario. This annual event is a tribute to the legacy of the heroic Truong Sisters (40 CE-43 CE) who led the Vietnamese people in the fight against foreign invasion in the early part of the 1st … Continue reading →


Alumni Association Gala and Town Hall Meeting

March 10, 2018

On March 10, Senator Ngo was delighted to join members of the Alumni Association of the National School of Public Administration in Vietnam at their Annual Gala Dinner in Montreal. The event commemorated the School’s history and celebrated the many achievements of its former teachers and students in Canada and worldwide. On March 11, Senator Ngo was the key speaker at a Town Hall Meeting with members of the Vietnamese Canadian community in the region. The Senator discussed topics ranging … Continue reading →


TMAT Gala and 50th Commemoration of the Tet Offensive Massacre of 1968

March 3, 2018

On March 3, Senator Ngo joined the Vietnamese Canadian community in Toronto to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive Massacre of 1968. Although in Vietnamese culture, The Lunar New Year or “Tet” is a time for celebration and new hope, the Tet Offensive Massacre marked a dark chapter in Vietnamese history. The tragedy is commemorated so that it is never forgotten nor repeated. The commemoration also serves to give a voice to those still fighting for justice and … Continue reading →


Lunar New Year on the Hill 2018

February 28, 2018

On February 28, Senator Ngo co-hosted the Lunar New Year with colleagues and special guests at the “Lunar New Year on the Hill” event in Centre Block on February 28. Senator Ngo joined Senator Lillian Dyck, Senator Yonah Martin, Senator Victor Oh and Senator Yuen Pau Woo, in welcoming parliamentarians and members of various Asian communities, including Korean and Chinese, to come together in celebration of this Year of the Dog.   For more photos, click here!