Vancouver Flag Raising
April 30, 2016
On April 30th, 2016, Senator Ngo attended a flag-raising ceremony in Vancouver to commemorate the first anniversary of “Journey to Freedom Day.” The event was held in honor of the Vietnamese refugees who fled their homeland over four decades ago in search of safety, security and democracy. “Journey to Freedom Day” is also an occasion to celebrate the growing Vietnamese-Canadian community, as well as Canada’s humanitarian aid during the worst refugee crisis of the 20th century. The successful event was the result of the efforts of nine Vietnamese-Canadian organizations from Vancouver.