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July 16, 2010


Greetings from the Senate of Canada


In this truly historic year, the first half of 2010 has been full of energy, productivity and important milestones. As a Vancouver resident, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the magical spirit and vitality of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games – from dream to reality, first hand. It was truly an honour to welcome the world and participate in various ways with my family, friends and colleagues. Who can forget the stunning performances by Canada’s sweetheart, bronze medalist Joannie Rochette and Republic of Korea’s gold medalist Yu-Na Kim. And like every Canadian glued to the screen during the men’s gold medal hockey game, I will never forget the complete and utter feeling of pride and euphoria watching Sidney Crosby’s winning goal.


January 1, 2010


Happy New Year!

With great honour and pleasure, I extend sincere greetings on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Senate of Canada. 2009 was a most eventful and historic year - for Canada, for Korea, for the world, and most certainly for me and my family. As a Senator of our nation, of British Columbia, of Metro-Vancouver, and of Korean heritage - I have the opportunity to serve countless Canadians in a variety of capacities. This newsletter - designed by my talented intern, Janelle Visser and edited by Rachael Durie - highlights my work in Ottawa; and what my amazing staff (Paul Seear, Rachael Durie and Ed Sem) and I do regionally, nationally and internationally. Thank you for your active participation and invaluable contributions in 2009. May you and your loved ones be blessed with good health throughout the year. 2010 awaits with much promise and hope!