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88th BC YOUTH PARLIAMENT

VICTORIA, BC - Senator Yonah Martin spoke at the 88th BC Youth Parliament.

December 29, 2016


ZION MISSION CONCERT AT AMENIDA

SURREY, BC

December 22, 2016



GEORGE DERBY VISIT

Burnaby, BC

December 10, 2016


BC YEAR END CELEBRATIONS

December 2, 2016 - Korean Society of BC Christmas Party (Vancouver, BC)

December 9, 2016 - KOWIN Appreciation Dinner (Port Moody, BC)

December 10, 2016 - Korean Senior Society Year-end Luncheon (Coquitlam, BC)

December 10, 2016



AMENIDA VISIT

SURREY, BC

December 3, 2016


YEAR END CELEBRATIONS

VANCOUVER, BC - OKTA Year End Celebration

COQUITLAM, BC - BC KBA Year End Celebration

OTTAWA, ON - Canada Korea Society AGM

November 29, 2016


"THE APOLOGY" ON THE HILL

OTTAWA, ON  - This week, Senator Yonah Martin hosted a screening in Parliament of the new documentary film The Apology,followed by a panel discussion with director Tiffany Hsiung and producer Anita Lee. Also hosting were Senators Salma Ataullahjan, Tobias Enverga, Mobina Jaffer, Thanh Hai Ngo, and Victor Oh.

The documentary follows the personal journeys of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

Some 70 years after their imprisonment in so-called “comfort stations,” the three “grandmothers” face their twilight years in fading health. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten.

Whether they are seeking a formal apology from the Japanese government or summoning the courage to finally share their secret with loved ones, their resolve moves them forward as they seize this last chance to set future generations on a course for reconciliation, healing, and justice.

To learn more about the film:

http://mediaspace.nfb.ca/epk/the-apology/

November 28, 2016


NATIONAL CHILD DAY

OTTAWA, ON - National Child Day commemorates the unanimous adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989, and ratified by Canada in December 1991.

November 25, 2016


SHINHAN BANK OPENING

VANCOUVER, BC

November 25, 2016


COMMEMORATING THE HISTORIC BATTLE OF HILL 355

OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate joined the Korea Veterans Association of Canada National Capital Unit 7, Colonel Yoon on behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Parliamentary Secretary Karen McCrimmon, The Canadian War Museum, the Korean War Commemorative Committee (KWCC), retired and current serving personnel of the Canadian Armed Forces, and members of the Korean Canadian Community to participate in a special wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the Battles of Hill 355 (November 1951 and October 1952) during the Korean War.

“I am honoured to be in the presence of our real-life heroes of the Korean War and our proud men and women in uniform for today's historic ceremony. I am so moved and can hardly express the deepest sentiments of gratitude on behalf of the Senate of Canada and on behalf of all the people of Korean descent, for whom the Korean War and your sacrifices will never be forgotten,” said Senator Yonah Martin.

Photo Credit: JiYun Shin (Korean Newsweek)

November 24, 2016


CANADA MEDIA FUND SHOWCASE

OTTAWA, ON

November 22, 2016


CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPEAN CONCERT

OTTAWA, ON

November 17, 2016


McGill WOMEN IN HOUSE RECEPTION

OTTAWA, ON

November 16, 2016


VETERANS WEEK 2016

OTTAWA, ON - Remembrance Day Ceremony in the Senate Chamber

OTTAWA, ON - Imjin Hockey Classic at the Canadian Tire Centre

OTTAWA, ON - Turn Toward Busan Ceremony at City Hall

BURNABY, BC - Turn Toward Busan Ceremony at the Ambassador for Peace Memorial in Burnaby Central Park

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA - Turn Toward Busan Ceremony at the United Nations Memorial Cememtery

November 11, 2016


KOREA MISSION

British Columbian Senator Yonah Martin, Superintendent of Schools (S.D. 43) Patricia Gartland, Chair of the Board of Education (S.D. 43) Judy Shirra, and City of Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart will be traveling to Korea with the aim to deepen Canada Korea relations through highlighting the legacy of Canada's Korean War Veterans; expanding relations with Coquitlam’s sister city in Korea, Paju City; and exploring new educational partnerships for S.D. 43.

November 5, 2016




KPWA INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

TORONTO, ON

October 29, 2016


KOWIN/UTKSA SPEAKER SERIES

Toronto, ON

October 28, 2016


FIRESIDE CHAT

October 26, 2016





OCTOBER GEORGE DERBY VISIT

BURNABY, BC

October 15, 2016


ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL VISITATIONS

ABBOTSFORD , BC

October 13, 2016


SAUDER EMP 2016-2017

VANCOUVER, BC

October 12, 2016


MEETING WITH BC KOREAN COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS

COQUITLAM, BC

October 10, 2016


ROLLING RAMPAGE ON THE HILL

OTTAWA , ON

October 6, 2016


105TH NATIONAL DAY OF TAIWAN

OTTAWA, ON

October 5, 2016


CITY IN FOCUS BREAKFAST

VANCOUVER, BC

October 1, 2016


KOREA NATIONAL DAY & ARMED FORCES DAY

OTTAWA, ON

September 29, 2016


OPENING OF KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE

OTTAWA, ON

September 28, 2016


ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT

OTTAWA, ON

September 28, 2016


HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL RECEPTION ON THE HILL

OTTAWA, ON -The Conservative Caucus hosts a Harvest Festival reception on Parliament Hill

September 27, 2016


2016 CANADA-CHINA TRADE & INVESTMENT SUMMIT

VANCOUVER, BC

September 23, 2016


MR. LEE JA HYUNG TURNS 106

September 23, 2016


SEPTEMBER GEORGE DERBY VISIT

September 17, 2016



SEPTEMBER GEORGE DERBY VISIT

BURNABY, BC

September 15, 2016


15TH ANNUAL TRADITIONAL BULGARIAN BBQ AND FESTIVAL

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC

September 11, 2016



KAPYONG PARK RENAMING CEREMONY

Winnipeg, MB - Senator Yonah Martin was invited to attend a ceremony to mark the renaming of Kaypong Park (marking the 65th Anniversary of the historic Battle of Kapyong).

September 10, 2016


ORIENTATION OF 2016 INTERNS

OTTAWA, ON

September 5, 2016


ORIENTATION OF 2016 INTERNS

OTTAWA, ON

September 5, 2016


TAIWAN FEST

September 3, 2016


KOREAN WOMEN'S DELEGATION FROM GYEONGGI PROVINCE

VANCOUVER, BC - On September 3rd, Senator Yonah Martin met with a delegation of women from Gyeonggi province, South Korea.

September 3, 2016


2016 CAMP KOREA

Squamish, BC - Senator Martin participated in the annual C3: Camp Korea. She helped prepare food for the students and mentored the youth volunteers.

August 30, 2016


PPCLI FRENCH GREY BALL

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - On August 27, Senator Martin attended the annual French Grey Ball to celebrate serving members and veterans of the Princess Patricias' Canadian Light Infantry.

August 27, 2016


WORLD-OKTA NEXT GENERATION TRADE SCHOOL

Vancouver, BC - Senator Yonah Martin attended the opening ceremony of the W-OKTA Canada United Trade School that took place over three days. Students and young adults had the opportunity to engage with leaders from a wide range of industries and professions, discovering the opportunities that lie ahead in our increasingly rich and diverse global community.

August 19, 2016


CPC SUMMER BBQ

August 18, 2016


8.15 INDEPENDENCE OF KOREA COMMEMORATION

Coquitlam, BC - Senator Yonah Martin attended the ceremony held at the Korean Community Centre to celebrate Korean Independence Day. Gwangbokjeol is an important national day for all Koreans. Not only is it a day of reflection and celebration but it is also a day to look to the future and dream of even brighter prospects for Korea.

August 15, 2016


PINOY FIESTA AND PAKISTAN FESTIVAL 2016

Vancouver, BC -Sen. Salma Ataullahjan and Yonah Martin at the 2016 Pinoy Fiesta and Pakistan Festival in support of the Filipino and Pakistani Canadian community

August 14, 2016


ZION MISSION CHOIR BENEFIT CONCERT

VANCOUVER, BC - On August 13th, Senator Yonah Martin attended the Zion Mission Choir Benefit Concert for missions in Tanzania.

August 13, 2016


AUGUST GEORGE DERBY & AMENIDA VISIT

Burnaby, BC - Senator Martin and a group of dedicated volunteers visited the George Derby Centre, as part of her monthly program. Senator Martin was joined by special guests who performed various songs on the piano for the residents. Senator Martin also visited the Amenida Seniors Community Centre with Korean traditional dancers as the special guests.

August 13, 2016


AKCSE 30TH ANNIVERSARY & CKC 2016

OTTAWA, ON -  On August 7th, the Honourable Yonah Martin attended the 6th Canada Korea Conference on Science and Technology (CKC 2016) co-hosted by the Association of Korean-Canadian Scientists and Engineers (AKCSE) & the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST). The conference took place over three days, attended by hundreds of scientists and experts from across Canada and South Korea. CKC is a multidisciplinary conference that aims to bring together experts and leaders from academia, industry, research institutes and the governments of Canada and Korea to identify industry trends and offer unique opportunities for scientists and engineers to collaborate and explore partnership opportunities on research and development projects between the two nations.

August 7, 2016


JULY - MISCELLANEOUS ALBUM

CALGARY, ALBERTA - Meeting with Young Lions Club and Calgary Korean Community

COQUITLAM, BC - Visit to the Chinese Military Museum

VANCOUVER,BC - C3 Society Meeting

TORONTO, ON - Meeting at National Film Board of Canada

OTTAWA, ON - Meeting with TECO and summer reception on the Hill with Ottawa Korean Commnity

July 30, 2016


HANVOICE PIONEER PROJECT LAUNCH

Toronto, ON - Senator Yonah Martin attended the 2016 launch of the HanVoice Pioneer Project in support of North Korean defectors and the work of HanVoice Support Association.

July 29, 2016


KOREAN WAR PHOTO EXHIBITION

Toronto, ON - Senator Yonah Martin attended the opening ceremony of the Korean War Photo Exhibition held inside Toronto City Hall. This special exhibition is a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to the legacy of our Korean War Veterans who answered the call to defend freedom and democracy in a country that they knew little about and for a people that they had never met.

 

July 28, 2016


KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY CEREMONY - BURNABY & OTTAWA

CANADA - July 27th marked the 4th annual Korean War Veterans Day and the 63rd Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. This day honours all Canadians who served in the Korean War, including the 516 who made the ultimate sacrifice. To remember all those who served with distinction and pride, ceremonies were held across the country in Burnaby, BC; Calgary, AB; Winnipeg, MB, Brampton, ON; and Ottawa, ON.

Click to read News Release

July 27, 2016


UKCIA 4TH C-K ECONOMIC FORUM ON THE HILL

Ottawa, ON - The United Korean Commerce and Industry Association (UKCIA) held its 4th annual Economic Forum on Parliament Hill on July 18, to discuss topics of importance relating to small businesses and to the CKFTA.

 

July 18, 2016


JULY GEORGE DERBY VISIT

Burnaby, BC - Senator Martin and a group of dedicated volunteers visited the George Derby Centre, as part of her monthly program. Senator Martin was joined by Jinah Kim who performed various songs on the piano for the residents.

July 16, 2016


KUC 50TH HOMECOMING

Vancouver, BC

 

July 11, 2016


VISIT WITH TECO IN VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER, BC - Senator Yonah Martin visited the Taiwan Economic & Cultural Office

July 4, 2016


2016 WORLD CBMC CONVENTION

Vancouver, BC - Senator Yonah Martin was invited as a keynote speaker at the 2016 World CBMC Conference.

July 2, 2016


CANADA DAY ON THE WEST COAST

Vancouver, BC - Great day of celebration in Vancouver with family, friends and fellow Vancouverites (and visitors from all over....): in historic Chinatown, Granville Island and at Renfrew Park for Youth Celebrate Canada Day!

July 1, 2016


VISIT OF POTUS TO OTTAWA

Ottawa, ON - On June 29, President Barack Obama gave an Address to Parliament

June 29, 2016


KOREAN WAR COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONIES

Ottawa, ON - On June 19,The Honourable Yonah Martin and MP Chandra Arya, Co-Chairs of the Canada Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group; His Excellency Daeshik Jo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada and members of the diplomatic corps; members of the Canadian Armed forces, and Veterans Affairs Canada participated in a special wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 66th Out-break of the Korean War.

Burnaby, BC - On June 25th, Senator Martin attended a wreath-laying ceremony for Korean War Veterans. Members of the diplomatic corps; members of the Korean community and Korean War Veterans were in attendence.

June 19, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS

OTTAWA, ON - June 19 to 24

Final week of the Spring Sitting: Father's Day in Ottawa; Annual Korea Day Ceremony at the Monument to the Canadian Fallen to honour our Veterans of the Korean War; press conference and tabling of our Human Right Committee Report on North Korea; special screening of "Angry Inuk" on the Hill; Royal Assent of Bills; and a special visit and breakfast with the Devolins (George is taller than me!)

June 19, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS

Ottawa, ON - June 13 - 17

We had long sittings to debate C-14 (physician-assisted death)‎ at Third Reading, which was adopted with amendments; then again to debate the motion about the Message from the House of Commons about the amended bill. The Bill (with amendments agreed by both Houses) received Royal Assent today. Other notable events this week: Senate Staff Recognition Awards, Korean War Commemorative Committee meeting on the Hill, Weekly Prayer Breakfast; Food Bank Campaign, new uniforms for our Parliamentary Protective Service, and many caucus meetings. Looking forward to Father's Day and the wreath-laying ceremony (on June 19) to mark the 66th

Anniversary of the break-out of the Korean War and the 63rd Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Lest we forget...

June 13, 2016


JOYFUL MUSIC ACADEMY AT GD/CANADA MUSE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Vancouver, BC - On June 11, Senator Martin and the Joyful Music Academy the George Derby Veterans Care Facility. The students performed musical pieces for the Veterans and Senator Martin shared about her activities across Canada.

On June 12, Senator Martin attended the annual Canada Muse Youth Symphony Orchestra concert.

June 11, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS

June 4 to 10 - Another productive and historic week of events and meetings. The Senate continued our challenging and robust debate on Bill C-14 (physician-assisted death)‎, which will continue next week. 5th Canada Korea Dialogue Series on the Hill; 150th anniversary of Canada photo on the steps of Parliamentary Hill; Phlippines Independence Day on the Hill; Deaf-Blind Awareness Month reception; co-chairng the Food Bank Campaign on the Hill; various meetings with constituents and late night sittings filled the week to the brim.

June 10, 2016


PHILIPPINES INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THE HILL

June 9 - Senator Martin participated in celebration of Philippines Independence Day on the Hill with members of the filipino community across Canada and the Canada-Philippines parliamentary friendship group.

June 9, 2016


5th ANNUAL CANADA KOREA DIALOGUE SERIES ON THE HILL

OTTAWA, ON – On June 7th, 2016 the Canada Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group (CKIFG) and the Canada Korea Society (CKS), in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, held the 5th Annual Canada-Korea Dialogue Series on Parliament Hill. In attendance were over 100 guests including Parliamentarians, dignitaries, Korean War Veterans, regional community leaders and stakeholders. This year’s panelists focused on the theme “Bilateral Collaboration in Science, Technology, and Innovation & Strategic Partnership in a Changing Global Environment”.

June 7, 2016


CALGARY YOUNG LIONS NETWORK

CALGARY, AB - On June 4th, Senator Yonah Martin was invited as a guest speaker to the Calgary Young Lions Networking Event to speak to young professionals on the theme "change yourself to change the world".

June 4, 2016


ANNUAL MAY DAY PICNIC IN NEW WESTMINISTER, BC

New Westminster, BC - Senator Yonah Martin attended the 2nd annual New Westminster May Day Community Heritage Picnic. The community come together to celebrate the Royal City’s heritage and traditions, which concluded the renowned Hyack Festival Week and marked its 45th grand anniversary.

May 29, 2016


609 STEVESTON SQUADRON CREMONIAL REVIEW

Richmond, BC - On May 25th, Senator Martin served as the Reviewing Officer for the 8th Annual Ceremonial Review of the 609 Steveston Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. This event marked the culmination of a full year of cadet training. 

May 25, 2016


KOREAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL OF GREATER MONTREAL ON THE HILL

Ottawa, ON - On May 21st, Senator Martin welcomed Dr. Young Sup Chung, the Korean Language Students of Greater Montreal, and Ambassador Jin Hur from the Montreal Korean Consulate to Parliament Hill.

May 21, 2016


NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST & LEADERSHIP DINNER

Ottawa, ON - On May 18th, Senator Martin participated in the annual National Prayer Breakfast and Leadership Dinner. At the dinner, Senator Martin gave the closing prayer.


May 18, 2016


MAY GEORGE DERBY VISIT

Burnaby, BC - On May 15th Senator Martin visited the Korean War Veterans who are residents of the George Derby Centre. The program included a presentation of Senator Martin's activities since January and also a musical presentation for the veterans.

May 14, 2016


VISIT TO CALGARY

CALGARY, AB - On May 13th, Senator Martin went to Calgary for several events. She attended a medal ceremony for Korean veterans; she met youth members of the Calgary Korean Lions Club; and she spoke at the conference "Strengthening the ability for Korean-Canadians" organized by the Calgary Korean Association.

May 13, 2016


HANCA SENIORS ON THE HILL

OTTAWA, ON - On May 12th, HanCa Seniors, a group of Korean-Canadian seniors from the Greater Toronto Area, visited Parliament Hill to discuss issues of concern to their community.

May 12, 2016


KOREAN DELEGATION ON THE HILL

OTTAWA, ON - On May 6th, Senator Martin welcomed a special delegation from Korea – Minister HWANG, Woo-yea, and Representative HONG, Il-Pyo - to meet with directors of the Canada-Korea Inter‎parliamentary Friendship Group.

May 6, 2016


ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH ON THE HILL

OTTAWA, ON - On May 3rd, Senators of Asian heritage - Senator Yonah Martin, Senator Salma Ataullahjan, Senator Victor Oh, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, Senator Lillian Dyck, Senator Tobias Enverga and Senator Ratna Omidvar - gathered with members of Canada's numerous Asian communities in the Senate of Canada to celebrate Asian Heritage Month.

May 3, 2016


"THE APOLOGY"

Toronto, ON – On May 1st, Senator Martin attended the premiere of the National Film Board of Canada documentary “The Apology”. Senator Martin also had the opportunity to meet with Grandma GIL Won-Ok, a WWII Military Sexual Slavery survivor, who is one of three former “comfort women” featured in the documentary. The film is directed by Tiffany Hsiung, produced by Anita Lee and edited by Mary Stephens.

May 1, 2016


65TH ANNIVERSARY OF KAPYONG

Ottawa, ON - On April 22, Senator Martin attended the 65th Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong ceremony at the Canadian War Museum. The ceremony was attended by many dignitaries, community leaders, and veterans, including veterans who served in the Korean War. The Battle of Kapyong, fought from April 23 to 25, 1951, is one of the most significant achievements in Canadian military history.

April 22, 2016


CANADA-BULGARIA PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP AGM

Ottawa, ON - On April 20, Senator Martin attended the Canada-Bulgaria Parliamentary Friendship Group AGM; ; she was re-elected Co-Chair of the friendship group. The AGM was well attended by Parliamentarians and foreign dignitaries, including Ambassador Milkov of Bulgaria, and Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx of the European Union.

April 20, 2016


CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL RECEPTION

Ottawa, ON - On April 19, Senator Martin met with firefighters from British Columbia, and recognized Canada's firefighters in a statement in the Senate Chamber. She also attended the annual Canadian Professional Firefighters Association national reception later that evening. 

April 19, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS APRIL 11

Ottawa, ON - During the week of April 11, Senator Martin attended many meetings on Parliament Hill and participated in various events. She witnessed the swearing in of new Senate colleagues, participated in a thought-provoking Human Rights Committee about North Korean human rights and defectors and attended a dinner meeting at Ambassador Jo’s residence with other Canada-Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group executives. Senator Martin also attended bilateral events for Canada-Turkey, Taiwan Culture Night, and Canada-Indonesia.

April 15, 2016


TAIWAN NIGHT

Ottawa, ON - On April 13, Senator Martin attended “Taiwan Night 2016” celebrating the friendship between Canada and Taiwan, in cooperation with the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group. The evening showcased Taiwan’s vibrant culture including dancers, artists and musicians. The following day, Senator Martin attended a “Door Knock” event hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural office to assist Taiwanese Canadian business communities in Canada. The delegation comprised of over 25 Taiwanese Canadian business representatives from various regions of Canada.  

April 13, 2016


CANADA-KOREA INTERPARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP DINNER

Ottawa, ON - On April 12th, Senator Martin and executive members of the Canada-Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group attended a dinner hosted at Ambassador Jo’s residence. The evening provided an opportunity to discuss specific areas of bilateral cooperation that have the most potential of strengthening Canada-Korea relations.

April 12, 2016


GOING HOME STAR - TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION PRESENTED BY THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET

Vancouver, BC - On April 7, Senator Martin and the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, attended Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation, a moving performance presented by Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Going Home Star tells the story of a young First Nations man and woman who travel together down the roads of their ancestors, and learn to support each other in confronting the burdens of their past, present and future. Sophia Lee, one of the principle dancers and a Langley, BC native, gave a stunning performance. 

April 7, 2016


OSS ACADEMY VISIT

Maple Ridge, BC - On April 6, Senator Martin spoke about her role as a Senator to elementary international students of OSS Academy. OSS Academy is one of the partnering organizations of Maple Ridge School District, which offers programs for foreign students studying in Canada. 

April 6, 2016


MILAL RUN 2016

Vancouver, BC - On April 2, Senator Martin attended and spoke at the inaugural 2016 Milal Run event that took place on the UBC campus. The Milal Run was hosted by the Wheat Mission Society of Vancouver (Vancouver Milal), a local charity that supports people with special needs; and attended by hundreds of runners, performers and onlookers.

April 2, 2016


SPRING CONCERT

New Westminster, BC - On April 2, Senator Martin attended the Spring Concert at the Anvil Theatre, presented by Canada Korea Foundation for Cultural Industry. The audience enjoyed performances by Soprano Jang-yun Bang, Hye-Jung Park's Muse Orchestra and others. "Friends Little Singers," a children's choir ranging from ages 3 to 8, were particularly impressive.

April 2, 2016


END OF MARCH ALBUM

Ottawa and Toronto, ON - On March 30, Senator Martin attended a networking dinner hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for public sector federal employees. On March 31, Senator Martin met with Consul General of ROK in Toronto as well as various representatives of several non-profit/charitable organizations. In the evening, she delivered congratulatory remarks at the grand opening of AllTV’s new All Media Centre. AllTV is Canada’s first and only national Korean-language TV station that has been broadcasting Canadian and Korean news and programming since 1988.

March 31, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS MARCH 21

Ottawa, ON - During the week of March 21, the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights began a study on North Korea, which Senator Martin sponsored. Senator Martin also spoke to participants of the BC Legislative Internship Program, met with Admiral Kim from Korea, and hosted a student in her office from the Carleton University Women in House Program.

March 24, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS MARCH 14

Vancouver, BC - During the week of March 14, Senator Martin attended various events and meetings. She began the week at the United Nations attending the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women co-presented event on the occasion of the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. In Vancouver, she attended and gave remarks at the Korean Senior Society Annual General Meeting and the 9th Annual C3 Leadership Conference.

March 19, 2016


60TH SESSION OF THE UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

United Nations, NY - Senator Martin attended the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women co-presented event on the occasion of the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, at the United Nations in New York City on March 15. The Canadian delegation included Senator Martin, MP Pam Damoff and MP Sheila Malcolmson. Legislators from around the world discussed women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development.

March 15, 2016


S.U.C.C.E.S.S. FOUNDATION'S ANNUAL GALA

Vancouver, BC - On March 12, Senator Martin attended the annual Bridge to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Gala at the Westin Bayshore. The annual fundraiser raises money for the foundation to enhance and develop timely services that S.U.C.C.E.S.S. offers the community. The Gala was attended by over 800 distinguished guests.

March 12, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS MARCH 7

Ottawa, ON - The week of March 7th was a productive and meaningful week for Sen. Martin.  Some highlights of the week include hosting the UBC 100 Speaker Series; participating in the University of Toronto’s Women in House Program and the McGill Women in House Program; attending a reception hosted by the Canadian Chiropractic Association; and being acclaimed Vice-Chair of the Canada Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group, to name a few.

March 11, 2016


UBC 100 SPEAKER SERIES ON THE HILL

Ottawa, ON - On March 7, Senator Martin hosted the UBC Centennial Speaker Series on Parliament Hill, in celebration of UBC’s 100th Anniversary. The event was attended by UBC’s Vice Chancellor Dr. Martha Piper and a panel of UBC professors/researchers who presented on a range of innovative and current research topics. Many UBC alumni gathered to listen to the speakers and attend a networking reception that followed.

March 7, 2016


24TH LOWER MAINLAND EAST YOUTH PARLIAMENT

Burnaby, BC - Senator Martin was invited to be the Lieutenant Governor of the 24th Lower Mainland East Youth Parliament which took place Mar. 4-6 at Simon Fraser University. She delivered the Throne Speech, and remarks to close the Session. Throughout the weekend, delegates participated in debates about key pieces of legislation and proposed their own private members' resolutions.

March 4, 2016


KOREAN WAR VETERANS OF CANADA WESTERN CHAPTER AGM

Burnaby, BC - On February 26, Senator Martin attended the Korean War Veterans of Canada Western Chapter Annual General Meeting. She also visited their new office in the New Vista Care‎ Home Building. 

February 26, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS FEBRUARY 22

Ottawa, ON - During the week of February 22, Senator Martin attended various events and meetings on Parliament Hill. Some highlights during the week include Senator Martin moderating the Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, attending the Canada Indonesia Friendship Group AGM and attending the retirement reception for Senator Chaput.

February 25, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS FEBRUARY 15

Ottawa, ON - During the week of February 15, Senator Martin attended various events and meetings on Parliament Hill. Some highlights during the week include Senator Martin being re-elected as co-chair of the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group ‎at the Annual General Meeting and participating in the "Free Reverend Lim Day on Parliament Hill."

February 20, 2016


FREE REVEREND LIM DAY ON PARLIAMENT HILL

Ottawa, ON - On February 17, Senator Yonah Martin and Tony Clement, Opposition Foreign Affairs Critic, were joined by more than 200 supporters on Parliament Hill. "Free Reverend Lim Day on Parliament Hill" was calling for the prompt release of Canadian Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim from his imprisonment in North Korea through a press conference and prayer rally.

February 17, 2016


CANADA KOREA INTER-PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP AGM & RECEPTION ON THE HILL

Ottawa, ON - On February 16th, 2016 the Canada Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group held its Annual General Meeting on Parliament Hill to elect new officers (for 2016-2017), followed by a dinner and networking reception hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

February 16, 2016


VISIT TO AMENIDA SENIORS’ COMMUNITY

Surrey, BC - On February 13, Senator Martin visited the Amenida Seniors’ Community as part of her visit program. Senator Martin visited with residents and provided an update of her activities in the community. She was also joined by the SFU Recital Society who provided entertainment for the residents.

February 13, 2016


LUNAR NEW YEAR EVENT

Vancouver, BC - On February 8, Senator Martin attended a Lunar New Year Event hosted by the Korean Senior Society of BC. Many people of the Vancouver Korean community gathered to celebrate Seollal.

February 8, 2016


CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS 32ND ANNUAL GREAT VALENTINE GALA

Toronto, ON - On February 6th, 2016 Senator Martin was honoured with the King Clancy Award from the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP). She received the prestigious award at CFPDP’s 32nd Annual Great Valentine Gala. The gala was attended by hundreds of guests, including the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell among other dignitaries, Paralympic athletes, sponsors and supporters of CFPDP. The Foundation raises awareness and funds for people with physical disabilities, and supports many organizations, programs, services and events for physically challenged Canadians. Senator Martin was recognized for her notable advocacy work for the physically disabled community in Canada.

February 6, 2016


Federation of Independent School Association’s 50th Anniversary Conference

Vancouver, BC - On February 5, Senator Martin was invited to speak at the FISA 50th Anniversary Conference, as an alumnus of St. Patrick's Regional Secondary School, to an audience of 5000+ teachers and administrators of the independent schools of BC.

February 5, 2016


WEEK IN PHOTOS FEBRUARY 1

Ottawa, ON - During the week of February 1, Senator Martin attended various events and meetings on Parliament Hill including a meeting with former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and retirement reception for Senator Gerstein.

February 4, 2016


LUNAR NEW YEAR ON THE HILL

Ottawa, ON - On February 2, Senator Martin co-sponsored a special Lunar New Year event on Parliament Hill. The evening began with greetings from the co-hosting Senators followed by a lion dance performance. There were over 200 guests in attendance.

February 2, 2016


MEETING FAMILY AND COMMUNITY WITH SENATOR HOUSAKOS

Vancouver, BC - During Senator Housakos's visit to Vancouver (Jan 23-24), New Westminster-Burnaby EDA hosted a special lunch event. Senators met with local Conservative members and supporters. Senator Martin also joined Senator Housakos to meet Hellenic community of Vancouver at St. George Church. 

January 23, 2016


PARLIAMENTARY TRIP TO KOREA

Highlights of Senator Martin's Parliamentary Trip to Korea

January 15, 2016


SFU CLUBS DAY

Burnaby, BC - Senator Martin was at Simon Fraser University on January 13th to support  SFU Young Conservatives during their Clubs Day. She met with Co-Presidents as well as other potential members of the club. She was inspired by their enthusiasm!

January 13, 2016


GEORGE DERBY VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION

Burnaby, BC - On January 9, Senator Martin hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon for a dedicated group volunteers that accompanied her to her monthly George Derby visits throughout 2015. The group also discussed the visit calendar for 2016.

January 9, 2016