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Vancouver, BC

January 28, 2017


LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS IN BC

On January 27th, Senator Martin attended the Lunar New Year Countdown at Aberdeen Centre which was attended by thousands of people in Richmond, BC. On January 28th, Senator Yonah Martin attended the Lunar New Year celebration at the Korean Community Centre in Vancouver, BC. On January 29th, she participated in the Spring Festival Parade in Vancouver's historic Chinatown. ‎

January 27, 2017


VISIT TO THE CITADELLE

Quebec, QC - On January 27th, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Citadelle in Quebec City, followed by a lunch meeting. Senator Yonah Martin was joined by Korean War Veterans of the Royal 22nd Regiment, Col. Chang Bae Yoon and his family, Hon. Steven Blaney, MP Blaine Calkins and MP Jamie Schmale.

January 27, 2017


NATIONAL CAUCUS IN QUEBEC

Quebec, QC - Senator Yonah Martin joined her colleagues for a CPC National Caucus Meeting in Quebec City from January 26th – 27th.  

January 26, 2017


2017 VANCOUVER MODEL UN

Vancouver, BC – Senator Yonah Martin gave an address to the 2017 Vancouver Model United Nations Security Council Committee (VMUN) in relation to their topic of focus "Steps Toward the Reunification of Korea". VMUN is one of Canada's premier educational simulation conferences held over the course of three days in the heart of Vancouver, and the largest high school student-organized Model United Nations conference in North America.

January 21, 2017


KWVA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Coquitlam, BC – On January 20, Senator Yonah Martin attended the Korean War Veterans Association AGM to thank the Veterans for their years of service and sacrifice, and receive a special certificate of appreciation. The event was also attended by Consul General Gunn Kim, MLA Jane Shin, KWVA members and community leaders.

January 20, 2017


MONTREAL TET 2017

Montreal, ON – Senator Yonah Martin participated in the Montreal Tet Festival organized in celebration of Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rooster. The event was organized by the Vietnamese Association in Montreal and attended by more than 3000 people. The all-day event included a series of performances highlighting the rich Vietnamese culture and community in Montreal.

January 15, 2017


GEORGE DERBY VISIT

Burnaby, BC - Senator Martin’s staff and dedicated group of volunteers visited the George Derby Centre. For the first visit of 2017, Canadian National yo-yo Champion, Harrison Lee, performed several amazing tricks for the residents. ‎

January 14, 2017


MEETINGS AND GATHERINGS WITH CONSTITUENTS

Senator Martin met with various constituents over the month of January. Senator Martin met with her past and current Sauder EMP mentees for a new year networking brunch, met with community leaders, and held roundtable meetings. 

January 14, 2017


2017 LUNAR NEW YEAR PARTY

Ottawa, ON - On January 14, Senator Yonah Martin attended the Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the Korean Community Association of Ottawa held at Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre. In celebration of Seollal (Korean New Year), Ambassador Daeshik Jo and Embassy staff, veterans of the Korean War, and members of the Ottawa community‎ were in attendance to enjoy cultural performances, food and comraderie. 

January 14, 2017


BURNABY CENTRAL SECONDARY SCHOOL VISIT

Burnaby, BC - On January 12th, Senator Yonah Martin spoke to groups of Grade 10, 11 and 12 students about the Parliament of Canada, including her role as a Senator and the work Senators do on behalf of Canadians. Senator Martin also shared her personal stories to encourage and motivate students to work hard to become global citizens and leaders. ‎

January 12, 2017


HYACK FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION GALA DINNER

New Westminster, BC -  On January 11, Senator Yonah Martin attended the inauguration ceremony for the new president of the Hyack Festival Association. Hyack’s theme for 2017 is First Nations. First Cities: Telling Our Story. Together. First Nations artist, actor, and director David H. Lyle, Artistic Director; 2017 Ambassadors; and many others were in attendance. Qayqayt First Nation Chief Rhonda Larrabee is the Honorary Parade Marshal for the 2017 Hyack International Parade set for May 27th in New Westminster. On January 29th, Senator Martin also attended the President’s Tea.

January 11, 2017


INAUGURAL "WOMEN IN POLITICS" SERIES AT UBC

Vancouver, BC - Senator Martin spoke at the inaugural "Women in Politics" event hosted by the UBC Conservatives. She shared her personal stories about life as a UBC student, 21 year teaching career, transition into politics, and life as a working mother. Students in attendance from various fields of study also had the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation. Sen. Martin enjoyed meeting the students and being back on campus of her Alma Mater.  

 

January 10, 2017