SEPTEMBER 21 - CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR HENRY ART LEFEVER
Nanaimo, BC –Senator Martin joined Korea War Veterans, friends and family to celebrate the late Art Lefever, past president of Korea Veterans Association Nanaimo Unit. Over the years, Senator Martin and her staff had the honour of corresponding with Art and working with him on various projects for Korea War Veterans. They also discussed the annual commemoration of Battle of Kapyong, which Art had been coordinating for several years. Senator Martin’s office will work closely with Parks Canada to ensure that the commemorative ceremony continues to honour the legacy of Korean War Veterans.
SEPTEMBER 20 - MR. LEE JA-HYUNG'S 109TH BIRTHDAY
Surrey, BC – Senator Martin celebrated Mr. Lee’s 109th birthday with members of the local Korean Canadian community, friends and family.
SEPTEMBER 7 & 14 - CHUSEOK CELEBRATIONS
In celebration of Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) and the Mid-Autumn Festival, Senator Martin attended events in Vancouver (Sept. 7) and Edmonton (Sept. 14) hosted by the BC Korean Society and the Edmonton Seniors Society, respectively. At both events, Senator Martin enjoyed the traditional performances, food and activities with members of the local Korean-Canadian community.
2019 FEDERAL ELECTIONS
Since the start of the federal election, Senator Martin has taken part in various events and activities by attending campaign events and receptions, community outreach events, and events hosted by community organizations and institutions open to the public.
AUGUST 26 to SEPTEMBER 2 - KOREA TRIP
South Korea - Senator Martin attended the 6th Overseas Korean Politicians Forum in South Korea hosted by the Korean Government. The Forum invited politicians of Korean descent from all over the world to share their expertise and experiences. During her trip, she visited several cities including Seoul, Paju and Busan. The trip also included bilateral meetings with Korean legislators to discuss Canada-Korea relations. Senator Martin also attended a special wreath laying ceremony at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in honour of the 26, 791 Canadian soldiers who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Korea War.
AUGUST 18 - 2019 ANCOP WALK
Burnaby, BC - Senator Martin participated in the annual ANCOP Walk with Jay shin, Conservative Candidate for Burnaby South.
AUGUST 18 - ANNUAL PAKISTAN FESTIVAL
Tsawwassen, BC - Senator Martin attended the 10th anniversary of the Pakistan Festival event alongside Senator Salma Ataullahjan, dignitaries and special guests
AUGUST 17 - VANCOUVER KOREAN CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY
Burnaby, BC - Senator Martin delivered remarks at the annual VKCSF Awards Ceremony on behalf of the Senate of Canada.
AUGUST 16 - WOKTA VANCOUVER EVENT
Coquitlam, BC - Senator Martin presented opening remarks at the World OKTA Vancouver Chapter's annual mentoring event.
AUGUST 15 - NATIONAL LIBERATION DAY OF KOREA COMMEMORATION IN VANCOUVER
Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB - Senator Martin attended the National Liberation Day of Korea in Vancouver and Edmonton to celebrate the 74th anniversary of Korea’s Independence from Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945).