NOVEMBER 5 to 11 - VETERANS WEEK
Nov. 4 - Ottawa, ON - 22nd Annual Ceremony of Remembrance took place in the Senate Chamber; Nov. 4 - New Westminster, BC - No Stone Left Alone Ceremony at Fraser Cemetery; Nov. 10 - Ottawa, ON - Turn Towards Busan Ceremony at Ottawa City Hall; Nov. 11 - Burnaby/Vancouver, BC - Remembrance Day Ceremonies at George Derby Long Term Care Centre and Chinatown Memorial Square. Annual Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Ambassador of Peace Korean War Memorial.
OCTOBER 26 - IMJIN CLASSIC 2019
Ottawa, ON - The 7th annual Imjin Classic took place on October 26th in Ottawa, as the Royal 22nd Regiment and Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry teams faced off on the ice at TD Place Stadium. The game was organized by the Office of the Defence Attaché at the Korean Embassy and the Canadian Army. In the final minutes of a closely fought grudge match, the Princess Pats managed to score the winning goal against the Vandoos, winning the 2019 Imjin Classic, 6-5. Before the game commenced, guests had an opportunity to enjoy a traditional percussion performance and K-POP dance in the stadium foyer. Following the hockey game, players and their families, Korean War Veterans, members of the Korean community and dignitaries gathered for a light reception where Gen. Byung Hyuk Choi of the Republic of Korea Army presented the Order of National Security Merit Guksun Medal to LGen. Wayne Eyre.
OCTOBER 15 to 31 - SCHOOL VISITS
Across BC and Ottawa - During the month of October, Sen. Martin participated in a roundtable discussion on food security at UBC. Senator Martin visited Banting Elementary School as the students to speak about the role of the Senate as well as answer students' questions about the federal election they were following carefully. She also returned to Tamawanis Secondary School to speak to a grade 10 class about the Senate and the federal election in progress at the time. They, too, had thoughtful questions for Sen. Martin about her work as a senator and about the election. On October 29th, Senator Martin’s office organized a tour of the Senate of Canada Building for students at the Broadview Public School. The next day, Sen. Martin visited the school to meet with visiting students from the island of Jeju off the coast of South Korea.
SEPTEMBER 28 - CANADA MULTICULTURAL CREATIVE WORKS FESTIVAL
Richmond, BC – Senator Martin presented remarks on behalf of the Senate of Canada at the 5th annual Canada Multicultural Creative Works Festival. Joined by local members of the community, Senator Martin enjoyed all the performances and creative works shared at the Festival.
SEPTEMBER 26 - CANADIAN STUDENTS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Abbotsford, BC – Senator Martin spoke to secondary students at an annual Leadership Conference.
SEPTEMBER 25 – KOREA NATIONAL DAY RECEPTION
Vancouver, BC – Senator Martin presented remarks on behalf of the Senate of Canada at a special reception hosted by Consul General Chung and the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Vancouver to commemorate Korea National Day.
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.