JULY 27 - 6TH ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY IN OTTAWA
Ottawa, ON - His Excellency Maeng-ho Shin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea joined by members of the diplomatic corps; Korea Veterans Association Unit 7 and members of the Canadian Armed Forces; the Korean community of Ottawa and special guests gathered at the National War Memorial to commemorate Korean War Veterans Day in our nation's capital. The annual ceremony is organized by The Office of the Defence Attaché of ROK and KVA Unit 7, supported by Veterans Affairs Canada and KWCC of Ottawa (chaired by Senator Martin).
JULY 27 - 6TH ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY IN BRAMPTON
Brampton, ON - The national ceremony took place once more in Brampton, Ontario at the site of the KVA Wall of Remembrance (the national Korean War memorial) at Meadowvale Cemetery. In attendance were Her Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; federal, provincial and municipal politicians; Consul General of the Republic of Korea Tae-in Chung and members of the diplomatic corps; Veterans of the Korea War, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and cadets; and members of the Korean community of the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding communities, friends and supporters. Students from Korea also joined the ceremony and laid a wreath on behalf of the youth of Korea in honour of their heroes of the Korea War. Lunch for veterans was hosted by CG Chung.
JULY 27 - 6TH ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY IN BURNABY
Burnaby, BC - Senator Yonah Martin attended the 6th annual Korean War Veterans Day ceremony at the Ambassador of Peace Korea War memorial in Central Park alongside Korea War Veterans, The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley, and Deputy Consul General Kangjun Lee of the Republic of Korea. Many federal, provincial and municipal politicians and members of the diplomatic corps; members of the Canadian Armed Forces and regimental representatives, RCMP and Burnaby Firefighters; and members of the Korean Community of BC, friends and supporters were also in attendance. The annual ceremony is organized by the Korean War Commemorative Alliance (KWCA), coordinated by The Office of Senator Martin and supported by several Korean community organizations. Following the ceremony, KWCA hosted lunch for the veterans, and the Burnaby Firefighters graciously served a light lunch for all other attendees.
JULY 20 - 6TH ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY IN CALGARY
Calgary, AB - On July 20th, President Bob McNevin of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 288 and Korea War Veterans were joined by MLA Peter Guthrie, Mayor Peter Brown and members of the local Korean community at the Airdrie Cenotaph Korean War Memorial. The ceremony was coordinated by the Korean War Commemorative Committee (KWCC) of Calgary, chaired by Andy Choi.
JULY 15 - VISIT TO HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
Toronto, ON - Senator Martin joined by Andrew Montieth, Brendan Smyth and Cameron Smyth presented the Imjin River Cup to the Hockey Hall of Fame and Vice President Phil Pritchard. The Imjin River Cup is a trophy that honours the legacy of Canadians during the Korean War who played hockey on the frozen Imjin River.
JULY 1 – CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Vancouver, BC – Senator Martin enjoyed a full day of festivities: 1) Vancouver Chinatown Canada Day celebration that featured flag raising, cake cutting and cultural performances; 2) Granville Island Canada Day celebration; 3) Youth Celebrate Canada Day event at Renfrew Park where hundreds gathered for activities, entertainment, prizes and cake cutting. New Westminster, BC – At the end of the day, Senator Martin delivered remarks at the Hyack Canada Day Festival and enjoyed fireworks.
JUNE 28 – 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC PALDI SIKH TEMPLE
Vancouver Island, BC - Senator Martin joined the BC Sikh community and local residents to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the historic Paldi Sikh Temple, hosted by the Paldi Khalsa Diwan Society. The celebration was held over a course of three days which included a traditional flag raising ceremony, food and entertainment, and fireworks. Senator Martin presented remarks on behalf of The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Official Opposition.
JUNE 22 to 25 - 69TH ANNIVERSARY OF 6.25
Ottawa, ON - On June 22nd, Senator Martin in partnership with the Korean War Commemorative Committee (KWCC) and the generous support of Sae Eden Presbyterian Church (in Yongin, Korea) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, coordinated a special ceremony in the Senate Chamber to honour Korea War Veterans on the occasion of the upcoming 66th anniversary of the Korea War Armistice. On June 23rd, Senator Martin joined the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Korea Veterans Association and Veterans Affairs Canada for a wreath laying ceremony at the Monument to the Canadian Fallen and a ceremony of remembrance at the National War Memorial. Vancouver, BC - On June 25th, Senator Martin attended a wreath-laying Observance at the Ambassador of Peace Korea War Memorial in Baby's Central Park along with CPC Candidate Jay Shin, Eunice Oh, Insoon Lee and Ed Sem. They then attended the commemorative ceremony at the official residence of the Consul General in Vancouver, followed by the annual lunch reception for Korea War Veterans hosted by Consul General Byung-Won Chung.
JUNE 13 - CKIFG 8TH ANNUAL CANADA-KOREA DIALOGUE SERIES
Ottawa, ON - On June 13th, 2019 the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group (CKIFG) in partnership with the Canada Korea Society (CKS) held its 8th Annual Canada-Korea Dialogue Series on the Hill. The evening also included a dinner reception hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
MAY 30 - BULGARIA DAY ON THE HILL
Ottawa, ON - The Canada-Bulgaria Interparliamentary Friendship Group (CBIFG) co-hosted the 2nd Annual Bulgaria Day on Parliament Hill with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian Community of the National Capital Region, to celebrate Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slavic Script Day.