MAY 21 – VISIT TO OSS ACADEMY
Ottawa, ON – Senator Martin visited students at the OSS Academy to present on her work as a parliamentarian.
MAY 17 – CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF KOREAN SCHOOLS
Ottawa, ON – Senator Martin invited teachers from the Canadian Association of Korean Schools (CAKS) to the Senate Chamber for a special presentation and for a tour of the Senate of Canada Building. In the evening, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted Senator Martin and CAKS for a dinner reception.
MAY 11 – CLOVERDALE VETERANS APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Surrey, BC - Senator Martin was invited by High Hold the Torch, a student-led organization, to be their keynote speaker for the Cloverdale Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. Senator Martin presented on her work with Korea War Veterans and the importance on remembering Canada’s role during the Korea War.
MAY 3 – OTTAWA KOREAN WAR COMMEMORATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Ottawa, ON – A special award ceremony was held inside the Senate Chamber to welcome three members of Senator Martin’s staff, Grace Seear (Chief-of-Staff), Kristin Doyle (Parliamentary Affairs Advisor), and Grace Lee (Executive Assistant) as honourary members of the KVA unit 7. Following the ceremony, a lunch reception was held where members of the Korean War Commemorative Committee discussed upcoming commemorative ceremonies.
MAY 1 – WEEK IN PHOTOS
Ottawa, ON – On May 1st, Senator Martin attended a lunch meeting with Ambassador Maeng-ho Shin, Embassy of the Republic of Korea and MP Jamie Schmale. On May 2nd, Senator Martin met with delegates from the Coalition of Municipalities for Energy Action and Canadian Association of the Deaf to discuss pertinent legislation before the Senate of Canada.
MAY - ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
Ottawa, ON – On May 10th, Senator Martin co-hosted the Voices in Action Breakfast with the Asian Heritage Month Society and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Three distinguished panelists were invited to discuss their experiences on this year’s theme, Embracing Diversity, to students in grades 11 and 12. On May 14th, Senator Martin co-hosted a special screening of Justice Maryka Omatsu’s film, “Swimming Upstream” which highlights British Columbia’s Redress Campaign for Japanese Canadians. The screening was followed by a dialogue session with Justice Omatsu and Jordan Stanger-Ross, Project Director of Landscapes of Injustice. On May 31st, Senator Martin attended the Conference on the Human Rights Situation in Vietnam organized by Sen. Ngo as well as participate as a panelist at the Asian-Canadian Leaders in Public Service event organized by Global Affairs Canada.
APRIL 27 – VISIT TO GEORGE DERBY LONG TERM CARE CENTRE
Burnaby, BC – Students of Joyful Music Academy and their Director, Joy Kim brought cheer to all the Veterans and Residents of the George Derby Centre through their musical performances and talents.
APRIL 26 – COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF KAPYONG IN TOFINO
Tofino, BC - Senator Martin joined Korea War Veterans, Consul General Byung-won Chung, Councillor Duncan McMaster, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives from Parks Canada, distinguished guests, and members of the local Korean Canadian community in the historic Pacific Rim National Reserve near the Kapyong Memorial located atop Radar Hill. A ceremony was held to commemorate the sacrifices and military achievements of the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry during the Korea War.
APRIL 23 – COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF KAPYONG IN OTTAWA
Ottawa, ON - The Korea War Veterans Association Unit 7, along with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of Canada Korea Society and the Korean War Commemorative Committee (KWCC), leaders of the Ottawa Korean Canadian community and others gathered at the Monument to the Canadian Fallen for a special wreath laying ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong.
APRIL 20 – CROSS-CULTURAL WEDDING PREPARATION WORKSHOP
Richmond, BC - Senator Martin presented congratulatory remarks at a launch of the inaugural cross-cultural extravaganza of beautiful wedding fashion, vendors, and products hosted at the Pacific Gateway Hotel.