LUNCH WITH VETERANS AND WREATH LAYING CEREMONY WITH THE LEADER OF THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION
Burnaby, BC - On August 17th, Senator Martin hosted a lunch with Korean War Veterans with a wreath-laying ceremony to follow on the occasion of The Hon. Andrew Scheer’s first visit to Vancouver.
KOREAN INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENT
Vancouver, BC - On August 15th, Senator Martin attended a Korean Independence Day event hosted by the Korean Society of BC to celebrate the National Liberation Day of Korea. This day, celebrated on August 15th every year, commemorates the United States and the Soviet Union liberating Korea from Imperial Japanese colonial rule.
Vancouver, BC - On August 13th, Senator Martin attended the Pakistan Festival at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver. The event highlighted the culture, food, fashion, and music of Pakistan and is the signature for the Pakistani community bringing in over 10,000 people to Downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver, BC - On August 13th, Senator Martin attended the 7th Annual Pinoy Fiesta officially proclaimed as “Filipino Fiesta Day” in the City of Vancouver which is the most awaited and the biggest Filipino cultural event in Canada.
GEORGE DERBY VISIT
Burnaby, BC - On August 5th, Senator Martin visited the George Derby Centre for her monthly visit and was joined by the Jubilate Clarinet Ensemble.
UKCIA CANADA KOREA ECONOMIC FORUM ON THE HILL
Ottawa, ON - On July 28th, Senator Martin hosted the UKCIA Canada Korea Economic Forum on the Hill. The day consisted of various sessions with the Ministry of Finance, Small Business, and the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition. Following the sessions, all participants enjoyed a lunch together.
HANVOICE LAUNCH PARTY
Toronto, ON - On July 27th, Senator Martin attended the 2017 launch of the HanVoice Pioneer Project in support of North Korean defectors and the work of HanVoice Support Association as well as to welcome Ellie Cha, the 2017 HanVoice Pioneer Project Intern.
KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES
Burnaby, BC; Ottawa, ON; Brampton, ON - On July 27th, Senator Martin joined Korean War veterans, their families, and community members, and leaders at the Korean War Veterans Day Ceremony and Luncheon to commemorate the 64th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice in Burnaby, BC. Korean War Veterans Day Ceremonies were also held throughout Canada in Ottawa and Brampton, ON.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.WALK WITH THE DRAGON
Vancouver, BC - On July 16th, Senator Martin attended the annual SUCCESS Walk with the Dragon event held at Stanley Park. The SUCCESS Foundation’s 7 km walk brought over 10,000 participants and is one of the largest community-based fundraising events in Metro Vancouver that raises funds for the Asian social-services agency.
TEA WITH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND VETERANS
Victoria, BC - On July 14th, Senator Martin travelled to Victoria, BC and had tea with the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and Korean War Veterans.