GEORGE DERBY VISIT
Burnaby, BC - On July 8th, Senator Martin went to the George Derby Centre for her regular visit. Alex Figueroa joined her on her visit to perform for the residents.
MEETINGS AND GATHERINGS
Senator Martin held various meetings with constituents and attended a series of events in British Columbia, Ottawa, Toronto, and Calgary over the month of June.
Toronto, ON - On June 26th, Senator Martin held a Community Roundtable with the Toronto Korean Canadian community.
67TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUTBREAK OF THE KOREAN WAR
Ottawa, ON - On June 25th, Senator Martin joined our beloved Veterans of the Korean War and their families; His Excellency Shin, Maeng-ho, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada; members of the diplomatic corps, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and officials from Veterans Affairs Canada and the Department of National Defence, to participate in an annual wreath-laying ceremony at The National War Memorial to remember the 67th anniversary of the break-out of the Korean War. Following the ceremony, the Embassy hosted a reception at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. *Credit to Richard Lawrence Photography for the photos.*
Vancouver, BC - On June 23rd, Senator Martin attended a luncheon hosted by Consul General Gunn Kim for the Korean War Veterans.
GEORGE DERBY/AMENIDA VISIT
Burnaby, BC & Surrey, BC - On June 10th, Senator Martin and her volunteers made their regular visits to George Derby Centre and Amenida Seniors’ Community. Canada Muse Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver International School of Music (White Rock and Langley) performed for the residents.
JUNE DEAF-BLIND AWARENESS MONTH RECEPTION
Ottawa, ON - In honour of June Deaf-Blind Awareness Month, Senator Martin co-hosted a reception with colleagues Senator Jim Munson and the Hon. Vim Kochhar for the members of the deaf-blind community along with their intervenors and interpreters. The motion to recognize the month of June as Deaf-Blind Awareness Month was introduced by Senator Martin back in 2013.
CKIFG AGM/CANADA KOREA DIALOGUE SERIES
Ottawa, ON - On June 6th, 2017 the Canada Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group (CKIFG) held its Annual General Meeting on Parliament Hill to elect new officers (for 2017-2018) and co-hosted the 6th Annual Canada Korea Dialogue Series with Canada Korea Society (CKS). The two annual events were followed by a dinner and networking reception hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
Vancouver, BC - On June 4th, Senator Martin participated in the GUTSY Walk in Vancouver, BC. The walk was a large community event committed to raising funds for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
NATIONAL KOWIN CANADA CONFERENCE
Ottawa, ON - Senator Martin hosted a welcoming reception for Korean Women’s International Network (KOWIN) Conference at Parliament Hill on June 2nd.