NOVEMBER 13 – NATIONAL UNIFICATION ADVISORY COUNCIL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Surrey, BC – Senator Martin attended the 19th Council meeting of NUAC Western Canada Chapter as members renewed their commitment to raise awareness and promote peace on the Korean peninsula.
NOVEMBER 9 – VANCOUVER ZION MISSION CHOIR CONCERT
Surrey, BC – Senator Martin delivered remarks at the 37th annual benefit concert of the Vancouver Zion Mission Choir. All proceeds from this year’s concert were donated to the Pacific Autism Family Network.
NOVEMBER 9 to 28 - 2019 POST ELECTION
(VARIOUS REGIONS) - Senator Martin attended various post election events to thank volunteers and congratulate elected Members of Parliament including MP Nelly Shin, MP Kenny Chiu, Hon. Ed Fast and others. She also attended MP Nelly Shin's Swearing-In ceremony and receptions held in her victory.
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.
NOVEMBER 2 – 2019 CONFERENCE FOR KOREAN ADOPTEES IN CANADA
Toronto, ON – Senator Martin joined dignitaries, special guests and Korean adoptees and their families at the inaugural Conference for Korean Adoptees in Canada hosted by the Federation of Korean-Canadian Associations.
NOVEMBER 1 - MEETINGS AND GATHERINGS
Senator Martin had different meetings with with Mayor Patrick Brown, MPP Stan Cho and Minister Raymond Cho to discuss future legislative items, including the 70th anniversary of the Korean War commemorations and the 5th anniversary of the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement. She also met with the Ontario History and Social Studies Teachers Association to discuss the Korean War. In Vancouver, she visited the Fujitsu Intelligence Technology center.
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.
OCTOBER 12 – OUTSTANDING YOUNG AMBASSADOR AWARDS
Vancouver, BC – As an Honourary Board Member of the D2D Destiny Foundation, Senator Martin attended the Outstanding Young Ambassadors Award Ceremony hosted at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. On behalf of the Foundation, Senator Martin presented the Outstanding Community Service Award.
OCTOBER 3 – KWCC MEETING
Ottawa, ON – Senator Martin met with members of the Korean War Commemorative Committee to set the 2020 agenda and discuss upcoming events.