JANUARY 21 - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VISIT
Chiliwack, BC - Senator Martin and Leo Valentine spoke with international students from South Korea. The students were very engaged and inspired to meet a Korea War Veteran from Canada.
JANUARY 20 - VISIT TO PINETREE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Coquitlam, BC - Senator Martin gave a motivational keynote speech to the graduating students of Pinetree Secondary School. She was encouraged by their energy and drew inspiration for the students. She also met with the school's Leadership Program and commended them for their dedication.
JANUARY 20 - KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATIONS AGM
Burnaby, BC - Senator Martin attended the annual KVA AGM and was also joined by Darin Froese of the New Vista Society Consul Lee from the Consulate General of Korea in Vancouver.
JANUARY 18 - CBMC NEW YEAR EVENT
Coquitlam, BC - Senator Martin joined the annual New Year breakfast to bring greetings from the Senate of Canada.
JANUARY 16 - COMMUNITY MEETINGS & EVENTS
Vancouver, BC - Senator Martin met with Don Chapman who champions the cause for 'lost Canadians'. She also met with the Coquitlam K.V.A. Heritage Unit to discuss a Korean War Exhibit at the Coquitlam library. She also met with the Consul General for the Republic of Turkey, Taylan Tokmak to discuss Canada- Turkey relations and 70th anniversary of the Korean War years. Lastly, Senator Martin and the B.C. caucus heard very informative presentations from the Pacific Salmon Foundation, BC Salmon Farmers Association and Fortis BC. Calgary, AB - Senator Martin held a productive meeting with the Calgary Korean War Commemorative Committee to discuss upcoming commemorations for the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War Years.
JANUARY 3 - LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Various regions - Senator Yonah Martin attended events in BC and Alberta to celebrate Lunar New Year. She attended ‘Seollal’ (Korean new year) lunch in Calgary with veterans and members of the Calgary Korean community. In BC, she attended several lunar New Year events including the UBC Alumni Gala Dinner; the Korean War Veterans Association AGM and lunar New Year luncheon; and the Chinatown Spring Festival where she marched in the annual parade with MP Alice Wong and MP Nelly Shin. The parade successfully drew a large crowd in Vancouver's historic Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Rat, which is known to be an important Eastern sign (zodiac) that brings wisdom, fertility and prosperity.