The Hearts of Freedom Gala
June 5, 2016
On June 5th, 2016 Senator Ngo attended the Hearts of Freedom Gala to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Presentation of the Nansen Medal Award at the Canadian Museum of History. This award recognizes Canada’s essential and constant contribution to the cause of refugees during the mass migration of South East Asian immigrants in 1986. The event highlights the challenges faced by Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese refugees on their journey to freedom. The event was coordinated by the Vietnamese Canadian Federation (VCF) in tandem with The Cambodian Association of Ottawa Valley and The Laotian Association of Ottawa Valley, along with former members of the Mennonite Central Committee, Project 4000 and a current member of the UNHCR. The speakers list, in addition to Senator Ngo included former Ministers of Immigration, and figures from the UNHCR, Project 4000, Operation Lifeline, the Embassy of Norway, the Mennonite Central Committee, and the Refugee 613 Project.