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Celebrate Vietnam’s National Day

August 22 Virtual Celebration

76th Anniversary of August Revolution and Vietnam National Day

Sunday August 22, 2021 — 7:00 pm EDT
Organized by the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society
To register or for more information contact: info@c-vfs.com
Advance registration is required. Those registering will receive a non-transferable link to join the celebration.

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Toronto teacher praises Vietnam’s successes in COVID-19 control, economic development

40 new COVID-19 cases reported on May 26 morning hinh anh 1
Spraying disinfectant to prevent COVID-19 | VNA

An open letter to colleagues from Frank Chilelli

Dear colleagues and friends, on Saturday April 24 I attended a webinar hosted by the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society (CVFS). The keynote speaker was Dr. Nguyen Hung Son, who is vice-president of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.

Over 100 participants in the workshop were especially interested in Vietnam’s effective measures to respond to the pandemic.

Vietnam showed that even a small country can thrive strongly and maintain sovereignty, independence and national values, said Steve Rutchinski, a representative from the CVFS who moderated the webinar.

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Vietnam: Online Celebration September 2

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75th Anniversary: Celebrate August Revolution and Vietnam National Day

Toronto
Thursday, August 20 — 5:00-7:00 pm EDT
Organized by the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society
For information and registration: info@c-vfs.com
Limited seats available
Program includes
• Ceremony
• Book Launch and Art Exhibition
• Ho Chi Minh Arts Online

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NO to the promotion of hatred! YES to the promotion of friendly relations with the people of Vietnam!

By the Canada Vietnam Friendship Society

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The spectacle held today, July 30, 2020, on Parliament Hill to mark the occasion of so-called “Journey to Freedom” day is shameful. It is promoted to Canadians as honouring the “incredible contributions that Vietnamese refugees have now made to building our great country” but the Vietnamese slogans on the banners of those assembled literally promote hatred against all that Vietnam is today: its people, its government, its social and economic system. “Journey to Freedom” is rendered in Vietnamese as “Tưởng niệm Quốc Hận 30-4.” It refers to April 30 which is the day when National Liberation of Vietnam is celebrated in Vietnam and around the world. The rendering in Vietnamese of “Journey to Freedom” translates back into English as “national hatred day.” Continue reading

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Statement by Canadian-born Vietnamese youth

Shameful ceremony held on Parliament Hill, July 30, 2020 to mark “Journey to Freedom Day.”

By ANDY TRAN

I am a Canadian-born Vietnamese youth. My parents fled southern Vietnam in the early 1980s. My parents raised me to believe that the three-striped flag of South Vietnam was the only genuine flag of Vietnam. South Vietnam, the puppet regime of the United States raised from 1955-1975 to resist our people’s revolutionary movement, was the only genuine Vietnam to them.

For a long time, I didn’t understand this conflict. I didn’t know why my family hated the one-star flag of Vietnam so much. I didn’t know why all the pagodas we attended flew this flag when the official flag of Vietnam is something different. Continue reading

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CPC(M-L) condemns government’s promotion of division and hatred

Government hoists flag of Vietnam’s defeated colonial powers on Parliament Hill

Shameful ceremony held on Parliament Hill, July 30, 2020 to mark “Journey to Freedom Day.”

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) unequivocally condemns the ceremony  held on July 30 on Parliament Hill to mark the reactionary and illegitimate “Journey to Freedom Day.” The event was postponed from April 30, a date that has long been celebrated in Vietnam and the world over as Vietnam’s Reunification Day. The ceremony included the raising of the old colonial flag of the reactionary and collaborationist regime that the Vietnamese people deposed in 1975. Continue reading

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Online celebration: Historic contributions and legacy of Ho Chi Minh

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Sunday, May 17 — 2:00-3:30 pm EDT
Organized by Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society
Register by sending your name, email and phone number to: info@CanadiansforVietnam.com

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Webinar to celebrate 45th anniversary of the reunification of Vietnam

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Trudeau government positions Canada to suit ambitions in Asia of new US government

From November 8-14, Prime Minister Trudeau travelled to Asia to participate in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit in Vietnam, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and East Asia Summit in the Philippines. While in Vietnam, he had an official visit with its President, high-level government officials and the Vietnamese Communist Party. Continue reading

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This day. 41st anniversary of the defeat of US aggression and intervention in Vietnam

Victory monument in Xuan Loc, Vietnam

Victory monument in Xuan Loc, Vietnam

On April 30, 1975, 41 years ago, the U.S. imperialists had to flee Vietnam as their puppet regime in Saigon collapsed and their armed aggression and intervention in Vietnam was defeated.

This war of intervention and aggression by U.S. imperialism goes down in the annals of aggressive wars as one of the most brutal. It left more than 3 million Vietnamese dead, millions more wounded and homeless and the entire country and its economy in ruin. The devastation caused to the country and the people almost reached the level of that in Korea where U.S. imperialism had intervened in the early fifties and which was the first place the U.S. had to be satisfied with defeat. Continue reading

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Condemn Parliament’s decision to dishonour Vietnam’s April 30 victory!

 

Toronto demonstration in 1970 in support of the Vietnamese people's heroic fight against U.S. imperialism, part of worldwide support for their just cause.

Toronto demonstration in 1970 in support of the Vietnamese people’s heroic fight against U.S. imperialism, part of worldwide support for their just cause.

On April 23 Royal Assent was granted to Bill S-219, Journey to Freedom Day Act, officially designating April 30 each year as “Journey to Freedom Day” in reference to individuals who left Vietnam for Canada after the victory over U.S. forces on the same day in 1975. Despite amending the name of the bill from the Black April Day Act in the face of opposition to the divisive and provocative legislation, the debate in the House of Commons and the text of the bill itself makes it clear that what is being targeted is the historical verdict rendered against U.S. imperialism and the tremendous victory for freedom and independence. Continue reading

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