Canada - Vietnam Society promotes traditional Vietnamese culture

Tuesday, 10/01/2023 16:36
The Canada - Vietnam Society (CVS) on January 8 held a cultural festival to welcome the Lunar New Year of the Cat.
Ambassador Pham Cao Phong, Canadian Senator Victor Oh and overseas Vietnamese at the event (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada Pham Cao Phong recalled milestones in the political and economic relations between the two countries, affirming the important role of Vietnam in Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, as well as predicting a bright outlook in the bilateral ties.

He hoped that Vietnam and Canada would build a tighter supply chain, as well as take advantage of opportunities brought by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), of which both countries are members.

Sharing the joy of celebrating Tet with the Vietnamese community, Canadian Senator Victor Oh briefed participants on his recent visit to Vietnam, expressing his impression of the strong development of Ho Chi Minh City.

He proposed that Canada focus on trading with countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), among which Vietnam is the first destination.

Julie Nguyen, Director of the Canada-Vietnam Society, said that since its establishment in 2016 with the mission of building a strong Vietnamese community in Canada and strengthening the friendship between the two peoples, the Canadian –Vietnam Society has organized many activities to preserve and promote the traditional beauties of the Vietnamese people such as organizing the Lunar New Year Festival, Hung King's death anniversary, and activities to mark the National Day.

Particularly, the Canada-Vietnam Society has coordinated with the Canada-Vietnam Trade Council in activities to promote economic cooperation, investment and bilateral trade, and disseminate information about the Vietnamese economy. It is an effective bridge for businesses of the two countries to access each other's markets.

In addition, the Canada-Vietnam Society has supported overseas Vietnamese students to integrate well into the local environment, and connected with Canadian universities/colleges and high schools to further strengthen cooperation opportunities between the two countries in the field of education and training.

According to Julie Nguyen, Vietnam's achievements in 2022 have been highly appreciated by Canadian friends. Vietnam's economy is receiving more and more attention from the world because of its high growth and potential in the global supply chain.

At the event, overseas Vietnamese and guests enjoyed traditional Vietnamese dishes on Tet holidays and Vietnamese Tet space with “Chung” cake, peach blossoms and lucky money./.