Sunday, June 05, 2011 – Tokyo Auto Collision Body Shop, Toronto, ON.
Last weekend, a part of the Vietnamese-Canadian community in Toronto gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the first ever official parade float to represent the Vietnamese Refugee and Expatriate community in Canada. This float will participate in big events such as the Oktoberfest Parade in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Ontario. Many members from several Vietnamese community groups attended the event. Two MPs from the Canadian government also attended to show their support, one of them on behalf of Canada’s current Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism, the Honourable Jason Kenney. It was a lovely afternoon, and I am sure this wonderful float will go down in the history of our community. Many thanks should go out to the people who built the float with only their own passion, good will, and bare hands. It is an amazing piece of work and will be forever cherished by our Vietnamese-Canadian community.
Photography courtesy of PBC photographer Brian Nguyen!