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You're Invited! Official Unveiling of Vietnamese Boat People Monument

Nov 05, 2019

On Saturday, November 9, join Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council for the official unveiling of the Vietnamese Boat People Monument at the Burnhamthorpe Library.

The Vietnamese Boat People Monument honours the Vietnamese refugees who came to Canada in the late 1970s and early 1980s to escape the communist regime of Vietnam. It also commemorates the approximately half a million lives that were lost to the sea on this journey to freedom.

Event Details

What:
Official Unveiling of the Vietnamese Boat People Monument

When:
Saturday, November 9, 2019
1 p.m.

Where:
Burnhamthorpe Library
3650 Dixie Rd.
Mississauga, ON
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The monument is an offering of gratitude to Canada by the Vietnamese-Canadian community for the humanity and compassion that the Vietnamese boat people and refugees received. It also recognizes Canada’s history of multiculturalism and reminds Canadians about the tragic history of the Vietnamese boat people.

Built for and generously donated to the City of Mississauga by the Vietnamese Boat People Memorial Association (VBPMA), the monument will become part of the City’s Public Art Collection.

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Media Contact:
Megan Schabla
Communications Co-ordinator
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 8537
megan.schabla@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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