Vietnamese Tet Festival 2017

Vietnamese Tet Festival 2017

Celebrate the annual Vietnamese Lunar New Year

January 10, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – You are invited to come and celebrate

with thousands of Vietnamese Canadians at the 32nd Annual Lunar New Year

Tet Festival at the International Centre on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Hosted by the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT), the Tet Festival is

the largest annual gathering of Vietnamese Canadians with an estimated

attendance of more than 8,000 visitors. We will be marking Canada's 150th

birthday with special performances to show our appreciation to our new

homeland.

The opening ceremony will include remarks by the Honourable Elizabeth

Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable John McCallum,

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and other special

guests.

Watch live cultural performances and experience the best in Vietnamese

food, fashion and culture. Internationally renowned Vietnamese

entertainers and community groups will perform on stage throughout the

day. You will have the opportunity to take pictures with models in the

elaborately staged Vietnamese Village, play cultural games, sing karaoke

songs, visit vendors and booths, enjoy interactive games for children and

much more.

“We would like to thank Canada and our extended Canadian families who

opened their hearts and greeted us with open arms in our darkest days

after the fall of Saigon some 40 years ago,” said Dr. Kien Le, VAT

President. “In the spirit of multiculturalism, we would like to continue

sharing our history, culture and traditions to create a better

understanding and to promote a bright Canadian future.”

The Tet Festival 2017 is pleased to have the support of TD Canada Trust as

the title sponsor.

Event: Vietnamese Tet Festival 2017

Date & Time: Saturday, January 14, 2017

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Opening Ceremony: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Location: International Centre, Hall 2 and 3 - 6900 Airport Road,

Mississauga, ON

Contact: Mark Manh Nguyen, VAT Executive Director, 416-627-3577 -

manh@vatoronto.ca

- www.vatoronto.ca

About Vietnamese Association, Toronto

Founded in 1972, the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT) developed from

a volunteer-based socialization group to a non-profit multi-service

agency, providing settlement services to newcomers with funding from IRCC.


Vietnamese Tet Festival 2017

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