THE ADVOCACY TEAM
VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE MEMORIAL MONUMENT (VNBPMM)
Kiet Cao, Chair
My Phan, VNBPMM Web Administrator
Khiem Vu, Board Member
Pham Thê Trung, Sculptor
Kiet Cao (b. 1966)
– Came to Canada as a “boat people” refugee (1991)
– Licensed Paralegal with status of Commissioner for taking Affidavits
– Event Organizer of Chinese Chess Tournament and Table Tennis Tournament at Annual Lunar New Year (Tết) Festival
– iPhone /iPad App. Developer
– FSCO, Financial Advisor.
Khiem Vu (b. 1944)
– Graduate from Class 24, National Military Academy, Republic of Vietnam (1966)
– Served the Navy
– Came to Canada as a boat people refugee (1986)
– Former President of Vietnamese Association in Hamilton Ontario
Hoang T. Nguyen (b. 1944)
– Former military personnel of Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces (1964-1975)
– U.S. Army Signal School, Fort Monmouth N.J. (1969)
– Military Attaché Office Staff of Republic at Vietnam Embassy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (1973-1975)
– Came to Canada as a political refugee in 1975
– Member of Executive Committee of Vietnamese Association – Toronto (1977-1978)
– Worked in graphic art and printing industry (1976-2009)
– Vietnamese newspapers contributing writer (novels, short stories, research articles, poems)
My Phan (b. 1951)
– Came to Canada as a refugee in 1975
– Graduated from George Brown College in the Accounting field in 1978
– 1988: Received Payroll Manager Certificate in CPA from Waterloo University.
– 2008: Retired as a Payroll Manager/HR Back up after 30 years of solid employment with Eaton-Bay Financial Services, Boot Drug Stores Corporation, Brettons Department Stores, Comark In, Hertz Canada Limited, Hertz Equipment Limited.
– 2012 to Present: Work as a volunteer for Mississauga Seniors’Council
Job Title: Publicity Officer / Webmaster.
Pham Thê Trung, Sculptor (b. 1955)
– Trained for 6 years in Sculpture at The National College Of Art in Saigon, former Republic of Vietnam.
– Came to Canada as a “boat people” refugee (1980)
– Competition Winner of “Refugee Mother and Child” Monument in Ottawa on the occasion of 20th Anniversary of Vietnamese Boat People in Canada (1995)
– Winner of Award of Merit for the Art, Gold Medal, City of Toronto (1997)
– Lieutenant Governor of Ontario & Multicultural History Society of Ontario Award (1998)
– Ontario Art Council Award (1993)
– Ontario Art Council for Education Award (1990)
– Selected member of Sculptors Society of Canada (1996)