NANSEN MEDAL 30th ANNIVERSARY at Canadian Museum of History (CMH)

Hearts of Freedom: Special Gala at the Canadian Museum of History

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 On Sunday June 5th, 2016, come join the members of the Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese communities and their Canadian friends, for a special gala dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Nansen Medal, the prestigious distinction awarded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to the Canadian people in recognition of their essential and constant contribution to the cause of refugees.

 The Hearts of Freedom Gala is an important opportunity to look back on the history of Southeast Asian refugees and aims to promote wider public awareness about the contributions of the people of Canada to the refugee crisis of the late 1970s. The event also highlights the challenges faced by Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese refugees on their journey to freedom.

The celebration is especially timely: the Canadian Museum of History has recently decided to include stories of Southeast Asian refugees and the Canadian humanitarian effort in the new Canadian History Hall. The Hall is scheduled to open on the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

Through music and dance performances, the gala also aims to highlight the vibrant cultural diversity that the Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese communities bring to the National Capital Region.

Organized by

The Vietnamese Canadian Federation
The Cambodian Association of Ottawa Valley
The Laotian Association of Ottawa Valley

In partnership with the Canadian Museum of History and the organizations involved in helping the Southeast Asian refugees.

Date and time

Sunday June 5th, 2016 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM


The Grand Hall, Canadian Museum of History (CMH)
100 rue Laurier, Gatineau, Quebec


$20/person (tax included)
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