Welcome | hoan nghênh (Ho-ahn neh-nn)
The settlement of Vietnamese nationals in Canada is relatively recent. It resulted from two waves of immigration in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The first wave consisted mostly of middle- class people who were welcomed to Canada for their professional skills after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Because Vietnam had been part of the French colony of Indochina until 1954, these immigrants generally spoke French, if not English.
The second wave of immigration consisted of refugees from the former South Vietnam, seeking to escape the harsh living conditions and deteriorating human-rights situation following the reunification of the two Vietnams into a single country. These refugees were widely referred to in the media as “boat people.” Moved by the desperate plight of the hundreds of thousands who, to escape the Communist regime, took to the high seas in makeshift boats that threatened to sink at any moment, many Canadians offered to sponsor their journey to Canada.
Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Mi)
Vietnamese Spring Roll
Vietnamese BBQ Meats
Vietnamese Salad Rolls
Vietnamese Sugarcane Juice
Vietnamese Mango & Green Bean Fried Cake
Goods for Sale:
Vietnamese costumes and accessories – Display only