Another annual tradition that has been re-branded from Halloween Bash to Boo’VSA’s Haunt & Flaunt! This annual social event was created to provide a break for university and college VSA students from their midterms through a night of networking, games, and fun! There is a competitive costume contest that includes various categories from couple costumes to group to most creative! The winners are voted on social media or through audience clapping. The festivities throughout the night reinvigorate the VSAs to prepare them for their future studies and keeps them connected to UVSA Ontario. Throughout the night, there is ample opportunities to bond, network, and form lasting friendships and partnerships.
The 21st annual Ignite Culture Show will be returning in March 2019 at the Greenwin Theatre at the Toronto Centre of Arts. Ignite was created with the purpose of sharing the Vietnamese culture through the creation of a performance space to celebrate and educate each other of Vietnamese traditions, customs, and history. Through a unique theme chosen by the UVSA Ontario team each year, the VSAs are given a subtheme to create a 10 minute performance encompassing various talents. The Ignite Culture Show fosters an environment of learning and creative expression for its participants to collectively put on showcase encompassing drama, dance, song, martial arts, magic, music, and more.
UVSA Ontario’s Leadership Summit (UOLS) is an annual conference held in May with it first implemented in May 2018. The Summit comprises of educational, professional, and interactive workshops and team-building activities aimed at empowering youth to become leaders within their community. The summit intends to bring students, community leaders, and professionals together to build social networks, discuss issues relevant to the Vietnamese community, and find ways to address those issues through student leadership initiatives.
Rising Stars for Change is an event created by UVSA Ontario’s Intercollegiate Council where members from many VSAs across Eastern Canada participate and showcase their performances in front of hundreds of people. Our goal emphasizes providing education and clean water to the children in the mountain in Vietnam. Embracing the theme Winter Wonderland, we hope to bring not only a merrier winter to the audiences and the participators but also a wonderland to the children dwelling in the mountain.