The Pham Performing Arts was established in 2009 in hopes of promoting Vietnamese culture through music, singing, and dance performances at events and festivals throughout the GTA. They foster modern and traditional Vietnamese performers such as the Thu Thao Dance Group and Julie Nhu Ha. They have performed at events such as the Toronto Vietnamese New Year Festival (2010-present), Viet Summer Festival (2009-2019), and the United Nations’ Shared Heritage Festival: Canada 150 Celebration (2017).
The Carassauga Vietnam Pavilion has been hosted by the Pham Performing Arts since 2014, showcasing Vietnamese culture, food, geography, fashion, and history. Food booths at the pavilion have allowed visitors to get a taste of authentic Vietnamese cuisine from local Vietnamese-owned food vendors. Visitors can experience the beautiful performances of fan dancing, fashion shows, and modern Vietnamese singing performances.
Come bring your family and friends to the Vietnam Pavilion for a breathtaking experience with the Vietnamese culture through dance and music. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous, colourful costumes of beautiful well-choregraphed traditional dances as well as modern ones.
Thao Pham is a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) elementary school science teacher with a passion for dancing. She hopes to inspire students to enjoy the art of dancing by promoting a fun and healthy lifestyle. Thao started the Thu Thao Dance Group in 2009 and has choreographed hip-hop, jazz, and Vietnamese modern and traditional dances ever since. Her dances have touched the hearts of people of all ages at school events, multicultural events in the GTA, and events within the Vietnamese community.
Julie Nhu Ha is a third year McMaster Life Sciences student who has been performing since the age of 3, earning the unofficial title of the sweetheart of the Vietnamese community in the GTA. She has danced and sung for audiences of up to 10,000 people at events like the Toronto Vietnamese New Year Festival. She has competed and won awards for numerous dancing and singing competitions but has now translated her passion for the arts towards teaching younger children vocal and piano lessons. She continues to promote and preserve the Vietnamese culture by hosting cultural events and dance classes in the McMaster student community.
McMaster’s Vietnamese Students’ Association Dance Team was started in 2022 to promote the art of modern Vietnamese dancing while uniting Vietnamese students, as well as students interested in the Vietnamese culture. They have performed for cultural events at McMaster University, as well as Vietnamese events in GTA like IGNITE.
Complete your unique experience by tasting authentic Vietnamese cuisine that is well loved all over the world ! There are various dishes from different parts of Vietnam for your enjoyment.
Come bring your appetite !
Thuy Pham (647) 267-4296
Paramount Fine Foods Centre – South Parking Lot – Outdoor Tent
5500 Rose Cherry Place (north of Matheson Blvd East, one block east of Kennedy Rd)
Free Shuttle Bus Service to this location – Route A & B – Stop #3