The Vietnamese Association of Nova Scotia (VietNS) was founded as a result of the first waves of Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in Nova Scotia after the fall of Saigon in 1975. More than thirty years later, the association constituted not only the original “boat people” but also
extended family members and immigrants from other provinces who have chosen the Maritimes as their home. (Also see The last of United States troops, March 29, 1973.)