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Videos and Stories to Celebrate the Newcomer Experience

Wednesday, May 3

Posted: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 16:55

The popular 'One Book One Island' program has returned to PEI libraries. This year the selected book is Ru by Kim Thúy. Ru is the award winning story of a young Vietnamese girl and her journey from Saigon to a Malaysian refugee camp and onward to a new life in Quebec. The novel features the themes of immigration, adapting to new cultures and the re-telling of personal experiences.

As part of 'One Book One Island', the Confederation Centre Public Library has partnered with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada to celebrate the newcomer experience. 

Date and time: Wednesday, May 3, 10:30am
Place: Confederation Centre Public Library, Charlottetown

Attendees will hear personal experiences of two newcomers' journey to Canada, and enjoy videos from the Canadian Museum of Immigration’s digital storytelling gallery that tell stories of the diverse immigration experience. Guest speakers will include Benedicta Watchi, and Keyvan Ashenaei and Farahnaz Rezaei. Watchi, a former refugee from the Central African Republic, arrived with her two daughters on PEI in 2014. Together with their sons, Ashenaei and Rezaei arrived under the Federal Skilled Worker stream in 2012.

All are welcome and the event is free.