19th Annual Canada Day at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Sing along with The Big Sing, dance to the beats of All Nations Drum and celebrate Canada’s multiculturalism at the Museum’s renowned Canada’s Day Celebrations. FREE admission all day guarantees visitors entrance to enjoy our exhibitions and take part in the planned activities and live performances. With an all-day line up of special guests, music, crafts, a photo booth and more, Canada Day at the Museum is the place to be for you and your family.

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The Museum Welcomes Carmen Aguirre

Carmen Aguirre was a six-year-old refugee from Chile when she first came to Canada following Pinochet’s violent coup. She spent much of her teenage years fighting with the Chilean resistance, before settling in Vancouver and going on to become a celebrated actor, playwright and author. Her searing memoir Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter became a national bestseller.

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Refuge Canada Opens at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Opening March 10, Refuge Canada explores Canada’s place in the global refugee crisis. Through images, soundscapes, first person accounts and artifacts, this powerful exhibition begins “no one wants to be a refugee, anyone could become a refugee.” Moving through major waves of arrival from Second World War era up to present day, Refuge Canada does not shy away from opportunities to portray the darker chapters of history. Hopeful stories of optimism and success are balanced by moving accounts of shattered lives, fear, and examples of Canada’s mixed record in welcoming refugees.

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