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Tima Kurdi, author of The Boy on the Beach, to speak at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

September, just three years ago, the photo of Alan Kurdi, “the boy on the beach” shook the world. Almost overnight, the image became an emblem of the global refugee crisis, changing the public and media perception of the refugee’s plight. The boy was Tima Kurdi’s nephew. The tragedy and photo propelled her into the life of an activist, author and international spokesperson for refugees. Her first novel, The Boy on the Beach, is an intimate and poignant memoir about her family’s journey across countries and continents, and a global call to action.

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Saputo Family commemorates arrival in Canada with $1M donation to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Arriving from Sicily and Veneto in search of a brighter future, Lino and Mirella Saputo took their very first steps in Canada at Pier 21 in the 1950s. On Tuesday, August 14, they returned with their family to retrace their journey, marking the occasion with the announcement of a one million dollar gift from the Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

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Juno nominee Jeri Brown Returns to Museum For Her Tribute to Culture Around the Globe

Top jazz vocalist, songwriter, director and humanitarian Jeri Brown is joined by an outstanding cast to delight and uplift audiences at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Taking place on Sunday, July 15th at 3:00 p.m., the performances will depict a carnival flavour of musicians, singers, dancers and poets featuring the cultures of Cuba, Canada, America, Sri Lanka and West Africa. Jazz and world music aficionados take note; this exclusive presentation will be on stage at the Museum only.

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