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Nocturne at the Museum welcomes Alan Syliboy, Lukas Pearse and more

Artists of Nocturne will interpret this year’s theme Nomadic Reciprocity through the lens of immigration at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Along with Beacon Project collaborators Alan Syliboy and Lukas Pearse, three more interactive installations from local artists and performers will augment and transform the Museum’s spaces, inside and out.

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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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