Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Connects with Vancouverites

VANCOUVER, BC—The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will hold its Annual Public Meeting (APM) in Vancouver this year on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CBC Vancouver, Studio 700 at 700 Hamilton Street. All are welcome.

The national museum’s physical home is on the Halifax waterfront at Pier 21, the National Historic Site that served as the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. However, the Museum’s reach extends well beyond its four walls to collect, share and pay tribute to the Canadian immigration story, past to present day.

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The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will be part of Canada's new ePassport

October 26, 2012, Halifax, NS—The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will be one of the featured images in the new edition of the Canadian ePassport. The official announcement will be made by the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, when he unveils a major security overhaul for the new ePassport on behalf of the Government of Canada.

The new enhanced security features and images will serve to keep the Canadian passport one of the world’s most secure travel documents, while showcasing Canada’s history, heroes and the building of our great nation.

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Remembering Ruth Goldbloom

August 30, 2012, Halifax, NS—It is with a profound sense of loss that the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 acknowledges the passing of Ruth Goldbloom, O.C., O.N.S.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our co-founder, colleague and friend. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 would not exist if it was not for Ruth’s vision, tireless efforts and passionate leadership.” said John Oliver, Chairperson of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  “She was a champion for the Museum, from its restoration in 1999 and in its journey to becoming a national museum and beyond. Her spirit will forever be part of Pier 21.”

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