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Nation Builder

The Immigrant

I am young and old, rich and poor, free and enslaved, fleeing and seeking. I came from every part of the world, with family and alone, with nothing and everything. Two stories complete me – the story I came from and the story I started when I landed in Canada. These merge in the next generation into gratitude to a country which has made it possible for my children to have only one story – the Canadian story. Pier 21 stands as an important marker of our past, and as a place to celebrate the continued contributions of newcomers to Canada.

With thanks to
the generous donors to the Pier 21 Endowment Fund

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