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School’s Out, Learning’s In! March Break Cultural Activities

Cultural activities, which are central to my work as Public Programs Manager at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, serve an interesting dual purpose. At once, they are a means of connecting (or re-connecting) with your own heritage and they are a means of finding commonalities with a culture very different from your own, whether that involves learning Tagalog or making empanadas from scratch or discovering the traditional round dance of the Mi’kmaw people.

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Trace Your Roots at the Scotiabank Family History Centre

Every visitor who enters the Scotiabank Family History Centre is greeted by a knowledgeable and experienced staff member ready to help them with their research.

But responses staff often hear run the gamut from “oh, I was just curious, but I don’t think I have enough information” to “they arrived through Quebec City so you wouldn’t have anything for me here."

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A Taste of Something New: Adapting to Food in a New Country

Settling in a new country may pose many challenges for immigrants

There are language barriers, cultural differences and, often, difficulties getting accustomed to the climate, to name only a few. Though there are countless other adjustments we may discuss relating to immigration, one important and certainly relatable challenge is adapting to new and unfamiliar foods.

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