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Canadian Sports History Not Naïve of Exclusion

11-10-2016 | New Canadian Media

Canadian Sports History Not Naïve of Exclusion

by Tazeen Inam in Mississauga Sports has the ability to unite Canada, show the recently released findings of an Association for Canadian Studies survey. “A majority of Canadians agree that sports break down linguistic...

Acadians Contribute to Multicultural Fabric of Canada

09-09-2016 | New Canadian Media

Acadians Contribute to Multicultural Fabric of Canada

by Tazeen Inam in Mississauga Although a mass expulsion in 1755 resulted in their dispersal, the Acadians of present day New Brunswick and Nova Scotia remained undaunted and, upon their return...

Second World War Featured Prominently at Toronto Japanese Film Festival

11-08-2016 | New Canadian Media

Second World War Featured Prominently at Toronto Japanese Film Festival

by Shan Qiao in Toronto  From a machine gun wielding high school girl-yakuza boss to time travelling samurai; from sexual awakening in the final devastating days of WWII Tokyo to the true...

Courting Americans – a Hundred Years Ago

06-08-2016 | New Canadian Media

Courting Americans – a Hundred Years Ago

Commentary by Valerie Knowles in Ottawa This past February, an enterprising and cheeky Cape Breton radio disk jockey set up a website entitled “Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins.” By this...

A Bosnian Canadian Remembers the Srebrenica Massacre

11-07-2016 | Muslim Link

A Bosnian Canadian Remembers the Srebrenica Massacre

Written by Nera Crncevic Muslim Link received a message from a Bosnian Canadian reminding us that July 11 marks the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, when over 8,000 Bosnian...

Legacy of Chinese Exclusion Lives on in Today's Migrant Workers

11-07-2016 | New Canadian Media

Legacy of Chinese Exclusion Lives on in Today's Migrant Workers

Commentary by Justin Kong in Toronto  On June 22, members of the Chinese-Canadian community and allies gathered at Toronto City Hall to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Canadian government’s redress of...

National Aboriginal Day Reminds Canadians of Need for Reconciliation

22-06-2016 | New Canadian Media

National Aboriginal Day Reminds Canadians of Need for Reconciliation

by Maria Ikonen in Gatineau, Quebec  National Aboriginal Day celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 21. The nation-wide day of celebration is culturally significant as a time when Aboriginal groups celebrate their...

“Rumble in the Jungle” Remembers Chinese-Canadian Militants

22-06-2016 | New Canadian Media

“Rumble in the Jungle” Remembers Chinese-Canadian Militants

by Dustin Godfrey in Vancouver  A new exhibit at a Vancouver museum is exploring the experiences of a lesser-known group of combatants in the Second World War, who were major contributors...

Reshaping Populations: Reflecting on the Chinese Immigration Act

21-06-2016 | New Canadian Media

Reshaping Populations: Reflecting on the Chinese Immigration Act

by Beatrice Paez in Toronto  July 1, 2016 marks 93 years since the Chinese Immigration Act came into force, which marked the culmination of a decades-long initiative to limit Chinese immigration...

Conference Discusses the Future of Canada's Chinatowns

13-06-2016 | New Canadian Media

Conference Discusses the Future of Canada's Chinatowns

by Florence Hwang in Regina Attendees from across North America gathered to discuss ways to revitalize Canada’s Chinatowns at the Edmonton Chinese Chinatown Conference, held on June 11 and 12. It’s...

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Past and Present

07-06-2016 | New Canadian Media

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Past and Present

by Florence Hwang in Regina  Skilled immigrants are more likely than Canadian-born citizens to be their own boss, according to the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. By the late 2000s, 19 per cent...

Rediscovering Toronto's Lost Chinatown

01-06-2016 | New Canadian Media

Rediscovering Toronto's Lost Chinatown

by Beatrice Paez in Toronto  Tucked behind Toronto City Hall’s curved towers, on Elizabeth Street, is a modest patch of greenery outfitted with bright red benches and blossoming tulips. It’s from...

Ottawa Holocaust Survivors Project Launches at Carleton

25-05-2016 | New Canadian Media

Ottawa Holocaust Survivors Project Launches at Carleton

by Eddie Ameh in Ottawa  Elly Bollegraaf, 76, moved to Canada in 1951 with her family after most of her relatives were wiped out in one of the world’s worst genocides...

Sikhs Hope Komagata Maru Apology Addresses Historic Racism

17-05-2016 | New Canadian Media

Sikhs Hope Komagata Maru Apology Addresses Historic Racism

by Samaah Jaffer in Vancouver Nearly two years after the 100 year anniversary of the Komagata Maru arriving in the Burrard Inlet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will offer an official apology...

How Remembering Our Past Informs Our Future

06-05-2016 | New Canadian Media

How Remembering Our Past Informs Our Future

by Tazeen Inam in Mississauga  When we study the history of our country, should we examine it critically, use it to inform current policies, or highlight our national successes and values? The...

Documentary Explores Plight of Migrant Workers

27-04-2016 | New Canadian Media

Documentary Explores Plight of Migrant Workers

by Maria Ikonen in Gatineau  A new feature documentary might have you thinking twice when buying tomatoes and greenhouse products next time you visit the grocery store. “Migrant Dreams” explores how migrant...

Thank You Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

15-04-2016 | The Link

Thank You Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

  By Balwant Sanghera Thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government that a dark chapter in Canadian history will finally have a closure on May 18. Monday, April 11...

WWII Exhibit Remembers Canadian Troops in Hong Kong

10-04-2016 | New Canadian Media

WWII Exhibit Remembers Canadian Troops in Hong Kong

by Rosanna Haroutounian in Quebec City  The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong is being commemorated across Canada by veterans and survivors of Japanese occupation and their families. About 2,000...

Gunn Award Asks Students to Explore Immigration History

11-03-2016 | New Canadian Media

Gunn Award Asks Students to Explore Immigration History

by Danica Samuel in Toronto  The Canadian Immigration and Historical Society (CIHS) has partnered with the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) for another year to host the Gunn Award.  The Gunn Award...

Group Demands Restoration of Former Internment Camp Cemetery

04-03-2016 | New Canadian Media

Group Demands Restoration of Former Internment Camp Cemetery

by Matt D'Amours in Montreal  About 600 kilometres northwest of Montreal, in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec, there is a remote plot of land where at least 16 people are believed...

92-Year-Old Indian Field Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Honored in B.C. Legislature

03-03-2016 | Indo-Canadian Voice

92-Year-Old Indian Field Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Honored in B.C. Legislature

ASSISTANT Deputy Speaker of the B.C Legislature, MLA Raj Chouhan, honored 92-year-old Indian field hockey legend Balbir Singh in the House on Wednesday with the following statement: “Madam Speaker it...

Escaping Pinochet, Chileans Found Home in Quebec

22-02-2016 | New Canadian Media

Escaping Pinochet, Chileans Found Home in Quebec

by Vincent Simboli in Montreal The willingness of Chilean refugees to assimilate into Quebec’s unique social context following the 1970s was at the forefront of a panel discussion on the contributions of...

Celebrating South Asian Contributions to B.C.’s Shared History

28-10-2015 | Indo-Canadian Voice

Celebrating South Asian Contributions to B.C.’s Shared History

THE South Asian contribution to the province’s and the country’s shared history will be on permanent display in the B.C. legislature after Wednesday’s announcement by Premier Christy Clark that an...

Nova Scotia Island's Once Thriving Jewish Community Remembered in CBC Documentary

18-10-2015 | The Canadian Jewish News

Nova Scotia Island's Once Thriving Jewish Community Remembered in CBC Documentary

One of Carol Ann Davidson’s most vivid memories of growing up on Cape Breton was singing in Sydney’s Temple Sons of Israel choir with the... -- Delivered by Feed43 service The Canadian...

Celebrating Historical Impact of Asahi Ball Team

21-08-2015 | New Canadian Media

Celebrating Historical Impact of Asahi Ball Team

by Kayla Isomura (@kaylaiso) in Vancouver, British Columbia It was a celebration of Japanese Canadian history and community at the 10th annual Asahi tribute baseball game, which took place at Oppenheimer...

Understanding My Ukrainian Grandparents

21-07-2015 | New Canadian Media

Understanding My Ukrainian Grandparents

by Michelle Loughery (@mlougherymurals) in Vernon, British Columbia Thousands of Canadians originating from Eastern Europe were imprisoned within the barbed wire fences of internment camps across Canada between 1914 - 20. For...

FEATURE: Jewish Archives’ Vault Houses Many Records and Collections of Interest to Family Historians

08-07-2015 | The Canadian Jewish News

FEATURE: Jewish Archives’ Vault Houses Many Records and Collections of Interest to Family Historians

When Cantor Bernard Wladowsky was lured to Toronto from Chicago in March 1912 to begin singing in Goel Tzedec Congregation’s monumental new... -- Delivered by Feed43 service The Canadian Jewish News Read Full...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Remembers Victims of Terrorist Attack on Air India Flight 182

23-06-2015 | Indo-Canadian Voice

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Remembers Victims of Terrorist Attack on Air India Flight 182

PRIME Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday (June 23) issued the following statement to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism:   THIRTY years ago today, in June...

Philippine Independence: ‘Unfinished’ and Elusive

18-06-2015 | The Philippine Reporter

Philippine Independence: ‘Unfinished’ and Elusive

By Luis V. Teodoro In 1962, then President Diosdado Macapagal declared June 12 Philippine Independence Day — 16 years after it had been celebrated every July 4 when, in 1946...

Impressive Opening Event for Ancient Greece Exhibition in Canada

10-06-2015 | Greek Reporter

Impressive Opening Event for Ancient Greece Exhibition in Canada

The inauguration of “The Greeks - Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” exhibition took place in Ottawa, Canada, in the grand hall of the Canadian... -- Delivered by Feed43 service Greek Reporter Read Full...

 

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