Thanks to all those who came out to Passages Canada’s inaugural Stories We Hold event in Fredericton to share your stories of cultural heritage and identity! The room at the Intercultural Centre was brimming with stories and objects, among them letters, books, old photographs, toys and even a 20 peso banknote from the Philippines! We are now working through all the audio, images and written accounts that were captured by our digitization volunteers. In the coming months, the stories will be added to the Passages Canada Story Archive and shared across our social media channels.
You may also want to check out the media coverage of the event over at Global News and CBC (skip to 5:00 min mark).
Here are a few visual highlights. Stay tuned for more events as we take this storytelling workshop across Canada!
Sally Xi shows a paper cut out that will decorate her home and bring good luck for the upcoming Chinese New Year.
St. Thomas University journalism student, Andrea Barcenas, interviews a participant for the Passages Canada Story Archive.
St. Thomas University journalism student, Maria Burgos, interviews a participant for the Passages Canada Story Archive.
Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich from Argentina share their family photographs.
Jill Paterson offers remarks from Historica Canada.
Kyle Knowles from TD Bank speaks to guests.
Local TD staff attend event.
Passages Canada speaker Saa Andrew Gbongbor shares his story.
Melynda Jarrett reads a letter sent from her grandfather to her grandmother while he was stationed in Scotland during the Second World War.
Santi Biswa’s headshot for the Passages Canada Story Archive.
A shot of workshop participants at the Intercultural Centre in Fredericton.