SNOW - by anonymous author
The story of a Canadian's encounter with snow.
Dec. 8
  6 pm.  It's started to snow.  The first of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat by the window watching the soft flakes drift down over the area.  It was beautiful.... read more
Ledianis Sosa immigrated from Cuba in October 2009, armed with a bachelor's degree in English and three diplomas in Foreign Trade, Hotel Management & Communications and Public Relations. She now lives in Ottawa with her husband. She knows firsthand what the immigrant experience is like, and currently works as Program Support at Career Access for Newcomers, CAN Project.
Read her writing
Reflections of a Newcomer.

Read the story of Zuliette, aka Zhu.  A Canadian immigrant from France, who speaks, read and write Mandarin after studying the language for 12 years.  She worked as a French teacher in Ottawa for  four years and is now working as an English to French translator.  She keeps a blog about her Canadian experience and her immigrant perspective called Correr es Mi Destino.  In 2009, her blog was awarded the Inukshuk Award by The New Canadians Ezine.
Rajni Mala Khelawan is originally from the Fiji Islands. She immigrated to Canada in 1988 to pursue her education, graduating from Athabasca University with a BA in 2004. There, she rediscovered her love of writing and started her first novel.
She recently published "The End of the Dark and Stormy Night," a sexual comedy with a multicultural cast. She lives with her daughter in Calgary, Alberta, and is working on her second novel, "A Suitable Mate."
  For an excerpt from her book, click here.

A Visit to Pier 21 Museum
By Denis Gibbons, a freelance writer from Burlington, Ontario. 
When Gibbons and his wife visited Pier 21, they experienced the emotions and feelings of every immigrant to this country, whether their journey brought them here 300 years ago or as recently as last week.

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".......We are all rooted in an entry port, like the gates of heaven to a whole new world, like a paradise, where not one of us felt at home, yet every one of us was an immigrant seeking a home, unless indigenous and offering hospitality."  
                                                                    -   Rev. Karen E. Poole

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