- 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....
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
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
Correr es Mi Destino.
In 2009, her blog was awarded the Inukshuk Award by The
New Canadians Ezine.
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,
A Visit to Pier 21 Museum
By Denis Gibbons, a freelance writer from Burlington,
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.
".......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