Canada is a country drawing its people from all over the world, and an event in Brockville last week celebrated just a few of the countries that have contributed citizens to this land. The 2018 We Are Neighbours campaign was celebrated when seven of the people profiled in the project came together at the Brockville Country Club to do a Show-and-Tell about their home countries. The St. Lawrence-Rideau Immigration Partnership have run the We Are Neighbours campaign for a few years now, giving Canadians an opportunity to learn about the many nations that have contributed to the Canadian mosaic.
he seven countries profiled last week were Chile, France, Indian, Iran, Ireland, Pakistan, and Scotland. Each person had a table on which they displayed videos, books, food, artwork, and other items that gave a small insight into their native lands. Attendees got to spend 15 minutes at each table, asking questions and hearing about the countries represented there, before moving on to the next “country” in the room.
Melissa Francis, Program Manager with the Immigration Partnership, and Lauren Smith, Program Co-ordinator, organised the event and were gracious hosts to all. Refugees for Brockville and TR Leger Immigrant Services also had tables, providing information on their services.