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Canada: Day 1 Opening Reception

May 29th, 2016

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover Canada: Day 1

Join us for the opening reception of the travelling exhibit Canada: Day 1 on Sunday, May 29th, 2016. We will have live music, entertainment and refreshments, with opening remarks at 2:10pm. Drop in from 2-4pm, all ages are welcome to attend!

Free to attend, donations welcome.

We will have live cultural music, entertainment and snacks. Some of our Guest Speakers include Marie Chapman, CEO of the Canadian Museum of Immigration, Mr Ron Sauve, RBC Regional Vice President, Red Deer Councillor, Lynne Mulder, and MLA for Red Deer-North, Mrs. Kim Schreiner.

Funmilayo will lead us in the singing of O'Canada and two international music songs.

The Jazz Confidential will play soft Jazz and Latin inspired music.

Mr. Lui will demonstrate Chinese Calligraphy in the galleries.

About the Exhibit:

Explore First Steps, First Impressions and First Experiences as a Newcomer to Canada

The immigration experience is marked by firsts. The first day in a new country takes shape with an individual’s first steps, first impressions and first experiences. Come explore immigrants’ diverse personal Day 1 experiences, from Confederation to present day. Visit the bilingual exhibition Canada: Day 1 from May 21st to August 14th, 2016 at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.

Newcomers’ unique and shared experiences—across time and cultures—are highlighted in a thoughtful way through oral histories, archival images, original artworks, objects and your participation. Explore Day 1 through the themes of Transitions, Arrival, Encounters, Finding Your Way and Reflections. You will be transported back to your first day in Canada, or inspired to imagine yourself in a newcomer’s shoes.

Your Canada: Day 1 experience goes beyond the exhibition. Through community outreach programs and learning opportunities in local schools, Canada: Day 1 is sure to spark ongoing conversations and further reflections on collective Canadian identity.

Canada: Day 1 is a travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 as a legacy project of our nation’s 150th anniversary in 2017 and supported by RBC Foundation.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada for programming, marketing and exhibition costs related to hosting Canada: Day 1.

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