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Moving to a new country (Canada) away from my home in Gujarat, India was just like a roller coaster ride: it had its ups and downs, it was full of thrills, excitement, more diversity and nervousness, but most importantly, it was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience…
My name is Maged Hosni and I am 44 years old. I am originally from Damascus, Syria. I used to own a jewelry shop in Damascus and my family and I used to live a beautiful life until the war started in Syria. My four children, Mahmoud, Mohammed, Royaa, and Aseel, went to private school. In 2013, two and half years after the start of the war, our lives became difficult since there was no electricity, water, or food…
Around 1899 my Great Uncle Lee Jue, and my Grandfather Lee Lee, immigrated from Taishan,Canton, China, and established a Chinese laundry, Lee Jue Laundry, at 27 Market Square inNapanee, Ontario.Shortly after Lee Leegoes back to China to visit his family.He, and his wife, then have twosons, and he returns to Canada.Those two sons were not his only children.He had another son who eventually moved to Cuba,and who they lost contact with during the revolution in Cuba, and never heard from again…
My maternal grandparents, Armindo and Maria Jose Valente were born and raised in Portugal until theymade the decision to move to Canada when they were in their fifites. With 7 children, and despite mygrandfather working several jobs as a fisherman, a forest ranger and a farmer, they still couldn’t makeends meet. My grandmother also worked tending the crops and livestock in order to sell at the localmarket to help with expenses…
I was born in Indonesia in 1935, and was in a concentration camp under Japanese occupation from January 1941 until August 25, 1945. I was repatriated as a refuge to Europe in 1946. I lived in Switzerland until 1950, when I moved to the Netherlands where I completed mysecondary school and college. In June of 1958 I married my husband, and in July of 1958 we immigrated to Canada…
We thank all participants in this pilot project. For those who are newcomers or are children of newcomers and would like to share their story we would love to hear from you. Your story is important and impacts the way we live in Lennox and Addington. Please contact us at email@example.com or 613-354-3027
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