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Brampton students capture their culture, win big in Passages Canada national photo contest

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Two students from Sir Isaac Brock Public School in Brampton, Ontario have been selected as winners in the Intermediate category of Passages Canada’s Imagine Culture Photo Contest.

Harman Gosal, a grade eight student, placed first in the Intermediate category for his piece entitled “A Turban’s Symbolism”. The photo explores the many views of the turban and those who wear them in Canada, with Mr. Gosal explaining, “Turbans shouldn’t be looked at as a sign of terrorism, they should be looked at for what they really stand for, which is peace.”

Alexia Addo-Nyarko, also in Grade 8, placed third with her piece “Coming A Long Way”, which expresses the diversity of communities within Canada and the multitude of lessons she has learned from her peers by practicing tolerance.

In its inaugural year, the Passages Canada Imagine Culture Photo Contest encouraged youth ages 5 to 29 across Canada to explore issues of culture, identity, and immigration through photography. Work was juried by an esteemed panel from Passages Canada and The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Passages Canada is a national storytelling program of Historica Canada that nurtures cross-cultural dialogue in Canadian communities. Our volunteer speakers share their personal experiences of identity, culture and immigration with groups of all ages. Passages Canada is generously funded by TD Bank Group and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship.

For more information, contact:

Lee-Anne Lavell, Program Coordinator
T 416.506.1867 x 264

Andrea Hall, Communications Coordinator
T 416. 506.1867 X 261