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Student from Kanata, Ontario wins big in Passages Canada national contest

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A student from Katimavik Elementary School in Kanata, Ontario has won second place in the Intermediate category of Passages Canada’s Imagine Culture Photo Contest.

 
Grade 8 student Serena Knight’s piece “Canada vs. Hong Kong”, reflects on her mother’s dream to become an electrical engineer, leading her to move to Canada while keeping close ties with her family and heritage in Hong Kong.

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
llavell@historicacanada.ca

Andrea Hall, Communications Coordinator
T 416. 506.1867 X 261
ahall@historicacanada.ca