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Toronto youth share immigration stories, win big in Passages Canada national contest

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Toronto, June 24, 2016 – Three women from Toronto have won first, second and third place, respectively, in the Imagine Culture Photo Contest’s Young Adult Category. The contest received over 300 submissions from youth ages 5 to 29.

Rowena Kizito’s first-place photo, Taste of Freedom, reflects on her parents’ traditional cooking practices from their hometown of Kampala, Uganda. Sierra Nallo won second place with her entry, Inherent, a commentary on the ethics of representation of the Global South through photography. Hannah Mittelstaedt’s third-place entry, My Opa’s 2 Cents, represents her grandparents’ immigration story with a photograph of her grandfather holding two pennies “like bookends on his life,” one from the Weimar Republic in Germany, and one from Canada.

The Passages Canada Imagine Culture Photo Contest encourages youth across Canada to explore issues of culture, identity, and immigration through photography. The entries were reviewed by a panel of Historica Canada and Passages Canada volunteers with backgrounds in the arts. The winning entries can be viewed here.

Passages Canada is a national storytelling program of Historica Canada that invites newcomers and established Canadians to share their personal experiences of identity, heritage, and immigration with groups of all ages. More than 1,000 volunteers participate in this storytelling program that nurtures cross-cultural dialogue and strengthens our appreciation for one another in an open spirit that is genuinely Canadian. 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.


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