The winning submission explored cultural traditions in the school as part of Black History Month.“To us, this photo represents our school community and Canada as a whole. February is Black History month and during this time, students all over Canada learn about the contributions of Black Canadians to our shared history,” said ESL teacher and the school’s Diversity Club leader Meena Johal, who read about the contest and submitted the photo on a whim.
Quite the honour for a Sandwich Secondary School student.
Sumayah Musbah won for her photo titled ‘Levitation’
Rowena Kizito, Sierra Nallo, and Hannah Mittelstaedt, all hailing from Toronto, won the top prizes in the Imagine Culture Contest young adult category. Read the coverage from The Toronto Star here.
We want to hear your stories, Regina!
National storytelling initiative Passages Canada is coming to the Regina Campus of Saskatchewan Polytechnic to collect local stories of immigration, cultural identity,
and heritage at a series of free workshops
Help us capture the cultural diversity of the city: bring an object or relic that tells a story of your immigration journey, your heritage, or your family’s ancestry. This could be a piece of clothing, a family heirloom, a family photograph, or anything that is meaningful to you.
Your objects and stories will be recorded and added to the Passages Canada online Story Archive, an ever-growing, living archive of Canada’s cultural diversity.
April 25th—27th 2016
Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Regina Campus |
4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4P 3A3, Canada
Watch these videos featuring Passages Canada speakers as they share their reflections on what Black History Month means to them:
In order to better understand culture, you need to examine the characteristics and their ramifications. Canada is a vast melting pot, amazingly everyone’s cultures are aware and strong.
Culture is learnt, can change over time, and is followed through generations. It’s important to take the time to study and learn about different cultures. As we all are connected in one way with respect.
Rachel DeHart, owner of Rising Moon located in Winnipeg, MB. Follows the traditions of Paganism. Pagan’s often are considered polytheists, meaning they worship more than one God or Goddess.
Pagan’s are connected to nature and revolve their lives around the changing of the seasons, the elements and the moon cycles. They use old world folk magic, herbalism, divination and ritual work as forms of worship. Pagan’s lean on natural or holistic forms of healing. They believe that they are empowered individuals and able to manifest what they need in their lives.
Many types of popular items used in this culture are their own ritual tools and power objects, just as in other cultures. Stemmed from history throughout ages, stones and natural things grown in land such as sage, sweet grass, cedar, lavender, mullein, yarrow, juniper, and many natural oils and candles.
Paganism is very rich in history, a culture found all over the world and practiced for centuries. The choice to learn more about this culture is it’s becoming more modern. The practises of paganism is seen and found everywhere.
It’s important to learn about your culture and learn about all other cultures. Being interested in learning more about all cultures including your own, this helps people in general better understand a culture rather than deciding what you think you know.
As every culture and person deserves respect. As we are all the same, just practice different cultures.