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In today’s political climate, empathy and understanding are paramount to building a safe and welcoming community for those new to Canada. Immigrant and refugee seniors offer profound insight into the complexity of journeying to a better life, and provide a unique opportunity for newcomer youth to connect to seniors who share experiences of displacement and finding home in a foreign country.

Reel Youth and Kiwassa Neighbourhood House have teamed up for a film program designed to showcase the unique stories of newcomers to Canada, while fostering intergenerational relationships between immigrant and refugee youth and seniors.

The Celebrating Journeys Immigrant & Refugee Inter-generational Stories Project is a documentary filmmaking workshop that brought young and senior new Canadians together in a creative collaboration to produce ten short films.

Join us for this special premiere!

Wednesday, March 29th
Reception at 6:30pm, Screening at 7pm
Kiwssa Neighbourhood House
2425 Oxford St, Vancouver, BC
FREE

E-mail vickyl@kiwassa or call 604-254-5401to RSVP so we can save you seats and make you yummy snacks.



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This project is funded in part by the
Government of Canada’s New
Horizons for Seniors Program.