Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Halifax Immigration Museum Highlights

 Located at Pier 21, the building that once served as the point of entry to Canada for immigrants is now telling the story of immigration.

A mock up of the Pier buildings.

Times have changed for immigration to Canada as evidenced by the movie shown there where immigrants of many nationalities and backgrounds shared their experiences.

One eye opener for us was our taxi driver, Sam who arrived as a child from Occupied Palestine by way of Saudi Arabia . He told us the family first visited New York then came to Canada.  He asked his dad why he selected Canada and his dad said "Two reasons. No guns and universal health care."