Yesterday was a day of storytelling at HWDSB Continuing and Community Education (CCE) City Learning Centre in downtown Hamilton. National storytelling initiative Passages Canada, of Historica Canada, teamed up with HWDSB CCE to offer a free storytelling workshop called The Stories We Hold.
Newcomers to Hamilton were invited to share their stories of immigration, heritage, and identity through an object or image of their choice. Volunteers and Passages Canada storytelling facilitators documented and recorded their stories and objects to add to the Passages Canada Online Story Archive.
This unique event is one of several programs that Passages Canada offers to nurture cross-cultural dialogue and celebrate cultural diversity in communities around the nation.
CFMU’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Ingie Metwally, had the opportunity to attend the event, and chat with event organizers and attendees. Click on the sound clips below to hear her interviews with Senior Project Manager at Historica Canada, Jill Paterson, and local community-builder and keynote speaker, Leo Johnson.