Refuge Canada Travelling Exhibit
Refuge Canada is a travelling exhibition created by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and is supported by TD Bank Group.
Refugees face fear, shattered lives and often dangerous voyages in search of refuge. Canada has provided that refuge for many. However, over the course of the 20th century, Canada has had a mixed record of welcoming refugees, reacting generously to some while overlooking others. Refuge Canada provides context for Canada’s place in the global refugee crisis and brings to light the challenges faced by people who came to Canada as refugees. Drawing upon oral histories, archival images, artifacts and interactives, Refuge Canada shares the stories of refugees in an evocative and engaging way. The exhibition aims to create a setting for visitors to make a personal connection to the feelings of pain, danger and hope experienced by refugees, and to be inspired and informed on refugee issues in Canada today.
Refuge Canada is organized into five themes: Life Before, Fear, Displacement, Refuge, and Life in Canada.
Learn about the story of Bwe Doh Soe who fled Burma as a refugee to settle in Saskatoon in the video below.
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Free with Museum admission
WDM Saskatoon 1 -306-931-1910
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