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Media Release
September 19, 2016
Edmonton, AB

Albertans Invited to Connect with Canada’s
National Immigration Museum in Edmonton

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
to Host Annual Public Meeting in Edmonton

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will hold its Annual Public Meeting (APM) in Edmonton on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 9820 - 107 Street, Edmonton. The public and media are welcome.

Hosting the APM in Edmonton allows the national museum to meet Canadians and newcomers who may not have the opportunity to visit onsite in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The public will have a chance to engage with members of the Museum’s board of trustees and its senior leadership team.

Attendees will learn about the past year’s highlights, and are invited to explore Canada: Day 1 now on display at Borealis Gallery in the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre. Learn more about how immigration is shaping our country and experience a first day in Canada through the eyes of newcomers. Canada: Day 1 is a travelling exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 as a legacy project of our nation’s 150th anniversary in 2017 and supported by RBC Foundation.

Schedule

5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Public Meeting Opens
6:10 p.m. Formal Remarks
6:30 p.m. See the travelling exhibit Canada: Day 1
7:00 p.m. APM Concludes

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“We are a national museum that connects with Canadians and sharing the immigration story in communities throughout the country is important to us. We are excited to be hosting our Annual Public Meeting in Edmonton alongside travelling exhibit Canada: Day 1. We look forward to connecting with new and old friends of the Museum, and continuing the national conversation about the role of immigration in our history and our future.”

- Marie Chapman, CEO, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Please Note: Marie Chapman, CEO, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, will be available for media interviews Friday, September 23, 2016.

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This event is open to media personnel. Please register your participation or interest in an interview in advance with Remo Zaccagna, Communications Coordinator.

Media Contact

Remo Zaccagna
Communications Coordinator
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
(902) 425-7770 ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-855-526-4721 ext. 264
rzaccagna@pier21.ca

About the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 collects, shares and pays tribute to the Canadian immigration story. The Museum is situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Pier 21, the National Historic Site that served as the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. Today, the Museum shares the stories and experiences of all immigrants to Canada, past to present day. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 enhances public understanding of the experiences of immigrants to Canada, highlights the vital role immigration has played in the building of our country and the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life. It is Canada’s sixth national museum and the only one located in Atlantic Canada.