Originally from Pungudutivu, a small island located near the northern tip of Sri Lanka, Shangary endured the country’s civil war. As a child, she lived with her family through a period of bombing of local markets, temples and other major structures. Several years later, after immigrating to Canada, Shangary joined the Canadian Armed Forces. Read Shangary’s Story →
Step aboard the Empress of Ireland and relive the experience of one of the greatest maritime disasters in Canada’s history. Join us for the public opening reception of the temporary exhibition Canada’s Titanic – The Empress of Ireland.
From the late 1940s to 1970s, a total of 500,000 Dutch nationals left their homeland.
Find out more about this wave of immigration and read Jan’s blog >