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Torontonians Invited to Connect with Canada’s National Immigration Museum in Own Community

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

June 16, 2014 – Toronto, ON

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will hold its Annual Public Meeting (APM) in Toronto on Monday, June 16, 2014 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at CBC Toronto, Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West. The public and media are welcome. Hosting the APM in Toronto allows the national museum to connect with audiences who may not have the opportunity to visit onsite in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Attendees will hear about the past year’s highlights, as well as some of the Museum’s exciting future plans, including brand new exhibitions that will share the broader Canadian immigration story. The APM will feature the official launch of the Museum’s new original film, in Canada, which shares the personal immigration stories of diverse newcomers, including those who have settled in Toronto. The event will also celebrate recent major gifts totalling $1.25 million and share how donor support at this pivotal point in the Museum’s evolution will help broaden its reach and expand its programming across Canada.

The public will have the opportunity to engage with members of the Museum’s board of trustees and its senior leadership team.

“As a national museum, connecting with Canadians and sharing the immigration story in communities throughout the country is important to us. We are thrilled to be hosting our Annual Public Meeting this year in the diverse city of Toronto. 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 of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

This event is open to media personnel. Please register your participation in advance with Cailin MacDonald, Communications Manager.

Media Contact
Cailin MacDonald
Communications Manager
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
(902) 425-7770 ext. 228
Toll Free: 1-855-526-4721 ext. 228
cmacdonald@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. Reaching beyond the Pier 21 years and location, the Museum aims to share 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.