“Our Immigrant Stories” is a collaborative art project celebrating the achievements, big and small, of those who have immigrated to this land, hosted by the Canadian Museum of Immigration and its 2021 Artist-in-Residence Aquil Virani.

Breathe some positivity into pandemic life by celebrating someone special.

Who are the immigrant heroes in your life? What have they contributed to Canada? How have they helped you personally? Amplify their story, through writing, photographs, or video. Participants across Canada are invited to submit their stories to celebrate@ourimmigrantstories.ca. Share your story and watch as artist Aquil Virani integrates the public submissions into a large-scale collaborative artwork and process video. Once completed, you will be able to click on the final image to see a high-resolution version of the piece and relish in the details.

Join me on Zoom!

Every other Friday during my residency, I’ll be hosting a drop-in Zoom hangout. Click on the following link at a scheduled time below to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86485072930

Friday, October 8, 2021 – 1pm ET
Friday, October 22, 2021 – 1pm ET
Friday, November 5, 2021 – 1pm ET
Friday, November 19, 2021 – 1pm ET
Friday, December 3, 2021 – 1pm ET
Friday, December 17, 2021 – 1pm ET

Friday, January 7, 2022 – 1pm ET
Friday, January 21, 2022 – 1pm ET
Friday, February 4, 2022 – 1pm ET
Friday, February 18, 2022 – 1pm ET