Category: Community

How Storytelling Builds Community

By Cassandra Roach Diverse Voices, Common Ground In front of a full audience, Maha Hussein shared her ‘Turning Point’ story about overcoming her fears through the simple act of opening a door. New to Canada and with beginner English skills,...

/ September 15, 2014

Newcomer women to launch short films

By Mony Shohayeb “I’m going to be the first person to see the movie. You need to make sure of that!” proudly says Zaki, Shamso Elmi’s ten-year-old son, as he jokingly asks his mother if she is going to be...

/ September 10, 2014

Multicultural Festival celebrates diversity

Where can you find Albanian folk dance, Kenyan soapstone carvings and Indian curry in one place? Saturday August 23 marked the first Ward 2 Multicultural Festival on Pier 8 Waterfront Trust. The event featured cultural dancing groups, local musical talent,...

/ August 26, 2014

The Life Jackets

Book Review by Katherine Stoneman Omneya (Mony) Shohayeb’s The Life Jackets is an intimate retelling of the author’s own personal coming-of-age stories. A local Hamilton author, Shohayeb has had her share of struggles getting through life. The Life Jackets is...

/ May 23, 2014

Immigrants “Sculpting” Hamilton’s Arts Communities

By Athena Vethanayagam Hamilton is known for many things such as the Royal Botanical Gardens, The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Dundurn Castle and more recently, a hub for artists and a vibrant culture of arts. Through James St. North Supercrawl...

/ January 9, 2014