Welcome to Canada! Syrian refugees host Canadians

July 6, 2017 0 comments admin

For the Canada 150 birthday celebration, on July 1st and 2nd, at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, Humans for Peace Institution (HPI) was invited by the Government of Canada to host‘ Syrian House’,  intended to welcome Canadians to Syrian culture. Also it was a part of Welcoming Ottawa Week #WOW17.  Canadians welcomed more than 40000 Syrian refugee in the past 2 years into this great country, so Syrian in Ottawa and HPI wanted to show their gratitude to all Canadians for their hospitality and generosity by welcoming and celebrating with them Canada 150th Birthday in a Syrian Tent (house).  More than 12000 visitors experienced activities such as a photo booth using props and clothes reflecting Syrian culture, calligraphy (visitors were able to write their names in Arabic), learn how to dance Dabkah ( folk dance), enjoy photo show of the most touristic places in Syria, and much more.  Syrian House gave Syrian refugees a chance to demonstrate their heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the generosity and kindness Canada has shown them.  

HPI was honoured to show Canadians some examples of Syrian culture, and recognize the gift of Canadian culture in which Syrian refugees are now immersed.  

 

The announcement was publish on the government website here  https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day/events/calendar/event-details.html?id=168762

as  “Travel through ancient Syrian culture, history and traditions and be transported to an ancient house in Damascus. Meet newly arrived Syrian refugees, learn about their music, try on traditional clothes in a photo booth and even write your name in Arabic calligraphy. Feel both pride and gratitude from and for these new Canadians”

Video :      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot_bwxa81lQ

 

 HPI was honoured to show Canadians some examples of Syrian culture, and recognize the gift of Canadian culture in which Syrian refugees are now immersed.