I am very honoured and pleased to announce that one of my stories was chosen as part of the City of Toronto’s My City My Six contest.
The contest asked for stories that described Toronto in 6 words or less. It was run as part of Canada’s 150 anniversary and organized by the City of Toronto.
I am still in a bit of a shock to be included as one of the 150 stories chosen from 4,000 entries. The stories will be shared at various public locations throughout the city. from a diverse pool, to represent the city that…
It fulfills a dream of mine that I was able to capture in words the heart of the city that…
was my refugee
and is my home.
So if you are in and around Toronto, make sure to check out the launch event on September 27, 2017:
Reception: September 27, 5 – 7 p.m.
City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W.
The exhibit will be on at City Hall from Sept 25 – 28, before going to different parts of the city. Exhibit details can be found here.
Thank you to the City of Toronto and the Jury for this opportunity to share my view of Toronto.
Between these pages,
I find glimpses of you,
stories I didn’t know
to ask you to tell.
Answers to questions,
I struggled with but
feared that you had
And love that
scream out from the
pages of a book
that was a silent
AN: It’s getting close to my birthday and also the day my dad passed, so I think the memories are nearer to the surface. My dad was a writer, a teacher, principal, a leader, a community builder and so on. He was loved and respected by many of his students and always (kept impressing me) remembered them and their stories. When I think of him, it is always when he was merely my dad and my friend – those are the stories that I will pass on. The other ones, about the things he did and stuff he created, I will let the world tell those.