Home in a Distant Land
Start date: 13 December, 2016
End date: 30 January, 2017
By sharing and celebrating Chinese heritage and culture in Grey Bruce, Home in a Distant Land honors an essential part of Canada's rich cultural diversity.
Nature of the Project Reach
The unprecedented project has two components which are intrinsically tied together to realize the project goals. A traveling display on the history of Chinese in Grey Bruce will share knowledge about the 130 years of local Chinese presence. This exhibition will visit 10 communities through out the Counties. In concert with the exhibit, workshops will be offered in 15 elementary schools to provide specific age-appropriate access to the rich cultural heritage presented in the display.
Home in a Distant Land fosters a stronger sense of belonging of residents of Chinese heritage, and a greater appreciation of cultural diversity in communities throughout Grey Bruce. This project will also enrich the multicultural elements of Owen Sound's 160th anniversary, as well as Canada 150.