This is a picture of my dad on his immigration papers from Germany in 1954. I don’t know much about his story or why they moved to Canada, this is a story I thought about asking him many times. But it makes me proud that at 14 he was brave and learnt a new language, a new way of living, and was able to transition and work hard to provide for his family.

I travel a lot and see how people live in other countries and after every adventure I am thankful for what I have and where I live. It is because of my Oma and Opa’s choice to move to Canada that my adventures as a Canadian exist, and for that I am thankful.

Tanya R – Gemini Corporation

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