Friday, March 14, 2014
The Immigrant Experience
A microcosmic look at life as a new Canadian in Chilliwack
Released by Brunella Battista, dbDigitalTV.com/Handout photos
A collage of faces from a video shown at Chilliwack Community Services' Immigrant Symposium Wednesday at Squiala Hall. Below, April Neave (C) chats with director James Challman at CCS's Sushi Roll-off.
hilliwack is a vibrant community that in recent years has seen an increasing influx of immigrants from all over the world.
The Welcoming Communities Program has made a difference in the lives of many immigrants in Chilliwack since its inception by the Province of BC and the Canadian Government, Welcome BC, and Chilliwack Community Services.
Their Immigrant Symposium on March 12th, saw the Squiala Hall become a hub
of Services, support, and networking for immigrants and community-minded
One of the many highlights of the day, which started with a traditional Stó:lo Welcome, was the video presentation by dB digital TV, “Chilliwack: a Welcoming Community”, filmed and edited by Brunella Battista.
Whether filming while leaning out of a helicopter, or recording sound in her Sardis Studio, Battista would not want to call any other place "home".
Bringing her afterschool programs to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre and taking up the vice-presidency at the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, Brunella has many opportunities to bask in the city’s cultural activities. Her commitment to the Canadian Marine Protection Society, and her new involvement in the Rotary Club, position her as a valued community participant in our beautiful city, while demonstrating how beneficial successful integration can be for both communities and immigrants.
Through the continuation of comprehensive partnerships such as the one
created by the Welcoming Communities Program, hopefully many other talented
immigrants will feel at home here in Chilliwack.
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