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LINC @ REEL Canada’s Welcome to Canada Film Festival

LINC at REEL Canada 2017On November 22, 2017 hundreds of Canadian newcomers from our  LINC Program visited the TIFF Bell Lightbox to participate in REEL Canada’s “Welcome to Canada” programme.

Learners were invited to watch one of three Canadian inspired films – Maudie, Remember, and One Week.  While each film captured different aspects of Canada, each was a portrait that gave learners an insight into the kinds of stories Canadians tell. This yearly event is always a huge success.

After the films, LINC Learners participated in a Q & A with Atom Egoyan (director of Remember), Michael McGowan (director of One Week), and Mary Young Leckie (producer of Maudie). They were also treated to a special guest speaker, Ontario’s Education Minister Mitzie Hunter.

The Education Minister’s overall message to LINC learners was simple, encouraging, and welcoming, “Welcome to Canada.  You belong here”.

Here is a short video highlighting the event including a few LINC Learners sharing their experience.

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