Streets of Canada conducts anniversary campaign
Streets of Canada, an organization based in Peterborough, ON, is conducting a campaign timed to coincide with the country's 150th anniversary. The initiative features a collection of short stories and photographs intended to "capture the spirit of business owners, artists and unsung heroes from coast to coast." The materials are being displayed on the Streets of Canada website at <http://www.streetsofcanada.com> as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
"Among the celebrations of Canada's accomplishments and history, we want to honour the present and the people all around us today and reflect the diversity of the people who make up this country," said co-organizer Sana Virji. "No matter what the story, you feel a sense of connection to the person narrating, whether it's the Peterborough Syrian refugee family who opened a restaurant, the Montreal busker who is fighting a city by-law, or the Winnipeg activist who grew up in foster care. These are the people we interact with every day, and their stories are inspirational, honest, and show Canada's diversity and acceptance."