In June, the St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership launched the third year of “We Are Neighbours”. Featuring stories from local immigrants, born Canadians, and lifelong Leeds & Grenville residents, the campaign is a community building initiative that enables people to share their experiences of moving to and/or living in Leeds and Grenville. The theme for 2019 is food, and to date participants and recipes from seven different countries have been featured.
Immigration Partnership staff strongly recommends that people visit the campaign website (www.weareneighbours.wixsite.com/weareneighbours) to ‘meet’ some new neighbours, and get some new recipes for their recipe box! Mandu (Korean dumplings), Thai Noodle Soup, and Osterbrot (Easter Bread) are a few of the treats featured so far.
“We Are Neighbours” runs until mid-December, and the Immigration Partnership welcomes anyone living in Leeds and Grenville to participate! Taking part is simple, and involves sharing a recipe, short-story behind the recipe, and a photo. Using a combination of social media posts, online stories, and videos, the Immigration Partnership and campaign participants will continue to inspire dialogue and connection among Leeds Grenville residents.
Shannon, from Merrickville has shared her recipe for M&M Cookie Bites, a tasty and decorative snack that takes just over a minute to make. If you are interested in sharing your story, or becoming a community partner of the campaign, please contact Lauren Smith, Project Coordinator, St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 613.498.2111 ext. 261. You can also find us on social media @LGImmigration.
The St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.