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L’histoire d’immigration de William Campbell (immigrant écossais)

Le Musée examine et accepte les dons de souvenirs et d'histoires, personnelles ou familiales, à la collection. En tant qu'institution pédagogique, ces récits nous aident à comprendre comment les individus se souviennent d'expériences vécues, comment ils les interprètent ou, encore, comment ils créent un sens à partir de celles-ci. Les histoires ne sont pas modifiées par le personnel du Musée. Le point de vue exprimé est celui de l'auteur et non celui du Musée.

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Culture : 
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Langue: 
Anglais
Creative Commons: 
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Numéro d'accession : 
S2014.186.1

Texte d'histoire: 

From the age of 10, when started writing to my cousin in Quebec, I wanted to live in Canada. I arrived in Victoria in 1963 and was hired by Woodwards, and stayed with them to 1989. My first Dominion day in Canada was a national holiday and I decide to drive out to see Sidney, a small town 15 miles away. As I drove into town, I was impressed by the crowds of people who were cheering  as I drove down the main street. An RCMP officer waved me down and told me to get out of the way of the parade, which was right behind me !!

I didnt visit Sydney again until 3 years later as I was afraid someone would recognise me !! The song I wrote for Canada sums up all the feelings I have for this country and I thank everyone who has helped me live my dream in the greatest country in the world.