Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 10:30 AM

Association for New Canadians Photography Exhibit at City Hall

Picture of an English as Second Language student at Quidi Vidi Village

The City of St. John's invites the public to recognize World Refugee Day by viewing a new photography exhibit by the Association for New Canadians (ANC) in Wyatt Hall, City Hall.

The exhibit, titled ‘Brighter Future…Together’ was photographed by Said Awad, a student at the English as a Second Language Training Centre who was a professional photographer in Syria. He took the photos of other English as Second Language students over two days around various St. John’s landmarks.

“The City of St. John’s is committed to developing a welcoming community and fostering an inclusive environment for all,” says Mayor Danny Breen. “This photo exhibit is meaningful to the participants, all of whom have come here seeking peace and a new home. We are very pleased to partner with the Association for New Canadians on this powerful exhibition."

"For more than 40 years, the Association for New Canadians has been welcoming refugees and other newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Megan Morris, Executive Director, Association for New Canadians. “We value our partnership with the City of St. John's and are honoured to join Mayor Breen in proclaiming World Refugee Day."

The exhibit is on display in the Wyatt Hall until July 22, and available for public viewing weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Media Contact:
Jean Graham
Communications, Marketing, and Media Coordinator
Association for New Canadians
jgraham@ancnl.ca