Winnipeg is an interesting place, full of interesting people.
Located beside the longitudinal centre of North America, and founded on the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, Winnipeg has drawn a mix of people for thousands of years, beginning with First Nations groups long before the city’s naming and incorporation in 1873.
This space is dedicated to celebrating the complicated and inspiring lives of some of its more recent arrivals.
Their experiences, contributions and globalized perspectives – along with those of thousands of others from all over the world that have adopted this city as their home – play a part in making Winnipeg the unique and special place it is today.
A silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic has been to illuminate the ways that unsung workers in various sectors make vital contributions to our economy and society. One of those workers who has spent her career serving others in the food retail industry, first in England and now Winnipeg, is Kathryn Lunt. Continue reading Kathy – The Grocery Store Worker
Throughout 2020, the novel coronavirus pandemic has revealed in Canada just how vital newcomer care workers have been in providing services and support to some of Canada’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations. One of those care workers in Winnipeg is Ayobanjo Ayodeji. Continue reading Ayobanjo – The Care Worker
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