Community News & Events

A Banquet of Stories

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Saturday September 26th at the Sunset Community Centre (6810 Main Street)

Doors open at 2:30pm

Free admission, parking, and refreshments

Pre-register on Eventbrite

A Banquet of Stories: Sharing Migration Tales Through Food

The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society is a non-profit society with the goal of building a wider and improved understanding of Canada’s history and growth through intercultural explorations of historic and current trans-Pacific immigration. Our mission is to establish a Museum of Migration at a site of historical significance for Canadians whose families first arrived in Canada through its western portals as well as for migrants who crossed from the east, and to create a supporting national research network for an interdisciplinary and more inclusive interpretation of Canada’s history.

Since our inaugural Symposium in 2013, we have launched our new website and proceeded to explore and form partnerships to the museum. We will conclude this season of community outreach programming with a FREE participatory event — A Banquet of Stories: Sharing Migration Tales Through Food — on Saturday afternoon, September 26 at the Sunset Community Centre. We will bring our diverse networks together to build the foundation of a future museum by sharing family migration stories inspired by food, and reflecting on our connections with First Nations people and with other immigrant groups. Our goal is to collect and record family stories to begin the museum’s process of recovering ignored, suppressed, or forgotten histories. For details and registration, please see program below.


Free admission. Limited seats. Pre-registration required on Eventbrite.

2:30-3:00pm        Doors Open

3:00pm                Official Welcome

3:15 -4:00pm       Round 1 (Choose a table for storytelling and community sharing)

4:00-4:45pm        Round 2 (At the sound of the gong, choose another table as above)

4:45-5:15pm        Community Networking and Break

5:15-6:00pm        Round 3 (Choose another table as above)

6:00-6:45pm        Round 4 (Choose another table as above)

6:45-7:00pm        Thank You and Closing

Roaming video cameras will record story presentations; free refreshments will be provided. Selected stories will be chosen to be preserved in the future museum of migration.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free parking is available at the Sunset Community Centre. Enter from 52nd Avenue.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Please bring a family recipe, dish, photograph, or heirloom relating to the theme of food and migration, AND a story inspired by this item. There will be NO cooking demonstrations at this event.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Inquiries can be directed to Eleanor Munk at

Special thanks to our title sponsor UBC Library