Romanians moved to Canada in several periods. The first period was at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Romanians discovered Canada after the Honorable Clifford Sifton, Minister of Home Affairs representing a Liberal government, that had promised to populate the West and visited Bukovina.
The first two Romanian families that immigrated to Canada from Bukovina village of Boian stopped in Alberta in 1898. One hundred other families took their example and followed them. They gave the settlement the name of their home village.
Interviews, photographs, testimonies and other historical facts build the journalistic angle of these people`s journey and present their history as the first Romanian immigrants living in Alberta.
The documentary presents not only historical, cultural and social information but also a new perspective on the journey of integration in the midst of the wide-ranging diversity that makes up Canada’s modern society. We discover the rich inheritance of traditions and culture,-specific habits that have been kept and treasured for generations.
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