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AGM Recipe   Placemat Project
Release Date
Carly McCloskey
Plot Summary
As   part of the Art Gallery of Missisauga's community engagement programming, a   series of four workshops were held in October and November 2016, with   Community Partner Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS) and Lead Artist   Marianne Alas. Over 85 newcomer students in the CCS Language Instruction for   Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program in Mississauga participated! The hands-on   workshops revolve around themes of legacy, history, ancestry and memory   associated with food; meals shared with family and cherished recipes passed down from one generation to the next. This project highlights the ritual of   cooking dishes and the tastes and smells that bring back many memories and   associations. Collecting favourite recipes from new community members is a   great way to explore memories and storytelling through food that brings   people together and connects a community. The recipes which have lovingly   evolved into artworks by the project participants will be on display at the   Glass Pavilion in Mississauga Celebration Square on December 16, 2016 and   many newcomer families will be in attendance.
Key words
Community   engagement, language instruction, collecting recipes
Running Time
2,01 minutes
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Other interesting information
This   initiative brings together migrants to create a placemat with recipes from   their home country; it allies community engagement, language learning and   creativity. The subject (food for home) is a perfect opportunity for language   learning and vocabulary. Everyone feels strongly about food at ‘home’.
Interest for the project
Contributor´s name + email
Stéphanie Barillé - stephanie@unak.is
Co-funded by The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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