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Submit Your Story

This year Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday and we will be joining in with the celebrations. During our Nusardil Festival, taking place on July 23rd, one of our main attractions will be the Gates of Ishtar. Stories of survival, perseverance, hope and happiness all coming from the Assyrian community of over 10 000 Hamilton individuals, will be featured as “bricks” in our replica of the Ishtar gate. We will also include the stories of the recent Assyrian newcomers who have escaped persecution and terror in our homeland.


We would like to thank the City of Hamilton for supporting us with the building of the structure. If you would like to be included, send us your story below. Please include your family name, the date of which you arrived to Canada, a brief description of your refugee/immigration story to Canada, and lastly, some things you love about Canada.

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