Maria Aragon, a Filipino-Canadian from Winnpeg became international star

Maria Aragon, a Filipino-Canadian from Winnpeg became international star

When Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the July 1 Canada Day celebration, Maria Aragon, a Filipino-Canadian sang Canada’s national anthem “O Canada”, in both English and French. Meeting celebrities and royalties is not something new to Maria Aragon.  She had already sang with Lady…

Naheed Nenshi – first Muslim mayor of a Canadian major city

Naheed Nenshi – first Muslim mayor of a Canadian major city

On October 18, 2010 at the Calgary municipal election, a son of immigrant parents won over 39% of the votes to become the first Muslim mayor of a major Canadian city. The victory was compared to US President Obama’s election victory, as the new mayor…

Emma Donoghue – Irish Canadian immigrant author

Emma Donoghue – Irish Canadian immigrant author

Welcome to the strange little world of ROOM, the seventh book of Irish Canadian author, Emma Donoghue. The book “Room” revolves around the story of Jack and Ma, who live in a locked room that measures eleven foot by eleven. When Jack turns five, he…

Afghan-Canadian immigrant is Oprah of Afghanistan

Afghan-Canadian immigrant is Oprah of Afghanistan

Vancouver-raised Mozhdah Jamalzadah immigrated to Canada at the young age of five with her parents and two younger brothers from war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. Eventually, they settled in Vancouver, BC, where Mozhdah Jamalzadah attended high school at John Oliver Secondary, then went on to study broadcast…

Famous Canadian-Iranian Immigrant Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Famous Canadian-Iranian Immigrant Nazanin Afshin-Jam

A “difficult-to-pronounce” or an “foreign-sounding name” did not stop Nazanin Afshin-Jam becoming famous in her adopted country of Canada. Canadian-Iranian Immigrant Nazanin Afshin-Jam immigrated to Canada with her family at a young age of 2. Blessed with beauty and brains, she leveraged them with guts,…

Filipino Canadian Literary Star – Miguel Syjuco

Filipino Canadian Literary Star – Miguel Syjuco

From the country that produced Imelda Marcos, lover of shoes; Andrew Cunanan, serial murderer who killed Versace; Lea Salonga, lead singer of Broadway play Saigon, and Manny Pacquiao, world lightweight boxing champion…. now comes Miguel Syjuco, the new Filipino-Canadian literary star – the voice of…

Croatian Canadian Entrepreneur

Croatian Canadian Entrepreneur

He is famous as a successful Canadian entrepreneur, but today Robert Herjavec is more famous internationally, as one of the dragons in the Canadian Dragon Den, or one of the sharks in the USA TV show Shark Tank. Robert Herjavec is a Croatian-Canadian entrepreneur and…

Jane Mclean – Who?

Jane Mclean – Who?

Jane McLean is making a mark in the entertainment industry, and Filipino Canadian immigrants are proud to call her one of their own.  Philippine women  are well known for their exotic beauty and Jane McLean is another example.   Indeed!  beneath that pretty face there…