Exploring Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
June 13, 2014
Pier 21: Exploring Canada’s Historic Immigration Gateway
It’s one of Canada’s most historic sites, hallowed ground for every one in five Canadians who trace their roots back to Pier 21, a landmark now home to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Billed as the only national museum in Atlantic Canada, museum Chief Executive Officer Marie Chapman shares her knowledge and enthusiasm for this very special place on The Balancing Act. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the museum-Pier 21 National Historic site is viewed as a popular education-vacation destination, in this bustling and beautiful seaport city.
On this episode, Beth Troutman tells her story; Christina Nicholson embarks on an adventure to Orlando with her family; and former football player Marc Bouniconti shares his journey.
Three decades later, Marc Buoniconti, a quadriplegic, visits The Balancing Act to talk about his life, his mission, and his goal to one day walk again.
The Balancing Act's host Christina Nicholson and her family are embarking on a fun-filled vacation to Orlando, Fla., also known as the "theme park capital of the world."