Over the summer I was fortunate to participate in the creation of a new public television show in the St. Thomas area called We Are St. Thomas - Elgin. The show focuses on how we can all best help integrate immigrants into our communities while celebrating the diversity. Each episode is broken into three parts, the first and second showcasing a service in the community that is available to newcomers and a local business run by a newcomer. The two segments are hosted by Paul Jenkins. The third part of the show is culinary focused (hosted by myself) where a local immigrant prepares a dish from his or her native country.
The new television show on the local Rogers network was launched and celebrated at GCW Kitchens and Cabinetry on November 17, 2015. This show is a partnership between Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board, Rogers, and St. Thomas Elgin Local Immigration Partnership, funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The 3rd episode is airing currently on Rogers TV in St. Thomas. Plans are in the works to air the show in the Eastern part of the county through a partnership with Eastlink. A total of 6 episodes was filmed in 2015 with a second season planned for 2016.
Eating. Drinking. Sharing.