An interview for PASSAGES TO CANADA

by wijeratneworks

It was a great privilege, earlier this year, to be invited to interview for PASSAGES TO CANADA, an initiative of the Historica-Dominion Institute – the largest independent organization dedicated to history and citizenship in Canada. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage, and stories of Canada. The background music of the video, by the way, is my own ‘Return Ticket Overture’:


At the time of writing, I am not a Canadian citizen. But Nova Scotia – and Canada by extension – is where I presently, and very gratefully, consider to be ‘home’. I find that travelling, as much as I do, only sharpens my perspective.

People continue to ask each other the question: “Where is home?” No doubt, the various possible answers are so highly personal and ambiguous that they can only attempt to approach anything resembling a singular definition. Maybe you have a unique one? Care to share it below? Of late, I keep coming back to the words of a dear friend and esteemed, well-travelled, musical colleague: “Home….is the place to which you feel you want to contribute most”. Touché.