February 27, 2012
The following story was written by Hayam Abdel Moniem, from Kingston, Ontario. Hayam is enrolled in LINC classes – Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada with Kingston Literacy & Skills (KL & S).
June 15th, was First Capital Day in Kingston, so LINC preferred to spend and to share that day at Confederation Park where Kingston celebrates that occasion every year.
There I saw different exhibitions from the past. I was fortunate to see what the people were wearing at that time. My daughter tried on a dress and the lady who dressed my daughter explained to me when and where the girls used to wear that dress. My daughter was lucky because the journalist took a picture of her and it would be in the newspaper.
Also I had the opportunity to see some women sewing with an old style machine. On the other side there was a singer singing and dancing with his traditional clothing. He was amazing and all the people were singing with him. Then we headed to take the wagon ride to have a short tour. During that tour our teachers explained and gave us some information about what we could see. When we finished our tour I went home. Finally, I want to say thanks so much to our teachers about their efforts to help us realize and get a lot of information about all the events that happen out of the class through the trips.