100 Year Journey Project

The history of the South Asian community in Canada was missing from our education system. So, we set out to correct that. Today, the 100 Year Journey Book is inspiring communities across the country, and fostering a sense of identity and belonging as a resource in key school districts.

The Book

Our vision was for this publication to become a timeless resource that would serve to preserve our heritage and provide an expanded narrative of our history, a narrative that we don’t find in our history textbooks in Canada. Sadly, most times we lose our treasures not by fire, flood or willful destruction, but simply by neglect – and that we simply could not allow.

With the release of this 1st Edition, we embark on our own journey to capture the timeless stories of one hundred of our pioneers.

But, this is just the beginning...

100 Year Journey Digital Archive

Our collection of stories represent a timeless resource to preserve our heritage and provide an expanded narrative of our history, a narrative that we don’t find in our history textbooks in Canada. Sadly, most times we lose our treasures not by fire, flood or willful destruction, but simply by neglect — and this we simply could not allow.

As you know, we set out to begin collecting and narrating the stories of our people — our ancestors, family members, friends and colleagues — all those who inspired us to be bold and to achieve. The first iteration of this story collection was our lauded and nationally recognized book with the inspired “100 Year Journey” title.

However, the next iteration of our storytelling will be in the digital realm. Since the publishing of the book, and the continued printing and distribution of thousands of copies, our story collection has not ceased. So, a digital archive will become the living source of storytelling for the 100 Year Journey Project.

On our new website, you will find a “Stories” section where you can easily search for the same stories that are found in the book, as well as many more. In the first phase of this launch we are providing search capabilities. In the next phase we will be creating a powerful new method for the community to provide reactions, commentary and additional historical context — bet it photographs or their own stories — to further enrich this library. So much of our written history has been the domain of colonial institutions telling a singular narrative. Now, we will have the opportunity to explore the richness of many perspectives on so many of our community’s stories.

We invite you to visit us again — and for the very first time! — on our website…

www.100YearJourney.com

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"Kudos to this publication… this will be valuable to pass down to our children and grandchildren."

- Tar & Rita Mattu, Vancouver, BC

"…the 100 Year Journey is awesome. Well done! We read it from front to back… courageous stories of our Pioneers."

- Buncy Pagely, Victoria, BC