"Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants" Book Launch in Ottawa

  • Elinor Barr

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 The Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset Street W Ottawa (between Cartier and Elgin)

The Canadian Nordic Society and the Embassy of Sweden present

Elinor Barr - Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.


Since 1776, more than 100,000 Swedish-speaking immigrants have arrived in Canada from Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Ukraine, and the United States. Elinor Barr’s Swedes in Canada is the definitive history of that immigrant experience. Swedish individuals and companies have been active in almost every aspect of Canadian life, are responsible for the CN Tower, ships on the Great Lakes, and log buildings in Riding Mountain National Park. Using extensive archival and demographic research, Elinor Barr explores both the impressive Swedish legacy in Canada and the reasons for their invisibility as an immigrant community.

Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants is published by the University of Toronto Press. Copies will be available for sale at the event.

Everyone Welcome * Admission free * Swedish hors d’oeuvres will be served

Information: Lennard Sillanpää (613) 837-1641