Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Multiculturalism Profiles: Vietnam - Paul Nguyen

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Multiculturalism Profiles: Vietnam - Paul Nguyen

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Multiculturalism profiles: Vietnam - Paul Nguyen

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OTTAWA - Paul Nguyen, 37, was born not long after his parents arrived in Canada from Vietnam, as part of the wave of so-called "boat people" who came as refugees after escaping war.

He knew little about that part of their history though, as his parents did not talk about it and he says he never thought to ask them.

"I was born here, grew up here, you're just kind of used to it," says Nguyen, a filmmaker in Toronto who runs a website for his community of Jane and Finch.

"You go tobogganing in the winter, you play street hockey, it's kind of a Canadian thing. I never thought to think about my past until I was much older."

A few years ago, he reached out to Robert Sargent, an older white man the family called Uncle Bob, who had played a big role in their immigration story. …

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