Yesterday we went to the Community Cup in Ottawa. It is a community soccer tournament designed to bring together new immigrants to Ottawa and people who have been living here more than three years through sport. There was music and dancing, kids’ entertainers and booths from community organizations with information about resources for new immigrants. The main focus though was on the tournament. We had a great time, partly enjoying the entertainment and partly because it was at one of our favourite parks in the city (Brewer Park). The girls weren’t as interested in watching the soccer matches because they were thinking about the bouncy castle, the water park, the monkey bars, etc.
Given this food kick I am on, it did make me think about the connections between food and identity. [Read more…]