Recent Blog Posts

Memories of Gusle and Ganga in Cape Breton's Croatian Community

by jelka · · 0 Comments

Many of the second and third generation Cape Breton Croatians remembered their parents' and grandparents' LP records. Some of the recording that were frequently being mentioned, included two traditional music idioms, gusle and ganga, both characteristic for Herzegovina and the Dinaric part of South-eastern Europe.

Jewish Life and Belonging on Cape Breton Island

by daria · · 0 Comments

As a child of Jewish parents, with roots in the community, I knew that the Jewish population on Cape Breton Island was dwindling. However, I had not realised the full extent of the exodus of families to larger cities in Canada, mostly here in Toronto. What was once an island with four synagogues - in Sydney, Whitney Pier, Glace Bay and New Waterford - now has only one in use.

Unveiling of St. Mary's Polish Church Design Plans

by daria · · 0 Comments

    November 29, 2014 was an overwhelmingly tragic day for members of the Cape Breton Polish community. Their beloved church, standing for over 100 years, was devastated by fire.

A Short History of the Tamburica, a Croatian Traditional Instrument

by jelka · · 1 Comment

Tamburica or tambura is a traditional plucked string instrument that came to South-eastern Europe from Asia around 15th century through the Turkish conquests.

Welcome to Diversity Cape Breton!

by eva · · 0 Comments

We have been busy with community consultations to help us develop this site and our materials. Recently we introduced our curriculum resources development team – Eric Favaro and Daria Storoshchuk – in Sydney’s Ukrainian community at an event at the Ukrainian Hall.