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Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

Ruth M. Goldbloom, O.C., O.N.S. (1923- 2012)

 
 
Ruth M. Goldbloom, O.C., O.N.S. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2022
1. Ruth M. Goldbloom, O.C., O.N.S. Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Cape Breton to Jewish immigrant parents who had fled Czarist Russia, Ruth Goldbloom was a legendary community volunteer, leader, and fundraiser. When she learned that Pier 21, then a shed on Halifax’s waterfront, had been the landing for almost 1,000,000 immigrants to Canada between 1928-1971, she saw a unique opportunity. Committed to celebrating the journeys and contributions of immigrants past, present and future to the multicultural fabric of Canada, she embarked on a campaign to restore and commemorate this site. As Chair of the Pier 21 Society, she mustered her characteristic passion and enthusiasm to sprearhead a Canada-wide campaign, ultimately raising millions of dollars to restore and transform the site into Canada’s National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Ten years later, it became Canada’s sixth national museum.

Née au Cap-Breton de parents immigrants juifs qui avaient fui la Russie tsariste, Ruth Goldbloom était une bénévole, une dirigeante et une collectrice de fonds légendaire de la communauté. Lorsqu'elle a appris que le Quai 21, alors un hangar sur le front de mer d'Halifax, avait
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été le lieu de débarquement de près d'un million d'immigrants au Canada entre 1928 et 1971, elle y a vu une occasion unique. Déterminée à célébrer les parcours et les contributions au tissu multiculturel du Canada des immigrants d'hier, d'aujourd'hui et de demain, elle s'est lancée dans une campagne de restauration et de commémoration de ce site. En tant que présidente de la Société du Quai 21, elle a engagé la passion et l'enthousiasme qui la caractérisent pour mener une campagne pancanadienne qui a permis de recueillir des millions de dollars pour restaurer et transformer le site pour en faire le Musée canadien de l'immigration du Quai 21. Dix ans plus tard, le Canada en faisait son sixième musée national.
 
Erected 2021 by Atlantic Jewish Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkImmigrationWomen.
 
Location. 44° 38.287′ N, 63° 33.916′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker is at the intersection of Road Ta 20 and Road Ta 20, on the right when traveling north on Road Ta 20. Marker is to the right of the front door of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax NS B3H 4P7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Ruth M. Goldbloom, O.C., O.N.S. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2022
2. Ruth M. Goldbloom, O.C., O.N.S. Marker
of this marker. Passage to a New Beginning • Passage à un nouveau monde (a few steps from this marker); Pier 21 / Le Quai 21 (within shouting distance of this marker); Building a Nation / L'édification d'une nation (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Dutch Canadians of Nova Scotia (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (within shouting distance of this marker); Polish Immigration Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); British Home Children / Petits Immigres Britanniques (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
 
Ruth M. Goldbloom, O.C., O.N.S. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 23, 2022
3. Ruth M. Goldbloom, O.C., O.N.S. Marker
the statue, visitors can sit next to Ruth
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 10, 2023