Oral Histories: Arriving in Canada

Shane Teper

FROM: Pretoria, South Africa
ARRIVED: 1976

Shane Teper immigrated with his family to Canada from South Africa when he was 11 years old. The eldest of four siblings, he grew up in Waterkloof, a suburb of Pretoria where drop-ins were common and a strong feeling of community prevailed among neighbours and within the local Jewish community.

"The kids were a bit wild."