Oral Histories: Arriving in Canada

Brenda & Colin Baskind

FROM: Port Elizabeth, South Africa & Johannesburg, South Africa

Brenda met Colin on a blind date while attending teacher’s college in Johannesburg. The two dated for one year before getting married at the Pine Street Shul in 1967. Together, they raised three children—Stacey, Alana, and Cliff—and helped bring up the nephew of their maid, whom they regarded as family.

"We’re going to fix it up. It’s going to be okay."