Census Canada released showed there are more mixed-race couples in Canada than ever. In fact, the number is up 33% since 2001.
As someone who is in a mixed marriage, I think it’s a great thing. My wife is Chinese. I am a white Newfie. It’s the best of both worlds. I learn about her culture, and she learns about mine. For the past few years, I have celebrated Chinese New Year, which I think is one of the top two holidays of the year (along with Christmas).
Our wedding was a mix of both cultures as well. We had a Chinese tea ceremony, sticky buns for appetizers and wore traditional Chinese outfits. We also got married in a church, had the ceremony in a ballroom and had the traditional wedding gown and tuxes.
Interestingly, the Census report says Chinese are among the least likely to be involved in a mixed marriage. I’m just glad my wife doesn’t belong to that group.