A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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When the Bessai family of Edmonton, Alberta sponsored the family of Boat People, the two families found it impossible to communicate or relate to one another's culture.

False. The families of the Lais and the Bessais initially had difficulty communicating with each other, but they soon found ways of learning about each other and sharing their distinctive cultures. Filmmaker Carl Bessai and his brother taught the Bessai boys how to play the quintessential Canadian game of hockey and that helped them learn English. Mrs. Bessai and Mrs. Lai had to share a kitchen, and Mrs. Lai took to regularly preparing large feasts of Vietnamese cuisine in thanks for the generosity of their adopted family.