The Caribbean. Images of white sandy beaches, blue skies, palm trees, warm temperatures year-round, places of leisure and fun, and pulsating rhythms of reggae and soca music, radiate throughout each island in the Caribbean Sea. Contrast this with Canada, more specifically Ottawa, one of the coldest cities in the world. Why would anyone wish to uproot themselves to resettle there? Many native Caribbean people accepted this challenge and in this collection tell their stories of life in Canada.