First Christmases

Call for Submissions

Name *
Your story about your first Christmas in Canada

We are so pleased to present A Very LEila Christmas as part of our 2017-18 SEASON!

The play focuses on Leila’s first Christmas in Canada after she immigrates from Tehran, Iran and we think this is a great opportunity for people to share their own stories of their First Christmases in Canada!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Diwali, or something else... we would love to collect real stories about what was it like for you to be away from home during the winter holidays in Canada. What was it like to experience Christmas in a different context? 

Get out your selfie stick and film your story! Email the video to OR, send us you written story using the form on this page.


  1. your name
  2. what you do
  3. where was home before Canada
  4. a story about your First Christmas in Canada

Each story will be posted to this page and shared on social media. Each person who submits their story will receive a complimentary ticket to see A Very Leila Christmas.

A Very Leila Christmas, written & performed by IZAD ETEMADI, runs from Dec 12-16, 2017 at the Registry Theatre in Kitchener.