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Syrian Refugees Welcomed to Resource Fair on Saturday

May 27, 2016 9:16 AM | News

Syrian Refugees

John McCallum, left, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, greets Khloud, centre, along with her family at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Monday, February 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WINNIPEG — Syrian refugees will be welcomed to a community family resource fair on Saturday.

About 1,000 refugees settled in Manitoba earlier this year, with over 800 located in Winnipeg.

Immigration Partnership Winnipeg, along with the Citizen Equity Committee of the City of Winnipeg is hosting the event from 1-5 p.m. at the North Centennial Community Centre (90 Sinclair Avenue).

The afternoon is a way to help new families learn about the many services and supports available to them in Winnipeg and demonstrate the warm and welcoming community.

Activities include roughly 30 information booths, with speakers, jigging, hoop dancing and traditional Arabic dance performances between 1:30 and 2 p.m. There will be traditional Syrian food served at 2 p.m.

The event is supported by all three levels of government.

— Staff


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