Day: March 11, 2016

Yukoners welcome Syrian refugee family of 11

The B.C. Catholic paper published an article by Agnieszka Krawczynski on February 28, 2016 celebrating the arrival of a Syrian family of eleven. They came from the balmy temperature of war-torn Syria to the ice and snow of northern Canada. The Muslim family, with children from 21 to 16 months, were greeted by a welcoming crowd of about 100 people, including local municipal officials. Raquel de Queiroz is head of the interfaith group Yukon Cares who greeted them at the airport. Yukon Cares sponsored the family with the help of the Diocese of Whitehorse and the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Under the sponsorship agreement the Archdiocese of Vancouver holds with the federal government, it can allow the Diocese of Whitehorse to sponsor families, thanks to a memorandum of understanding. The father of the Syrian family said, “The weather here is cold, but the community is very warm.”

Please read the article Yukoners Welcome Syrian Refugee Family of 11

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