Canada Day 2018 was a marked commemoration of the efforts of Or Shalomniks and community members to expand the tent. We sang Hinei Mah Tov and O Canada and we came together as members of the same global community to celebrate the anniversary of the first Canadian year of the four families who were privately sponsored to start their new lives in Canada.
We heard from members of the resettlement teams and members of the families as they expressed their mutual appreciation and memories from the last year.
The formal commitment Or Shalom Syrian Resettlement Initiative (OSSRI) has made to support the families has come to an end, but the informal support remains, as neighbours, and the friendships are sure to be long-lasting. As announced at the celebration, OSSRI intends to work toward sponsoring more refugees.
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