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Upcoming Events & Activities
Our Calendar of events is always available at http://www.grandlakeoakfield.ca/events-calendar/
Learn about the area trail initiative here: http://www.sweps.org/sweps-trails.html
Thank you to our local MLA Bill Horne for helping to support our events!
Refugee Sponsorship Update
To Our Friends and Community
In 2015. St. Margaret & St. Thomas Anglican churches in Oakfield and Fall River, along with the Riverlakes Refugee Committee, sponsored Nour and Waseem Baroud and their family to come to Canada! The support in our communities was wonderful and there continues to be a close relationship between the Baroud family and many in our communities.
We have started an initiative to sponsor another Syrian refugee family – Nour’s brother Ahmad and Hala Ibraheem and their two children Hasan, age 11, and Ghaith aged 6. They are currently living in Lebanon, awaiting the refugee process. How wonderful it will be to bring this family together!
So there is a lot to do! Lots of paperwork, meetings and waiting! We learned the last time with the Baroud’s immigration that this is a test of endurance and patience. So we wanted to let you know that there will be a number of fundraising events over the next 12-24 months to support their move and settlement in Canada.
There will be invitations to participate in a number of hopefully, fun, unique and successful fundraising activities in the coming months! Do you have some ideas? Do you want to help us? Let us know!!
Christmas gift idea for the person who has everything!
Are you struggling to figure out what to buy for someone you love because they don’t need much? Many people appreciate a donation to charity or people in need in as a Christmas gift. We would love for you to consider the Ibraheem family as part of your Christmas giving. You will receive a tax receipt for any donations. (checks can be made out to St. Thomas Parish Refugees)
Feel free to reach out to Janet Braunstein Moody (902 860-0665 or firstname.lastname@example.org) , Rebecca Moore (email@example.com) or Linda Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a donation, or discuss how else you may want to support our initiative.
Kids Halloween Party
Over 30 kids joined us for some Halloween fun!
Trail Walk photos and map. Learn more about the walk and future plans for trails in the area by clicking here: http://www.grandlakeoakfield.ca/past-events/
Or go to our Past Events page on this website.