Everything’s in place for arrival of refugee family in Chemainus

Sponsorship team’s planning finalized, including a four-bedroom home

It seems that our community may soon be welcoming the young Syrian family for which we have been waiting and planning and waiting.

We have received notice that the four children and their parents have had their interviews and medical checks and that all is well.

Their suggested date of arrival is set for sometime before March but, of course, where red tape is involved, they should be here in anywhere from three weeks to three months. Within one or two weeks before their due date we will receive a final, official notice with a firm date and a place and time of arrival. A number of our Refugee Sponsorship Steering Community will be on-hand to welcome the Kadour family, as will translators and a member of their family.

We have drivers arranged, a doctor, dentist and optician in place and we will be communicating with both the secondary and elementary schools, prior to the family’s arrival. And perhaps, most amazing of all, we have found a beautiful four-bedroom house, within our budget and close to all of the amenities: schools, shops and the arranged medical personnel.

Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to make this happen.

Robyn Gerland

For the Chemainus Community Refugee Sponsorship Team