the Al Sheblaqe Family!
We are delighted to welcome our first sponsored refugee family to Summerland!
The Al Shebleque family arrived on 14 FEB 2016 (Valentine's Day!) and are busy settling in and building a new life here in our magnificent community.
Syrian Crisis - Summerland Can Help
Millions of Syrians have been forced from their homes in the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation. In response, the federal government has pledged to resettle 25,000 or more Syrian refugees to Canada.
Support at the local level is needed to settle and successfully integrate all the refugees. The Summerland Refugee Sponsorship Group was formed to coordinate a community response to the crisis and to support refugee families who may choose Summerland as their new home.
Everyone in Summerland is invited to get involved, either by volunteering your time or by making a financial donation. Any small way you can help will make a big difference.