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CBC: Winnipeg’s newest Syrian refugees hope for ‘a great life here in Canada’

October 19, 2016 — 

As CBC Manitoba reports:

Winnipeg’s newest family from Syria expressed great relief at the airport Tuesday to see smiling, welcoming Canadian faces after spending several months in a refugee camp in Turkey.

Hasan Hamidi held his youngest son’s hand as he descended the stairs to the arrivals area at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, his wife and three other sons close behind.

When he reached the bottom of the stairs, he embraced the man holding a sign with the family’s name written in both Arabic and English. It was Naser Ibrahim, the family’s translator, who belongs to the University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, the group of faculty and students that privately sponsored the family to Canada…

The family thanked the University of Manitoba group for bringing them to Canada, as well as everyone who gathered to greet them. Hasan Hamidi, who is a pastry chef and baker, is eager to start working in Canada once they get settled.



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