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A Beautiful Thank-you

Dear Brothers and Sisters,My name is Hussam Tahina. My family and I would like to thank everyone from the Wolfville delegation that came from Wolfville to the Halifax Airport to welcome us, a struggling family, who faced displacement due to treachery, oppression and dictatorship in their homeland.We would also like to thank the representatives of [...]

Greetings friends...Well...we have heard...just an hour ago...that the Tahina family will arrive from Jordan to Toronto on Tuesday.  They will stay overnight, and it is expected that they will arrive here on Wednesday Feb. 3rd.  We do not yet have their specific travel plans. Our coordinating committee is meeting tonight at 7.  We will work on [...]

Pending final medicals, we will be welcoming a family from Syria: 2 parents, 3 sons 18, 17, 9, and a daughter 12.  It has been encouraging how many people want to help.  Now, shortlists of items needed for kitchen and bathroom (ranging in cost from $50-$150) have been prepared. If you, or your group, wish to [...]

Furniture committee tour

The furniture committee toured the Blomidon Terrace apartment last night to gain a better understanding of what furniture is required. We are excited to start moving items in once our family has been approved. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on specific items that we need. Thanks for all of the household [...]

January Update

January 10, 2016 Update: Refugee Support Network, Wolfville AreaThe lists of refugees are available again, and there will be new lists every Monday.  The turn-around time can be as short as 3-6 weeks.  The refugees have been cleared, and only await their medical. We are hopeful that we will soon know about the families that [...]

(formerly known as Men Will Be Boys).In support of refugee families coming to our community. Louis Millet Centre, Feb 27th, 8-midnight.Organized by the Rotary Club of Wolfville and the Friends of the Refugee Support Network - Wolfville Area.Proceeds to support our local refugee families and their educational needs.Tickets $25 or Tables of 10 available.Buy tickets [...]

Update on timing

This is a message we received from our Sponsorship Agreement Holder:"First let me say thank you for your patience and understanding.  We have received a bit of communication about Blended Visa Office-Referred refugee families .  We believe that there will be no new lists available in December for those of you looking to select a [...]

 At the meeting on Dec 7th the group approved supporting a second refugee family. This was enabled by a generous offer from the Tartan Foundation to match our fundraising dollar for dollar up to $20,000.The group also approved our new name: Refugee Support Network - Wolfville Area.

Wolfville Area Interchurch Council at its regular meeting on November 18th constituted the Refugee Sponsorship Steering Committee. Thirty people have come forward to help make this project a reality, and we already have a Finance Committee, a Fundraising Committee, a PR Committee, and a Logistics Committee. There is great interest from the wider community and [...]