Our communities in the lower mainland are home to the third largest population of newcomers (immigrants and refugees). Often, people new to Canada encounter fear and anxiety over beginning a new life. WE would like to change that fear into determination and hope through friendship; thus, enabling them with confidence to engage and support their community with their skills and talents. The Host Volunteer program assist newcomers in overcoming language and social barriers by providing emotional and social support through rewarding friendships.
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society would like to invite all those who are interested to learn more about this program by attending our program orientation at the following dates and locations.
When: Wednesday November 12th and 26th Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey Campus) room D422 Time: 1:00 to 4 pm ( a ½ hour presentation will be given at 1, 2, and 3pm)
When: Wednesday November 19th and December 3rd Where: Simon Fraser University (Surrey Campus) room SUR 3200 ( Nov. 19th) SUR 5320 (Dec. 3) Time: 1:00 to 4 pm ( a ½ hour presentation will be given at 1, 2, and 3 pm).
Annette Fraser or Haleh Noei
Host Program Coordinators
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
604-597-0205 ext. 1204/1235
I realised today that I am encouraging people to check out this site, but that I haven't actually commited to posting anything on it. So - today's the day. I think I'll start off my activities by inviting all my friends to join this site.
Nice work Rob! Your posting reminded me of the coolest gift a brother-in-law just got for his parents.
His parents had their old bikes in storage for eons. Never even thought about using them. Being the crafty chap that my brother-in-law is, he stole his parents bikes from them at Christmas time, brought them to his house, and totally fixed up their old bikes. New chains, repainted, greased, cleaned, he even researched where you can by old bike stickers (like Free Style, Raleigh, etc.). He gave his folks back their bikes on their anniversary and they hadn't even noticed they were missing. Now his parents are biking regularly and love it!