ADVISORY - Holiday hope for new Canadian refugees

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - What is it like to be a new Canadian experiencing the holiday season here for the first time? As we transition through the holiday season to the new year, what are refugees hopeful about? Find out at a special holiday party being held by the World Vision Gift Catalogue at Christie Refugee Welcome Centre.

WHAT:             

A Christmas event for new Canadian children and students at nearby schools. It will include families at Christie Refugee Centre, students from local schools, an assortment of animals in a petting zoo, Santa, holiday treats and a musician singing some holiday favourites.



WHEN:           

Tuesday, December 8; 10a.m. – 11a.m.



WHERE:

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre


43 Christie St, Toronto 


In the parking lot behind the centre (look for the balloons)                        



VISUALS:       

Children interacting with animals, drinking hot chocolate and eating Christmas cookies




Children meeting Santa Claus




Musical guest singing holiday songs




New Canadian families experiencing the Canadian holiday season for the first time



INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE:




World Vision spokesperson, Robert Neufeld,  to speak about how Canadian generosity is benefiting refugee children in Canada and around the world.  Robert recently returned from Serbia, where he saw World Vision's work with Syrian asylum seekers and refugees.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: Genevieve Barber, 905-565-6200 ext. 2176, 416-671-0086 Genevieve_Barber@worldvision.ca

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