Let’s welcome the Syrian refugees coming to Calgary with a positive message from all Calgarians at the airport! We ask Calgarians to welcome the refugees with smiles, warm messages (signs) and feel free to bring any small gifts/flowers to welcome them.
We will let you know the exact date and time when we find out. Right now the date and time is to be confirmed (TBC). The location will be the Calgary International Airport.
If cultural organizations would like to coordinate with us, we are welcome to it, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please no political or religious messages. This event is to welcome them to their new home. Feel free to attend and share the event.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/524877284357337/
This past weekend, Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation held a 2-day vigil (Saturday and Sunday) in Calgary to demonstrate solidarity and support for France. We had heard of the attacks in Beirut the day before and also took this opportunity to send our condolences to them as well... and also to all victims of terrorism.
Initially, we had been working with the French Expatriates Association in organizing the event. However, something very Canadian happened just a few hours into organizing the vigil. We had over 20 community, cultural, ethnic and religious organizations contact us saying they want to take part in the vigils and condemn these acts. Overall, we had over 400 people come out during the vigils on the weekend. These were everyday people from all walks of life, who came out in solidarity and also sent a strong message to the perpetrators, that you cannot divide humanity. The event itself became a multicultural healing effort from all.
Click here to view the CBC article
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Click here to view the Global News coverage