Refugee meet planned

Armstrong Spallumcheen Refugee Project (ASREP) will hold its second community meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12

Armstrong Spallumcheen Refugee Project (ASREP) will hold its second community meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, in Armstrong at the Pleasant Valley Secondary School auditorium.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Jake Spoor of East Hill Community Church in Vernon.

“East Hill’s refugee  sponsorship began with the Vietnamese boat people in the 1980s when they welcomed four families to Vernon,” said Ron Brinnen, co-founder of ASREP.

“In 2012 the church decided to again sponsor refugees from elsewhere in the world where many people are doomed to spend the rest of their lives in refugee camps.”

In 2013, East Hill welcomed a couple from Myanmar.

Spoor will outline the process taken to bring these people to Canada, their success here and how they have enriched the greater community. A question-and-answer session will follow Jake’s presentation.

ASREP is hoping to bring a Syrian family of six to the community.

Other issues that will be dealt with at the meeting include ASREP recognizing Janet Gillis’ PVSS leadership class and Adrenalin Dance Team who took the initiative to organize a bake sale during election day. They raised more than $1,000.

“The ASREP fundraising campaign now begins in earnest,” said Brinnen. “The various ways of donating will be outlined.”

A fundraising garage sale, being organized by Rose Kalin, will be held at St. Joseph’s on Friday, Nov. 13, Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15. Donations may be dropped off during the sale or on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday preceding the sale.

 

Just Posted

Coquihalla, Okanagan Connector drivers cautioned due to freezing rain

Special weather statement in effect for highways between Hope, Merritt, Kamloops and Kelowna

Walter Swanson first enlisted at the start of the Second World War; he was only 12

Walter Swanson was only 12 years old when the Second World War… Continue reading

Crowd welcomes Vernon ultra athlete home

Shanda Hill, first Canadian to complete the gruelling Double Deca ultra race, honoured at Vernon gym

Vernon Table Tennis Club hosting singles tourney

Event is slated for Sunday, Dec. 1, open to all age and ability levels

Vernon rhythmic gymnasts dazzle overseas

Three members of Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club take part at international event in Georgia

VIDEO: Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

It was the second protester shot since the demonstrations began in early June

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

Summerland council considers change to meeting schedule

Proposal calls for afternoon session and 6 p.m. evening session for regular meetings

Last remaining Centurion tank from the Korean War makes its journey ‘home’ to B.C.

Tank arrives in B.C. the day before Remembrance Day after a more than 4,500-kilometre transfer

‘Your vehicle burns a lot of fuel:’ Victoria drivers wake up to angry notes

‘This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel,’ notes read

Canadians mark Remembrance Day this morning

This year exactly 101 years to the day after the end of the First World War

Most Read