EVENT: Taaloo Zorouna – Visits with our Syrian Neighbours تعالوا زرونا

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Okanagan Regional Library – Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna

Join the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership, Kelowna Community Resources, Okanagan Regional Library Downtown Kelowna branch and London Drugs Welcoming 150 for a screening of Syrian families in our community. The videos were produced in partnership with the Refugee Response Team – Thompson Okanagan and Kootenays, the ECO Art Incubator and the University of British Columbia Okanagan Creative & Critical Studies Department.

What to expect:
  • Meet and Greet newcomers to the Central Okanagan
  • Opening comments by Mayor Colin Basran
  • Update on the Syrian families in the Central Okanagan by Doreen Rosvold, KCR Refugee Resettlement Coordinator
  • Comments by Dorothee Birker, Project coordinator
  • Comments by John Pereira, Manager West Kelowna London Drugs
  • Q&A or Comments

Master of Ceremony: Rawle James – COLIP Coordinator

Brought to you by: KCR Community Resources, The Central Okanagan Immigration Partnership (COLIP), the Refugee Response Team – Thompson Okanagan and Kootenays, the ECO Art Incubator, the University of British Columbia Okanagan Creative & Critical Studies Department, Okanagan Regional Library Downtown Branch and London Drugs.

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