It’s been over five months that two Syrian Refugee families have called the Bulkley Valley home after fleeing the danger of their homeland.
The Bulkley Valley Refugee Sponsorship Group has been successful in their fundraising efforts to support the families.
Pauline Mahoney with the groups says a barbecue on Sunday both welcomes the newcomers as well as thanks the community support.
“We always intended right from the beginning to have a public welcoming,” says Mahoney. “So we felt having a public event where the community can come and meet the new-comers and just be part of a celebration will be real nice to recognize that community contribution.”
The BBQ at Tyhee Lake Provincial Park will have a welcoming from an elder of the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’en.
currently there’s 16 Syrian refugees living in the Bulkley Valley, 10 of which have been sponsored by the Bulkley Valley Refugee Sponsorship group.