World Refugee Day – Winnipeg

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Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010
Time: 12:00 Noon – 10:00 pm
Location: Central Park, Winnipeg (Bounded by Qu’Appelle Avenue, Edmonton St., Cumberland Avenue and Carlton St.)

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world-refugee-dayOn World Refugee Day, let’s not forget that some day in the future any one of us could be knocking at a stranger’s door hoping to find a safe and friendly shelter. We should extend refugees the same kind of welcome we would like to receive if we were in their position.

While most refugees want to go home, some cannot safely return. But wherever they are, refugees will always strive to pick up the pieces and start over. The courage and determination demonstrated during their darkest hours will serve them well in rebuilding a new life. On World Refugee Day, let us honour them for these qualities and recognise the richness and diversity they bring to our societies.

Come out and remember the struggles of refugees and join in their celebrations of finding a safe and welcoming country.

Sponsors: Accueil Francophone, Central Market for Global Families, Institute for Community Peacebuilding, Immigrant and Refugee Community of Manitoba, Knox United Church, and Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc. (Welcome Place)

Poster: Please download and distribute this poster.

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