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Celebrating kindness and generosity, welcoming newcomers

Members of several community groups celebrated the holiday season spreading love, joy, and friendship with newcomers from all over the world, including the Philippines and Syria.

Well over 600 guests attended the annual Welcome to our Bagong Dating event held on December 4, 2016, at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (DMCI). The Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba Inc. (PHCM), Pinays MB Inc. Friends of Filipino Immigrants in Manitoba, and DMCI hosted the event.

Community resource representatives provided information and other resources to help the newcomers settle in their new home country, Canada. Being uprooted and moving to a new country takes a lot of energy and time to re-establish, and the PHCM aims to ease their transition.

From a report by by Paul Macaraeg (PRO for PHCM)