News & Public Notices
Event Welcomes Refugees To Kingston
April 18, 2016 -
Kingstonians are invited to a civic reception welcoming refugee families to our community
On Thursday, April 28 the Rotary Clubs of Kingston, with support from Mayor Bryan Paterson and Downtown Kingston BIA!, are hosting a community welcome event for refugees and new immigrants making Kingston their home.
"Refugee families arriving in our community have been met with a very welcoming response and that is a testament to the generosity and kindness of Kingstonians," says Mayor Paterson. "I am pleased to join the local Rotary Clubs to invite our community to come together to greet the many refugee families making Kingston their home and to thank all those who have supported these families."
"It is an honour and a privilege for us as Rotarians to work together with so many of our community organizations and levels of government to support refugee families and other new Canadians coming to Kingston," says Lucille Davies, president of the Rotary Club of Kingston. "We all share in our desire to welcome our new neighbours and make them feel at home in this beautiful city."
The event will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, and will be reception style with a short program at 6 p.m. The event will feature entertainment by the Shout Sister Choir, a kids activity zone and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome.
Media contact: For more information contact Christina Thomson, assistant to the mayor, 613-546-4291 ext. 1405 (cell 613-650-7231)