Upcoming Events!!!!!

Three Great Events/Meeting this Week:

1. B.Refuge will be holding a general meeting from 6-7 pm this upcoming Tuesday September 27th in the SSMU Cafeteria on the Second Floor of the SSMU Building.
During this meeting, Kelsey will be giving a short presentation on the refugee system in Canada for everyone who wanted to learn a little bit more about the cause of our organization. Some of the posts below can also help in becoming informed about the current campaigns happening in the area.

2. Kelsey is trying to organize a meeting sometime during this week to revamp the buddy program. Anyone who is really disappointed the buddy program is tentatively delayed should get in contact with us at brefuge.montreal@gmail.com so we can make sure to let you know of the day and time.
You can sign up for the doodle here: http://www.doodle.com/n3mv3natxg5ws4w4 to indicate what day/time works best for you.

3. There will be a FALL CLEANING this upcoming Saturday October 1st at Maison Haidar, a residence for refugees and other newly arrived persons in Canada. Cleaning may not sound like the most exciting way to spend your Saturday afternoon, but this activity is actually really fun and rewarding! Please email us at brefuge.montreal@gmail.com if you plan on attending!

Saturday happens to be the day where Maison Haidar hosts Zone Libre -a weekly event where more than 50 individuals (past and current residents) come together to visit with old friends, make new acquaintances, and, of course, participate in cultural exchanges. So, not only will you become better acquainted with the other members of B.Refuge, but you will also hopefully get the opportunity to meet people who are staying at the residence! The cherry on top of course is free food will be supplied. 🙂
So come on out this week before midterms begin because all three of these events are awesome ways to get involved!!

To sign off, here’s an inspiring story about how Maison Haidar got its name:
The Maison Haidar received its name from a 16-year old youth from Afghanistan who arrived in Montreal alone.  His courage, determination and will to persevere in difficult circumstances had a tremendous impact on the residence.  His presence led the Project Refuge team to reflect on their efforts to assist individuals experiencing high levels of stress due to the difficulties they have faced throughout their forced migration.

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