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Special dinner marks the end of sponsorship for family

March 27, 2017
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The Saugeen Shores Refugee Fund (SSRF) marked the end of its first sponsorship with a celebratory potluck dinner on Saturday evening (Mar. 25), held at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Southampton.

The sponsorship formally ended on January 30th but, since the Al Ibrahim family was in the midst of moving to a new home, the committee waited until this past weekend to celebrate.

The SSRF has plans to embark on a second sponsorship shortly, and is awaiting a file match from Mennonite Central Committee.

"It will be another shared sponsorship with the government, likely a Syrian family, although the file could come from anywhere," says Katherine Martinko, Chair of the SSRF. "We will provide updates once we have more information. After receiving a file, we will wait another 1-4 months for arrival."

According to a source, the family is adjusting well to their new home and community and the children are quickly acclimatizing to English and their schools.

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