Sharing Syrian refugee perspective: Canada Day

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-jxnomnip’ admin_preview_bg=”] Mission Mayor Pam Alexis touted the Local Immigration Partnership #AllAreWelcomeHere bumper sticker (now displayed in various locations in Mission) as part of her Canada Day address at Fraser River Heritage Park flag plaza on July 1.

Her talk was to introduce Abdullah (pictured at right, above), a refugee from Syria who settled in Mission two years ago with his wife and five children.  He later thanked Canada and Mission for allowing him to secure a better life here for his family.

Abdullah’s speech was videotaped and promoted on social media, and by July 3  had already recorded more than 1,100 views.  The video is posted on Mission Community Services Facebook page and the Mission BC Neighbours Facebook page.

Thank you Canada Day organizer Joanna McBride for inviting Abdullah to share his heartfelt words.

[/av_textblock] [av_video src=’′ mobile_image=’×225.jpg’ attachment=’8055′ attachment_size=’medium’ format=’16-9′ width=’16’ height=’9′ conditional_play=” av_uid=’av-jxnom161′]