Making friends with St. Marys’ newest family

Making friends with St. Marys’ newest family

By Dan Rankin

When I set out with members of the St. Marys Refugee Sponsorship Group last Friday morning, I wasn’t entirely sure what the plans for the day would be, other than, by the end of the day, I would hopefully have some photos of a happy Syrian family being reunited. I knew we would be going to Toronto in a sort of three-vehicle convoy in order to bring back all seven members of the family the local group had sponsored, along with their luggage. I also knew two members of the family had left Lebanon ahead of the other five and were already in St. Marys, but I was still surprised when we pulled into the driveway of a St. Marys home shortly after out initial departure….

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