Date(s) - June 18, 2016
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly
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Celebrate World Refugee Day with MCC!
World Refugee Day (June 20, as designated by the United Nations) is a day to commemorate the strength, courage and resilience of refugees around the world.
To mark the occasion, Mennonite Central Committee BC is hosting a Refugee Hope Walk across downtown Abbotsford on Saturday June 18, 2016.
The Refugee Hope Walk aims to celebrate the hospitality of our community and the stories of those who have safely arrived here, while continuing to inspire hope for those still waiting – both the refugees, and the sponsors awaiting their arrival.
Join refugee families, sponsoring groups and churches, organizations working with refugees, and countless others who hold this group of people close to their hearts from across the Lower Mainland.
The walk will begin at 9:00 am at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly (3145 Gladwin Rd.), and end at the MCC Centre (33933 Gladys Ave.), where together we will build a quilt to symbolize the community of support that has gathered around our new Canadian neighbours. We will hear stories from refugees and sponsors, and words of hope and encouragement from local dignitaries and MCC BC Executive Director, Wayne Bremner.
Together as a city – as a community of hospitality and hope – let’s celebrate!
Shuttles will be available to return you to your parked car at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly at the end of the ceremonies at the MCC Centre. Please note that Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly is not liable for any theft or loss of, or damage, howsoever caused, to vehicles, accessories or contents incurred on their premises.
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