Thursday, February 11, 2016

With Open Arms

Part of the welcoming group. Photo by Michelle Young
I was part of a group that welcomed our newest Gabriolan family, the Merbeds, to the island as they drove off the ferry. I think it was one of my proudest moments as a Canadian. Yesterday they were in Lebanon, today they arrived on the other side of the world. It will be a huge culture shock, I am sure, but I know Gabriolans will do their best to help them feel welcome and get settled in.

2 comments:

  1. This is so wonderful, Heather. I'll be hoping all the best for the family. It's obvious that Gabriola is a very special place to live.

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  2. Anonymous3:02 AM

    I hope the Merbeds settle into Canadian life well. I'm sure they'll lots of help from Gabriolaners. Jean-Pierre

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