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June 2017

World Refugee Day Launch

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TheMuseum, 10 King Street W
Kitchener, ON
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World Refugee Day Waterloo Region 2017 will be launched at a community event held at TheMuseum in downtown Kitchener. The event features the opening of an art exhibit that highlights local artists reflecting on the theme, "Embracing Refugees to Celebrate our Common Humanity". The evening will include guest speakers, entertainment and light refreshments.

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World Refugee Day Documentary Screening “The Sweetest Embrace”

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street N
Kitchener, ON
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Waterloo Region World Refugee Day Awards of Distinction

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Pavilion, 80 Schneider Avenue
Kitchener, ON N2G 1K9 Canada
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A celebration honouring outstanding members of the local community with lived refugee experience and volunteers dedicated to working with refugees. The evening will feature the presentation of World Refugee Day Awards of Distinction to deserving members of the local community, followed by local music and light refreshments. The event will be held at Victoria Park Pavillion.

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World Refugee Day Awards of Distinction

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Pavillion, 80 Schneider Ave
Kitchener, ON
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A celebration honouring outstanding members of the local community with lived refugee experience and volunteers dedicated to working with refugees. The evening will feature the presentation of Waterloo Region World Refugee Day Awards of Distinction to deserving members of the local community, followed by local music and light refreshments. The event will be held at Victoria Park Pavillion.

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National Film Board Screening: LIMIT THE SKY

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square, 1 North Square
Cambridge, ON
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Julia Ivanova follows the lives of seven ambitious men and women who have come from as far as the Philippines, Lebanon and Sudan in pursuit of success and happiness. Each has a different goal in sight, and is convinced that the gateway to their future and financial success can be found in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Shot over several years, LIMIT IS THE SKY follows the hopeful young workers as they establish themselves in the boomtown, where even without an education…

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30 Years of Refugee Support – Celebrating our Past, Embracing our future

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Victoria Park Pavillion, 80 Schneider Ave
Kitchener, ON
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Help us celebrate Reception House contribution to refugee resettlement over the past 30 years! The event will feature multicultural food samples, performances and retrospective stories. This is a ticketed event open to the entire family. More details to be announced on our website: www.receptionhouse.ca

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KW Multicultural Festival

June 24 - June 25
Victoria Park, 80 Schneider Ave
Kitchener, ON
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50th Annual Festival that celebrates the diversity of our region through food, music, art and dance. June 24th and 25th from 12 - 8 pm.

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Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Community Coalition on Refugee and Immigrant Concerns (CCORIC) invites you to join us at our annual event: "Walk with Refugees for a Stronger Canada". The walk is one of the many events celebrating World Refugee Day 2017. This year's local World Refugee Day theme is: "Embracing Refugees to Celebrate our Common Humanity". At this event, Waterloo Region residents, former refugees, recent refugees, local organization and government representatives will join us in a two kilometer walk that starts outside Kitchener…

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World Refugee Day Documentary Screening “Last Chance”

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street N
Kitchener, ON
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World Refugee Day Neighbourhood Ice Cream Party

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Home Refugee House, 208 Allen St. E
Waterloo, ON
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A casual evening of interaction and community building over scoops of ice cream. Face painting, basketball, lawn games, music and tours of Welcome Home will be included.

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