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Photos: WRD Community Launch

The “Waterloo Region Celebrates Refugees” community launch was hosted on June 1, 2016. This event featured world renowned Author and Speaker Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, local dignitaries, Crossing Borders youth performers, the Art Exhibition, a Silent Auction, and refreshments. 

The fourth annual WRD art exhibit will be on display at THEMUSEUM until June 26, 2016. For more information, please visit

Photos courtesy of THEMUSEUM.

Hospitality and the Refugee Experience

Community volunteer, Director of Bring Back Hope, and Chair of the Immigration Partnership’s Belong Steering Group, Iman Arab, contrasts the journey of an immigrant and a refugee as a journey of pull versus push. While an immigrant is pulled toward