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Welcome Day Celebration for Immigrants & Refugees

B.C. Francophone Immigration Program

Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

Welcome Day Celebration for Immigrants & Refugees

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We are inviting the whole community to gather in celebration of Victoria's diversity.

During this inspiring multicultural event, we will welcome our immigrants & refugees building bridges and making meaningful connections with each other.

Calling all immigrants & refugees regardless of their arrival date to Canada: don't miss this opportunity to connect with locals and long established immigrants in the community.

Together, making Victoria a more welcoming & inclusive community for all!

This is a family friendly event: KIDS & YOUTH activities throughout the day (including friendly soccer games and other sports, storytelling, kids’ corner, etc.)

Info: Ximena Londoño 250-800-1601 or


9:30 - 11:30

Atelier sur la recherche d’emploi *FRENCH

Connaitre le milieu de travail canadien 
Bassirou Diene, Programme d’immigration francophone

10:15 - 11:15

"We Speak Translate" training

Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria ICA

Yoga: Bring your own matt

Brittany Dunstan

11:00 - 4:00

Artisan Craft Fair & Information tables

Handmade crafts, arts, interactive activities & much more

Photo-Story exhibit “I've Not Always Been Canadian"

Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria ICA

11:15 - 12:00

Free lunch for immigrants & refugees upon

presentation of their Permanent Resident card

Food for purchase available

A feast of authentic Syrian & international cuisine for all!

12:00 - 12:40

Women’s only fashion show “Hijabs around the world”

BCMA Youth Activities Program ( YAP !)

12:45 - 1:00

Guest speakers Gerald Pash (Citizenship Judge)  

Liza Helps (mayor of Victoria), Murray Rankin (MP for Victoria),

Padminee Chundunsing (president of the BC Francophone Federation)

Pauline Gobeil (Directrice general Francophone Society of Victoria)

1:05 - 2:55

Global Fashion show: "Wearing my faith, wearing my culture"

Here! Magazine & Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society VIRCS

3:00 - 4:00

"We Speak Translate" training

Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria ICA

Have questions about Welcome Day Celebration for Immigrants & Refugees? Contact B.C. Francophone Immigration Program

When & Where

Victor Brodeur School
637 Head St
Esquimalt, British-Columbia V9A 5S9

Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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B.C. Francophone Immigration Program

The B.C. Francophone Immigration Program offers FREE settlement services to Francophone & Francophile immigrants across the province to help them settle, integrate and connect with local francophone communities. Services include: Welcome, Integration, Settlement assistance,  Information and Orientation, Community Connections, Needs assessment and referral, and Employment services. 

Info: Ximena Londoño (250) 800-1601 or email 

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