Monday, March 14, 2016

CIES Attends Welcome Ceremony and Newcomers Fair

Calgary opened its doors to welcome all newcomers to the city on Saturday afternoon, with the mayor there to greet and offer advice. Hundreds filled the atrium including many children and the day, by all accounts was a great success.  Mayor Nenshi told the crowd it's about the inclusive nature of Calgary and all of Canada.

"We're here today to officially welcome you to Calgary... To officially welcome you to a place where every single one of us, every single one of us regardless of where we came from, what we look like or how we worship, every single one of us, has the opportunity right here, right now to live a great Canadian life," Nenshi said.

CIES has been helping open the doors to Calgary for all newcomers for nearly 30 years and not only was in attendance but also set up one of the many booths throughout the municipal building, highlighting services available to newcomers and beyond. CIES highlighted our new Refugee Express Drop-In ESL & Integration Program, as well as our Employment Skills Training and was proud to participate in such a great day. For more pictures of the event CLICK HERE. 

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