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Refugees Learn to Play it Safe at Safety Village

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Community groups have come together to put a smile on children of refugees at Safety Village.

Three packed busses are set to leave from the Sunrise Inn (formerly Days Inn) on Goyeau to The Safety Village on the first day of March Break, from 9:00am – 2:00pm. All refugees are participating – both those still residing in the hotel, as well as those who have secured housing.

Building positive relationships with police officers and other first line emergency respondents is critical in the integration of kids who may have negative previous experiences of these figures. Windsor Fire and Rescue Services and Windsor Police Service will be on site providing safety programming. The Unemployed Help Centre is providing the kids with lunch, and residents are volunteering to translate throughout the day.

At 5pm in Downtown Windsor, Zoo-2-You is presenting a live interactive show for the whole community complete with Arabic translators free of charge! All Saint’s Church has offered their convenient downtown location for children’s programming, and Windsor Chopper is providing the refreshments.

We thank every person and organization involved in the success of these events, and are looking forward to continue planning children’s programming.

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