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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 4, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A7 winnipegfreepress. com REFUGEE CRISIS WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 A 7 1400 McPHILLIPS 1 BLOCK NORTH OF INKSTER SAVE TIME • SHOP ON- LINE www. BigGuyDeals. ca Local 204- 697- 1400 Toll Free 1- 800- 465- 1400 Ev e r y b o d y Lov e s A G a ut h i e r D e a l ! FOR OVER 50 YEARS P R O U D L Y O W N E D F A M I L Y Shop online 24/ 7! www. BigGuyDeals. ca * All prices plus GST & PST. Prices include fees & freight. prices includes all rebates from General Motors including maximum loyalty. Vehicles not exactly as shown. Finance payments based on 5.99% O. A. C. 96 month term. Representative transaction example of cost of borrowing $ 12,000 @ 5.99% over 96 months cost of borrowing $ 3293.29. Sale ends September 30th/ 15. For 0% Financing add $ 3000 to Trax and Cruze price. Add $ 4,000 to Equinox. Add $ 5,100 to Silverado. Representative vehicles not exactly as shown. Dlr. # 9827. 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The emergency room doctor became a volunteer with a group called Refuge Winnipeg. The group is sponsoring three large Syrian families that fled to a refugee camp in Lebanon. She’s a member of the housing committee that’s responsible for providing shelter to the families once they arrive and for their first year while they get resettled. She’s also an avid quilter who belongs to a club. Her club and other quilters involved with Refuge Winnipeg set to work making quilts for each of the 18 children and their parents. The comforters — which took up to 60 hours each to make — are labelled “ welcome to Canada” in Arabic and English, with the recipient’s name and the quilter’s name. Making the quilts for the families was a labour of love, said Shaw. “ It is a very joyful thing.” When facing the sadness and the desperation of the Syrian people, it was something constructive to do, she said. Refuge Winnipeg was formed a year ago by a coalition of faith groups, secular Manitobans and the Syrian community to privately sponsor three families. At first, Refuge Winnipeg was told it could take two years for the refugee families to be processed, approved and arrive in Winnipeg. This spring, they were told the families had been interviewed and approved by immigration officials and could arrive any day. Then they hoped the families would arrive this summer. Now they’re hoping they’ll arrive by the end of September, said Barbara Wynes, chairwoman of Refuge Winnipeg. “ We haven’t got anything from the government yet and don’t have an official itinerary yet,” said Wynes. The refugees, who have a family member in Winnipeg, have gone through all the required processes for immigration and are waiting for the International Organization for Migration to make their travel arrangements once they have Canadian visas. Those families won’t have to make a desperate, deadly journey such as the one that led to the drowning death of little Alan Kurdi, whose image is seared on the minds of many now. “ You just feel exceedingly sad about it,” said Wynes. “ There is also this feeling that we’re so glad we’re helping these families with 18 children. They won’t have to go through what those other families are going through.” carol. sanders@ freepress. mb. ca Winnipeggers quilting for a cause By Carol Sanders JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Barbara Wynes with Dr. Sandra Shaw ( right). A_ 07_ Sep- 04- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A7 9/ 3/ 15 9: 59: 23 PM

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