Rural communities in many parts of the Prairies have joined the effort to alleviate the plight of refugees escaping war-torn Syria.
Small Manitoba towns such as Altona, Winkler and Morden are doing their part to make room by welcoming seven Syrian families – a total of 45 people – into their communities.
The area has a rich history of refugee support and many locals have been working together to help sponsor the displaced families and assist them in transitioning to their new lives in Canada.
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Many preparations have been made to welcome the refugee families’ arrival but the waiting is now over. The plane with the refugees has landed in Winnipeg and those seeking a better life with new hopes and dreams are stepping onto new ground.
Video editing by Greg Berg