IT’S JUST A WASTE’: REFUGEES LACK OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY ELITE SOCCER

By Nolan Kowal, for CBC News.

Soccer programs are a nice way to keep the children and youth engaged and away from gang-related activities. But, Omar Rahimi — an immigrant from Iraq and Gololcha Boru, who coaches the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba’s (IRCOM) have some concerns about the future of the game and immigrants due to limited funding and support. Click on the link for full article.

NEW CANADIANS SHOOT AND SCORE AT SPECIAL SPORTS SERIES

CBC News.

Autumn Soccer and Basketball series are fundraising events that give refugees a chance to hit the field. Click on the link for full article.

REFUGEES FITTING INTO MANITOBA

By Shannon Dueck, for Steinbach Online.

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HUNDREDS OF WINNIPEG REFUGEES GIVEN FREE DENTAL CARE

By Sean Leslie, for Global News.

Refugees were given free dental care on Saturday, November 05, 2016. The ‘Open Wide’ event was hosted by the Manitoba Dental Association and the University of Manitoba College of Dentistry. Click on the link for full article.

Hospitality house sets records, Welcomes 1,000th refugee to Winnipeg

By Jill Coubrough, for CBC News.

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Canada to open door to more skilled workers, immigrant families in 2017

By Kathleen Harris, for CBC News.

Immigration Minister John McCallum announced that Canada will welcome 300,000 immigrants to the country in 2017. Click on the link for full article.

BURKINI POOL PARTY PROMOTES NEW SWIMMING SKILLS FOR NEW CANADIANS

CBC News.

The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties hosted the first annual Burkini Pool Party. The new swimming program was organized with the help of the Newcomer Employment and Education Development Services (NEEDS), the Manitoba Islamic Association and the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. Click on the link for full article.

Local centre raises funds to teach Winnipeg’s newcomer kids how to swim

By Stephanie Taylor, for Metro News.

Newcomer Employment Education Department Services (N.E.E.D.S) is planning a pilot series of swimming lessons aimed at young people starting in January 2017. Click on the link for full article.