We have A Family!
We have a family! After nearly a year of hard work to raise funds and to prepare, the first family to be sponsored by KRRG is here this week.
It was an exciting and emotional afternoon – waiting for the Air Canada flight to arrive at the Canadian Rockies International Airport. Then the announcement, there is a 10-minute delay. In the airport arrivals area, families, friends and shuttle services were waiting. With the sound of an aircraft landing, all of our lives changed!
Walking hand-in-hand into the terminal building, the family smiled while being greeted with, “Welcome to Canada! Welcome to Kimberley!” Many stories, smiles and handshakes were exchanged while the children enjoyed their time kicking a soccer ball and exploring the airport with new friends. Children truly understand that friendships are instantaneous and global!
It was a delightful Kootenay afternoon for the family to drive to Kimberley to see snow-covered mountain peaks with clouds lingering amidst the changing autumn colours. What a beautiful day for everyone.
The Kimberley Daily Bulletin article below gives more information.
Funds to support Kimberley's newest residents have been raised through socials, spaghetti dinners and dessert evenings, all well supported by the community.