Via the Times Colonist…
The first Tibetan refugees to arrive in Victoria under a federal resettlement program got more than a warm welcome from community members and Santa Claus at Victoria International Airport. They also received a few west coast essentials — tuques and umbrellas.
“They didn’t know who this bearded man in red was, but it was fun,” said Tsering Dolma from the Tibetan Cultural Society of Vancouver Island. She is one of several Victorians helping to sponsor five Tibetans to build new lives here. The Tibetan refugees are among 1,000 who will move to Canadian communities over the next two years.
You can also find out more at the sponsoring organizations:
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