THUNDER BAY – There will be a rally on Labour Day at Hillcrest Park. Organizers say, “Canadians have been shocked into action by the image of Aylan Kurdi lying lifeless on a beach in Turkey. Despite our country’s ability to accept refugees and provide for them, we have fallen sadly behind other nations in providing a safe haven for people in crisis. People in Thunder Bay recognize that we have room in our city for refugees. We will gather on Monday evening to show support for refugees worldwide, to show solidarity with other Canadians in other cities taking action, and to meet with others who might consider sponsoring refugee families.”
Concerned citizens gathering to express support for immediate acceptance and welcoming of refugees into Canada as part of a Canada-wide “Refugees Welcome” movement happening this Labour Day weekend in cities across the country. (https://www.facebook.com/events/750481225061516/)
When: Monday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hillcrest Park, near the Canadian flag