Syrian refugee family en route to Kamloops

By James Peters
December 29, 2015 - 4:35pm Updated: December 29, 2015 - 6:29pm

KAMLOOPS — The first privately-sponsored Syrian refugee family to arrive in Kamloops will be on our doorstep this week.

Heidi Coleman of the group Refugees and Friends Together says the family will arrive tomorrow or Thursday.

"It's one family with three kids - I'm not sure the ages," said Coleman. "They've been given warm clothes and even though they've been in Eastern Canada where there's no snow, they have been given the appropriate clothing to arrive in Kamloops."

Coleman says little is known about the family, except that it has been in the refugee process for at least a year.

She notes a house has been set up for the family on the North Shore.

Coleman adds the group is expecting at least three more families to arrive in the area, and still needs donations of funding and household supplies in order to be fully prepared.

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