B's Bees will be performing in Haliburton on Tuesday May 29. /Photo from www.bs-bees.com

University women hear from refugee committee

Published Feb. 27 2018

The Canadian Federation of University Women Haliburton Highlands hosted a public talk on Thursday Feb. 15 at Haliburton School of Art and Design.

Chris Lynd and Sean Pennylegion spoke about their experience of being involved with a group dedicated to bringing a Syrian refugee family to Haliburton. Fuelled by the community’s overwhelming emotional need to bring at least one Syrian family to safety they felt the obstacles such as none of the family speaking English or finding a suitable home for a family of 11 and money to live on for a year were tough challenges but not insurmountable in our little community.

They alternately had the assembled crowd laughing about some of the more humorous moments as well as collectively searching for their tissues during some of their many emotional moments.

CFUW Haliburton Highlands supports the rights of women and girls locally and promotes education by providing two bursaries to deserving female students from each of Haliburton School of Art and Design and Haliburton Highlands Secondary School. Our focus is on socializing with other women through our fun interest groups as well as social accountability and support in our community.

New members are always welcome regardless of level of education. For more information please contact cfuwhh@gmail.com.