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Meet Tila Nepal - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Tila Nepal - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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My Name is Tila Nepal.  I was born and reaised in the refugee camp in Nepal.  22 year ago my family moved to Nepal as refugee from Bhutan, because they were not allowed to follow their culture and speak thier own language.  People who don't follow the rules were killed and the government was...


Meet Sirjana Subedi - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Sirjana Subedi - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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My name is Sirjana Subedi.  I live with my parents and two brothers in Regina.  My families are immigrants from Bhutan.  Due to the political situtaiton of the country, my parents became refugees and took asylum in Nepal in 1992.  The refugee camp was sponsored by UNHCR (United National...


Meet Kee Mae Paw - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Kee Mae Paw - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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My name is Kee Mae Paw!  I am a graduate from Luther High School.  I plan to attend Luther College at the Unversity of Regina, starting in the fall of 2014.  I will be taking International Studies and hope to work with different groups of people, either in Canada or Internationally.  My family...


Meet Hewan Meselab Abrha - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Hewan Meselab Abrha - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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My name is Hewan Abrha and I was born in Sudan.  I have one sister and one brother.  Before coming to Canada, I completed my grade eleven in Sudan.  After we moved to Canada,  I began at Balfour Collegiate but I was afraid becasue I was not able to converse in either English or French.  It was...


Meet Abdul Malik Janbaz - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Abdul Malik Janbaz - 2014 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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My Name is Abdul Malik Janbaz and I am from Afghanistan.  My parents fled their country at the time of invasion of Russia and became refugees in Pakistan where I was born.  My father was a jounalist with BBC for more than 10 years.  During the past ten years, the situation of Pakistan...


Barb's Story - A Volunteer Experience

Barb's Story - A Volunteer Experience

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Eight years ago my life changed drastically and I was looking for something interesting and meaningful that would keep me busy and give me lots to think about.  My association with RODS started as a volunteer 4 years ago. My Progress Club had strong ties to RODS and a tour of Reception...


T.R.'s Story

T.R.'s Story

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29 year old T.R. arrived in Regina from Eritrea in 2013 as a Government Assisted Refugee (GAR).  Despite all the pain and immense challenges that he had experienced as a refugee, he arrived in Canada hoping for a better life.  T. R. knew that moving to a new country would present many...


Ivana's Story - An ELT Experience

Ivana's Story - An ELT Experience

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I am Ivana Corce, an Environmental Engineer, who moved to Canada a year ago. Since then, the most common question I have been asked is, “Why did you move to Canada?”  I moved to Canada because of a job opportunity my husband had. When we decided to move from Venezuela, where I come from, I...


Tila's Story - A Youth Experience

Tila's Story - A Youth Experience

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Life is said to be a journey of challenges.  Throughout my life I have been through various challenges and have had experiences of both success and failure. I was born and raised in a refugee-camp located in Nepal until my migration to Canada. I arrived in Canada in 2010 along with my family....


RODS Summer Family Fun Evening

RODS Summer Family Fun Evening

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RODS will be hosting their Annual Summer Picnic on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at Candy Cane Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.   Join us for some family fun!  Bring you own picnic, blanket and chairs. Come visit with friends and participate in fun activities.    More information...


Spring into Soccer - Media Coverage

Spring into Soccer - Media Coverage

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Beginning on May 7, the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) Youth Program partnered with the University of Regina Cougars Soccer Team to provide a 7 week soccer program for immigrant and refugee youth ages 5 to 18. This program was fully funded by KidSport with the University of Regina Cougars...


Citizenship 101 Class

Citizenship 101 Class

RODS Orientation Services for Newcomers (OSN), in partnership with Citizenship 101 will be offering a Citizenship class in September 2014.    Citizenship 101 is a ten week program that aims at improving knowledge and awareness of Canadian Citizenship for newcomers to Canada.  This program...


Summer Program for Newcomer Children

Summer Program for Newcomer Children

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This program is for children (ages 6-12) of RODS LINC students.  (program is for families who have recently arrived in rEgina or have younger siblings in RODS Child Care with no older siblings at home to care for them. We offer community orientation, sport, recreational and educational...


World Refugee Day Event

World Refugee Day Event

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            1FAMILY TORN APART BY WAR IS TOO MANY....   On Thursday, June 19th, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., the Regina Open Door Society will be hosting a 2014 World Refugee Day event. Please join us at the City Square Plaza - Stage at noon. The program will include a special...

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