St. Andrew’s Presbyterian

The first year ends at the end of February at which time the family may move to Kitchener.   Although the sponsorship has been challenging, the family has made a lot of progress over the year but still has much to learn.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Owen Sound has a committee of volunteers who have undertaken to sponsor a family of refugees.

They received word Monday, Feb. 15th that the family they are sponsoring will be arriving at the Toronto International Pearson Airport on Thursday Feb. 25th! (Yes, they received more than a week of notice!)

Their sponsored family are Eritrean, and have been in a refugee camp in Ethiopia for several years. The family includes a single mother with 4 children.

They are looking forward to welcoming this family as new Canadian citizens to our community, and helping them to become part of their lives here.

For information about how you can help contact Dick Hibma at 519-377-2095 or