World Refugee Day recognizes the many newcomers in Waterloo Region. You can celebrate World Refugee Day at the launch event at THEMUSEUM on Sunday June 9th, starting at 1pm. The event features the 2019 WRD Awards of Distinction which are presented to "outstanding members of the local community with lived refugee experience, and volunteers dedicated to working with refugees, who have contributed to making Waterloo Region a better place."
There will also be refreshments and beverages, "performances and installations by the the YMCA Newcomer Youth Drama group, the Gatako singers, Lovemyhood, the Waterloo Public Library and others. The event will also feature an art exhibit inspired by the refugee journey." I attended this event last year and found it informative, moving, and enjoyable.
This free event is open to all and you can find out more event details here. Also, read this reflection on World Refugee Day by Marika Galadza and visit the World Refugee Day website to learn more about this important day. #365ofgoodWR