Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:01

BCIS volunteers grateful for opportunity to be in Canada

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The Brooks and County Immigration Services' volunteer coordinator Gurpreet Gill is proud of her volunteers.

Two such volunteers are Jelene Siaron from the Phillipines and Fadi Ali from Syria.
Both have recently been working hard to chip in with Brooks' events.
Ali arrived in Brooks Oct. 26, 2016.
"It's a beautiful country but (I'm) still struggling with language," Ali explains. "People are respectful, smiling and very helpful."
Ali is always trying to find more information from which to learn and is trying to learn where to best communicate with people. He participated in Canada Day, Alberta Cultural Day, and BCIS's Brooks Got Talent show to name a few.
He likes everything about hockey and was happy to see families together and supporting the Alberta Junior Hockey League and their recent playoff run. He helped out by volunteering his time selling 50/50 tickets.
"Through the volunteer work I am able to know more about (the) Canadian lifestyle," Ali explains feeling he "can be helpful in the community by helping others."
Siaron has been in Brooks since 2009. She started as Temporary Foreign Worker at Tim Hortons which has been a blessing for her because they paved the way for her Permanent Residency application as her job sponsor. She is also grateful to BCIS.
"In my journey for immigration processing, I have learned about BCIS that support and guide newcomers in Canada," Siaron explains. "With the assistance given of BCIS, I was able to understand and process of our Permanent Residency Application
"Now that I was given such an opportunity to live in Canada, I would like to take part in helping others too by joining BCIS. I am delighted to assist new immigrants on some queries and how to start living here in our community. I also enjoy volunteering at BCIS during tax season. This experience is not only assisting others but helping me to develop my passion in serving people."

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