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Welcoming Week to celebrate newcomers, promote inclusivity

The Southeast Advocates for Employment Inc., Southeast Newcomers and SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools), will host events.
Mayor Marcel Roy (front right) signed a proclamation declaring Welcoming Week in Weyburn, right after the 110th anniversary celebrations for the City of Weyburn. Southeast Advocates for Employment staff included: Shannon Fodchuk, Cassy Baumgartner, Laura Eddy, Debbie Hagel, Sharynne Pearce and Modris (Sonny) Reinfelds. Newcomers celebrated during the announcement included Osaro Obasuyi; Martis Raja; Enoch Martis; and Deniza Blakaj Krasniqi.

WEYBURN - The City of Weyburn will mark Welcoming Week on September 8 to 17. Welcoming Week is an initiative of events designed to bring communities together to celebrate diversity and to promote inclusivity. These events aim to create a welcoming environment for our newcomers.

The Southeast Advocates for Employment Inc., in collaboration with Southeast Newcomers and SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools), will host events beginning September 8.

“We have posters that residents and businesses can hang in their windows showing their support, these can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office beginning September 8,” said Shannon Fodchuk with the SEAE. “It is our aspiration that through these displays, businesses and residents will showcase their support, extending a warm sense of belonging to our newcomers.”

A Taste of the Nations in the lower level of McKenna Hall will be featured on September 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “We will have booths set up from all around the world serving samples of traditional cuisine made by newcomers here in Weyburn,” added Fodchuk.

Tickets to this event will cost only $15 and that included all the sample cuisine at each booth. To purchase tickets, residents can stop by the SEAE office at 203-First Street, during office hours on Monday through Friday.