Posts Categorized: Media


Forget about fake news; we’re grateful to the Goldstream Gazette for more good news about the WRSG on the front page here.

Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome

A New York Times article on how “Canadian[s]…are adopting Syrians, a family at a time:”

Make History!

Wasn’t last night’s gala fundraiser with The Ladies of Jazz and Gospel great? Thanks to everyone who played a role in making it possible! Through the efforts of many, somewhat over $7,000 was raised to help a few, but neither the fundraising nor the fundamental mission of supporting a family for a year is complete. Nevertheless, the… Read more »

WRSG Week in Colwood

Mayor Carol Hamilton has proclaimed the week of June 20th to 24th as Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group Week in Colwood. June 20th is World Refugee Day; the Westshore Refugee Fundraiser Gala with The Ladies of Jazz and Gospel is on the 25th. View Proclamation

Facebook Pages Debut for WRSG

There is now a Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group Page on Facebook. Its focus will be public outreach and engagement, in contrast to the Facebook Group which will increasingly focus on internal communications and coordination. Thank you to Kirsten Glidden for setting it up!

Committee Meeting & Email Notifications

On Thursday, March 31st at 7 pm, the Committee will meet at Bill and Linda’s. As always, others are welcome to attend; however, we ask that you notify so that we can arrange a larger venue if necessary and advise of any changes. Our website continues to expand. We want you to know when… Read more »

WRSG is in the News

Thank you to Katherine Engqvist and the Goldstream Gazette for coverage of the Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group in an online article of March 9, pharmacy 2016:

Goldstream Gazette Article About WRSG

Scoop up a copy of Monday’s Goldstream Gazette to read about the Westshore Refugee Sponsorship Group on about page 5 or 6. If you have a spare copy, please bring it to the Information Night on Thursday evening – 7 pm at the Westside Bible Church, 3307 Wishart Road in Colwood – as we don’t have a… Read more »