On August 17, we were pleased to welcome Mary Regier as our speaker.  Mary is Past Co-Chair of Shuswap Immigrant Services.  Dr. Brian Ayotte, who also came to our meeting, is also Co-Chair.
This organization's goals are to help with the integration and settlement of new immigrants in the Shuswap area.  Many of us were surprised to learn how many newly settled people there are in our community, and the diversity of their origins.  In addition to all the services they help provide, including language classes, adaptation to the workplace, medical and housing availability, they host an annual Multicultural Festival where we can all get an introduction to other cultures (food, dance, art, etc.).  You can find out more about the organizatiion and learn how to get involved at their website.
Logo - Shuswap Immigrant Services Society