A warm Wilmot welcome for new refugees

February 1, 2016

New Hamburg Independent

By Scott Miller Cressman

Refugees who arrive in Canada hoping to find safe haven might be greeted by a blast of wintery cold. But they’ll also find a warm welcome from over 350 people who contributed to a community video called “Wilmot Says Welcome.”

The video went live Dec. 31 and features short clips of local families, individuals, co-workers and church congregations saying three simple words: “Welcome to Canada!”

It was a heart-warming project to work on, said its creator, Nigel Gordijk. The New Hamburg graphic designer said he hopes  the  different local groups currently sponsoring refugees will show the video to newcomers to show Wilmot as a welcoming community. Read More