The second week of September is Welcoming Week. It’s a time to join together and commit to welcoming newcomers. Together, we can make St. Thomas and Elgin County a welcoming, caring, and inclusive place to live.

Check out some of the Welcoming Week events happening in our community:

  • Multilingual Storytime – St. Thomas Public Library & Elgin County Public Library, exact locations and date TBD
    • Spanish Storytime – St. Thomas Public Library, Sept 2nd 10:30am
  • Unity Barbeque – Pinafore Park, September 10th 2-4pm (BBQ provided by St. Thomas Kinsmen)
  • Webinar: Creative Approaches for Hiring and Retaining Immigrant Employees – hosted by WILL Immploy and Southwestern Ontario Local Immigration Partnerships, Sept 11th 12-1pm
  • Citizenship Trivia Night – created by YWCA Settlement Services, St. Thomas Roadhouse (837 Talbot St.) September 12th 7pm
  • Traditional Mennonite Sing-Along (A Mennonite Heritage Week event) – run by Mennonite Community Services, Palmer Park (27 Centre St., Aylmer) Sept 14th 7-8pm
  • Soup Cook-Off (A Mennonite Heritage Week event) – run by Mennonite Community Services, St. Paul’s United Church (5 Queen St. N., Aylmer) Sept 15th 11:00am-1:30pm

Learn more about Welcoming Week in Canada.

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