Surrey LIP brings people, immigrant and Canadian-born, together
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This fall, the City of Surrey saw an innovative, multicultural event that brought people of all cultures — immigrant and Canadian-born — together. Called the Welcome to Surrey Centre Block Party and held at City Hall Plaza, it was attended by more than 200 people and featured entertainment, food and a bustling community spirit.

“The purpose of the Block Party was to engage both Canadian-born residents and newcomers together, creating a true sense of belonging and inclusiveness, enhance understanding of different cultures,” says Lily Yang, a volunteer with the event’s organizer, the Surrey Immigrant Advisory Rountable (IAR), which is part of Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), a consortium of government, public and private institutions, business, non-profit and community agencies working together to strengthen Surrey’s integration of newcomers.

 

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Source: Canadian Immigrant