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New Canadians celebrated at Trinity United Church in town

October 11, 2018   ·   0 Comments


    The Shelburne Primrose Pastoral Charge Choir sang O Canada in celebration of three of their young congregants becoming Canadian Citizens last month. Three of the Yoseba children, Maryam age 11, Stela age 9, and Matthews age 8, officially became citizens at a ceremony in Toronto on September 20th, joining their youngest sister, six year old Samantha, who was born in Canada, as proud Canadians. Their happy parents are Salam Jano and Intisa Mikho of Shelburne.

The auspicious event was celebrated by the congregation at Trinity United Church in Shelburne, where the family has been attending weekly for well over a year. Salam Jano, the father of the children has worked at KTH for nearly three years and is studying for his papers as an electrician. Salam was a fully licensed electrician in Syria, but must now redo his exams by Canadian standards.

“The children are healthy, energetic children and truly delightful,” says Reverend Candice Bist minister for the Shelburne Primrose Pastoral Charge. They are also reportedly very bright, and love attending St. Benedict’s Elementary School in Orangeville. They all play soccer, and nine year old Stela is pleased to be a Girl Guide and is looking forward to selling cookies. Fellow Trinity congregant and family friend, Ruth Cruickshank says the Yoseba family is “extremely glad to be living in Shelburne.”

“The parents have been involved with ESL programs both here at the church and in Orangeville,” says Reverend Bist. “We are very happy at Trinity that they are a big part of our church, coming out every Sunday and participating in every way in all our functions.”



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