Home found in Kelowna for Syrian refugee family

A landlord has stepped forward with a home that Kelowna Community Resources says meets all the needs of the large family.

Kelowna has come through for a Syrian refugee family that recently arrived in the city and was in desperate need of a permanent place to rent.

Following  an urgent appeal last last month for leads on a home that the family of eight could afford to rent, a landlord has stepped forward with a home in Kelowna.

Up to now, the family had been put up in temporary lodgings.

The location of the home is not being revealed by Kelowna Community Resources, but KCR refugee settlement coordinator Doreen Rosvold said it meets all the needs of the family—it’s large enough, is on a transportation route and is near an elementary school.

The family’s six children, all under the age of nine, needed to be in their permanent new home before they could register for school.

“We really want to thank the community for this outpouring of help,” said Rosvold about the response to the KCR call. “It really is a community effort to help get this family settled.”

Follow-ups on leads received last month all fell through and the family had to be out of where they were staying by May 1. When something could not be found be they, a second cal for leads on any appropriate lodgings was put out and that lead to connecting with the land of the new property.

Rosvold said the family is excited to be moving into their new home on June 1.

The family came to Kelowna March 7 after fleeing the fighting that has erupted in their home country of Syria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

City of West Kelowna releases survey for cannabis store restrictions

October 17 non-medical cannabis sales will be permitted

City of Kelowna hires new consultant

Bill McKinnon fills the void left by the passing of Rob Mayne

Strong smell of ammonia downtown Kelowna

Fire crews attended the Memorial Arena for a strong smell of ammonia

Hedge goes up in smoke in Lake Country

A Lake Country resident burning weeds had flames spread to a nearby hedge

New summer market hits Kelowna

Craft Culture and Manteo Resort will host a summer market this weekend

VIDEO: Visual recap of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Walk Off The Earth, Passenger, Arlo Guthrie among highlights

Emerica tears up Penticton Youth Park

Pro skateboarders make summer afternoon even hotter

‘Virtual drugstore’ dealer sentenced in the South Okanagan

A Penticton woman was using the casino as a hub to sell drugs and launder money

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

UPDATE: Wildfire near Lake Country grows to seven hectares

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a blaze at Dee Lake

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

UPDATE: BC crews respond to two new wildfires

Blazes near Allison and Osoyoos Lakes

Motorcycle driver dies in a head-on collision near Oliver

RCMP said the three vehicle collision, near Road 18, happened around 2:45 p.m. on July 14

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

Most Read