Subject: ISSofBC eNews Ausust 2017- Newcomers discover joy of cycling

ISSofBC eNews August, 2017
Newcomers discover joy of cycling with help from bike host volunteers   
The first project of its kind in Vancouver, the ISSofBC and Hub Cycling Newcomer Bike Host program, helps newcomers get oriented to Vancouver’s cycling routes, rules, and culture while having fun exploring the city by bike.

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Vancouver Public Library provides first connection to community programs   

The VPL information table at ISSofBC Welcome Centre is more than a place to check out books, it’s a first connection for newcomers to VPL’s diverse community programming.
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Art Gallery connects young immigrants and refugees to world of art

Newcomer youth expressed their creativity with pastels using the inspiration of renowned artist Emily Carr during a tour and workshop at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Newcomers in Langley learn history of flight during tour of aircraft museum  

ISSofBC took clients to new heights with a visit to the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley. Newcomer families learned all about the history of aviation in Canada and saw over 25 aircraft.

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Hospitality and Tourism industry leaders reach out to newcomer jobseekers  

ISSofBC wrapped up a series of Industry Talk for the Hospitality and Tourism sectors focusing on employment opportunities at parq, the urban entertainment resort opening this fall in Vancouver.

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Coquitlam clients beautify city with banner art through park program

ISSofBC newcomer clients in the City of Coquitlam used their artistic talents to paint city banners as part of the Coquitlam Spark Park program designed to connect community to city parks.
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VISF generously sponsors Syrian team to compete in annual soccer tournament

ISSofBC Team Syria made their international debut on the soccer field competing against four teams during the Vancouver International Soccer Festival/ One Team United Society 2017.
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Activities and Events

Skills and Supports for Job Success - Three upcoming Skills and Supports for Job Success programs, beginning September 11 and 25, are open for registration. Check out what past participants in this free employment program have said in Vancouver and Coquitlam. in addition to further information on how to apply.

Industry Talk & Speed interviewing with Employers - Join ISSofBC and three employers September 15 for speed interviews and an industry talk about employment in retail, warehousing, customer service, InfoTech, office administration and accounting. Register here or email

Youth Hub Relaunch - ISSofBC Welcome Centre Youth Hub has expanded programs and drop-in times including Saturdays to meet the needs of young immigrants and refugees. ISSofBC youth workers across Metro Vancouver can now share workshop information, activities and events on a new ISSofBC Youth Facebook page.

ISSofBC Refugee Readiness Hub -
This online hub offers users current news, events, resources, success stories, videos and more relating to the refugee resettlement efforts across British Columbia.

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