Ambreen Parvez puts the finishing touches to some Henna artwork on the hand of Alice Reid at a multicultural event at the Seaway Valley Health Centre. Newcomers are being featured in a pair of videos being released later this month by the Local Immigration Partnership.
CORNWALL, Ontario - For the past six months, The Local Immigration Partnership of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Prescott / Russell has been working alongside Dreambuilder Studios, to create a pair of videos aimed at promoting the region to newcomers.
The videos tell the personal stories of newcomers who now live in SDG-PR, and how they overcame barriers along the way to cementing a new life in our country.
"We hope the video will encourage newcomers to come to the area by demonstrating help is available to ease their transition and overcome challenges," said Sarah Maynard, project manager, in a news release. "Though their birth places and personal experiences differ, one common factor remains: these newcomers have all succeeded."
The video’s official launch will be held next week at Ramada Inn and Conference Centre. An invitation to attend the launch is required.
The video will be distributed across Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Prescott-Russell, and shared via social media platforms.