Refugee committee looks to bring Syrian family to DC

The South Peace Refugee Sponsorship Committee is a collective in the city looking for asylum seeking families from around the world - to bring them to Dawson Creek.

Only up and running since February of this year, the team has been working towards application of a refugee family, in spite of COVID-19 hitting.

“Our mission is to bring a Syrian family from Jordan to Canada – and then assist them as they learn how to navigate in a new country,” says Bev McAllister with the group.

McAllister notes a group of friends started a committee, eventually partnering with the Alliance Church.

The group is looking to fundraise $50,000 to bring the refugee family to Dawson Creek.

“The committee will be accepting donations – and most of our future meetings will be on Facebook,” notes Carmen Willms, also with the group.

In addition to the Alliance Church, groups like the Dawson Creek Library Society will be involved in settlement if and when a family arrives. McAllister notes if a family was given the greenlight tomorrow – their process and arrival to DC would be likely upwards of 18 months away.

The group is accepting donations through the Dawson Creek Alliance Church’s website online. For more information, email

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