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The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees has decided to sponsor a 3rd family, this time from Syria. Fundraising has begun and kicked off last night with a classical music fundraiser with Nicola Everton, Sue Gould and Noemie Kiss who donated their time and beautiful music for the house concert.

Forty-five guests enjoyed the hour long concert as well as socializing, eating and drinking for the cause. The group raised $4500 from the concert as well as additional donations from people that couldn’t attend taking the total to well over $5000.

This is a great start to keeping the funds going to meet the new goal of WKFoR to sponsor one refugee family a year to Rossland.

Thanks to the volunteers who coordinated the event, donated food and for those who came to enjoy the evening. Thank you to Rossland Beer Co who provided the beer for the fundraising event and a raffle door prize.

Anyone interested to get involved is welcome to join the next meeting, Wednesday, December 2nd, 7pm at the Seniors Hall in Rossland.