Guests included Mohamed and the first family we sponsored, the Ali/Youssefs. Also along for the adventure was Chahin’s brother Hanir and his family, who arrived in Nova Scotia in June, and Bashir and Nareen Ali and their four children, who came to Nova Scotia last year. Altogether, we were 16 adults, seven kids, and two babies!
Highlights of the gloriously sunny day included a delicious seafood lunch at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant on Lunenburg’s waterfront. The staff made everyone feel welcome. This was followed by a tour of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic where our gang received an excellent history lesson. The tour was good fun with lots of hands-on opportunities for the kids – and adults too! Our little people particularly appreciated the chance to help launch the model ship outside the museum. And everyone enjoyed investigating the Theresa E. Connor schooner.
Special thanks to the Open Harbour members who helped out, volunteer translator Fadwa Baker, museum tour guide Nancy, Old Fish Factory sous chef T.J. Pittman and server Trish, and the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration for funding.