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Language Classes: City and Newcomers

language classes: The first fair, held last year, was targeted to Syrian refugees and drew about 900 people, according to CBC. This year, organizers opened it up to other newcomers to Winnipeg. The Newcomer Family Fair, which kicked off Saturday morning at 11 30, is designed to make new arrivals to the city feel at home and connect them with services to help them get settled providing information on everything from how to use city libraries to language classes that are available. Syrian refugee fair draws hundreds to Old Exhibition Grounds in Winnipeg The fair is mainly to provide a warm welcome to all newcomers that come to the city, both immigrants and refugees that are coming to the city, as well as Indigenous newcomers who are moving into the city, said organizer Abdi Ahmed. He said Indigenous people and new Canadians face similar challenges when they arrive in Winnipeg for the first time. Ahmed is the executive director of Immigration Partnership Winnipeg and a member of the city's Social Planning Council. ( As reported in the news.