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people slide: We want to make sure that they get the fun stuff, too, according to National Observer. Newly arrived families pose on the ice an ice skate at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on December 20. There's a lot of hard stuff that refugee families have to go through, said Elmir Ismayilou, who works with the Volunteer Community Connections Program at the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia ISSofBC . There's so much paperwork, getting documents, going to interviews. Photo by Andrew S. Wright.A father helps his son during their first skate in Canada. To help new families settle in, they pair refugees with Canadian volunteers who can aid the transition to a new, strange country where people slide around on metal blades. Photo by Sophie Wright The ISSofBC is British Columbia's oldest nonprofit immigration services organization. ( As reported in the news.