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Cross-Country Skiing: Syrians Refugees and Saad Huseyn

cross-country skiing: I think it is a good thing to do for fun and for kids to learn and do it one day and get better. says Saad, according to CTV. The lessons start from the very beginning- from how to put on skis to how to fall. For the first time ever, a small group of Syrians refugees are getting lessons in cross-country skiing. 12-year-old Saad Huseyn and his eight-year-old sister Zahra Huseyn came to Canada from Syria just over a year ago. The equipment is donated from the school and transportation to the lesson is from volunteers. It's an enjoyable activity and if you don't have something enjoyable to do in winter in my mind, winter is too long but when it's enjoyable it's not long enough! says teacher John Stephenson. The newcomers will learn alongside locals in the Learn to Ski program to help integrate into the community. ( As reported in the news.