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Hillary Gladish: Omar Family

hillary gladish: Gladish said both families have moved to southern Canada, according to CBC. The Ahmet family, who first arrived in Yukon in September 2016, has now moved to Windsor, Ont. We're looking at this as something that is very positive, said Hillary Gladish, who speaks for the church. The Omar family arrived in Whitehorse last spring and has since moved to Calgary. The church committed to sponsoring each family for their first full year in Canada, so it's still supporting the Omar family from afar, until March. The private sponsorships were organized by the Riverdale Baptist Church, with financial help from the Yukon government and a local charitable group, Yukon Cares. ( As reported in the news.