Visitors to the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market will know Ebtsam Elsheikh, the vendor with “the million watt smile.” Nest worked with Ebtsam, who also is a member of the group, to bring four of her relatives who were Sudanese refugees in Cairo. After a 27 month wait, her sister Saphia, her two nieces Safaa and Alaa and her nephew Abdulhai arrived in Saskatoon in March! A … Continue reading New arrivals!
Nest Saskatoon gratefully acknowledges donations in memory of Christine and Adele Smillie. Christine along with John Kleiner were two of the founders of Nest. Christine remained active in Nest throughout its 21 year history. She welcomed and helped to settle many refugee families and kept in contact with them through the years. Christine especially loved the Syrian family of Ola, Hicham and their four children, … Continue reading In memory of Christine and Adele
Reuniting families is a growing part of Nest’s refugee work. Of the 10 refugee sponsorships we have underway, seven have relatives or friends waiting for them in Saskatoon. The families are from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and Sudan. The Sattouf family is one of them. The family of eight arrived in Saskatoon in February 2016 as part of the Canadian government’s program to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. A few months … Continue reading Reuniting families in Saskatoon
Sara and her daughter Siye (left), refugees from Eritrea, arrived in Saskatoon in May 2017. They are greeted at the airport by Nest members Ebtsam, Zainab, Nancy and Linda. Nest is looking forward to welcoming more refugee families, including: An Iraqi family in Jordan: Nest applied to bring this family in October 2017. They have friends in Saskatoon. The family was interviewed and approved on … Continue reading Look who is coming:
Our Nest Supper and Silent Auction on March 10 is sold out! Those who have tickets will enjoy wonderful Middle Eastern cuisine prepared by head chefs and Nest members Noor Obada and Ebtsam Elsheikh. The event, a fundraiser for Nest, takes place at St. George’s Anglican Church Hall, 624 Avenue I South. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Supper at 6:15 p.m. If you missed getting … Continue reading Nest Supper and Silent Auction sold out!
Margaret was the first refugee Nest sponsored. That was 19 years ago. Margaret continues to live in Saskatoon with her extended family and participate in Nest. Continue reading Margaret I
The popular Nest Secret Garden Tour returns on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year passport tickets are $20 and will be on sale after July 1 at three retail locations. The passports identify the eight gardens on this year’s tour. They must be purchased in advance. All proceeds support Nest’s refugee work in the city! The self-guided tour, now … Continue reading Garden Tour 2018