25,000 Syrian refugees are arriving in Canada this winter. The first group arrived in Toronto on December 11 and our new Prime Minister did a fantastic job in greeting them. I believe wholeheartedly in a warm welcome and thankfully, groups of knitters have sprung up across the country to help make this happen. There’s 1000 Stitches for Syria, based in Toronto, and 25 000 tuques in Quebec with a great slogan: “Because in Quebec, the only true enemy is the cold.”
I knit my bit and made my first contribution to 1000 Stitches for Syria this weekend. Erica-Knits’ Karusellen toque (from Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14) will be going to one of the new permanent residents of Canada. I wish them success and happiness in this country of ours.
For more information
1000 Stitches for Syria: 1000stitches.org
25 000 tuques: jdussot.wix.com/25000tuques
CBC: Quebecer launches online knitting campaign to help Syrian refugees