Calgary Syrian refugee's dream of meeting Justin Trudeau comes true

Calgary Metro - Assma Yassin had one dream: to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. And on Saturday, her dream finally came true.

The 17-year-old Syrian refugee, who arrived on the plane from Lebanon carrying a portrait of her hero, met him at Calgary Centre MP Kent Herh’s pancake breakfast.

The meeting has been a long time coming. Metro first reported on Yassin’s story back in March, explaining how the young artist had painted a portrait of Trudeau with the hopes of meeting him and thanking him for allowing Syrian refugees to find a new home in Canada.

And Friday she narrowly missed meeting the PM at the Genesis Centre pancake breakfast, while her sister was luckier and posed for a selfie with him.

Now, Yassin said she can’t believe it finally happened.

“I waited for so long and now I have met Justin and thanked him for the people of Syria,” she said.