Church-sponsored Syrian refugees could arrive in Whitehorse by fall

CBC News North - Whitehorse could soon welcome its second family of Syrian refugees - maybe as early as September.

The Riverdale Baptist Church says it recently received word that it has been paired with a "travel-ready" family of five, now living in Turkey.

"I think we're all really excited," said Hillary Gladish, from the church's organizing committee. 

"There's some trepidation, and it's pretty daunting  — now, finally, this is coming together and the work is just beginning."

Yukon's first Syrian refugee family arrived last winter, sponsored by the local group Yukon Cares. The Riverdale Baptist Church began its efforts to host another family, around the same time.

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