Recent newcomers to Yellowknife held a community dinner fundraiser for families impacted by the YWCA Rockhill fire.

The event was held Saturday night at the William McDonald School gymnasium and involved Muslim women from the NWT Literacy Council’s new Community Connections for Newcomers program. The program, launched this year, helps new migrants to the community develop language skills, meet Yellowknifers and take part in local activities.

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Amal Ali, Sahar Mohamed, Habab Mohamed Khair, and Amana Amana Abdelmagid were among nearly 30 volunteers involved in a Middle Eastern dinner fundraiser for the families of the YWCA Rockhill fire.  The event was held at William MacDonald School gymnasium and drew close to 200 people.

Final figures were being tabulated Saturday night, but about 200 people attended.

Simon Whitehouse

Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. Simon obtained his journalism education at Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa. Simon can be reached at...

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