VIDEO: HEART Society welcomes refugee family

HALIFAX STANFIELD: There was much excitement as the Barho family came in sight of those from the HEART Society and other community members waiting in the arrivals area at Halifax Stanfield Airport at supper time on Sept. 29.

The family, who are being sponsored by HEART (Hants East Assisting Refugees Team), were scheduled to arrive at 5:20 p.m. But their flight was delayed until 6 p.m.

That didn’t matter to the volunteers with HEART and others there to greet the new family, who will call Elmsdale home.

Reporter Pat Healey was there for their arrival. Keep an eye out for his story online and in a future issue, along with photos.

The Barho family pose with Leno Ribahi (left) and Natlaie Horne from the HEART Society. (Healey photo)
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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!