By Stan Ashbee
Taber Adult Learning would like to invite community members to a free, public information session about Low German Mennonite (LGM) newcomers in the community Sept. 22.
“This session is designed to help you better understand and communicate with these newcomers and to support them on their journey to becoming new Canadians. There will also be a fun warm-up activity to test your knowledge of LGM culture,” noted organizers.
There are no attendance limits, “but to help us adequately prepare, it would be most appreciated to have everyone register for the event by Sept. 21 at noon.”
“Our plan at this time is to offer the session in-person with precautions, but that situation could change at any time,” and pre-registration for this event was encouraged.
The event on Sept. 22 will take place at the Taber Public Library from 7-8:30 p.m.
“We will be in the conference space at the back, and you can enter through the doors toward the east side of the building. Please note all participants will be required to wear a Health Canada approved face mask (medical type or three-layer fabric). This is in-line with the latest provincial mandate and we regret we cannot make any exceptions. If you do not have an approved mask, one will be provided for you when you enter. We thank you in advance for helping keep everyone safe,” the organizers added.
There will also be another general newcomer session held on Nov. 17 and a session dedicated to newcomers from the Philippines in January, with the date to be determined.