The first Welcome Pack distribution in Winnipeg took place on March 19, 2016 at Bakerite located at 1030 Keewatin St #2, Winnipeg, MB R2R 2E2. The supposedly 2 days distribution was completed in one day as the 300 boxes allocated for distribution for 2 days were all given out on the first day.
More than a month ago, I wrote about WelcomePack Canada being available in Winnipeg, as of the time that I am writing this post, some friends who volunteered and I are still in very much excitement to continue handing this small boxes to our fellow immigrants in Canada. The first Welcome Pack distribution in Winnipeg that took place last March 19, 2016 at Bakerite located at 1030 Keewatin St #2, Winnipeg, MB R2R 2E2 was a success. The supposedly 2 days distribution was completed in one day as the 300 boxes allocated for distribution for 2 days were all given out on the first day.
If you have been reading my blog, you would know in 2006 I started my blog from blogspot.com as a just-for-fun blog. And as I start a new life in Winnipeg in 2009, I started to write about my challenges and triumphs in Canada as an immigrant, until I decided to make it as an official blog site (momsiecle.com) in 2012 and dedicate Momsie’s Blog to creating posts that share the ordinary and not so ordinary experiences that I encountered from migrating to Canada, to my journey as a permanent resident to becoming a Canadian citizen… since then, I met and communicated with my blog readers online, I made new friends along the way. Until WelcomePack Canada Inc. contacted me and introduced the welcome pack to me. After a few communications, they then decided to test out giving out WelcomePack Canada to new immigrants in Winnipeg, as it is originally available to Ontario immigrants only.
I initially hesitated to work with them in the distribution of these packages, it is somehow a big responsibility to take, I am responsible to both WelcomePack Canada Inc. since I need to ensure that the welcome pack are distributed to eligible recipients and that I have signed papers to prove that the registrants actually received their packages. On the other hand, I am also responsible to the registrants, I have to make sure that if they register, they must be able to receive what they registered for.
Some may be thinking what do they get out of these packages when they can actually buy what’s inside the package… it is not just about the material content of the box that they are going to get, for me, it’s all about the feeling of knowing that you are being welcomed in the place which you consider to be your new home.
It feels good that I don’t just interact with them online, I have actually met a lot of them personally because of WelcomePackCanada.
If you are a landed immigrant of Winnipeg, 18 years of age or older and received your PR status in 2014, 2015 or 2016, you are eligible to register for this box and pick up your WelcomePack to a pick-up centre that I will announce in my Facebook Page.