Our hearts are here: CWY group

  • Nov. 5, 2014 7:00 p.m.

By Cheefah AnnisaSpecial to the ObserverCanada World Youth Haida Gwaii/Indonesia exchange group presented songs at the headstone moving held at Old Massett Hall on Saturday, October 25.At the event the CWY group sang “Youth of the World” and “You Raise Me Up”. Many of the participants had fun trying to learn to dance some Haida dances. They also explained a little bit about who they are and why they are here: There are 18  participants, 9 Indonesians and 9 Canadians. They are accompanied by two project supervisors, one from each country. They stay on Haida Gwaii for three months, participating in community events, learning through workshops and time with host families, and volunteering at community organizations throughout Masset, Old Massett, and at Hiellen.Many people at the event welcomed CWY participants into the community and expressed their support for the program on Haida Gwaii.In closing remarks, CWY participant Wawan, from Indonesia, expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome  that the group has received since being here: “Although we are far from our homeland, we hope that through this program we can become part of a new community and a new family, because our hearts are here.”

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