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Syrian Islanders Fadi Malke, left, Mirian Sabra and Rana Malikie meet with Holland College president Brian McMillan during the recent Holland College fundraiser, Walking with You: A Journey of Love.
Staff and students from Holland College were pleased with the results of a recent fundraising dinner held for Syrian refugees as the event raised over $14,000 for the P.E.I. Association of Newcomers to Canada.
President Brian McMillan expressed appreciation to volunteers who organized the event for their efforts to pull the event together.
"What a great day for our college, our Island community and our Syrian friends. I am grateful to our student and staff volunteers who enabled this event to be such a success," MacMillan said.
The 140 people attending the event enjoyed a Canadian/Syrian meal prepared by staff and students of the Culinary Institute of Canada. Rana Malikie, a representative from the Syrian community on P.E.I., instructed students on the preparation of some of the food, enabling the culinary students to learn more about the dishes, says McMillan.