12-year-old Kalen Vanderpool prepares his bait to fish at the banks of the Grand River around Lexington Road and University Avenue East area during the annual Grand River Bass Derby in Kitchener Jul 2015. The Bass Derby was created by it's founder Nelson Murakami 28 years ago, with funds going to Stanley Park Optimist Club and other initiatives to improve local fishing conservation projects.
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Nine-year-old Syrian refugee Solaf, originally from the town of Bosra, wants to be a doctor when she's older so she can help her mother and family. 

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30-year-old FIras, a gay Syrian refugee from Damscus, was beaten up badly three times since he arrived in Jordan at the start of the civil war because of his sexuality. Firas is selected to resettle in Canada and hopes to be an advocate for gay rights once he lands.

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Syrian refugees renew their status at the UNHCR Khalda Refugee Registration Centre in Amman.

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Stranded Syrian refugees wait to cross the Jordanian Hadalat border from their makeshift camp in 'no man's land' near the city of Ruwaished in the northeastern Jordanian territory Jan. 14, 2016.

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3-months-old Syrian refugee Abdul Majeed sleeps in an informal camp just outside Za'atari Camp in Jordan. 

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48-year-old Syrian refugee Ahmad, his wife Eman and 4 children were invited by UNHCR for an interview as part of the Canadian resettlement program at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan Nov. 30, 2015. Ahmad's son Imran, 9, became very weak after an operation to remove one of his kidneys in Syria.

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Bassam Ibrahim, 13, with Ahmad Lakash, after breaking an electrical transformer into pieces to construct a toy house for younger children near the main gate at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp.

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Mohammad Lakash, 13, trains wrestling with other children at the fitness centre at Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan.

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Hamzeh Mohammed (left), 10, play a game called Monster Killer at a small game centre located on the main shopping street at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp Dec. 12, 2015. The camp is normally very quite with nothing to do for the children except play soccer on the sand, stay at home or go to a nearby playground within the camp.

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Elaine Hofer (left) helps Najwa Hussein take care of her newborn daughter, Janna. Elaine is a member of a Hutterite community in Brandon, Ontario, where a group of community members privately sponsored a Syrian family.

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Syrian Refugee Alia picks up her initial approval by UNHCR to go to Canada along with the information package for a final round of interviews and security check to be conducted by the Canadian authorities Nov. 27, 2015. Alia's husband was killed in March 2014, and she is reluctant to go to Canada without her brother who is not on the UNHCR list.

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39-year-old Syrian refugee Samar Al Haj Ali poses for a portrait just outside her caravan with her son Abdallah, 4, at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.

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17-year-old Anwar?? at her prefabricated home at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan Nov. 29, 2015. Nawal was taken from the camp to Syria at the age of 15 to be married. Now divorced and back at Zaatari, she's on the road to regaining her life and self esteem. Real name is concealed for privacy.

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Nine-year-old Syrian refugee Solaf, originally from the town of Bosra, wants to be a doctor when she's older so she can help her mother and family. 

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Children play soccer at Zaatari Syrian refugee camp Dec. 12, 2015. The camp is normally very quite with nothing to do for the children except play soccer on the sand, stay at home or go to a nearby playground within the camp.

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Ten-year-old Bashar is being treated at Luzmila Hospital in Amman for a growth in his brain that has caused him to lose the sight in both eyes.

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Fifty-three-year-old Saif Al Zobi is confined to his home in Amman and relies on cash assistance for his medication.

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Abdul, 21, from Homs, is undergoing kidney dialysis at Luzmila Hospital in Amman. He was born with diabetes and since arriving in Jordan in 2013 has been unable to get regular treatment due to lack of financial support.

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Reg Bainbridge (right) dressed as Seargent of the 89th regiment with Rob McGuire dressed as Lance Corporal Granadier from the Company Royal Scotts in the Reenactment of The Battle of Stoney Creek, Ontario

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Sierra Turner (right) and Isac Stubbs during the Reenactment of The Battle of Stoney Creek

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Seniors celebrate Canada Day at Ballantrae Golf and Country Club near Stouffville.

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