Immigrants learn skills in ‘winter survival’ class
If you were born and raised on the prairies, you are probably accustomed to Winnipeg's bitterly cold temperatures.
If you're from another country, it can seem daunting, if not downright terrifying.
Every new immigrant to Winnipeg has to get through their first Manitoba winter and a “Winter Survival” class is helping them deal with the cold.
Students registered with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba learn words about winter they may have never heard before. They also learn about wind chill values and how to dress properly for the cold.
Apweli Dimbile is originally from Somalia. He is still not sold on the snow and ice.
“I can’t like winter,” said Dimbile. “I like summer.”