AJAs 2016 Finalists


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A single family deciding to call a small town home can have as big an impact as hundreds or thousands moving to a major centre. When the first Syrian family arrived in Kings County we thought it a perfect opportunity to remind all that our community has welcomed newcomers for generations. We did it with an iconic Island image, powerful text and the addition of Welcome in Arabic. The front page was overwhelmingly received, shared hundreds of times on social media. It showed both the power of print and a welcoming community.

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