On this blog page, we are posting information about our visits to the border at Roxham Road, USA side.
For more information about the purpose of these visits go to the news page.
We have also started to post our newsletters on the blog.
Sur ce blogue, nous affichons des informations sur nos visites à la frontière, Roxham Road, États Unis.
Pour plus d'info sur le but de ces visites allez sur la page nouvelles.
Aussi, nous avons commencé à poster nos infolettres sur le blogue.
Sunday, December 2, 2018. Afternoon at Roxham Road, USA.
A rainy mild day although the rain stopped by the time we arrived. Seven people crossed into Canada while we were there. First to arrive was a taxi bringing a family from the Democratic Republic of Congo: mother, father, two girls and one boy ranging in age from about 4 to 8 years old. The mother was also pregnant. There was also a young woman with them but not sure what the family relation was. They were not warmly dressed and the adults wore thin plastic slip-ons. Everyone was happy to receive hats, scarves and mittens and the young children in particular enjoyed it. The RCMP officer was friendly with the children after the family crossed into Canada.
Shortly afterwards, a taxi arrived with a single passenger - a young woman from Venezuela who spoke some English. One of us spoke to her in Spanish and she took a hat from us. She told the RCMP officer she didn't speak much English and he asked her to read the sign at the border. After looking at the sign for awhile she went across.
The border visit reports are written by the volunteers who were at the border on that day. There are about 15 active volunteers in our border visit committee.