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Watch Season 1 – The Local – New Hope

In this episode of ‘The Local,’ David Smith meets Jamey McDonald from New Hope Community Services Society, an inspiring organization helping refugees integrate into their new lives here in the Lower Mainland.

David also introduces a family who recently arrived in Canada from Iraq and visits their home, where they welcome the team in for a cup of sweet coffee. New Hope is more than just an apartment complex, it’s a community of men, women, and children from all over the world, where these newcomers to Canada can find their feet and begin to flourish in their new context.

If you’re interested in helping at New Hope, or assisting them financially, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at the Local and we’ll put you in touch. Learn more about New Hope here.

Watch for the next video, Trading Post.


About The Local, a Surrey604 Original

The Local is a Surrey604 special web series focusing on building up our local communities. Catch all the episodes here and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more exciting videos.

Hosted by David Smith from David Smith Homes – Re/Max Little Oak
David is passionate about local business, and takes the approach that a rising tide floats all boats. As his real estate business succeeds, he ensures others succeed around him – and as others succeed around him, his business succeeds too. David loves to point the spotlight on other locals, to tell their stories and to build a sense of community. Recognizing that as a real estate professional he is selling communities as much as he is selling homes this helps him better serve his clients.

Video Production by Joseph Kafka of Little Bird Production
My name is a Joseph Kafka a.k.a “Little Bird”, and I am a video content creator and storyteller, who has a habit of letting my curiosity and tenacity get the better of me. Like other creators and storytellers, that curiosity has led me to some amazing people, and discovering some important truths: 1) Whether your Business to Business or Business to Customer, it’s all people to people 2) The shortest distance between two people is a story 3) Discovery is the pathway to creativity and sharing. These discoveries were no accident. The very name “Little Bird,” which comes from my Aboriginal and European heritage symbolizes the spirit of discovery, creativity, and sharing.

About The Author

Daman Beatty

The creator of, Daman Beatty (AKA 'Beatler') is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime blogger, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, tech and photography. He has taught online marketing at BCIT, and Brighton College and is also the Marketing Manager for Microsoft Education Partner, CCI Learning.


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