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I have been interested in the plight of refugees most of my life and recently I had reason to sympathize more strongly when I had to flee the wildfire in Fort McMurray, AB. It was a terrifying and horrific experience – one I hope I will never have to experience again as long as I live.  People have been amazing and no words will ever be able to convey my gratitude for all the kindnesses visited upon all evacuees, myself included. In fact many centres are receiving more donations than they have room for, which is a testament to the generosity of people in AB and across the country. Many towns are operating fund raisers to help the people of Fort McMurray or “Fort Mac” as it is affectionately  known – or just “the Mac”.  My family has jokingly referred to themselves as refugees form the Mac….which leads me to the…

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