Carol Doering, former-chair of the Qualicum Refugee Sponsorship group, takes a picture of the Johdee family. From left: Myintoo, Hlanaingoo, Ahdee, Taupautmu with Ehnyawpaw on her lap, Pyint Thu Zar and Kyinthaung. The family has been living in Qualicum Beach for two-and-a-half years, and recently moved into a more permanent rental home. — NEWS file photo

Qualicum Refugee Sponsorship Group looking for Thai speakers

Volunteer to help family member study for driving test

A former member of the Qualicum Refugee Sponsorship Group has put a call out looking for a Thai speaker.

Carol Doering, former QRSG chair, said the Johdee family is asking for someone who speaks Thai to help with the family’s continued transition to life as Canadians. The Johdees arrived in Qualicum Beach in summer, 2016.

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The family of eight recently moved out of its Town of Qualicum Beach-owned home into another, more permanent rental house located nearby.

Doering said in an email that the volunteers are looking for someone who could help the father, Ahdee, study his driver’s learning permit. It is a written test.

“It would involve reviewing the driving manual and other online materials as well as helping him complete sample tests online. Once he feels he is ready to challenge the actual exam that would be done using the help of an official ICBC interpreter.”

For more info, people can contact Doering at

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