His parents, [Abe Dyck] and Tina Dyck, and their six children moved to Canada 15 years ago following a prolonged drought in northern Mexico, where they were farming. "We had to go somewhere else to make a living," says Abe. "We have no education, but we have knowledge of farming." After working for another farmer for five years, Abe purchased land near Bow Island, an agricultural service centre of just under 2,000 people.When they first arrive in Alberta, many take advantage of settlement and support services available at the MCC resource centre that recently moved to Taber from Lethbridge. "We play a very small role in their resettlement, but it is significant," says [Ruben Bueckert], noting the MCC centre provides information; referrals and support on issues related to housing; public education for children; English language classes; training and adult education programs; employment services; health services; and such government services as helping people get their social insurance numbers, driver's licences and family allowances.
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