A Vancouver Island couple devised a creative way to help Ukrainian refugees that are arriving in Canada. Brian and Sharon Holowaychuks converted their resort property into a refugee home called the Ukrainian Safe Haven. The resort sits on a 33-hectare property surrounded by trees, wildlife, and an ocean waterfront. The couple bought it last year and originally planned to convert it into an art gallery and events center. But Brian, whose grandparents came from Ukraine, said those plans are on hold. With the help of volunteers, they are restoring much of the original layout. They hope to host 100 people in all. Nineteen people are already booked to arrive in two to three weeks. "We're in a position, in a place, in a time where we could help make a bit of a difference," Brian said. "And I thought, you know, it's time to stand up and be counted."

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