The Syrian refugee crisis has become one of the largest, most heart-wrenching stories of our time, and now a large group of refugees living in Hamilton, Ontario will be forced to move yet again. This time, it’s not a civil war forcing them out but instead a Garth Brooks concert.
Beginning tonight (March 24) and running until Sunday, Brooks will take residence at the FirstOntario Centre. Tickets for the initial show sold out in 45 minutes, and an additional four were added.
In other words, there’s a massive amount of Garth Brooks fans about to descend on Hamilton. They’ve booked up a great deal of the city’s hotel rooms, meaning some 200 Syrian refugees will be moved out of the city.