Samer Jokhdar dreams of reopening his ice cream parlour, but this time in Halifax
By Allison Devereaux, CBC News Posted: Dec 28, 2016 8:00 AM AT Last Updated: Dec 28, 2016 8:00 AM AT
Jokhdar ordered an ice cream mixer from the United States, but still needs to find a wooden pestle used to beat the ice cream. The tool was stolen while he was in Syria. (Submitted by Samer Jokhdar)
An entrepreneur forced to leave his ice cream shop behind in war-torn Syria is hoping to revive his business in Halifax.
Samer Jokhdar, who ran his shop in the ravaged city of Homs, won the top prize of a $1,000 grant at a workshop last month for Syrian newcomers hoping to open new businesses.