Statement from Andrew Wilkinson, Leader of the Official Opposition on the celebration of Nowruz

MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena Andrew Wilkinson. Photography by John Lehmann

VANCOUVER (March 20, 2018) – Nowruz  is an important time of new beginnings— a new year, the arrival of spring, and the gathering together of family and loved ones to celebrate this joyous time.

We extend warmest wishes to the Persian community in British Columbia and around the world as it celebrates Nowruz, the new year.

Nowruz is a time for friends and families to gather around the traditional haft seen table to enjoy music and share delicacies. It is an opportunity to reflect on the values of peace, harmony, and reconciliation.

We would also like to thank the Canadian Iranian Foundation for its ongoing support of newly-arrived immigrants to Canada. You make it possible for newcomers to settle into their new homes and communities, and this is incredibly important work. B.C.’s diversity is what makes this province great.

On behalf of the BC Liberal Caucus, I would like to wish you a very happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. Happy Nowruz!

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