VICTORIA – Interim Leader of the Official Opposition Shirley Bond released the following statement today for Vaisakhi:

“Today, people in Canada and around the world will celebrate Vaisakhi, the holiest day in the Sikh calendar.

“This is a special time of year where we come together with the Indo-Canadian community to celebrate a new year and new beginnings.

“It is a chance for families, friends, and neighbours to celebrate the proud and enduring principles of the Sikh faith.

“Principles which have led to so many donations and charitable initiatives from the Sikh community stepping up to help others during this pandemic.

“Although celebrations will once again be different due to COVID-19, I hope that all those celebrating will find joy and prosperity with virtual festivities.

“It is my sincerest hope that next year, the largest Vaisakhi celebration in North America can once again return to British Columbia.

“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I want to extend my very best wishes for good health, success, and happiness on this Vaisakhi.

“Vaisakhi Diyan Lakh Lakh Vadaiyan!”