Surrey-Tynehead MLA Dave S. Hayer reminds everyone that the 27th annual memorial for the 331 victims of the terrorist bombings of Air India will be held Saturday, June 23, in Vancouver.

“This annual observance of the greatest air disaster in Canadian history, the bombing of Flight 182, will be held at the Air India Memorial in Stanley Park’s Ceperley Playground this Saturday,” said Hayer. “This memorial will not only remember the 329 victims of this terrible terrorist bombing, but all their family members and two baggage handlers in Narita, Japan who died almost at the same time as a second terrorist bomb bound for another Air India flight exploded prematurely.

“These horrendous acts live on in the memories of all family members of the victims, and these annual memorial ceremonies continue to remind us all that terrorism has no place in a civilized world and that it must be stamped out at all costs,” explained Hayer.

Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Members of the media are also invited to attend, but are asked to respect the solemnity of the occasion and the privacy of the families who will be there to grieve over the loss of their loved ones.

The annual memorials of this tragedy are organized by family members of those lost. For more information on the ceremony, MLA Hayer asks that people contact Mr. Major Sidhu at 604-719-7897. Mr. Sidhu’s sister, nephew and niece were killed on Air India Flight 182.