LEADER of the BC New Democratic Party, John Horgan, issued the following statement on the occasion of Vaisakhi:
“ON behalf of all BC New Democrats, I extend warm greetings and best wishes for a happy Vaisakhi to Sikhs across British Columbia, gurudwaras and their congregations.
“Vaisakhi is the holiest celebration in the Sikh faith. As Sikhs gather in celebration of birth of the Khalsa, we honour their significant contributions to our province.
“The Sikh community in Canada has had a long journey to peace, justice, freedom and prosperity over the past 100 years. Gurudwaras are the spirit of the Sikh community that keeps Sikh culture alive and thriving. Our province is enriched by the generosity and philanthropy of gurudwaras and organizations in our communities.
“I hope all British Columbians will come together in celebration, and experience the generosity and spirit of the Sikh community. On behalf of the entire B.C. New Democratic Party, I wish everyone a happy and prosperous Vaisakhi.”