PRINCE GEORGE (July 19, 2021) – Interim Leader of the Official Opposition Shirley Bond released the following statement today for Eid al-Adha:
“Tonight we celebrate the start of Eid al-Adha, the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, one of the most important and holy holidays for Muslims here in B.C. and all around the world.
“During this pandemic, the Muslim community found new and innovative ways to mark holidays, worship, and connect with others throughout British Columbia.
“After many Muslim families were unable to celebrate in the company of loved ones last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, this Eid al-Adha should feel closer to those of years past.
“I hope as many people as possible are able to safely and meaningfully celebrate this important holiday.
“On behalf of the entire BC Liberal Caucus, I want to extend our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Adha.