VANCOUVER (March 22, 2023) – BC United Leader Kevin Falcon released the following statement today for Ramadan:
“Tonight we mark the start of Ramadan, an important month of prayer and fasting for Muslims here in British Columbia and across the world.
“For Muslims, this ninth month of the Islamic calendar is a time for spiritual reflection and community where family and friends not only gather to pray, but to collectively give back to their communities through volunteering and zakat.
“Those values played a crucial role in our response to COVID-19 as Muslim communities throughout B.C. stepped up during the pandemic to help others through charitable efforts in a myriad of important and meaningful ways.
“With iftar and other important gatherings taking place in person once again here in B.C., I want to wish all those observing this holy month a blessed time of reflection.
“On behalf of the entire BC United team, I want to send the Muslim community here in British Columbia our warmest wishes for peace and happiness during this sacred month.