Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Wishes Everyone a Happy Igbo Day in Regina
By Dr. Chidi Igwe
As the Igbo community of Saskatchewan prepares to celebrate their Nigerian-Canadian heritage on August 3, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Honourable Ralph Goodale has sent greetings to the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan (ICAS).
Writing on behalf of Prime Minister Trudeau and the Government of Canada, Minister Goodale expressed pleasure to extend greetings to everyone who will be attending Igbo Day in Regina.
“As Canadians, we draw strength from our diversity. The growing Igbo community here in Regina, across the province and across Canada espouses that sentiment and plays an important part in our mosaic of cultures,” Minister Goodale said.
The Minister recognizes ICAS’ work in celebrating and increasing “awareness of the rich Igbo history around the world and here in Saskatchewan.”
Minister Goodale wishes everyone “a wonderful evening of excellent art, entertainment and cuisine.”
Please click on the following link to read Minister Goodale’s message in full: https://www.icassask.ca/images/pdf/goodale-2019.pdf.
For more information about ICAS and the 2019 Igbo Day of Arts and Culture, please visit the following link: https://www.icassask.ca/.
Dr. Chidi Igwe
President, Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan