Croatia Day Statements By Members
May 29th, 2003 / 2 p.m.
Sophia Leung Vancouver Kingsway, BC
Mr. Speaker, I recently attended the annual celebration of Croatia Day hosted by the Canadian Croatian Congress of British Columbia. Every year the local Croatian community hosts this event to foster a better understanding of Croatian history and cultural tradition in our community.
The Croatian community of B.C. is a fine example of the success of Canada’s immigration and multicultural policies, that people from wartorn areas of the world can come to Canada and build a better life.
It was my pleasure to attend Croatia Day. I would like to thank the organizers of the event, Mr. Ivan Curman and Mr. Pave Cikes, for their continuing commitment to fostering cultural understanding of Croatia here in Canada.