Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on B.C. Day:
“We have a lot to celebrate this long weekend. British Columbia is a province of over 4.5 million strong, leading Canada like never before.
“It’s not just our lifestyle, the best food and drink the world has to offer, or the unparalleled natural beauty of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and the mighty Pacific Ocean.
“Our province has become a place of inclusiveness and opportunity, where we aspire to a society where everyone feels welcome, from First Nations, to the most recent immigrants. A place where we recognize diversity is our greatest strength.
“We are uniquely blessed to call this magnificent place home. This B.C. Day, I hope you have the opportunity to spend time with friends and family, and appreciate some of the things that make B.C. the envy of the world.
“I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.”