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More than 100 people gathered last night at the Saanich South Community Office to commemorate the Komagata Maru incident.
It was a truly special evening because there was so much warmth, affection and good-will in the air.
Despite the fact that we had gathered to remember a historic moment of injustice defined by racism and intolerance, people were very happy and in a mood to celebrate.
I think that was because it was undeniable to everyone there just how much has changed in a 100 years and that gave us all so much hope for the future.
Special thanks go out to Samuel Godfrey, James Taylor, Chandar Sundaram, Sonia Manak and Mona Malik.
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MLA Saanich South
The evening's agenda: