Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in celebration of B.C. Day:
“On B.C. Day, the Government of British Columbia is joining people who are coming together to celebrate this beautiful province that we are so lucky to live in.
“British Columbia has been shaped by the people who have come together to help build and protect this extraordinary place.
“Our communities are made great by the talent and ingenuity of the people who live here, and by the values of diversity, inclusion and mutual respect that bring us together.
“As we celebrate B.C., we recognize our shared responsibility to advance reconciliation together with Indigenous peoples who have lived on this land since time immemorial, and to work together to right historical wrongs and build a better future.
“Let’s take the time to celebrate what we love about British Columbia. Visit a local farmers market, community event, go hiking or camping, or spend time with friends and family.
“We’re going to keep investing in people and working to make life better, with more opportunities for every person in every part of the province.
“I’m excited for the bright future ahead — for everyone in B.C.
“Happy B.C. Day!”