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Kwanzaa: Statement from Premier Notley

Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement to express her best wishes for Kwanzaa: 

“Today marks the beginning of Kwanzaa, a week-long celebration of pan-African heritage and culture.

“Kwanzaa is a time of cultural unity for Albertans of African heritage, whether their history in Alberta is a tale of many generations or one of new beginnings.

“The principles of Kwanzaa – unity, self-determination, purpose, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, creativity and faith – are goals to inspire all Albertans as we celebrate the many facets of our diverse society.

“To all celebrating Kwanzaa, I wish you a joyful celebration with family and friends.

“Happy Kwanzaa!”


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