“Today, Albertans honour the fathers and father figures for their sacrifices and contributions, and for the difference they make in the lives of those who look up to them.

“Whether the man you honour is a father by blood or by the heart, Father’s Day is an opportune time to express love and gratitude for his role in your life.

“This year has been especially difficult. Public health restrictions leave many Albertans unable to visit their fathers. Protecting them from infection also is an act of love. While the pandemic has changed much, what hasn’t changed is our love and gratitude for all our fathers do and mean to us.

“I encourage everyone to find a way to pay tribute to the man we call Dad. Happy Father’s Day!”

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