Celebrating our Heritage

Posted August 9, 2018 6:30 pm by Archbishop Richard W. Smith

Celebrating our Heritage

I’m writing this blog post during what we in Alberta call the Heritage Day long weekend. The first Monday of August is designated a civic holiday in this province in recognition and honour of the wonderful variety of cultures among our citizens. Over the years, waves of immigration have brought to this land a broad diversity of peoples, whose cultural heritage has greatly enriched Alberta society. Here in Edmonton we have a weekend-long Heritage Festival, during which thousands of people come together not only to see multiple displays of song, dance and costume but also – and this seems to

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