CBRM vigil a ‘heart-warming’ experience
It was wonderful to see over 350 Cape Bretoners gather in Sydney on Tuesday evening with light and warmth on a chilly winter evening for a show of solidarity and love after last Sunday’s shootings at a Quebec mosque.
After an event that left many Canadians feeling helpless and profound sadness as a result of events born of hatred and ill-intent, words from some of our community’s religious leaders of Cape Breton brought a sense of unity. Representatives of our municipality, of Nova Scotia and of Canada created a sense that we are all in this together.
It was heart-warming to see so many people there on the Esplanade at our civic center, including young children with their parents who clearly wanted them to feel the love.
Thanks to the staff at MP Mark Eyking’s office who swiftly organized the event, to the CBRM for providing the perfect space on the waterfront, to the Wilson family for providing hot beverages and to the religious leaders who provided words of comfort and respect.
Most of all, thanks to the citizens of CBRM, those who were there and those who were there in spirit, who continue to show love for all and hatred for none. Neeta Kumar-Britten Sydney