CBRM vigil a ‘heart-warm­ing’ ex­pe­ri­ence

Cape Breton Post - - EDITORIAL -

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

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