Diwali - the multi-faith "festival of lights" - was honoured at the B.C. Legislature for the first time ever Wednesday with community leaders, dancers and the lighting of a ceremonial candle by Premier John Horgan.
"What better time to celebrate hope over sadness, love and acceptance over fear and intolerance," said Horgan. "Whether you are Sikh, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, we are with you today celebrating Diwali. Celebrating hope, joining with family, joining with friends and looking at all that we can do when we come together as a community."