Statement from Andrew Wilkinson on Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights

Vancouver - BC Liberal leadership candidate Andrew Wilkinson issued the following statement on Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights 

Vancouver - BC Liberal leadership candidate Andrew Wilkinson issued the following statement on Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights 

"Sundown this evening marks the start of Chanukah - an 8-day celebration of the Jewish Maccabees' victory over foreign oppressors 2,000 years ago.  

"As families and friends gather each night to light candles on the chanukiah, eat traditional foods fried in oil, spin the dreidel and exchange gifts, they recount the story of Chanukah - one of faith, hope and resilience in the face of adversity, and the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. 

"As we welcome the start of Chanukah, I offer my warmest greetings to those who are celebrating and invite all British Columbians to reflect upon the immeasurable contributions of BC's Jewish community in helping to build a pluralistic and peaceful province.

"Chag Chanukah Sameach!"