For Immediate Release

August 31st, 2017

Mayor Crombie’s Statement Marking Eid al-Adha

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with all residents to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice.

“During Eid al-Adha, Muslims in Mississauga, and in communities around Canada, will come together and strengthen their faith by joining in prayer services and reflecting on the guiding principles of Islam.

“Eid al-Adha is a time when family, friends, and neighbours undertake acts of goodwill and generous charity toward individuals in need of additional care and support.

“Mississauga is a world-class city that invites and encourages people of different faiths to practice their beliefs and worship safely and freely. In doing so, our broader community is afforded the opportunity to better understand and appreciate the guiding principles and virtues of Islam during religious holidays such as Eid al-Adha.

“As we also celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and our nation’s founding, we further reflect on the important, compassionate and enduring social justice work undertaken by our faith communities to care for our most vulnerable citizens.

“Mississauga’s diversity is our strength. We are fortunate to be home to people of different cultural backgrounds and faiths, equally committed to elevating the quality of life for our world-class community.

“Eid Mubarak.”