For Immediate Release
March 20th, 2018

Mayor Crombie’s Statement on Nowruz

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I would like to offer our city’s vibrant and thriving Persian, Kurdish, Afghan, Xoroastrian, Bahá’í, Central Asian, and Ismaili communities – best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous Nowruz.

“Nowruz marks the arrival of spring and is a welcomed opportunity for personal renewal. It is a time for all people to undertake resolutions, overcome challenges, and enrich their lives. Families will celebrate by joining together to reflect on new beginnings, enjoy music and food and look forward to the new year with hope.

“Let us all take this opportunity to remember and reflect on the important contributions that Persian, Kudish, Afghan, Xoroastrian, Bahá’í, Central Asian, and Ismaili-Canadians have made to communities across Canada, like Mississauga. Our City is a more inclusive and dynamic place because of these efforts.

“As we celebrate the arrival of Nowruz, let us also be mindful of those less fortunate in our community who need our sympathy, compassion and assistance.

“I ask all residents to be generous with their time and talents. I encourage Mississaugans to engage in random acts of kindness. It is up to all of us to strengthen our neighbourhoods and make our world-class city an even better place to call home.

“Once again, I wish everyone celebrating a happy, prosperous and healthy Nowruz.”