December 4, 2023

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“This can be a crucial occasion for us,” stated Mehta.

The Fort McMurray Hindu Cultural Society and Sanatan Mandir Cultural Society had been additionally a part of the celebration. Councillor Stu Wigle, UCP MLA Tany Yao, Power and Minerals Minister Brian Jean and Conservative MP Laila Goodridge attended the occasion as nicely.

The municipality’s 2021 census exhibits 6.7 per cent of individuals in Fort McMurray are South Asian. This area consists of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. That is the fourth largest ethnic group within the Fort McMurray Wooden Buffalo area, behind people who find themselves Southeast Asians (7.2 per cent), Indigenous (seven per cent) and white (60.2 per cent).

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