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Canadian congratulations on the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Thank you Fredericton!
The mayor of Fredericton, the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, congratulated March 1, the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On behalf of my City Council colleagues it is my pleasure to extend best wishes and congratulations on the celebration of Bosnian
Independence Day taking place on Friday, March 1, 2024.
This year marks 32 years of independence, since the March 1st, 1992 groundbreaking historical moment for contemporary Bosnia and
I want to thank the Fredericton Bosnian Community for enhancing our community.
Happy Independence Day!
Kate Rogers
Mayor of Fredericton

Thank you St. John’s!
The mayor of St. John’s, the capital of the Canadian province
Newfoundland i Labrador, congratulated March 1, the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As people across many countries are celebrating Bosnian Independence Day, it is my pleasure, as the Mayor of the City of St. John’s, Newfoundland and
Labrador, to extend my greetings to the Bosnian people of our province.
Congratulations to Bosnia and Herzegovina for becoming the 177th member of the UN on the 1st day of March ni 1992, winning freedom in an independence referendum in a landslide by popular vote.
The bravery, endurance and strength of your community is showcased by the determination to overcome oppressive and political hardships.
We thank you for your hard work in continuing to encourage a peaceful place for your native country, shining example to the world and its contribution to Canadian society at large.
Sincerely yours,
Danny Breen,
Mayor, City of St. John’s

Thank you Charlottetown
The mayor of Charlottetown, the capital of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, congratulated March 1. the the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dear Members of the Bosnian Community,
On behalf of the entire Charlottetown community, I extend a warm congratulations to all our Bosnian residents as you celebrate Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina dating back to March 1st, 1992.
This day holds great significance, marking the sovereignty and unity of your homeland. It is a moment to reflect on the struggles and sacrifices made to achieve independence and the progress made since then. The resilience and spirit of the Bosnian people serve as an inspiration to us all.
Here in Charlottetown, we are proud to have such a vibrant and diverse Bosnian community enriching our cultural tapestry. Your contributions in various spheres – be it business, arts, academia, or community service – are invaluable, fostering understanding and cooperation among all residents.
As we commemorate this important day, let us reaffirm our commitment to diversity, equality, and mutual respect. Let us continue to work together towards building a future where every individual can thrive, regardless of their background.
On this joyous occasion, I wish you and your loved ones happiness, prosperity, and peace. May the bonds of friendship and solidarity within our community continue to strengthen.
Once again, congratulations on this special day
Philip Brown,
City of Charlottetown, PE Birthplace of Confederation Canada

Thank you Calgary
To all Members of Calgary’s Bosnian Community,
On behalf of City Council, it is my pleasure to extend congratulations to all Bosnian people who live in Calgary as you come together to celebrate Bosnian Independence Day on March 1.
The threads of the Bosnian community are deeply woven into the rich tapestry of Calgary, and we are made stronger through your contributions. Thank you for continuing to share your culture, heritage, and warmth. As the Bosnia and Herzegovina flag flies overhead at City Hall on February 29, please accept my heartfelt best wishes as you take a moment to reflect on the significance of
this historical day and celebrate together.
Jyoti Gondek
Mayor of Calgary

Thank you Victoria
On behalf of the City of Victoria, I offer my congratulations on Bosnian Independence Day. March 1 is an opportunity to acknowledge Bosnia and Herzegovina as a state, and to reflect on the rich history, cultural heritage and enduring spirit of Bosnian Canadians.
The Bosnian community has played a vital role in shaping the vibrancy of our city, contributing to the tapestry of cultures that make Canada such a remarkable place to live. The journey of the Bosnian people, marked by resilience and strength, is a source of inspiration for us all. May this anniversary be an opportunity for celebration, unity and joy!
Marianne Alto
Victoria Mayor

Thank you Ottawa
As Head of Ottawa City Council, it is my distinct pleasure to extend congratulations to the Bosnian community in Canada’s capital on the auspicious occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Canada is home to some 25,000 residents of Bosnian heritage.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the Bosnian community members in Ottawa for their important contribution to the growth and prosperity of our city’s economy, as well as to Ottawa’s social development and the enrichment of our community’s cultural mosaic.
As Mayor, I offer my best wishes to the members of Ottawa’s Bosnian community for a most happy and memorable Independence Day celebration.
Mark Sutcliffe, Mayor

En tant que chef du Conseil municipal d’Ottawa, j’ai l’immense plaisir de féliciter la communauté bosnienne de la capitale du Canada à l’occasion propice du 32e anniversaire du Jour de l’indépendance de la Bosnie- Herzégovine.
Le Canada compte quelque 25 000 résidents d’origine bosnienne.
Je tiens à profiter de cette occasion pour remercier les membres de la communauté bosnienne à Ottawa pour leur importante contribution envers la croissance et la prospérité de l’économie de notre ville, ainsi qu’envers le développement social d’Ottawa et l’enrichissement
de la mosaïque culturelle de notre communauté.
En ma qualité de maire, je souhaite aux membres de la communauté bosnienne d’Ottawa une célébration des plus joyeuses et mémorables du Jour de l’indépendance.
Mark Sutcliffe, Maire

Thanks Toronto
The mayor of the largest Canadian city, Toronto, congratulated Bosnia and Herzegovina on Independence Day.
I extend a warm welcome to everyone attending today’s event marking the Independence Day
of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Today we recognize the rich culture, history and traditions of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian
community. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your shared culture and identity with
family, friends and community members.
Thank you to the Bosnian and Herzegovinian community in Toronto for contributing to the rich
cultural mosaic of our city, forming an important part of our city’s motto: “Diversity Our Strength.”
On behalf of Toronto City Council, please accept my best wishes for a memorable event and continued success.
Olivia Chow
Mayor of Toronto

Thank you Hamilton
On behalf of the City of Hamilton and all my Council Colleagues, it is my sincere pleasure to offer greetings and warm congratulations to the Bosnian community of Hamilton on this, the 32nd anniversary of Bosnian Independence.
In 1992, the Bosnian people declared their desire to be a state of equal peoples and citizens in what was
a decisive referendum vote. Bosnian Independence Day is not only a celebration, but also an opportunity to reflect on the resilience and spirit of Bosnian people in the face of great struggle and sacrifice.
The City of Hamilton is proud to be home to such an active, diverse, and vibrant Bosnian Community. As a city, we are richer and better for your cultural and spiritual contributions to our communities.
Andrea Horwath

Thank you London
I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings on behalf of City Council to all those celebrating the Bosnian Independence Day here in London, Ontario.
This significant day marks a pivotal moment in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, symbolizing the resilience, courage, and unity of its people. It is a day to honor the sacrifices made and the struggles overcome in the pursuit of freedom and self-determination.
On this occasion, let us take a moment to reflect on the rich cultural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina, celebrated for its diverse traditions, vibrant music, delectable cuisine, and captivating arts. It is a heritage that enriches our community and strengthens the bonds of friendship and understanding among us.
I encourage you to take part in the various events and activities planned throughout our city to commemorate this special day. Whether it be cultural performances, educational seminars, or community gatherings, let us come together in solidarity and celebration.
On behalf of the City of London, I extend my heartfelt wishes to our Bosnian residents, as well as to those around the world observing this important occasion. May this day be filled with joy, pride, and a renewed sense of unity.
Thank you for your continued contributions to the rich tapestry of our city, and may we continue to walk hand in hand towards a future filled with peace and prosperity.
Kind regards,
Josh Morgan
Mayor, City of London