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May 12, 2018 – Sichuan Earthquake remembered 10 years later

Dear friends,

I join today the Chinese Community in Canada as we remember the earthquake victims of Sichuan in 2008.

I cannot but remember the hard work which the Chinese Canadians along with the rest of the community did in order to answer the call for help in the home country.

I was proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with them in all aspects of the fundraising drive, the call to protect their loved ones and for the Canadian Government to assist.

Visiting China a year later after the earthquake I truly seen the resiliency of the people in the region had put to re-build their lives.

My wife and I were moved when we met one of the survivors when we learnt that her birthday was the same as our youngest daughter’s.

Being in China today I can clearly see in the people’s faces that they have not forgotten the victims. I join people in their prayers for the victims and their families.

I ask that we pause for a moment and pray that such disasters will not happen again, however we have learned many things from such disasters on how we can be better prepared to overcome them.

亲爱的朋友们:
今天,我与加拿大的华人社区一起纪念2008年四川地震的受害者。
我没有忘记加拿大华裔以及其他社区为了响应救助祖国的号召而辛勤地工作。
与他们并肩参与各种的募捐活动,呼吁保护他们的亲人和游说加拿大政府提供协助,让我感到非常自豪。
地震发生一年后,我访问了中国,亲眼看到了该地区人们的韧性,他们重新建立了自己的生活。
我的妻子和我碰到了一位幸存者,当我们得知她的生日和我们最小的女儿一样时,我们都被感动了。
在今天的中国,我可以从人们的脸上清晰地看到他们没有忘记受害者。我和大家一起为受害者和他们的家人祈祷。
我请求大家默哀片刻,祈祷这样的灾难不要再次发生,然而我们已经从这些灾难中学到了很多东西,让我们知道以后如何更好地克服这些灾难。

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