Light of Chanukah at city hall

Courtenay celebration will take place Thursday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Dec. 10, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Vancouver Island is warming again this winter with the Light of Chanukah touring through public menorah lighting locations throughout the Island, including Courtenay City Hall.

The Courtenay celebration will take place Thursday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

“The entire community is invited to join in during the official lighting ceremony of the eight-foot-tall public Menorah and enjoy Sufganiyot (Israeli jelly donuts), dreidels, chocolate gelt and the sounds of Chanukah music,” said  Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula. “On behalf of Courtenay council, please accept our warmest wishes for the celebration of Chanukah. The Comox Valley is an inclusive community with a wide variety of cultures and beliefs. This ceremony is an important ritual and symbol of religious freedom that can be appreciated by anyone, regardless of one’s faith. I am honoured to be lighting the Shamesh candle on the Menorah at City Hall. Happy Chanukah to all Comox Valley residents celebrating the Festival of Lights.”

 

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