PM attends Miss Fiji Canada pagea
Fiji PM at the Miss Fiji Canada 2015 Red Carpet Gala
The inaugural Miss Fiji Canada pageant began in Surrey last night.
Speaking at the Miss Fiji Canada 2015 Red Carpet Gala Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the pageant doesn’t just attract Fijians living in Canada; but also connects many people who are closely linked to Fiji through birth, family, culture and the common experience of being Fijian.
Bainimarama says with the first ever pageant, the Canadian Fijians are stealing a march on Fiji by celebrating this year’s first Fiji Day.
He says it’s two months ahead of schedule, but it proves that Fiji Day can be any day when a Fijian community joins together to celebrate their heritage and pay tribute to the nation of their birth.
Bainimarama says Canada has a large Fijian community because many of them were told through words or threats or worse that they were not welcome in Fiji.
However he says Fijians no longer have to choose between the country of their birth and the country that took them in, because Fijian laws now allow for multiple citizenship.
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