Official statement from the Tri-Municipal Region on situation in Ukraine
Our hearts are heavy with news from Ukraine. Over recent days, the world has watched devastation unfold and witnessed the perseverance and strength of the Ukrainian people. As the Tri-Municipal Region, we share this statement of support as a symbol of solidarity and message of hope during these dark times.
“Many of us have been watching the situation unfold and are feeling deeply impacted by what we are seeing. The City of Spruce Grove stands with Ukraine, its people, and the Ukrainian Canadian community here at home during this challenging time. Together, we can show Ukraine and its people that they are not alone and we are standing with them,” said Mayor Jeff Acker.
“As many of us are left to scroll through newsfeeds and wait for messages from loved ones abroad, it can be difficult to not be overcome with despair. In times like these, we must stand together, be there for one another, and speak out against violence. On behalf of the Town of Stony Plain and Council, we stand with the people of Ukraine and our Ukrainian community,” says Mayor William Choy.
“As we pray and hope for peace, the people of Ukraine and those affected by the invasion are in our hearts, and we are proud to stand with them in solidarity,” said Parkland County Mayor Allan Gamble. “Ukrainian culture and heritage is an important part of Parkland County’s identity, and many of our residents have strong ties to Ukraine. Know this – we are with you.”
The Ukrainian flag has been raised at Stony Plain Town Hall, Parkland County Centre, and Jubilee Park in Spruce Grove today. To the people of Ukraine and our community here at home, we stand with you.
If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, supports are available:
24-Hour Distress Line: 780-482-4357 (HELP)
211: call 2-1-1, text INFO to 2-1-1, chat online at www.211.ab.ca