Welcome back to Surrey, Christmas

City of Surrey should continue marking the season according to Canadian traditions.

This is a happy message. This morning as I came out from the pool at the North Surrey Recreation Centre, I noticed a Christmas tree had been put up in the lobby and another smaller one to be put up in the front desk area. I was immediately happy at the return of sanity to the City of Surrey.

For many years now, Christmas trees were banned by  (due to political correctness gone amok.) They tried those awful looking aluminium things, which were worse than nothing at all. I could never understand that at the slightest objection raised even by a single person, the authorities were quick to dismiss the long-term traditions. While at the same time, the society at large is eager to take part in various ethnic celebrations.

I hope the city will resume marking the Christmas season according to this country’s traditions. I am under no illusion that this practice may be challenged, even by certain factions of Christianity, but the city should not shirk away so easily. It is appropriate to keep in mind that there are a lot of non-Christians who mark, though not celebrate, the Christmas season.

Dave Bains

Surrey

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