July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day

The Green Party of Canada wishes to mark Nelson Mandela Day on July 18th.

Every year on that date — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the United Nations joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, one minute for every year of Mr. Mandela’s public service.

“Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity. His legacy will forever inspire us,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands.

“This year’s Mandela Day will take on a special meaning as the world sends best wishes and prayers for his recovery and release from hospital. Now more than ever, we appreciate his immeasurable contribution to the world,” said May.

“I want to wish Mr. Mandela a happy 95th birthday. Our thoughts are with him and his family,” concluded May.

Note: Mandela Day’s website: www.mandeladay.com.