REACH Edmonton

Local agencies, police and community groups are coming together to celebrate the diverse communities that make up our city in response to the attacks that occurred on Sept. 30.

Local religious leaders, elders, police and politicians will gather with community members to affirm their unity at City Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

"Edmontonians stand in unity, peace and harmony on Treaty 6 Territory and we will not allow hate to divide us,” said Ahmed Abdulkadir, executive director of Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta.

“This is an opportunity to come together and show that we know the actions of a single person to do not define an entire city, and our diversity is our strength.”

The event will include diverse cultural entertainment, food and addresses from community leaders.

The event is being organized in partnership with the Edmonton Safety Summit Committee, Norwood Weslyan Church, REACH Edmonton, the City of Edmonton , Edmonton Police Service, The Carrot Community Arts Coffee House, Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta and the Alberta Somali Community Centre.