The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (MARL) will host the first annual Burkini Pool Party at the Seven Oaks Pool this Saturday.

The aim of the party, to be held 6-8 p.m., is to both show that Canada accepts the burkini and introduce newcomer children to water safety.

"It (name) is in regards to France and the burkinis being banned from its beaches," MARL education chair Estelle Lamoureux said Wednesday. "A group of us took exception to that because that's not the way we operate in Canada.

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