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THIRD OTTAWA CITY HALL IFTAR DINNER - JULY 10, 2014

Mayor Jim Watson was the Guest of Honour at the 3rd Iftar dinner that was held on July 10, 2014, in the Jean Pigott Hall at the Ottawa City Hall. 

Retired Chief Armand La Barge was the emcee for the evening.  The dinner was well attended by the Diplomatic Corps and Heads of various organizations and institutions.  Hon. Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and House Leader, Government of Ontario, also attended and was one of the speakers.

The event was supported by His Worship Mayor Jim Watson, Mrs. Tina Sarellas, Regional President, Ontario North and East Region,  RBC Royal Bank, TD Bank and the Ismaili Council for Ottawa. 

President Mobeen Khaja welcomed the guests and thanked Mayor Jim Watson, Mrs. Tina Sarellas, Mr. Robert Volpato  of TD Bank and Mr. Bashir Surani for their support.  The Mayor said that he is pleased that APMC will continue with this event as an annual one.

Mrs. Tina Sarellas, brought greetings from the Royal Bank of Canada and Mr. Robert Volpato did the same on behalf of the TD Bank.  

The first Iftar Volunteer Award was presented to Megan Wallace of Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall, LLP, for preparing and submitting new By-laws and Articles for APMC to obtain the Certificate of Continuance from Industry Canada.  The text was as follows: ' in recognition of your outstanding volunteer service to our Association and your passion to help community organizations on behalf of your law firm'.  A Sandulak's polar bear was also presented to her.

Some photos from the event.
Mayor Jim Watson Chief (Ret'd) Chief La Barge and Mobeen Khaja
Hon. Yaser Naqvi Tina Sarellas, RBC Royal Bank,
Robert Volpato, TD Bank Mayor presents award to Megan Wallace
Hon. Yaser Naqvi, Mayor Jim Watson and Megan Wallace. Megan Wallace, Ambassador Babali of Turkey, Mobeen Khaja & Barry Leon
Hon. Yaser Naqvi, Mayor Jim Watson & Ambassador Tuncay Babali. Ambassadors of Afghanistan and Portugal
David Morgan, Tina Sarellas & Peggy Morgan Guests from TD Bank