SIXTH OTTAWA CITY
HALL IFTAR DINNER - JUNE 14, 2017
sixth Iftar dinner was part of the Canada 150 celebrations and a special
cake was cut by Mayor Jim Watson, the Guest of Honour and all those who
wanted to join him in doing so. This year, Councillor Michael Qaqish
joined the Iftar with more than 30 guests from his ward. Several elected
representatives from all levels of government and from the Diplomatic
event was supported by His
Worship Mayor Jim Watson, Mrs. Tina Sarellas, Regional President, Ontario
North and East Region,
TD Bank, Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of Hill + Knowlton Strategies, and
Councillor Michael Qaqish.
Mobeen Khaja welcomed the guests and thanked Mayor Jim Watson, and
the sponsors for their ongoing support.
brought greetings from the Royal Bank of Canada, as did Pietro Borracci, District
Vice President for TD Bank, and Ms. Rahmat Kassam, Senior Consultant for Hill
+ Knowlton Strategies.
Maryam Monsef, Minister Status of Women, Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister
Immigration Refugees Citizenship, Senator Mobina Jaffer, Hon. Thomas
Mulcair, Leader of the New Democratic Party, Cathy Wagantall, MP Yorkton
Melville, Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP Ottawa-Vanier, Councillor Michael
Qaqish and Superintendent Mark Ford, Ottawa Police also brought greetings.
Chief Armand La Barge was the emcee for the evening.
Some photos from the event.