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TWELFTH  ANNUAL CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS.

The 12th annual celebrations were held at the Kally's Banquet Hall in Scarborough.  Canada Day and the Independence Day of the United States of America were celebrated together in Toronto for the second time.  

Mr. Nauman Khan, Anchor and Reporter, OMNI News - South Asian Edition  was the Award Recipient.  Mr.Haroon Siddiqui, Editorial Page Editor Emeritus - Toronto Star was the Keynote Speaker.

Mr. Nauman Khan was presented with a plaque and Sandulak's polar bear.sculpture.   The inscription on the plaque was as follows: " IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AS A REPORTER COVERING CRIME AND TERRORISM STORIES NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN ANTI-TERROR LEGISLATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

Mr. Nauman Khan, was also the emcee for the evening.

Two cakes, one for Canada's birthday with the Canadian flag and the second one with the American flag, were cut to celebrate the occasions.

Dilshaan Panjwani sang both National Anthems at the start and at the stroke of midnight.  It has become a tradition for the Association to be the first ones in the country to celebrate Canada Day.

Many elected representatives from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments and from the Regional Police Services attended.

We are grateful to all those who sponsored tables.  They are:

PLATINUM TABLES                                                                      

MR. CHARLES S. COFFEY, O.C.                                                       

CALIBRE SALES INC.                                                                          

DARVESHALI GROUP OF COMPANIES                                               

WI-LAN V-CHIP CORPORATION                                                                 

GOLD TABLES                                                                            

RBC FINANCIAL GROUP

SILVER  TABLES                                                                                          

BENNETT JONES LLP  

DR. DILKHUSH PANJWANI & MRS. SHAHNAZ PANJWANI  

REGULAR  TABLES                                                                                  

Mr. Rasool Kaleemi                                                         

Five Ways Financial Inc.                                                    

TD Financial Group                                                       

Ghalia & Sajjad Hanif                                                        

Mr. Sadruddin Usman                                         

Transglobal Systems of Canada                                    

Council for Tamils Support Services                     

International Muslim Organization of Toronto  

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENING

 Dilshaan Panjwani singing the National Anthems for Canada and the U.S.A.

 

 Opening remarks by emcee, Nauman Khan, who was the emcee and also the  recipient of the Canada Day 2010 award.

 

Mobeen Khaja presents the Sandulak's polar bear sculpture to Mr. Nauman Khaja with some Executives of the Association  Mr. Haroon Siddiqui giving his Keynote Address.  He spoke about his experiences since he came to Canada

Members of Parliament John McKay, Rob Oliphant and Derek Lee.  They have attended most of the Canada Day celebrations..

 

 

 

 Mobeen Khaja was presented with a York Regional Police wrist watch and a jacket by Chief Armand La Barge for his 70th birthday.

 

 

 

Many present joined in the cake cutting ceremony, including M.P. Derek Lee on the far left and Mayor Scarpetti of Markham The audience during the singing of the National Anthems of Canada and U.S.A.