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ELEVENTH ANNUAL CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS.
The 11th annual celebrations were held at the Thorncliffe Park Banquet Hall. Canada Day and the Independence Day of the United States of America were celebrated together in Toronto for the first time.
Michael Prue, Memeber of Provincial Parliament for Beaches East York was the Keynote Speaker and Award Recipient. Michael Prue's name has become synonymous with East York. He started as Councillor in 1988, Mr. Prue quickly grew into his role as a man of the people. Although his roles and titles may have changed as the years progressed, Mr. Prue remains as an East York icon. Through years of change as Councillor and Mayor of East York and later, Councillor of the City of Toronto, his commitment has never wavered and he continues to be an effective and eloquent voice for the people of his riding and province.
Mr. Prue was presented with a plaque and John Perry's sculpture of a school of
whales The inscription on the plaque recognized him for his "long
outstanding public service as Mayor and MPP" and his courageous stand on
Mr. Prue was presented with a plaque and John Perry's sculpture of a school of whales The inscription on the plaque recognized him for his "long outstanding public service as Mayor and MPP" and his courageous stand on difficult issues"
Another plaque was presented to Mr. Prue by Mr. Abdulhaq Ingar of the Islamic Society of Toronto.
Mr. Nauman Khan, Anchor and Reporter for OMNI News-South Asian Edition, was 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..
We are grateful to all those who sponsored tables. They are:
CALIBRE SALES INC.
DARVESHALI GROUP OF COMPANIES
DR. DILKHUSH PANJWANI & MRS. SHAHNAZ PANJWANI
DIRECT CAPITAL CORPORATION
EMIL HINALLA OF SHELL GAS STATION
IQBAL FOODS CORPORATION
SOCIETY OF TORONTO
ISMAILI COUNCIL OF ONTARIO
RBC FINANCIAL GROUP
SOCIAL SERVICES NETWORK
TD BANK FINACIAL GROUP
WI-LAN V-CHIP CORPORATION
Ways Financial Inc.
& Sajjad Hanif
Systems of Canada
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENING
Mobeen Khaja is presenting the plaque to Mr. Prue with the Executives and Board Members of the Association
Abdulhaq Ingar getting ready to present the plaque on behalf of
the Islamic Society of Toronto
|Mr. Prue admiring the John Perry sculpture of the school of dolphins.||Dilshaan Panjwani singing the National Anthems for Canada and the U.S.A..|
John Nay, Consul General for the U.S.A. in Toronto, Mobeen Khaja
and Chief Armand La Barge of the York Regional Police getting
ready to cut the cake.
Minister Kathleen Wynne and MP
Yasmin Ratansi joining the cake cutting ceremony. Zul
Kassamali, 1st V.P.of the Association is on the left
|More joining in the cake cutting ceremony, including M.P. Derek Lee on the far left||Mr. Imran Hasan of APMC joining in the cake cutting. Chief Mike Ewles of the Durham Regional Police is in the far back.|