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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 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:

CORPORATE TABLES                                                

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                                                                                  

 ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF TORONTO

ISMAILI COUNCIL OF ONTARIO

RBC FINANCIAL GROUP

SOCIAL SERVICES NETWORK

TD BANK FINACIAL GROUP        

WI-LAN V-CHIP CORPORATION

  

 

         

REGULAR  TABLES

Adnan Noureddine

Five Ways Financial Inc.

CFIF- Shamim Sadiq

Ghalia & Sajjad Hanif                                 

Ayub Qureshi                                                       

Sadro Usman

Dr. Tahira Siddiqui                  

Transglobal 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

 

Mr. 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..

Mr. 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.