Eid - ul - Adha was
celebrated at the Toronto City Hall for the first time on January 24,
2006. Mayor David Miller was presented with Sandulak's polar bear
The 2nd celebration
was held on January 8, 2007.
The 3rd celebration
was held on December 15, 2008.
The 4th celebration
was held on Monday, December 7, 2009. A special award was presented to Mr.
Nazem Kadri, an exceptional ice hockey player who is now playing in the
Hockey League. A
plaque and Sandulak's polar bear were presented to him.
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celebration was held September 15, 2010. At this celebration,
we said Au Revoir to Mayor Davis Miller who decided not to run again for this
Hall was the emcee on all five occasions. The celebrations were held in
the Council Chambers.
Mayor David Miller,
Consul Generals for the United States of America, Pakistan, India, Syria,
Thailand and Indonesia, Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs of several regional police
services, representatives from various government offices, leaders of community
organizations, and members of the Association have attended this event. A
delicious dinner is enjoyed by all.
Cakes on all five
occasions were provided by Dr. Panjwani. The cake, a replica of City Hall
in 2006, added a special touch to the celebration. The cake in 2007 had
the Association's logo, City Hall's Coat of Arms and Eid Mubarak on it and was
Photographs for all
three celebrations were also contributed by Dr. Panjwani.
who has been singing the National Anthem for most of the Association's functions
since she was six years old, led the National Anthem at each event.
Dilshaan Panjwani presented a scroll with the inscription of
the 110th Resolution of the US Congress to
representatives from the US Consulate The resolution was passed unanimously in October
2007 and recognized that the month of Ramadhan is the
holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
Panjwani singing the National Anthem.
Zul Kassamali, Mobeen Khaja, Mayor David Miller,
Suzan Hall. (2006)
Mayor David Miller with the Association's
presentation of the
Some invited guests and Association's
cake, a replica of City Hall in
guests participate in cutting the cake. US Consul
Nay, is beside Mayor David Miller. (2007)
Mobeen Khaja, Mayor David Miller and
Barry Leon of
Tory's LLP cutting the cake in 2007.
|The cake in 2008 had
a picture of Toronto's skyline and logos of City Hall
and the Association.
(L - R) Mobeen Khaja, Mayor David
Miller, Councillor Suzan Hall and Dilshaan Panjwani at
the podium singing the National Anthem (2008)
presenting the scroll to representatives from the US
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Eid celebrations in 2009