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 EVENTS HELD IN 2017

 

The 6th Iftar Dinner was hosted by the Association of Progressive Muslims on June 14, 2017 at the Ottawa City Hall.   His Worship, Mayor Jim Watson was the Guest of Honour.   Canada 150 was also celebrated

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The 19th Annual Canada Day Celebrations were held in Toronto at the Woodbine Banquet & Convention Centre Hall, 30 Vice Regent Boulevard.  Mr. Tony Burman was the Keynote Speaker and Award Recipient.  Mr. Burman got a standing ovation for his inspiring speech.   For speech, please click here.  For story, please click here.

Mr. Burman's bio:

TONY BURMAN is former head of Al Jazeera English in Qatar, and of CBC News in Canada, responsible for all TV, radio and digital journalism. Since 2011, he has written a weekly column on world affairs for the Toronto Star.

      Between 2011 and 2016, he was visiting professor of journalism at Ryerson University and was also Ryerson’s Velma Rogers Graham Chair in News Media and Technology. 

      While Managing Director of Al Jazeera English  from 2008-2010, the network’s worldwide audience more than doubled to 220 million households.  He worked in Washington from 2010-2011 as Al Jazeera’s Strategic Adviser for the Americas.

      In October 2009, Arabian Business Magazine named him the second most influential non-Arab in the Arab world.  In November 2009, the Canadian Expat Association announced he had been voted the third most influential Canadian living abroad, after Michael J. Fox and Wayne Gretzky. 

      Before Al Jazeera, he spent more than three decades as an award-winning news and documentary producer, and senior broadcast executive, at the CBC, including more than seven years as its Editor-in-Chief.  With Brian Stewart, he was one of the first journalists to cover the Ethiopian famine in 1984. 

      Working in more than 30 countries, he produced many documentaries that were rebroadcast on the BBC, PBS and other international networks.  This included Mandela (1986), one of the first TV biographies of  Nelson and Winnie Mandela, which was rebroadcast in 18 countries.

       He was born in Montreal, educated at Loyola College and began his journalism career as a reporter with The Montreal Star.

 

 

 

 

 

EVENTS TO BE HELD IN 2017

The Association will be holding Eid Celebrations at Parliament Hill on September 20 , 2017 and at Queen's Park on September 13, 2017.  

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Our Headquarters are located in Ottawa.  Our business telephone number is 613-255-1786. 

To join the organization and get information and applications, please contact us at members@progressivemuslims.ca  or info@progressivemuslims.ca 

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