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9TH ANNUAL EID-UL-ADHA - FEBRUARY 11, 2004
Late Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau was honoured for “his lifetime devotion to the
pursuit of justice, peace, equality and fairness for all and for his
contribution in creating the
of today - a model multicultural democracy.”
Justin Trudeau, the eldest son of the late Prime Minister, accepted the Eid-ul-Adha
2004 Award on behalf of his father. He charmed the
audience with his smile, graciousness and warmth.
the distinguished guests were The Right Honourable Paul Martin (Prime Minister),
Hon. Irwin Cotler (Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada), Hon.
Bill Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) Hon. Stephen Owen (Minister of Public
Works and Government Services), Hon. Jean Augustine (Secretary of State-
Multiculturalism & Status of Women), Senators, including Hon. Marcel
Prud’homme, Hon. Mobina Jaffer, Hon.Vivienne Poy, several Members of
Parliament from all federal political parties, Ambassadors and High
Commissioners of over 20 countries
(including Saudi Arabia, U.S., Iran, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan), as well as
Community and Business/Corporate leaders.
The Keynote Address: “Cool Intelligence” was eloquently delivered by Mr. Stephen J. Toope, President of the Trudeau Foundation.
This year, Hon. Senator Marcel Prud’homme and RBC Financial Group were recognized for their contributions to Canada and presented with plaques and gifts - John Perry's "School of Dolphins". Mr. Charles Coffey, Executive V.P. Government and Community Affairs received the plaque on behalf of RBC.
|Prime Minister Paul Martin with Justin Trudeau||Plaque presentation to Charles Coffey of RBC.|
Mobeen Khaja presenting plaque to Justin Trudeau. Professor
Toope (extreme left) and some APMC executives watch.
Gift presentation to Senator Prud'homme, after the
presentation of the plaque, by Hon. Gene Augustine.
After the plaque was presented, a gift - three dolphins on a
wave by artist, John Perry, was presented to Justin Trudeau.
Mobeen Khaja making a symbolic presentation of a rose to
Justin Trudeau as his father, the late P. M., Pierre Elliott Trudeau
always wore one.
Prime Minister Paul Martin and Mobeen Khaja, President of
the Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada.
Justin Trudeau drawing the door prize of two Business Class
Saudi Arabian Airline tickets while the Ambassador for Saudi
Arabia and Kevin Hansen, Manager Sales and Marketing for
Saudi Airlines, watch.