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19TH ANNUAL EID-UL-ADHA DINNER ON OCTOBER  22, 2013

 

This year again, the celebrations were held at the Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street, as Room 200 in West Block is under renovations.  The City of Ottawa was the Award Recipient.  A beautiful engraved plaque was presented to the City of Ottawa.  Deputy Mayor Eli El-Chantiry received the plaque on behalf of  Mayor Jim Watson who was visiting China.  The plaque had the following inscription :

THE EID-UL-ADHA 2013 AWARD               

PRESENTED TO HIS WORSHIP MAYOR JIM WATSON IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR LEADERSHIP, THE PASSION AND DEDICATION OF THE COUNCILLORS,  AND THE MEN AND WOMEN WORKING FOR THE CITY OF OTTAWA, TO MAKE OTTAWA A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND RAISE A FAMILY.

Dr. Andrew Bennett, Ambassador, Office of Religious Freedom gave the Keynote Address.  He was presented with Sandulak's Spirit Bear.

Retired Chief of York Regional Police, Armand La Barge,  was the Master of Ceremonies.  The National Anthem in both English and French was sung by Mr. Craig Kennedy, Senior Protocol and Visits Analyst, RCMP.  The Opening Dua was by Imam Mohamad Jebara of the Codova Academy of Ottawa.  The welcome was by APMC's President Mobeen Khaja and Hon. John McKay, M.P. (Liberal Party of Canada).

There were many guests from the Diplomatic Corps, Members of Parliament from all political parties, City Councillors, Police Services, RCMP and many organizations located in Ottawa,.

We are grateful to our sponsors for their support.

PLATINUM TABLES

MR. CHARLES S. COFFEY, O.C.

MR JASS JOHAL ( Johal Law Firm, Brampton, Ontario)

RBC FINANCIAL GROUP ( Mr. Jeff Boyd - Regional President - Ontario North and East Region)

TD BANK ( Mr. Andre Lucas - Manager Community Relations)

SILVER

HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE AGA KHAN SHIA IMAMI ISMAILI COUNCIL FOR OTTAWA  (Mr. Bashir Surani - President)

HILL& KNOWLTON  ( Mr. Goldy Hyder - President)

BRONZE  

TRANSGLOBAL SYSTEMS OF CANADA INC.  (Mr. Imran Hasan - President)

Some photos from the event:

 

 

 

   

Mr. Mobeen Khaja and Deputy Mayor Eli El-Chantiry

Dr. Andrew Bennett, Ambassador, Office of Religious Freedom

Deputy Mayor Eli El-Chantiry, Hon. Johm McCallum & Mobeen Khaja Mobeen Khaja welcoming Mr. Jeff Boyd