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EID CELEBRATIONS AT QUEEN'S PARK - 2003 - 2008

 

7TH ANNUAL EID-UL-FITR CELEBRATIONS - DECEMBER 3, 2003

Member of Parliament, Ms. Alexa McDonough, former leader of the Federal NDP, was the Keynote Speaker and Award Recipient.  The Association honours individuals and organizations engaged in the pursuit of justice, fairness and equality.  Ms. McDonough was recognized for her “distinguished career as a leader, who stood tall with an unflinching moral persuasion against oppression, war and prejudice and her passionate pursuit for justice and equal dignity for all humans”.

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8TH ANNUAL EID CELEBRATIONS - NOVEMBER 19, 2004

The Association paid tribute to the Honourable William G. Davis, P.C.,C.C.,Q.C.,former Premier of Ontario.  The plaque presented had the following inscription:  

“IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE AND PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, ESPECIALLY AS THE PREMIER FOR FIFTEEN YEARS, WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE PEOPLE, AND ALSO FOR THE MAJOR ROLE YOU PLAYED IN THE PATRIATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE ENTRENCHMENT OF THE CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, THE MOST SACRED DOCUMENT OF OUR LAND”.

The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, was the Guest of Honour. The citation was done by Honourable Roy McMurtry, Chief Justice of Ontario.

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9TH ANNUAL EID-UL-FITR CELEBRATIONS ON DECEMBER 9, 2005

Honourable Senator Vivienne Poy who is also the Chancellor of the University of Toronto, was the keynote speaker and award recipient at these celebrations. The Association paid tribute to her for her "OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENTS AS A BUSINESS WOMAN, SENATOR AND CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, YOUR WORK AS AN ADVOCATE FOR VISIBLE MINORITIES AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES, AND FOR PROMOTING GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF ASIAN CANADIAN CONTRIBUTIONS  ACROSS CANADA DURING ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH IN MAY”.

 

Senator Poy was presented with a plaque and Keith Sanduluk's polar bear sculpture .

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10TH ANNUAL EID-UL-FITR CELEBRATIONS - NOVEMBER 17, 2006

THE PROVINCE & PEOPLE OF ONTARIO WERE HONOURED AT THE EID-UL-FITR CELEBRATIONS ON NOVEMBER 17, 2006  "TO RECOGNIZE THE PROVINCE FOR MAKING ONTARIO THE MOST DIVERSE, MULTICULTURAL AND TOLERANT SOCIETY, WELCOMING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD, TO COME HERE AND LIVE IN PEACE AND HARMONY".

   

Plaques and polar bear sculptures by Keith Sandulak were presented to:

THE HONOURABLE DALTON J. P. MCGUINTY, PREMIER OF ONTARIO,

THE HONOURABLE JOHN TORY, LEADER OF THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION

THE HONOURABLE HOWARD HAMPTON, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

 

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11TH ANNUAL EID-UL-FITR CELEBRATIONS - OCTOBER 19, 2007

Dr. Mahmoud El-Saeed, Ambassador of Egypt, was the Keynote Speaker and Award Recipient.  He was honoured for his "distinguished diplomatic career and outstanding contributions in making Islam and Muslims better understood by Canadians". 

Dr. Al-Saeed was presented with a plaque and Sandulak's polar bear sculpture titled "Northern Titan".

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12TH ANNUAL EID-UL-ADHA CELEBRATIONS - DECEMBER 12, 2008

The Honourable Dennis O’Connor, Associate Chief Justice Of Ontario, was the Keynote Speaker and the Award Recipient for this year.  The plaque presented to him had the following inscription:

"In recognition of your distinguished career as a Leading Counsel, and Eminent Academic, Jurist, Commissioner of Public Inquiries, serving the people of the Province of Ontario and Canada with Wisdom, Compassion, Fairness and Courage."

 

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