Dispatches from the 2015 Canadian Ismaili Games — TheIsmaili.org

The 2015 Canadian Ismaili Games are being held in Calgary, Alberta between 31 July – 3 August. Thousands of athletes, spectators and volunteers will converge on the city to compete, cheer and offer their service during the August long weekend.  President Lalani-Khudabux glows aside the Games’ torch Akbar Dewji (Courtesy: Ismaili Council for Canada)  …

Newest Canadians describe citizenship as ‘truly awesome’ —By Kevin Maimann on Edmonton Sun com|Aga Khan Council presented $9,000.cheque to Edmonton’s Food Bank

Jihad Ahmed help carry a giant Canadian flag at the 18th annual NorQuest College Canada Day celebrations in Edmonton, Alberta Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Perry Mah/Edmonton Sun/Postmedia Network   Those are some of the words newcomers used to express what it felt like to be sworn in as new Canadians Wednesday. Sixty immigrants from 24…

Government of British Columbia invites Ismaili community to recite prayer at opening of legislative session / Watch video — The Ismaili org

Victoria, Canada, 11 February 2015 — The Fourth Session of the 40th Parliament of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia opened on Tuesday with the recitation of Surah al-Fatiha by Sherali Hussein, an Ismaili Muslim from Vancouver who represented the Canadian province’s Ismaili community. Sherali Hussein recites the Surah al-Fatiha at the opening of a…

Listening. Learning, Sharing the learning will make Canadian journey beautiful Karim Sunderji, President of Ismaili Muslim Council of Ontario – South Asian Generation Next Com article

Our youth “feel strongly about not wasting resources, leaving a better place for future citizens. I think they are taking a lot more responsibility about our world and that is a good thing because it tells us that they will be good leaders for the future.” Our instinct, as parents, Mr. Sunderji says, is to…

The Governor General of Canada addresses the Canadian Club of Vancouver at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby – Compiled by Shahzeed Jiwa at The Ismaili

Malik Talib, Vice-President of the Ismaili Council for Canada, and Dean Duperron, President of the Canadian Club of Vancouver, welcome His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada to the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. Photo: Azim Verjee As part of an official three-day visit to the province of British Columbia, Their Excellencies the…

“Outsourced” not outdone — Ismaili actor makes headway in Hollywood

Source: The Ismaili ***** Born in Toronto, actor Rizwan Manji trained at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York before landing roles in several Hollywood movie and television productions. Photo: Alan Amato There is something refreshingly different about a new comedy series that premiered this fall on NBC — a major television network…

Canada: Lunch with Trudeau leaves philanthropists ‘fulfilled’

Source: Inside Toronto com ***** Lunch with Trudeau leaves philanthropists ‘fulfilled’. Justin Trudeau tours North York General Hospital’s new imaging centre with nurse Laura Chancey and Pyarali and Gulshan Nanji, who credit his father Pierre Trudeau with welcoming their family and other refugees from Uganda in 1972. (Dec. 9, 2010) Staff photo/LISA QUEEN Try as…

Profile: Naheed Nenshi steps into Canadian history – Digital Journal

Source: Digital Journal ***** Profile: Naheed Nenshi steps into Canadian history, posted with vodpod ***** Calgary – I have a confession to make: I had never heard of the new Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi, until last night when he popped up on all Canadian and several international news media. -snip- He is an Ismaili, one…

One on One: Peter Mansbridge with His Highness the Aga Khan – Simerg

A portrait of Peter Mansbridge of CBC Canada. Photo Credit: Photo by Dustin Rabin.com, Toronto – July 25, 2007. Copyright: Dustin Rabin. Editor’s Note: The following interview has been excerpted from Peter Mansbridge One on One by Peter Mansbridge. Copyright © 2009 Peter Mansbridge. Interview Material © Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Reprinted by Simerg with permission…

Canada: Fast feast raises tidy sum for Pakistani relief

Source: Edmonton Journal ****** Organizers put together dinner for 350 in eight days; $110,000 donated to flood victims By Nick Lees, Edmonton Journal Shamim Amiri and husband Iqbal Amiri were in the group that took only eight days to organize a dinner that raised $110,000 to help Pakistani flood victims. Photograph by: Supplied, edmontonjournal.com EDMONTON…