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Understanding Altruism: Fasting and Spiritual Cleansing Dinner
April 20 All day
On this special #ThrowbackThursday, we’re reminiscing about a remarkable evening of understanding and compassion. 🕌✨ Join us as we journey back to the memorable “Understanding Altruism: Fasting and Spiritual Cleansing Dinner” hosted by CentreCanada on April 20, 2023.
MC’s Opening Speech
Welcome Remarks by Serdar Alic, President of CentreCanada Newcomer Services Society
Speech by Rev. Deborah Laing, Community Life and Development Minister at Pacific Spirit United Church
Speech by Mayor Mike Hurley and Councillors
Keynote Presentation about “Fasting and Month of Ramadan” by Dr. Sophia Pandya, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at California State University
Adhan and Ramadan Iftar Dinner
Closing Remarks and Family Picture with all participants
It was an evening filled with warmth, diversity, and deep conversations. We were honored to have esteemed speakers from different backgrounds come together to share their insights and experiences. Dr. Sophia Pandya’s keynote presentation shed light on the significance of fasting and the holy month of Ramadan.
As the sun set, we gathered to break the fast with the beautiful Adhan, calling us to join in the Iftar dinner. The aroma of delicious food and the joyous atmosphere created an unforgettable sense of unity and togetherness.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended and contributed to this meaningful event. We would like to give a special thanks to Bronwen Howden for her outstanding efforts in assisting the victims of the Turkey Earthquake.
Isn’t it through understanding and respect that we build bridges and foster a stronger community?
Relive the cherished memories of that night and tag yourself and your loved ones in the family picture!
CentreCanada Newcomer Services Society