Canadian Jamat rejoices around the Foundation Ceremony in Toronto; reflects on impact of new institutions

After years of eager anticipation since the projects were formally announced in 2002, the Jamat across Canada came together to celebrate the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park, which are being established in Toronto.

The new Centre will become part of a network of Ismaili Centres established around the world, and will be the second in Canada after the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby, which is commemorating its 25th anniversary this year.

A variety of special events were held on Friday, 28 May, including a video of the Foundation Ceremony proceedings, and activities and entertainment for all members of the Jamat, followed by dinner, music and traditional dancing.

Ahead of the Foundation Ceremony formalities, the Canadian Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir performed for the guests gathered under tents erected at the Wynford Drive site. “The repertoire we selected comes from a variety of countries in which Ismailis and other Muslims live,” explained Noshin Samji, a member of the Choir.

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