Parliament Hill

EID CELEBRATIONS AT PARLIAMENT HILL, OTTAWA

EID CELEBRATIONS AT PARLIAMENT HILL WERE INITIATED BY MOBEEN KHAJA IN 1996 AND ARE NOW A LANDMARK TRADITION FOR THE CANADIAN MUSLIM COMMUNITY. THEY ARE HELD IN ROOM 200, WEST BLOCK, THE BIGGEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL BANQUET HALL IN PARLIAMENT HILL WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL CHANDELIERS, WALLS COVERED IN GOLD AND RED TAPESTRY, GOLD WOODWORK AND PAINTED CEILING.

FORMER PRIME MINISTER, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JEAN CHRETIEN ATTENDED IN MARCH 2000.

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE PAUL MARTIN ATTENDED TWICE AS PRIME MINISTER IN 2004 AND 2005.. HE HAS ATTENDED ALL THE CELEBRATIONS SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THESE EVENTS AS THE CHIEF GUEST AND MINISTER OF FINANCE.

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DAN MCTEAGUE, M.P., HAS BEEN THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES FROM THE START AND WAS JOINED BY M.P., RAHIM JAFFER AND SENATOR MARCEL PRUD’HOMME FROM TIME TO TIME.

THE ROOM IS ALWAYS FULL TO CAPACITY WITH 300 PEOPLE. FEDERAL MINISTERS, SENATORS, MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, AMBASSADORS FROM MORE THAN 25 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, COMMUNITY LEADERS, HEADS OF ORGANIZATIONS ATTEND. MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE COME FROM TORONTO, KINGSTON AND MONTREAL.

KEVIN HANSEN, MANAGER SALES AND MARKETING, SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES, HAS BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATING TWO BUSINESS CLASS AIRLINE TICKETS AS THE DOOR PRIZE SINCE 2000

Links to past celebrations:

Parliament Hill 1999

Parliament Hill 2000

Parliament Hill 2001

Parliament Hill 2002

Parliament Hill 2003

Parliament Hill 2004

Parliament Hill 2005

Parliament Hill 2006

Parliament Hill 2007

Parliament Hill 2008

 

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