This 5th annual celebration was special. The Right Hon. Jean Chretien, Prime Minister, attended. He got a standing ovation as he walked in. He charmed the audience by wishing them “Eid Mubarak”. He said that Muslims are as much a part of the Canadian family as anyone else.
His Excellency, Dr. Mohammed R. Al-Husseini, Ambassador for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, presented a beautiful crystal model of the Holy Mosque of Mecca to the Association. Professor Sulayman S. Nyang, Department of African Studies, Howard University, Washington, D.C., was the Keynote Speaker.