Toronto City Hall Eid Celebrations

Eid – ul – Adha was celebrated at the Toronto City Hall for the first time on January 24, 2006. Mayor David Miller was presented with Sandulak’s polar bear sculpture.

The 2nd celebration was held on January 8, 2007.

The 3rd celebration was held on December 15, 2008.

The 4th celebration was held on Monday, December 7, 2009. A special award was presented to Mr. Nazem Kadri, an exceptional ice hockey player who is now playing in the Hockey League. A plaque and Sandulak’s polar bear were presented to him.

The 5th celebration was held September 15, 2010. At this celebration, we said Au Revoir to Mayor Davis Miller who decided not to run again for this position.

Councillor Suzan Hall was the emcee on all five occasions. The celebrations were held in the Council Chambers.

Mayor David Miller, several Councillors, Consul Generals for the United States of America, Pakistan, India, Syria, Thailand and Indonesia, Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs of several regional police services, representatives from various government offices, leaders of community organizations, and members of the Association have attended this event. A delicious dinner is enjoyed by all.

Cakes on all five occasions were provided by Dr. Panjwani. The cake, a replica of City Hall in 2006, added a special touch to the celebration. The cake in 2007 had the Association’s logo, City Hall’s Coat of Arms and Eid Mubarak on it and was very delicious.

Photographs for all three celebrations were also contributed by Dr. Panjwani.

Dilshaan Panjwani, who has been singing the National Anthem for most of the Association’s functions since she was six years old, led the National Anthem at each event.

In 2008, Dilshaan Panjwani presented a scroll with the inscription of the 110th Resolution of the US Congress to representatives from the US Consulate The resolution was passed unanimously in October 2007 and recognized that the month of Ramadhan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

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Dilshaan Panjwani singing the National Anthem.
L-R: Zul Kassamali, Mobeen Khaja, Mayor David Miller,
Councillor Suzan Hall. (2006)
Mayor David Miller with the Association’s Executives after
the presentation of the gift. (2006)
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Some invited guests and Association’s Executives
cutting the cake, a replica of City Hall in 2006.
Many guests participate in cutting the cake. US Consul
General, John Nay, is beside Mayor David Miller. (2007)
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 Mobeen Khaja, Mayor David Miller and Barry Leon of
Tory’s LLP cutting the cake in 2007.
 The cake in 2008 had a picture of Toronto’s skyline and
logos of City Hall and the Association.
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(L – R) Mobeen Khaja, Mayor David Miller, Councillor
Suzan Hall and Dilshaan Panjwani at the podium
singing the National Anthem (2008)
Dilshaan Panjwani presenting the scroll to representatives
from the US Consulate

 

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