His Excellency, Rafat Mahdi, High Commissioner for Pakistan, was the Keynote Speaker. He was presented with a plaque to in recognition of his distinguished career as a diplomat. Hon. Senator Marcel Prud’homme, P.C., came from Ottawa to attend this celebration for the 2nd time. He was presented with a plaque to recognize him for his Vision, Friendship and ongoing support for the Muslim community. Mervin Witter, Director Canadian Human Rights Commission, and Superintendent John Hamilton of the Durham Regional Police Service, were also presented with plaques to acknowledge their contributions and service to the people of Ontario.