Ismaili Walk for Women
Hon. Mobina S.B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I also want to recognize the great Senator Norm Atkins. He was a friend and a great example to all of us. If he were here today, he would say, “Enough said: Move on to what you really want to say.” Therefore, I will continue with my statement.
I rise before honourable senators today to speak to you about sisterhood.
This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the Ismaili Walk for Women in Vancouver. This was the nineteenth year of the walk and the third year of a successful partnership between the Ismaili Muslim Community of British Columbia and the BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation.
Funds raised from this event benefit the Women’s Health Research Institute in its endeavour to advance knowledge and care for women, newborns and their families across British Columbia and around the world.