Calgary Canada: Engaging our Youth

From Almoonir Dewji’s blog The next meeting of the IFNC for this year will be hosted by Calgary’s Sikh Community on Wednesday, February 12th 2009 at the Sikh Society Gurdwara (Old Banff Coach Rd. & 81 St. SW) at 7:30pm. The issue for discussion will be “Engaging our youth” The theme for this year is:…

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Calgary Herald: Spiritual leader brings out followers’ emotions

“The Ismaili community is a very strong component of the fabric of Calgary. It’s incredible in terms of the volunteering they do, everything from the Stampede float to the homeless to building affordable housing units in the community of Mayland Heights,” said the mayor. Stephane Massinon Calgary Herald Monday, November 24, 2008 With tears in…

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Calgary Herald: Thousands expected for Aga Khan’s visit in Calgary

Graeme Morton , Canwest News Service Published: Saturday, November 22, 2008 Aga Khan’s visit excites community CALGARY – Calgary’s close-knit Ismaili Muslim community is on pins and needles in anticipation of Sunday’s visit by the Aga Khan, spiritual leader for the world’s 15 million Ismailis. The Aga Khan, who began his weeklong Canadian tour in…

Catholic Students Visit Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana

From Almoonir Dewji’s blog: http://almoonir.blogspot.com/2008/11/catholic-students-visit-calgary-ismaili.html Over the past two days I had the honour to host, at the Calgary Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre, students from the World Religion Class at two Catholic High Schools: Father Lacombe High School, Calgary and St. Martin de Porres Senior High School, Airdrie. The tours were organized as part of…

Calgary Ismaili Muslim Stampede Breakfast 2008

Personal photos from the Ismaili Muslim Community of Calgary’s 2008 Stampede Breakfast, held on the grounds of the Calgary Ismaili Jamat Khana and Centre. This year’s Stampede Breakfast as well as the Ismaili Community Float in the Calgary Stampede Parade were dedicated to the partnership between the community, the Calgary Health Region, the UCalgary Faculty…

Ismaili Muslim Community of Calgary wins Best Cultural Entry award at Stampede Parade

Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is pleased to announce this year’s Stampede Parade trophy winners. A volunteer group of judges and panel of celebrities judged the entries and presented the recipients with their award at a ceremony held at Fort Calgary prior to the start of the parade this morning. Source, opens in PDF Related…

Calgary Canada: Bridges To a Common Future

From Almoonir Dewji’s blog You are invited to join us in building a common future founded on trust and understanding. Let’s make Calgary a city that shines with hope for future generations. Come to an evening of hospitality hosted by members of the Muslim and Christian communities in Calgary in conjunction with Initiatives of Change…

Building Global Citizens: A Public Dialogue

Bridges That Unite – A National Exhibition Exploring Canada’s Global Leadership Role Building Global Citizens will explore how Canada can ensure its citizens are instilled with the knowledge, values, and skills required to succeed and contribute effectively in a globalized environment. Canadian universities and colleges, the private sector, government and civil society organizations all play…

Calgarian hits spiritual peak – Almoonir Dewji and 37-member group of Canadians tackled Kilimanjaro to raise money for Save the Children

An excellent, heart warming story from Calgary Herald. Graeme Morton Calgary Herald Few experiences can bring you closer to God than trudging through a pitch-black night in the rarified air of Africa’s highest peak. Almoonir Dewji, vice-president of Calgary management consultant firm Callow and Associates, said summiting Mount Kilimanjaro near sunrise on Jan. 2 capped…

From Almoonir Dewji’s Blog – The Palestinian Israeli Mediation and Peace Students Association

Almoonir Dewji is an Ismaili Muslim involved in numerous interfaith initiatives. He is currently the co-chair of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Group of Calgary and on the executive committee of the Inter-Faith Network of Calgary. A fews days ago I was asked to facilitate a meeting of Jewish, Christian and Muslim students from University of Calgary.…

Youth interfaith council is tackling social issues

Founder seeks to nurture ‘religious pluralists’ Graeme Morton, Calgary Herald Published: Saturday, October 27, 2007 Afroza Nanji thinks an interfaith council of young Calgarians dedicated to sharing their spirituality and serving their city in practical ways is an idea whose time has come. The city dentist sold her practice in March to pour her heart…

Finalists for Outstanding Commercial Achievement – Alberta Science and Technology Awards

Elluminate, Inc. How do two guys, one born in Mbale, Uganda, the other in Sackville, New Brunswick, build a company that becomes a finalist for an Alberta science and technology award? That’s the story of Nashir Samanani and Mike Mabey, who started working together in the 1980s at the Advanced Computing Technology Centre (ACTC), an…

Alykhan Velji – Host of HGTV Canada

Alykhan Velji has been in the design industry for over 4 years, starting off as a Visual Display Stylist for Esprit International and then venturing into interior decorating. A graduate of Bow Valley College’s Interior Decorating and Merchandising program in 2003, he began his career schooling himself in the antique furniture market by working at…