Places of Worship – tour of the Ismaili Centre and Jamatkhana

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January 18, 2008

Curious about world religions?

People 50 and older can join local archaeologist Sharon Tokar as she hosts another in her series of Places of Worship with a tour of the Ismaili Centre and Jamatkhana, located in Burnaby, Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for this Dogwood Pavilion program is $9.

The Burnaby Ismaili community is part of a worldwide community led by the Aga Khan. The Ismaili Centre and Jamatkhana was the first one purpose-built by the Ismaili community in Canada and the outing is an opportunity to step inside and explore their place of worship.

Visitors will learn how the architectural principles of geometry, enclosures, symmetry, mass and the layering of symbolic decoration work together to create the structure and character of the building. The focal point of the mosque is the prayer hall and access to the building is gained through a courtyard garden.

Dogwood Pavilion (, 624 Poirier St.) is a Coquitlam Leisure and Parks Services recreational facility for adults 50 and older.


Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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