Aga Khan to make Jubilee visit to British Columbia

The Province
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Aga Khan will visit Vancouver on Nov. 25 for a Golden Jubilee anniversary meeting with members of B.C.’s Shia Ismaili Muslim community.

“The community is very excited about having His Highness visit,” said Farid Damji, a volunteer with the Ismaili Council of B.C.

The Aga Khan has been spiritual leader, or Imam, to the ethnically-diverse community of Ismailis for the past 50 years.

Many of his 20,000 followers in the province are expected to gather at B.C. Place Stadium for a ceremonial afternoon.

“He will deliver a message and meet community leaders,” said Damji.

The trip is part of a worldwide tour this year. The Canadian portion runs Nov. 18-25 and Dec. 5-6.

The Vancouver Province 2008

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3 thoughts

  1. Hello,
    My name is Kiran Memon.I feel very proud that i visited Golden Jublee Canada Which is held on Nov 22nd in Toroto.I am one ofthe non ismaili guest.The arrangements and gesture for us non ismaili guest for soo appreciable and amazing.I was the fortunate one who met His Highness shake hands with His Highness Kissed his Hands and Took His Autograph.This is one of the most memorable day of my life.


  2. Hi Kiran,

    We were inside and saw on the giant TV screens how His Highness met with all the non-Ismaili spouses and children in a different area of the complex. I saw someone kiss his hand and get his autograph and that must have been you. Congratulations! It was heartwarming to see His Highness spend almost as much time with all of you gathered there as he did with us inside the darbar hall.


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