Arusha Ismaili Reunion

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuintyIsmailis are a vital part of the Ontario society says Premier McGuinty!

January 12, 2010 – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says the Ismaili community has played an important role in shaping the strong and dynamic society they enjoy today.

In Ontario, the premier said, they value the diversity that breathes life into the province.

“The Ismaili Muslim community is a vital part of that diversity and has made, and continues to make, invaluable contributions to the cultural, social and economic life of Ontario,” McGuinty said. “Through your belief in fostering community spirit, peace and understanding – ideals promoted by His Highness the Aga Khan – your community has played an important role in shaping the strong and dynamic society we enjoy today.”

Ontario Premier personal message on Ismaili Muslim ReunionPremier McGuinty’s comments are contained in a special message sent for the reunion of Ismailis with ties to Arusha, Tanzania.

The three-day reunion – the first ever – will be held in Toronto from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2010.

About 300 Ismailis from around the world are expected to attend the historic reunion celebrations in Toronto and Mississauga this summer.

Many Ismailis from Arusha settled in Canada in the early 1970s.

Since settling in their adopted country, they have been productive citizens, working for the government and the private sector. Others have successfully ventured into businesses.

Sultan Jessa, chair of the 2010 Arusha Reunion, said three main events for the reunion include a meet-and-greet icebreaker, a formal gala banquet and a barbecue and picnic.

Arushawallas website“This is a wonderful opportunity for former Arushawallas to get together and to renew old friendships,” he said.

Noor Gillani, also co-chair, said the reunion is also an opportunity to create new friendships. “Some of us have not seen each other for 30 to 50 years,” Gillani said.

Both, Jessa and Gillani urged all former Arusha residents to make a special effort to attend the reunion.

Arushawallas can register by going to …

http://sites.google.com/site/arushawalla/

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4 thoughts

  1. hii noor
    congra to you all organizers job well done,letter fron the prmier thanks sultanl looking forwrd to meet you all freinds and the family
    may maula bless you all with all barakat please pass our good wihes to all the orgnizing members of reunion
    ARUSHAWALLA
    D+S janmohamed

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  2. Congratulations to all organisers – yes great job!! Inshallah we will
    have the fun part soon! Arusha was always the Best!
    Looking forward to the event and meeting everyone.
    Nasreen (Jaffer) Kassam

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