South Asian Focus – Reunion for Arusha Ismailis

South Asian Focus - Reunion for Arusha IsmailisMore than 350 former residents of Arusha in northern Tanzania will converge in Canada next week for the first reunion in over 50 years.

The three-day reunion in Toronto area will bring many former Arusha residents who now live in Canada, the United States, Britain, Germany, Australia, Germany and many other parts of the world.

“This reunion is an opportunity to meet again, renew old friendships, make new ones, and cherish the fondest memories of those wonderful days in our earlier years,” said Sultan Jessa, a retired journalist and event co-chair.

Three main events include a meet and greet night July 30 at the Quality Inn on Ambler Drive in Mississauga, a gala banquet the following day, and barbecue and picnic Aug 1 at the Bella Banquets on Jane Street in King City.

The former Arusha residents are mainly members of the Ismaili community. Ismailis are followers of His Highness the Aga Khan, who was recently granted honorary Canadian citizenship by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

For event details visit

via South Asian Focus – The Voice of Brampton’s South Asian Community.

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