Naz Rayani to receive 2012 Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement Award

Since 1974, Naz Rayani has been a tireless champion of community advocacy, cross-cultural understanding and inspirational philanthropy in Greater Victoria, both as a successful local businessman and distinguished community leader.

World Partnership Walk 1Naz Rayani will accept the Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Il Terrazzo Ristorante) at the eighth annual Victoria Leadership Awards (VLAs) ceremony. The gala reception takes place on February 21, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and provides the occasion to honour all 29 nominees of the 2012 Victoria Leadership Awards in six prestigious categories. Led by Leadership Victoria, the annual awards are a partnership between Leadership Victoria, the University of Victoria, the Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria, the Victoria Foundation and, new this year, the United Way of Greater Victoria.

“I am deeply humbled,” says Rayani. “I have always derived solace, peace and contentment from my faith. It has sustained my efforts as a businessman, fundraiser, and father, and it guides my philanthropic and charitable endeavours in our community. Thank you Leadership Victoria for this great honour and for all the wonderful work that you do.”

http://www.leadershipvictoria.ca/VLA2012/VLA_LifetimeAward_19Jan2012_IW_final.pdf
http://www.leadershipvictoria.ca/v_awards.html

By Darron Kloster, Times Colonist – Naz Rayani, the gentle pharmacist and devout Ismaili Muslim who’s spent decades fostering understanding between races and creeds, is a superb choice for Leadership Victoria’s annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Rayani has been a tireless advocate in the community and across Canada since 1974 and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2006. He will be honoured at a gala reception on Feb. 21 – www.timescolonist.com


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4 thoughts

  1. Congratulations Naz for your accomplishment. I am in Calgary but I have been hearing about you for last few years through emails about your success. People like you should try for political position where you can have more clout and do what you do on a larger scale. Thank you so much for being such a good role model. May you be blessed always.
    Mary

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  2. Congratulations Naz. You inspire us and are truly an amazing human being and a role model. May you always be blessed with good health, happiness, peace and prosperity to continue on with your vision to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by one less poor family or a redeemed social condition because you have lived. THIS IS SUCCESS!
    We love you!
    Shemin and Nazir

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  3. Congratulations! You are worthy of this award and may you always be blessed with such opportunities to serve your community, your family and the nation.
    We still miss Victoria very much, we miss our small JK, the warmth of our jamat and of course KFC!

    Best regards
    Nazir & Nadia Pirani
    Toronto

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