University of Alberta Receives $25-Million Gift for Aga Khan Garden

Source: Edmonton Talks News by Donna Murchie

University of Alberta Receives $25-Million Gift for Aga Khan Garden

The park itself, will be the second Aga Khan garden in Canada, as it follows in the footsteps of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto which opened in 2015.

The Aga Khan Garden in Alberta will be located 15 minutes Southwest of Edmonton at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden and will cover 4.8 hectares of land. Being the 11th Garden in the world supported by the Aga Khan, the garden is a symbol of friendship.

The Aga Khan has had a long-lasting relationship with Canada. In 2010, he became the 5th person granted honourary citizenship in Canada. He gave a remarkable address to Parliament in 2014, speaking of the need for global ties and friendship, and in 2016, he was honoured with the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship.

Read more – Dated: April 13, 2017

 

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