Nov. 8, 2014: Fundraiser in partnership with Dunbarton United Church to support the children and families affected by autism. Minister for Children and Youth Services, Tracy MacCharles was the keynote speaker.
Canada Day 2014 http://snapd.at/een5br
June 23, 2014: Celebrated Multicultural Day at Ontario Shore Center of Mental Health to include people living there.
Nov.2013: Sustaining life through service to humanity A Volunteer Raising Event to create awareness of the needs of people battling with cancer. 40 people pledged to join the Canadian Cancer Society volunteer force. Prominent scholar Dr. Munir el-Kassem was the keynote speaker. Federal Minister of Citizenship & Immigration MP Chris Alexander, Mayor of Oshawa,Deputy Mayor of Pickering, several City and Regional Councillors and community leaders attended.
Sept.2013: Partnered for Durham Life Beat 24 hours bandathon for Rough Valley Pickering-Ajax Hospital
July 2013: Canada Day Eve Celebrations Multi-cultural Musical evening with MP Cornalio Chusu as the Chief Guest. Cameron Wilson, a courageous man was awarded a shield for his heroic act of saving a life
Feburary 2013 Partnered and supported Family Walkathon to support Rough Valley Pickering-Ajax Hospital, Scarborough and Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga
2013-03-16 Fundraiser for Chang a House Youth Center Dinner and musical evening with Minister of Commercial Relations Tracy McCharles, Deputy Mayors of Pickering and Markham, Councillors and reps. from Durham Police Diversity committee
Food Drive Campaign for Durham Police Foundation at Christmas Season: Poetry Evening “ba’nam e watan” (dedicated to homeland) with prominent Urdu poets
DonationBooth for RougeValley Health Systems “Heart of it All” campaign for echo cardiogram machine in partnership with youth organization L.E.G.S.
South Asian Heritage Show Annual partnership with diverse cultures and community groups to celebrate the South Asian Heritage Week as proclaimed by the Town of Ajax
Food drive for Salvation Army and cash donations for Horizon House-a local women shelter
April 2012: Celebterated 40 th anniversary of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms & “ Chashma-e-Faiz” An evening to celebrate the mos timportant event in the history of Canada & to pay tribute to legendary Urdupoet Faiz Ahmed Faiz—a progressive liberal poet, humanist and a torchbearer ofhuman rights. MP Chris Alexander, MP Cornalio Chisu, MPP Joe Dickson, MPP Tracy MacCharles, Mayor Dave Ryan (Pickering) and several community supporters graced the occasion. Tariq Hameed, Nadia Hasan and Master Sitarist Anwar Khursheed performed
Partnered with Chinese Cultural Association for Job Search Seminar
2011-09-11Fundraiser for Rouge Valley Hospital MRI machine in partnership of Forest Brook Church. Raised more than $ 10,500. MPChris Alexander, Mayor of Ajax, Steve Parish and Counsel Renrick Ashby attended. Evening ended with an Afghani dinner and music from around the world
FriendsIndeed partners, on annual basis, with COFFA (Community of Faith Against AIDS in Africa) to organise events like cultural shows and annual walkathons to raise funds. The funds are collected by G-Force,(Grandmothers for Grandmothers) a group of Steven Lewis Foundation. The fund is distributed to those grandmothers in Africa, who have lost their children to AIDS and are now bring-up their grand children
We are also partners in the celebration of the World Religion Day An annual event. The committee organises annual events to understand and bring together people of different faith, communities from varied back- grounds. The event takes place in all municipalities of Durham Region by rotation March2011: Celebrated an evening with Haroon Siddiqui Toronto Star columnist, and famous Urdu poet Himayat Ali Shair. The evening was titled‘Matti ka Qarz’ (Debt to Homeland) The speakers emphasised the need for Canadians of all communities to take an active part in the affairs of their home land. Himayat Ali recited some selected poems and also poems on demand.The evening ended up with the invigorating performances of Master Violinist Tom.A delicious Lebanese dinner was served
2010-10-23 Fundraiser for devastating flood in Pakistan Organised a cultural program and dinner to raise funds for the victims of the ravages of floods in Pakistan. IDRF and Canadian Red Cross were on site and collected a sum of nearly $18,000. MP Mark Holland, MP (Pickering) Dan McTeague, MPP (Pickering-Scarborough E.) Joe Dickson, MPP (Ajax), Mayor Dave Ryan (Pickering) and Police Chief (Municipality of Durham) Mike Ewle, attended thefundraiser along with members of diverse communities. The event was partnered by Indo Canadian Cultural Association of Durham.
Pickering celebrates Pakistan Day Attended by many with Council General of Pakistan Asghar Golo, Mayor Dave Ryan, MP Cornalio Chisu, MPP Joe Dickson, Regional Chair Roger Anderson. Durham Regional Police was presented with a "Thank You" shield for protecting the community. http://snapd.at/eerjxd