SUPPORT WOMEN’S RIGHTS
TO HELP END INJUSTICES
JAZA, HONORARY EDITOR
TORONTO: Expression of immense love for Canada, thanks for
embracing and accepting people from all over the world as a part of this
wonderful and beautiful country and providing them and their families best
opportunities and facilities, recognition of remarkable tremendous
contributions and achievements of individuals and organizations, promotion
and support of causes, youth and women were some of the very important
features of Canada Day Celebrations organized by Canpak Chamber of
For over a decade, Canpak Chamber of Commerce has been successfully
organizing Great Celebrations of Canada Day with a cause. This year’s
event included support of
women’s rights, human rights awareness in conjunction with Church of
Scientology, introduction to the audience and community of one of
Canada’s popular, renowned, dashing and beautiful singer Angelica,
support of Flemingdon Food Bank and remarkable award presentation for York
Regional Police Chief Armand P. La Barge.
Canpak Chamber of Commerce organized the 2010 Canada Day
Celebrations on July 4 at its popular venue, the prestigious Holiday Inn,
7095 Woodbine Avenue, Markham, Ontario. For info/details of the event
along with compliments and comments of those attended, Canpak Souvenir
with messages, visit www.canpakblog.com.
Police Chief Armand P. La Barge was presented the `Lifetime
Achievement Award’ by Canpak Chamber of Commerce. In his very impressive
speech, he praised Shahid Hashmi for promoting and supporting causes and
He said: “Pakistan has contributed much to Canada. Pakistan is
also a beautiful country. There is beauty in both Pakistan and Canada. We
recognize the great leadership of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Founder of
Pakistan, and commend his contributions as well.”
He thanked Dr Shahid Hashmi, Canpak Chamber of Commerce and all the
team members for the recognition and honour.
Police Chief Armand P. La Barge was also given certificates, flags
of Canada and Ontario and T- Shirt.
Adil Shah, Consul, Consulate General of Pakistan, thanked the Police Chief
Armand P La Barge for remembering and praising Pakistan in such good
the Canadian people and values and said: “Canada Day is more than just
celebration. Canada is a sanctuary for others. Pakistanis feel proud in
representing as Canadians.”
Ratansi, MP, said: “This is an important event to attend. There is a
spirit behind the celebration that shows that we are the best. Canada is
good because people are good and they accept all. This is why Canada is
the best country in the world.”
the importance and recognition given to the women in the event and said:
We can work together to end injustices to women.”
Smith of Church of Scientology said: “We must ensure that the youth know
and understand what their rights and responsibilities are. This is very
MP, said: “As a community leader, the Canpak Chamber of Commerce plays
an important role in supporting its member while assisting many worthwhile
charitable causes. I commend the Canpak Chamber of Commerce for
recognizing women’s rights and their struggles this year, an important
issue that affects women across the globe.”
“Equal participation by women in all facets of our society will provide
enormous economic and social
benefits and contribute to a civil and just society.”
said: “We have good reason to be proud and to express our pride loud and
clear including our pride in peace, freedom, and citizenship from which we
all benefit as Canadians.”
Khan Ghori said: “In bowing our heads before God in thanks for His
blessings to us on this Birthday of Canada, all of us---Canadians of all
ages, stripes and persuasions---must also remind ourselves of the burden
of responsibilities that comes along with this great favour. Let us hope
and pray that we don’t fail this crucial test.”
innumerable VIPs and distinguished guests and families including Sayed
Akbar Adil Shah, Consul, Consulate General of Pakistan in Toronto, Jim
Karygiannis, MP, Lois Brown, MP, Yasmeen Ratansi, MP, Chief of York
Regional Police Armand P. La Barge, Deputy Mayor of New Tecumseh Rick
Milne, Nicole Brown of Lions Club International, Rev. Earl Smith of Church
of Scientology, Karamatullah Khan Ghori, ambassador (Retd),
Syed Iftikhar Haider, Nasim Syed, Abdul Hayee Patel, Mazhar Shafiq,
Sonia Ahmad, Naheed Faridi, Hameeduddin Ahmed, Dr Shahnaz Dar, Pervez
Salahuddin, Rahim Anjaan, Wali Alam Shaheen, Gul Nawaz and Sultan-uz-Zafar.
The list is very long. In short, the hall was full and the audience
enjoyed the event.
Both Angelica and Saima Khan are young, dashing and beautiful, have
very sweet and magical voices and are very popular and renowned. They have
earned very good name, fame and recognition internationally. In the event,
they not only sang many songs but also made speeches, won applause and
impressed the audience. Angelica beautifully sang the famous Hindi song
`Ore Piya’ To know more about their talents, contributions, achievements
and performances, visit: www.iamangelica.com and www.saimakhan.com.
Flemingdon Food Bank, one of the largest in the city of Toronto and
serving 200 families a week, was awarded with Outstanding Volunteer Award.
The guests brought food gifts for the Flemingdon Food Bank stall in the
hall. Dr Shahnaz Dar presented $500 to the food bank.
The other awards included: Syed Iftikhar Haider (Lifetime
Achievement in Urdu Literature), Abdul Rashid Malik (Entrepreneur of the
Year), Rev. Earl Smith of Church of Scientology (Outstanding Citizen),
Fahim Ahmed and Sabika Hassan (Outstanding Academic Achievement), Ghazala
Nighat (Citizenship Award), High-Tec Driver
Education and Nature’s Emporium(Outstanding Business
Achievement), Heerah Dar (Volunteer Appreciation), Stuart Sweeney
(Outstanding Volunteer) and Nicole Brown (Youth Citizenship Award).
In the end, cake cutting ceremony was held.
Shahid Hashmi, Chairman, Canpak Chamber of Commerce, was praised by
all for organizing Canada Celebrations and doing an excellent job.
Shahid Hashmi thanked all those who helped in organizing the event
particularly his family members. The active participation and support of
family members is always seen in any program.
Sohabe Hashmi, Administrative Director, Canpak Chamber of Commerce,
was the MC. He is benefiting greatly from experiences and guidance of his
father, Shahid Hashmi, and lending him full support along with other
family members. The family works as a good team in making the events
Refreshment was served in the end.
---Javed Zaheer (JAZA), Free Expression Award Winner, Desi Idol
Recognition Award Winner, Member/Honorary Director of NEPMCC, Veteran
Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club, Members of The National Club
and The Ontario Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan
Abroad’, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The
Ambassador’, ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan, is
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