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Rays of Light: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat, will be open to visitors from December 27-31, 2017 in Austin, Texas.

Burnaby — The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, presided over an inspiring ceremony at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby where 47 young adults were awarded their Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Achievement Award.

Burnaby – Dr. Brett Finlay, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (UBC) Distinguished Professor and Senior CIFAR Fellow (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) discussed how microbes play a central part in early childhood development, why some germs are good for our immunity and disease prevention and how to balance hygiene with microbial exposure in schools, hospitals, and at home. Providing a unique perspective on quality of life from a microbial perspective, Finlay discussed the role of microbes in human health and disease.

Burnaby – Over 200 guests gathered at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby for the Chief Scout’s Award ceremony. The award and its recipients exemplify scouting principles such as leadership, voluntary service, and the mastery of outdoor skills.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award to 70 young achievers from British Columbia at the Ismaili Center, Burnaby.

Burnaby – The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a global program with a goal to challenge, encourage, and recognize young people between the ages of 14 to 24. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the inspiring ceremony where 70 youth from British Columbia were presented with their Gold Award at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.

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