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From left: Yannik and his family with Roger Federer

At the age of eight, Yannik Rahman discovered his passion and drive for tennis. Inspired by tennis players like Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic, Yannik has learned to conquer his fears and challenges during play-offs, from encountering gusty winds of 40 mph or persevering during a tournament despite his fractured shoulder. "Honestly, the main key for success in tennis and in life is to work hard and to believe that you can do anything, even in the toughest moments,” says Yannik. 

Global Muslim leaders gathered at the Ismaili Centre Toronto over the first weekend of October for the closing ceremony of the Concordia Forum, an initiative that brings diverse Muslim leaders together to foster collaboration in response to social problems and discuss Islam’s role in the world.

Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau faced opposing political candidates in an all candidates’ forum hosted by the Ismaili Centre Toronto on October 16.

Thousands of volunteers assembled at various locations across Canada to take part in Ismaili CIVIC over two weekends at the end of September.

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