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Tayybeh: A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine, brought together members of the broader community for an evening of delicious Syrian delicatessen and enriching performances of poetry and music at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby.

Panelists engaging in a dialogue with the audience.

Voices of Muslim Women, a Vancouver based non-profit organization, brought together diverse groups of Muslim women to share their passion for the arts, social justice, education, and community at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby.

International Women’s Day speakers (left to right) Salima Samnani, Karima Es Sabar, Hon. Mobina Jaffer and Arzeena Hamir.

“Be agents of change: Believe in yourself, step up and lead by example”, the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day Gala event held at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The Ismaili Centre, Burnaby launched the 2018 Ismaili Centre Conversations, a series of three onstage conversations at the nexus of citizenship, identity and religion. Co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University, the conversation was facilitated by Dr. Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence at SFU’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies & Cultures (CSMSC).

Curator, Dr. Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani, shows an artefact to Prince Amyn, AKDN Resident Representative to Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal, and Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib.

The World of the Fatimids, the newest exhibition at the Aga Khan Museum, launched on 12 March in Toronto. Prince Amyn delivered the keynote address for the opening of the exhibition, which explores the Fatimid period through artefacts and objects from the 10th and 11th centuries.