Category Archives: Toronto

Dawoodi Bohra community donates Thanksgiving turkeys to Richmond Hill Food Bank in honour of late mayor Dave Barrow

This article by Sheila Wang was published in York Region on October 9, 2022.

Just before the Thanksgiving weekend, the Richmond Hill Food Bank received boxes of turkeys from a congregation of Muslims to help needy families in the community celebrate the holiday.

Toronto Dawoodi Bohras Delight in Eid Celebrations

Paul Chiang, Member of Parliament for Markham—Unionville, MPP Daisy Wai, Mayor David West of Richmond Hill, Mayor Iain Lovatt of Stouffville and a host of esteemed dignitaries from Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government, joined the the Dawoodi Bohra community of Toronto to celebrate Eid at their masjid – or mosque – in Richmond Hill.

Dawoodi Bohra women across York Region create Happy Nest initiative to reduce plastic waste

By Aileen ZangoueiThe Star Women from the Dawoodi Bohra community — a group of Shia Muslims — throughout York Region and Toronto have launched a Happy Nest initiative dedicated to upcycling plastic bottles and containers.  The Dawoodi Bohra women — some of whom reside in Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Markham and Vaughan — are participating in this worldwide initiative to…

Dawoodi Bohras observe Ashara Mubaraka from home during coronavirus pandemic

Aileen Zangouei The Dawoodi Bohras, a group of Shia Muslims from across York Region and the GTA, have adapted their Ashara Mubaraka commemorations due to COVID-19. Ashara Mubaraka is marked as one of the most significant events in the Bohra calendar; before the pandemic, it was a period that would bring Bohras together for spiritual reflection. …

Dawoodi Bohras Muslim group helping families, front-line staff in York Region communities

Project Rise is a year-round initiative, which was enhanced during the coronavirus pandemic Aileen Zangouei   The Dawoodi Bohra community, a group of Shia Muslims from across Markham, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch Stouffville, Vaughan and Toronto, have been donating food and supplies to help people in need and front-line workers through the coronavirus pandemic.  According…