Keeping warm in winter is a challenge for homeless people. This Fall, volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Calgary helped young people without permanent shelter to prepare for colder temperatures by donating hats, underwear, mittens & gift cards.
The Dawoodi Bohra community of Calgary marked World Food Day 2021 by undertaking a four-day food drive in aid of the Veterans Food Bank in Calgary, which supports veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Reserves and First Responders that are eligible for assistance.
On Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, young members of the Mississauga Dawoodi Bohra community planted over 80 trees to contribute to the City’s initiative to plant 1 million trees by 2032. Volunteers also spent two hours working hard to beautify a road near their masjid.
The Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver was honored to host the Consul General of India to Vancouver, Mr. Manish, at their community center Saifee Markaz. The Consul General was accompanied by his colleagues, Consul Mr. Rahul Negi and Consul Mr. Manjish Grover.
The Dawoodi Bohras of Calgary participated in the 54th annual pathway and river clean-up. This is a yearly event coinciding with World Clean-up Day organised by the City of Calgary.
Mustafa Raja, the 14-year old tennis champion from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver, was recently crowned victor of the Tennis British Columbia Provincial 5-Star 14-and-Under Championships in both the singles and doubles category, winning both tournaments without dropping a set.
To commemorate Earth Day this year, the Dawoodi Bohras of Mississauga organized the Earth Day Challenge, an initiative aimed to encourage environmental stewardship and awareness among the 400-family-strong community.
The Dawoodi Bohra community of Mississauga hosted its first Cultural Exchange with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The event was held at the Dawoodi Bohras’ Masjid in Mississauga to create awareness of the cultural traditions and values of the two communities through an art exhibition and a silent auction.
Volunteer Dawoodi Bohras partnered with Calgary’s Parks Department recently to help restore crucial marshland habitat and contribute to increasing the native flora, fauna and biodiversity as part of the City’s wide-ranging green initiative.
Mr. Ahmed Medina, a representative of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver, joined community leaders across Canada last month to participate in a virtual meeting with the High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Shri Ajay Bisaria, who is based in Ottawa.