You are invited to the Toronto & York District Labour Council's first Iftar meal at Toronto City Council Chambers. This is a historic event as it is the first Iftar held at Toronto City Council Chambers and is free for all attendees.
June 6, 2017
Toronto City Council Chambers
What is an ‘iftar’?
During the holy month of Ramadan more than a billion Muslims across the world fast. Fasting Muslims refrain from all food and drink between sunrise and sunset. This is a month of joyous spiritual rejuvenation, charity and a way for Muslims to observe and contemplate scarcity and poverty at home and abroad. 'Iftar’ is the meal at the end of the daily fast, and is typically a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate.
Why are we holding it at Toronto City Council Chambers?
The Council Chambers represents the central place where people of Toronto set their priorities and decide what is important. Having an iftar in the Council Chambers represents a recognition of the Muslim community in Toronto and would be a greatly appreciated gesture to the community of 700,000 GTA Muslims.
Who can attend?
All SEP members, as well as family and friends, are welcome to attend whether you identify as Muslim or not and whether or not you are fasting. To ensure there is enough food please RSVP separately for all adults.
The iftar is hosted by the Toronto and York District Labour Council in collaboration with National Council of Canadian Muslims, Urban Alliance on Race Relations, Islamic Relief Canada and Councillor Neethan Shan - Ward 42 Scarborough Rouge-River. The Society of Energy Professionals is a proud sponsor of the evening.
To all who are observing, Ramadan kareem!