CAIR-CAN Fundraising Dinner a Success
(OTTAWA, CANADA – 21/09/05) – Alhamdulillah (all praise is due to God), CAIR-CAN’s Fifth Anniversary Fundraising Dinner in Ottawa raised $87,000 to continue supporting CAIR-CAN’s work in media relations, human rights and political advocacy. The Ottawa community generously donated $12, 000 more than the previous year.
Over 350 people attended the fundraiser to hear keynote speaker Maher Arar, CAIR-CAN Chair Dr. Sheema Khan, and CAIR-CAN Executive Director Riad Saloojee. The audience was also treated to the hilarious comedy of Azhar Usman, a Muslim lawyer-turned-comedian.
“CAIR-CAN would like to thank Ottawa Muslims for their overwhelming generosity and support,” stated Omaima Faris, CAIR-CAN’s Community Relations Director.