#IAmBohra – Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton Dawoodi Bohra

The Dawoodi Bohras of Edmonton have a significant presence and have prospered in various fields of trade and profession. Their contribution to the economic and social development of their country of domicile is exemplary while also remaining steadfast to the principals of Islam, demonstrating that temporal success and spiritual fulfilment can go hand in hand.

About Edmonton

Canada has consistently been rated as one of the best countries to live in and Edmonton ranks as one of the best (we think THE BEST) in Canada.

Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta.  We have population of approximately 700,000 in Metropolitan Edmonton and a total population of 960,000 in the Greater Edmonton Area which includes more than thirty surrounding cities and towns.  Edmonton is one of the largest northern cities in the world.  We are situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River.  The River valley which divides our city also gives us thousands of hectares of land in which to golf, cycle, walk, ski and enjoy ourselves!

Edmonton is a major Canadian manufacturing, distribution and transportation centre with services that support the major resource industries of oil and gas, agriculture and forestry. While it was initially very dependent on resource industries the city is now diversifying its economy into medical research, high technology, new media and tourism and its future looks bright. Forecasts predict it will have the strongest growth in the country into the near future. We are also known for our successful neighborhood recycling programs including a composting facility that is one of the largest in North America.

Nationwide Celebration of Canada Day Event

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Celebrating 2020 Canada Day

The event hosted in Edmonton with a live audience lasted approximately 1 hour and included a live address and messages of support from The Honorable Minister Tim Uppal, Councillor Mohinder Banga and Constable Corrine Kline. Flag hosting was done simultaneously by all the Dawoodi Bohra jamaats Canada wide and broadcasted live to people watching from home. Edmonton live event was restricted to a total of 50 members due to COVID-19 including the dignitaries and some members of the Dawoodi Bohra community. Social distancing rules were implemented during this event, all participants were asked to register at the registration desk, mask and gloves were provided as per Alberta health guidelines. There was a live YouTube broadcasted of this event watched by 25,000 audiences Canada wide by the Bohra communities of Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Mississauga and Toronto, as well as a host of local dignitaries, for a joyful celebration of the diversity of this great nation and its proud history.