International Women’s Day

Community members in Edmonton celebrated the day with a ‘Seniors Meeting’ at the Shaama Centre on the 8th of March, 2020. The Shaama Centre provides services for women and seniors in the larger Edmonton area and community members shared their knowledge with the attendees through the event which was attended by Millwoods MLA Christina Gray and City Councillor Mohinder Banga.

Cardiologist Dr Sajad Gulamhusein gave a presentation on women’s heart health and Pharmacist Murtaza Hassanali spoke about the importance of medication adherence in the overall health of women. The presentations were followed by an interactive question and answer session where participants had a variety of health concerns addressed.

On Friday the 6th of March, 2020, a local gathering of community members marked the birth anniversary of the late His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA as well as International Women’s Day. The event, which was a commemoration of Syedna’s many initiatives for women empowerment, commenced with a cake cutting ceremony, followed by photo-ops and henna application.

Short profiles of successful community women were on display to motivate and encourage the younger generation to pursue their dreams. Husbands were also given an opportunity to highlight the importance of their significant others, what they have learnt from them, and how they appreciate them.