The arrival of spring creates a buzz, an excitement, and anticipation of fresh ideas from our community – all to be showcased at the very familiar Annual ISNA Canada Convention.
Once again our community is joining hands to mark the celebration of the 42nd Annual Convention to be held on the Victoria Day long weekend from Friday, May 20th to Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at the ISNA Canada Centre. With less than three weeks to go, we are poised to welcome the over 3000 guests anticipated to join us during the convention weekend.
The promised cast of speakers and scholars hale from the very finest and uniquely represent the fabric of communities across Canada and U.S.A.
Our hallmark program spans a range of sessions and topics with each talk designed to be inspirational, touching, thought provoking and leave you brimming with knowledge and yearning for Ramadan!
This year’s sessions and topics revolve around the inspirational theme of leadership: “Principles of Success: Leading with Love and Faith.”
Guests may also register for a unique one-on-one session valuable for those who wish to explore a topic, seek more answers, or need some direct interaction with a speaker.
Running in parallel will be specialized youth programs, hosted by our Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA). Also, a free children’s program is offered where this year, children will prepare for Ramadan and develop fond memories listening to a story teller and meeting live, furry, cute and loveable creatures in our Animal MeetNGreet!
Aimed at being inclusive, the Convention offers full sign-language interpretation, an accessible children’s program, attendant care, and a dedicated accessibility service booth to welcome individuals with special needs.
When ready for a break, guests may stroll through the huge outdoor tented bazaar, taste menu treats, stock up on bargains for the upcoming fasting months or try zooming off in a flight simulator!
To round off the program, there are many opportunities for entertainment the halal way, including a talent show and daily interactive trivia events with many prizes.
The convention is marked each year with a surprise closing ceremony that unites the community in prayer and celebration.
The successes of the past and the promise this Convention holds can only lead to what is sure to be yet another successful weekend, God willing. Spent with family, friends, and building community, let us bring our inner leader to light and act with love and faith.