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Ismaili Centre Burnaby (ICV) Vancouver

4010 Canada Way

Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 1G8

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The Shi'a Ismaili Centre in Burnaby (ICB) designed by Bruno Freschi and Shanti Ghose is a synthesis of traditional Islamic architectural principles and modern construction techniques. From reports of people who have visited the Centre, we can assure you a most memorable day. The Centre, inaugurated in 1985, is one of BC’s best kept architectural secrets.

Join Zahir Dossa and Naz Rayani C.M., Ph.C., LLD, and the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society CSRS (Uvic) The TOUR of The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre Burnaby (ICB)

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If the bus is full, Please register on the "WAITLIST"

Meet at 8:00 - 8.15 a.m. At Swartz Bay Terminal to depart as foot passengers on the 9 a.m. to Tsawwassen.

Please dress casual and comfortable for the weather.

8:15-ish a.m. Park at Swartz Bay Terminal and purchase a walk-on passenger ticket and meet our group at the entrance of the foot passenger lounge. We will conduct a final count, and distribute name badges before we board the ferry. At the end of the crossing, disembark as foot passengers at Tsawwassen terminal and meet at the exit.

10:45 a.m. at Tsawwassen where we will board our bus provided by The Ismaili Council of BC, which will take us to The Ismaili Centre Burnaby 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC

If you are joining us at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby (ICB) (4010 Canada Way, Burnaby), please meet us in the courtyard at 11:30 am, wait for our bus to arrive and join our group.

11:30 a.m. We are welcomed at the Centre's Courtyard Garden by a "Volunteer tour guide Aly Sunderji"

12.00 - 12.45 Tour the administration level & the Council Chambers

12:45 - 1.45 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Zahir & Shahenas Dossa of Raymond James & Victoria Heart Pharmacy IDA.

Key note speaker :

from 1:30 to 2:15 pm Dr Omar Kassam DDS (Volunteer) who is a Rumi & Islamic Scholar will speak on his PASSION and an overview of the Ismaili Muslim Community in Canada.

2:15 - 3:15 pm Tour the Social Hall and Visit Loggia and The Prayer Hall ( the highlight of the TOUR)

At 3:15 pm we depart for Tsawwassen for the 5 pm ferry to Swartz Bay.

Bus transportation from Tsawassen to Burnaby & back is provided by the Ismaili Council of BC.

If possible, please watch the following videos before joining the tour, it will help put the concepts into perspective.

The following is a recent interview with the Aga Khan and Peter Mansbridge:

http://www.theismaili.org/cms/1527/VIDEO-Mawlana-Hazar-Imam-interviewed-by-Peter-Mansbridge

Highlights from the past 30 years of the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver, featuring video footage of Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the Opening Ceremony of the Centre on 23rd of August 1985:

https://youtu.be/0SzRSZtre1g

His Highness' recent speech to the Canadian Parliament.

http://www.nanowisdoms.org/nwblog/10724/

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