Millions of Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the spiritual month of fasting, Ramadan. The month of Ramadan asks Muslims to focus and advance on their spiritual journey while increasing their humanitarian efforts. On Eid, Muslims gather together to celebrate with family and friends. People exchange gifts and children are often given money on this joyous occasion. Parkdale Cromdale strongly upholds the values of multiculturalism and inclusion of all races, cultures, religions, abilities, genders and sexuality. We strongly believe in upholding Canadian values of celebrating diversity. In doing so, our vision is to create a community that celebrates all cultures, spiritualities and religions. We believe that everyone has something to offer, so why not celebrate it? In todays particular political climate there is an increase in discrimination, hatred and exclusion. People focus on what sets us apart rather than focusing on what is similar. Our goal is to alleviate stereotypes and misconceptions to create a harmonious community. We believe in our vision, and held an Eid Party at the Mennonite Centre. The space was beautifully decorated and there were delicious snacks. We had people from various backgrounds come in to celebrate with us. The purpose of this event was to have the opportunity to simply celebrate with our neighbours and to also educate and increase acceptance of people in our community. The environment was very lively and joyous. We would like to thank everyone who came out to help us celebrate, Mennonite Centre for providing a venue and our Neighbourhood Connect team for organizing the event. Have ideas about other events and parties? We would love to hear from you, please contact our office or email us at, firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you at our next event.
“It was a wonderful potluck and the Community League hosts were very hospitable. Several of our students enjoyed it.”