For 25 years the Ismaili Muslim Community of BC has held a community walk as a fundraising event to improve the quality of life for British Columbians. In celebration of this commitment, an evening gala was held earlier this month at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby. The gala included entertainment, video presentations and a delicious meal.
CMHA’s Barb Keith, Judy Gray, Ann Johns, Julia Kaisla, Don Stuckert, Shainul Kassam and Bev Gutray were all in attendance at the celebratory gala. CMHA BC is honoured to have been chosen as a partner organization for the 2015 Ismaili Walk.
CMHA was joined by other charities that have benefited by the Ismaili Walk. Since its inception, the event has raised over $4.25 million in support of local community organizations including hospitals, food banks, the Vancouver Public Library, Simon Fraser University, Habitat for Humanity, the Crisis Center of Greater Vancouver, United Way, the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Cause We Care House.