15th Annual Harmony Iftar Dinner held in Ottawa

15th Annual Harmony Iftar Dinner held in Ottawa

The 15th Annual Harmony Iftar Dinner was held on Thursday, April 6th, 2023 at the  Sir John A MacDonald Building in Ottawa.

This year’s theme was “Diversity and Inclusion.”

"The objective of the annual event is to inspire our communities to care and provide a helping hand to those in need. The smallest act of kindness can inspire individuals to participate and make a lasting impact in someone’s life," said the volunteer organizing committee.

"The Harmony team aims to raise awareness, show gratitude, give back, positively impact and change a life by showing those vulnerable in our communities that there is light at the end of the tunnel."

Founded in 2009, Harmony Iftar is now a staple event that allows Muslims and non-Muslims to break-fast together during the holy month of Ramadan.

The objective of the Iftar is to bring people from the various community together for a delicious meal to break barriers and create a peaceful environment of mutual respect.

"The event aims to celebrate and champion cultural and religious diversity, proving to everyone that, not only can we peaceful coexist in a pluralistic society, but that we are better and stronger for doing so," said the organizers.