At the Muslim Council of Calgary office, we had an exciting and productive two weeks. Chairman Mr. Albert Elkadri and MCC officials had meetings with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Health Minister & Deputy Premier Hon. Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Education Hon. David Eggen, Jason Kenny, Leader of the Progressive Conservative party Alberta, Brian Jean, Leader of the Wild Rose party of Alberta, Minster of Human Services Hon. Irfan Sabir and Minster of Tourism and Culture Hon. Ricardo Miranda.
Some of the things discussed were issues and challenges faced by the Muslims of Calgary, involvement of Muslims in Provincial and local governing bodies, future of the Muslim citizens of Calgary, acquiring spaces in the city for religious and educational institutions. We are also very grateful to the department of Culture and Tourism for the grant to be used towards cultural programs for Muslims. Below are some highlights from the meetings.