Today BALC welcomed Captain Adeel Zafar from the 4th Canadian Division of the Canadian Army. Captain Zafar spoke passionately about what it means to serve his country, what Canada's involvement waa in World War I and WW II. Although it seems so far ago we cannot forget what 1 million soldiers sacrified for our freedom. Thank you Captain Zafar. #mycaf#remeberthem#canadaremebers
What an inspirational panel discussion today about what it is like to be a Muslim in Canada and encountering Islamophobia. The Prophet Mohammed Pbuh practiced the Gifts of Islam: social welfare, truth, patience, encouraging others to do good and forbid evil, activism and aquiring knowledge, charity, taking accountability and ownership, working hard to strive for excellence and minimalism and simple living. Gifts we can all practice.
Orange Shirt Day. Today we recognize this was the time of year children were taken from their homes to residential schools. We honour those children who survived and those who did not. Today is an opportu ity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying. In the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come BALC stands together.