International Women’s Day

Krystine Therriault - Seaway News
International Women’s Day
Front sitting: Hafsa Chaudhry, Aicha Kipkop, Top L to R: Lillia, Haleema Chaudhry, Senator Clement, Sarah Good, Reta Majid, Carilyne Hebert, Moumie Kante (Photo : Submitted photo)

Muslim women of Cornwall celebrated sisterhood on March 4th at the Benson Centre, with a big gathering of Muslim women and youth representing 15 countries and speaking 20 different languages.

“It was a great opportunity for Muslim ladies to meet, connect and network on common grounds. We were delighted to have our Senator Bernadette Clement, City Councillors Carilyne Hebert and Sarah Good,” shared event organizers Lilia, Afia Chaudhry, Saadia, Nawal and Fatima.

There were inspirational speeches, appreciation, and recognition of Muslim female contributors in the Cornwall community. The event also introduced two young Muslim entrepreneurs:

1) HC creations by Hafsa Chaudhry (makes the Arabic Calligraphy on canvas) 12 years old

2) Marybel by Mariam (clothing and accessories), 15 years old

A rich multicultural mosaic was displayed, along with a henna booth by high school student, Hadia Irfan, that was very popular that night. An international buffet was served at the end.

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