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AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali with chief guest the Honourable Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak. AKDN

Dhaka, 30 July 2015 — Government leaders and members of the diplomatic corps joined AKDN staff and volunteers for an Imamat Day reception at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Centre. The event also marked the first anniversary of the establishment of the Office of the AKDN Resident Representative in Bangladesh.

A Team Ontario huddle at the 2015 Canadian Ismaili Games. Phil Musani

The Canadian Games concluded on Sunday, 2 August 2015 with a closing ceremony held at Calgary’s BMO Centre and Stampede Corral.

Khakhoo's wife and daughter remember him along with players he used to coach. Credit: Ismaili Council for Canada

The Prairies' ladies hockey team remembered their former coach Arif Khakoo in many ways.

One of three Lakhani siblings who swam at CIG. Credit Asif Bhalesha

The swim meet at the Canadian Ismaili Games turned out to be quite the family affair as siblings, parents and their children and even some spouses raced with and against each other.

Around the world there are approximately 15 million Ismaili Muslims, who belong to the Shia branch of Islam. Their spiritual leader is the Aga Khan, who traces his ancestors directly back to the Prophet Muhammad. We spoke with him in Toronto.

President Lalani-Khudabux glows aside the Games' torch. Credit: Ismaili Council for BC

An estimated crowd of over 2,000 from around the world gathered at Calgary’s Max Bell Centre to watch the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Ismaili Games.

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The 2015 Canadian Ismaili Games are being held in Calgary, Alberta between 31 July – 3 August. Thousands of athletes, spectators and volunteers will converge on the city to compete, cheer and offer their service during the August long weekend.

The redesigned IIS website is tablet and mobile-friendly, and continues to be an excellent learning resource. Courtesy of the IIS

The Institute of Ismaili Studies recently launched a major redesign of its website — www.iis.ac.uk. The updated site offers a complete new look and a smooth user experience that is compatible with desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Prince Irfan, the first child of Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, pictured together with his parents and grandfather, Mawlana Hazar Imam. TheIsmaili

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa have kindly shared photographs of Prince Irfan, their first child, who is pictured with his parents and grandfather, Mawlana Hazar Imam.

In his remarks, Mawlana Hazar Imam thanked the government for inviting the Ismaili Imamat to establish its permanent Seat in Portugal. TheIsmaili / Gary Otte

Lisbon, 3 June 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and Portugal’s Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Rui Machete signed a landmark agreement today, for the establishment of a formal Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Pedro Mota Soares, Portugal's Minister of Solidarity, Labour and Social Security. TheIsmaili / Gary Otte

Lisbon, 2 June 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Portugal this afternoon to sign a historic agreement between the Imamat and the Republic of Portugal.

Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin delivers the fourth Annual Lecture of the Global Centre for Pluralism at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. GCP / T Sandler

Toronto, 28 May 2015 — The Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture. The event took place at the Aga Khan Museum in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam and numerous Canadian dignitaries.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Kathleen Wynne share in applause after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park. Zahur Ramji

Toronto, 25 May 2015 — The Aga Khan Park was inaugurated by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. During the ceremony they unveiled a ceremonial plaque to mark the occasion.

Canadian Chief Justice Beverley  McLachlin will deliver the Global Centre for Pluralism's fourth annual lecture on 28 May in Toronto. GCP

Toronto, 27 May 2015 — The Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada will deliver the Global Centre for Pluralism Annual Lecture tomorrow. Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver the opening remarks.

Watch the live webcast of the event starting at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).

Mawlana Hazar Imam calls on Prime Minister Stephen Harper at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. PMO / Deb Ransom

Ottawa, 26 May 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam travelled to the Canadian capital today, where he met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Kathleen Wynne share in applause after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park. Zahur Ramji

Toronto, 25 May 2015 — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne inaugurated the Aga Khan Park this afternoon in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. The ceremony followed the signing of a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the province earlier in the day.

Prince Amyn, and Prince Hussain join Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Wynne at Queen's Park for the signing of the Agreement of Cooperation.

Toronto, 25 May 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne signed a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the province and the Ismaili Imamat today. The agreement reflects the shared concerns of the Ismaili Imamat and the Government of Ontario for society’s most vulnerable populations, and a desire to support the advancement of people and collaborate in fields of mutual interest such as education.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is received by Michael Coteau, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. Amir Hemraj

Toronto, 24 May 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Canada today in advance of the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park. Hazar Imam is accompanied during his visit by Prince Amyn and Prince Hussain.

The webcast of the opening of the Aga Khan Park will take place on 25 May 2015. AKDN

The Aga Khan Park will be inaugurated by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on Monday, 25 May 2015. The webcast is expected to commence at 3:30 PM Toronto time.

The Aga Khan Park will be inaugurated by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. Scott Norsworthy

Toronto, 22 May 2015 — The Aga Khan Park will be inaugurated by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on 25 May 2015.

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