IDI Toronto organized its 5th annual friendship dinner with the theme “Family of Families Sharing the House of Toronto” at the Royal York Fairmont Hotel on the 14th of January, 2010.
The dinner have brought together many distinguished faces of Toronto such as MP Rob Oliphant, MP Yasmin Ratansi, Hon. Laurel Broten (Minister of Ontario Government), Hon. Margarett Best (Minister of Ontario Government), MPP Tony Ruprecht, Chief of Toronto Police William Bill Blair, Chief of York Police Armand Labarge, President of Victoria University, City Councillor Adam Giambrone, City Councillor Joe Mihevc, mayoral candidate George Smitherman, university presidents, consuls of various countries, faith and community representatives and many others.
Songwriter and singer Garo Altinian did a mini concert of his own songs written over Rumi poetry. The program of the night consisted of introductory videos of CIDC’s activities, family dinners and intercultural study trip to Turkey. Prize draw at the end was another memorable instance from the night.
Video: Family of Families Sharing the House of Toronto”