IDI GTA in partnership with Town of Ajax and Indo-Canadian Cultural Association of Durham (ICCAD) held an intercultural friendship Iftar Dinner at Ajax Community Centre on July 25th, 2013. The guests of honour for the night was Hon. Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; and Steve Parish, Mayor of Town of Ajax. Around 150 guests from all walks of life and various faith backgrounds from Durham region attended dinner. Among the guests were, Roger Anderson, Chair of Region of Durham; John Henry, Mayor of the City of Oshawa; Hon. Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Consumer Services (Ontario); Chuck Mercier, Mayor of Township of Scugog, Steve Parish, Mayor of Town of Ajax; Pat Perkins, Mayor of Town of Whitby; Gary Polonsky, Chair, Canada’s Museums of Science and Technology.
Zenji Acharya, executive director of North American Museum of Asian Heritage & Art gave a motivational speech about Canada and multiculturalism.