Mississauga is a scenic city anchored on the shores of Lake Ontario, on the outskirts of Toronto, Canada. It is a popular shopping destination, dotted with malls. The city is blessed with a vibrant arts community who host a multitude of events throughout the year at the civic square, aptly named the Mississauga celebration square.
In keeping with the long tradition of playing the most gracious and perfect hosts, Mohammad Ashfaq – President of Memon Association-Canada and a prominent member of the WMO North America Chapter organised the yearly Eid picnic at the panoramic Mississauga Valley Park for members of the community.
The 9th of June turned out to be a glorious day with the park bathed in sunshine. The guests began to trickle in by one in the afternoon and soon the grounds were buzzing with a sizable crowd of 400. The annual picnic is an elaborate celebration bringing together people of all ages. The community members mingle freely and spend a leisurely evening, basking in each other’s company.
Several food stalls were pitched up across the manicured lawns with the large spread including several ethnic Memoni dishes. The children and youngsters were entertained with games of volleyball and cricket while the ladies bonded over the appetizing food.
As the evening set in, old friends connected over a cup of hot tea, new friendships blossomed and the genial camaraderie brought greater cheer to a sunny day in Ontario.
That sums up a very memorable evening in Mississauga, as the association has yet again achieved its objective of fostering friendships, building brotherhood and bringing the community closer together.