30th Anniversary Gala

We’ve heard a lot of stories over the past 30 years.

Stories about challenge, about success, and about fortitude. This fall, join us in celebrating these stories and our shared history from the past three decades.

To celebrate its 30 years of service for immigrants and low-income Calgarians, the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society will be hosting an anniversary gala on October 30th, 2018 entitled One World Many Stories.

This event will commemorate the Society’s three decades of history and growth from a consultation and translation service in Forest Lawn to one of the city’s prominent language, employment, and settlement service providers. With three facilities, the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society has supported over 250,000 newcomers from 75 diverse backgrounds since its opened its doors in 1988.

Attendees of One World Many Stories can expect speeches from members of government, musical performances, stories of
success, student awards, and a multicultural buffet filled with global flavours.

On the upcoming event Dr. Sally Zhao, the Society’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Our main purpose is to expand the help and continue to prepare newcomers to be active members of society. This event is an opportunity for us to reflect on how we build and serve our community for an even better world.”

Early Bird Tickets are available until September 15th and can be purchased by going online to Eventbrite.

Where and When?

One World Many Stories will be held on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at the Coast Plaza Hotel with networking at 5:00 PM and the program starting shortly after at 6:00 PM.

What To Expect?

  • Welcoming address from members of government
  • Multicultural buffet with global flavours
  • Multimedia stories of success from students and alumni
  • Music from beloved community members
  • Performances celebrating multi-ethnic backgrounds
  • Awarding of the Salim M. Sindhu Memorial Scholarship
  • Recognition of student excellence

Musical Performances By

Some Of Our Storytellers

Alongside the music and dance performances, One World Many Stories will have guest speakers from many backgrounds: government officials, refugees, entrepreneurs, and artists. Some of these fascinating individuals include:

Abdoulfatah

Abdoulfatah (Syria) came from a well known soap-making family in Aleppo, renowned for its world-class natural ingredients. Coming to Calgary, he was determined to bring over this tradition and has becoming a entrepreneur with his products spreading across Canada.

Anna

Anna (Hungary) arrived in Canada as a refugee following the loss of both her hands in a wartime explosion. Determined to find a place that she and her family could rightfully call home, she pressed on with confidence and has become a world-class Darts Champion and painter.

Amin

Amin (Syria) has been separated from his immediate family since coming to Canada, but hasn’t lost hope. One year ago he started playing the piano as a way to harmonize the memory of his homeland with his new Canadian self, creating a perfect blend of multicultural influences.

Natalia & Nafiseh

Natalia (Russia) and Nafiseh (Iran) came to Canada never having had the opportunity to ski. In 2016, with the generous assistance of Go Ski Alberta they had the chance to hit the slopes and discover how much they enjoyed skiing in Alberta.

These are just a few of our storytellers, with media presentations from several others!

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Questions?

Do you have any questions that maybe we didn’t answer? Email us at 30thGala@immigrant-education.ca