City of Vaughn hosted Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the local City Hall on January 19, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
The event was hosted by Mayor Bevilacqua. The emcee for the evening was Hon. Greg Sorbara.
Greg described Ahmadiyya Muslim community of Canada as one of the most powerful force for good in entire country.
Vaughan city has issued a commemorative stamp at this event. Mr Lal Khan Malik, Amir (Head) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Canada, presented a cheque of 125,000 to the Mayor for Mackenzie Health Foundation.
Ahmadiyya Jamaat has contributed toward community in various ways. The yearly Run for Vaughan is to raise money for construction of local hospital. Yearly Poppy Campaign is to raise money for the Canadian War Veterans. Jamaat has taken up number of humanitarian projects through its charity organization Humanity First including settlement of more than 100 Syrian refugee families. Ahmadiyya Jamaat has always worked hard to bring awareness to the Canadians that Islam is a religion of peace through number of initiatives.
The Baitul Islam mosque in Vaughan is the headquarter of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Canada. It was inaugurated on October, 17th 1992 by the fourth Head of the community Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad known as Khalifatul Masih IV and many Members of Parliament. The mosque is visibly a monument of city.
Peace Village is an Ahmadiyya housing community of 260 homes built on a 50-acre parcel of land in Maple at a walking distance from the Bai’tul Islam Mosque. All the nine streets within the neighborhood are named after the Khalifa’s names and other prominent Ahmadi scholars. The main street is called Ahmadiyya Ave and there is also a public park named “Ahmadiyya Park”.