Source: http://www.citynews.ca/2017/07/01/ontarians-mark-canada-150-citizenship-ceremony-community-celebrations/ | BY BRENNAN DOHERTY, THE CANADIAN PRESS
Canada Day parties ran across the province. One such celebration was held at the Baitul Islam Mosque, an Ahmadi Muslim mosque in Vaughan, Ont., north of Toronto.
Lal Khan Malik, national president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at of Canada, said that Canada Day is of particular importance to Ahmadi Muslims. Many of those who came to Canada did so as refugees fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan.
“The greatest gift that Canada has provided to our members is the freedom to believe in whatever they believe to be their faith – and then to practice it,” Malik said.
“We value it so much. And we are grateful to the Canadian people and to Canada for providing us with this freedom.”
The celebration has occurred for at least 10 years, Malik said, but this year is expected to be the largest in its history…. read more at source.