Mehregan Reports

On Saturday, October 1st, 2011, Iranian Community of Manitoba hosted the 2nd Annual Mehregan Festival in Winnipeg Manitoba. This event was made possible with the help of our dedicated volunteers and sponsors.

This year, we had a very colorful and wonderful Mehregan Festival. The highlights of this event were the Winnipeg Harvest, ICM award ceremony, Persian cuisine (potluck style), and our talented entertainers who all contributed to a very successful event.

Once guests stepped inside, they were greeted by the ICM board of directors and the beautiful symbolic table which was decorated to signify the Persian Festival of Mehregan.  Our talented master of ceremonies Mr. Allan Wise did a fantastic job of running the event for both the Persian and English language audience, and Floyd the Clown performed and entertained the guests.

We were all treated to authentic Persian cuisine and the ICM board of directors’ wishes to thank everyone who brought these most delicious Iranian foods to Mehregan’s table.

After dinner, Winnipeg Harvest representative Violet Schick gave a report on Winnipeg Harvest activities and answered many questions on getting involved as a volunteer.

For the second year, the ICM board of directors honored a member of our community. The nominee for this award receives community recognition and an award to represent a token of appreciation from Iranian Community of Manitoba. This year’s recipient was Ms. Shahla Pourhassan. Ms. Pourhassan has served her community for the past 26 years and has helped many newcomers to settle in Winnipeg. For her years of service to the community, her representatives Mr. Reza and Mrs. Tibi sadeghiZadeh accepted the award on her behalf.

After the award ceremony, ICM president Mr. Mohsen Kermani gave a brief report and Introduced Mr. Allan Wise as a new member of ICM board of directors and personally thanked the ICM volunteers.

The evening continued with dance and live performances.

On behalf of ICM board of directors, I thank all the talented and hard working volunteers who contributed to the success of this event and I wish you all the best.

Mohsen Kermani

ICM President

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