Upcoming 2019 Annual General Meeting

We would like to preface this announcement by thanking you all for your countless and generous support. As the Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 year, it was our privilege to serve you for the year. We, the Board of Directors of the Iranian Community of Manitoba, would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. We would like …

A Little History About Mehregan

As Mehregan approaches on October 2nd, we thought we may share a quick snippet of what the holiday is about! Mehregan Feast and its Origin Mehregan is one of the two most ancient Iranian festivals known — dating back at far as the earliest Aryans (Iranians). The word “Mehr” (in Mehregan) in the Persian language means kindness. Mehr represents knowledge, …

Simple Travel Guide for Touring Iran

Iran, as old as history itself, inherits one of the most ancient civilizations of the planet. Throughout the years, its culture has influenced different parts of the globe from the Nile River to the heart of Europe. For many years, people from all over the world have traveled the historic trade route of the Silk Road, marveling at the varied …

Nowruz 2019 Report

The greatest Nowruz celebration in Manitoba was held on Saturday, March 22nd, 2019, at Soul Sanctuary Community Centre in Winnipeg with 400 guests from various cultures and origins. Mr. Honarbakhsh was the Master of Ceremonies (MC) of the event and announced the schedule. As always, the program began with the Canadian anthem followed by the Ey-Iran (unofficial) anthem. Then, the …

The Inspiring Story of Anahita Aminian

The text below is the transcript of Anahita Aminian’s speech at the “Immigrant Women Festival” which was held on March 15th, 2008 in Winnipeg. Khosh Aamadeed! Welcome! Ladies, gentlemen, and our dearly beloved children, my name is Anahita Aminian. I have lived in Manitoba with my husband since 1986 and we have a 17-year-old son. As an immigrant woman in …