On March 24th the Halton Multicutural Council (also known as HMC Connections) welcomed attendees to Celebrate Pakistan Day at the Annual Community Leadership Awards Night & Fundraising Gala which was held at Milton Banquet Centre. The evening included a fabulous variety of multicultural performances, music and cuisine.

The event was a celebration of cultural diversity – our community is stronger and healthier when we recognize that we are all different. Diversity is a strength. Learning to live and work together in peace is an imperative that HMC Connections helps foster. Building a community where all of our children can thrive and grow in a safe place that values their differences and the contributions they make is the key to healing the many ills in the world today.

HMC Connections would like to extend a thank you to their community partners who dedicate themselves to supporting our vibrant and diverse community. This year a special thanks to the Pakistani community for showcasing their culture and traditions. All proceeds from the event will support programs and facilitate and assist the settlement and integration of newcomers and refugees in Halton.

Event sponsors for the evening included Event Ontario, Milton Muslim Moms and the Canadian Pakistani Association of Halton.

For more information about HMC Connections visit their webpage at: www.hmcconnections.com
Photos by: Rick Di Lorenzo

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