7th One Love Gala and Awards: Rehab … by Habeeb Alli – Toronto – February 2. 2018

One Love Gala and Awards: Rehab… by Habeeb Alli

DATE AND TIME

Sat, 2 Feb 2019, 6:00 PM – Sun, 3 Feb 2019, 12:00 AM EST

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LOCATION

  • Elite Banquet Halls and Convention Center
  • 1850 Albion Road
  • Toronto, ON M9W 5S8
  • Canada                              View Map

 Hash tag: #Rehab19

Website: https://onelovegala2019.eventbrite.ca/

DETAILS/ TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/7th-one-love-gala-and-awards-rehab-tickets-53474905883

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ONE LOVE GALA

The Gala was founded seven years ago when Chaplaincy in Canada was under serious threat. I was sitting, distraught when I heard Bob Marley’s One Love playing. In that moment the idea crystallized of an event to both celebrate our work with those incarcerated and advocate for the continuation of this crucial service.

The Chaplaincy community embraced the idea and the One Love Gala was born!

The One Love Gala serves as a keystone for the Chaplaincy community to collaborate and go beyond simply advocating for the continuation of the crucial services in Canadian Prisons to one that celebrates Chaplaincy and its ability to rehabilitate incarcerated individuals.

We can only learn to love if we are prepared to forgive and be forgiven.

This year’s theme is the Rehab!

It will be an evening of speeches from chaplains and ex-inmates, award presentations, testimonies from Interfaith Chaplains and political leaders, an exquisite dinner, live entertainment, and a silent auction. Our Keynote address is an award winning Chaplain from USA Tahera Ahmed- this is an event you do not want to miss.

Dress Code: Formal Gala Wear. Color Theme: Red, Black or Gold

Theme: Rehab After party theme: #HAVEFUN!

 

AGENDA:

6:00 pm Doors open and Social Program: 6:45pm to 9pm

MCs of the evening Tushar Unadkat-Master of Ceremony, internationally celebrated, multiple award-winning media personality and Sauliha Alli of U of T President of HOSA

Awards: 5 Award Presentations (Malcolm X, Tayyibah Taylor, Ghulam Sajan, Lyla Ali and Carl Jadunandan awards presented to former inmates who have successfully reintegrated)

Awardees (1-Joey Twins- Cree woman freed after 27 years; 2-Warren Gambino- freed after 11 years; 3- Joseph; 4-Motiar Mohamed; 5-Chaplain Orev Katz)

7:45 pm Dmitri Kavanich – Presentation and Musical Performance – Founder of Looking at the Stars- taking classical music performances in prisons.

8:00 pm Dinner: Indian Halal Buffet

8:30 pm Keynote speaker from USA- Tahera Ahmed- Director of Interfaith Engagement and Associate University Chaplain, Northwestern University.and former RIS speaker who is a graduate in Islamic Theology and first woman to recite Quran in the White House!

9:00 pm to 1:00 am: Entertainment

Live Perfromance – Naqi Bilgrami- Best of Mohamed Rafi

Dj Robtronics- after party all night!

Door prize: Amazing prizes

Silent Auction: Sponsored by Silent Auctions Canada, http://www.silentauctionscanada.com/

Funds raised will go towards the registered Charity called Looking at the Stars Foundation- that provide free classical music inside prisons and hospitals.

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  • guyaneseonline  On January 11, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Media Release -2019-01-07

    7th Annual One Love Gala – Rehab
    Saturday, February 2nd 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Elite Banquet Hall, 1850 Albion Road, Etobicoke, ON

    (Toronto, ON) Former inmates, current chaplains, award-winning leaders and entertainers will be coming together for the 7th year in a row.

    This year’s keynote address will discuss: The indispensable nature of Diversity Chaplains in the Canadian Prisons! The Keynote will be delivered by the Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith Engagement at Northwestern University, Tahera Ahmed.

    The Gala was founded seven years ago when Chaplaincy in Canada was under serious threat. The Chaplaincy community collaborated together in order go beyond simply advocating for the continuation of the crucial services in Canadian Prisons, to one that celebrates Chaplaincy and it’s ability to rehabilitate incarcerated individuals.

    In Canada, the criminally convicted and jailed individuals may get a second chance. This is reflective to the teachings of our Faiths. Chaplains do not sit in the jury box nor are in the business of judging even the convicted. We have witnessed that many inmates who were once behind-bars have successfully reintegrated into society. Their stories inspire us all. For many, these transformative years have renewed their faith and given them a chance to forgive. We will celebrate their success on their journey of redemption.

    One Love Gala 2019 Rehab will be held on Saturday, February 2nd 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Elite Banquet Hall, 1850 Albion Road, Etobicoke, ON. The name of the gala was inspired by Bob Marley’s song, One Love!
    A number of inmates and chaplains as well as entertainers are in the line up.
    Charity of choice this year is Looking at the Stars Foundation that take classical music into prisons for free.
    For more information or for interview requests please contact:
    Habeeb Alli or Julianne Martin
    Co-Chair Chaplains and Event Organizers
    Direct: 416-823-1738
    Email: bookhabeeb@gmail.com
    Website: onelovegala.org
    FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/OneLoveCanada150

  • guyaneseonline  On January 15, 2019 at 7:28 am

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