Ismaili Council President Malik Talib’s Message to the 2015 Canadian Ismaili Games Participants

President’s Message of Congratulations to the Participants of the Canadian Ismaili Games 2015. Image Credit: Ismaili Institutions for Canada)
Image Credit: Ismaili Institutions for Canada

“It is with immense pride that I write this letter of congratulations to all who participated in the Canadian Ismaili Games (CIG) 2015 that were recently held in Calgary …

With approximately 1,300 athletes from across the country and over 10,000 spectators in attendance, all supported by our backbone of volunteers who completed more than 2,000 shifts over the weekend, CIG 2015 was a resounding success! 

… Indeed, the Canadian Ismaili Games provided a forum in which to showcase not only the athletic talent within our Jamat but also the values of our faith in action: of unity and friendship; of kindness and compassion; of support and collaboration; and of devotion and generosity of time and intellect for the benefit of others.

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Best of all, the Games allowed us to come together as one Jamat to share the blessings of happiness with one another.”

– Malik Talib, Aga Khan Council of Canada President

Read the full message and browse the Image Gallery at:

“The Truth The Cup Contains” YouTube video visually captures the spirit of President Talib’s message of kinship.

“The Truth the Cup Contains,” is part of a series of vignettes called “Voices of South Africa.” It was written and produced by Jeff Sarokin for ESPN’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Inspiring as it is, the piece was recognized with both the Sports’ Emmy award for writing and the National Edward R. Murrow award for writing– making it the first piece for a Sports broadcast ever to receive that award.

“Terence Stamp’s voice helped bring the script to life … Of all the pieces I have written for television, this is the one of which I am most proud, and I have Mr. Stamp to thank for its great success.”

– Jeff Sarokin

Via an earlier & related post on Ismailimail: Sports Diplomacy: Timeless Truth of the FIFA World Cup: Kinship not Conquest


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