Naz Rayani’s goal: Bring people together

Naz Rayani's goal: Bring people togetherJeff Bell for Times Colonist – February 27, 2016: Naz Rayani has been a vital member of the Victoria community for years, constantly giving of his time and energy to make a difference.

An Ismaili Muslim, he delights in introducing the tenets of his faith to others and is known for taking people to the Lower Mainland to visit the Vancouver Ismaili Centre.

He has been recognized for his charitable and philanthropic efforts many times over the years — including with an Order of Canada and an honorary degree from the University of Victoria — and accepts his awards with humility and grace.

Now 72, he has seen his independent pharmacy in Cadboro Bay grow into the Heart Pharmacy chain, with four locations.

Read more at the source: Times Colonist

Header image caption: Naz Rayani is visibly moved after being awarded the Order of Canada by then-governor general Michaëlle Jean, an experience he says was “the honour of the honour.” Photograph By Rayani family/Times Colonist

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. Congratulations, Naz

    I had the honour of doing volunteer work as a Convenor, Victoria World Partnership Walk in the nineties with Naz. To date I admire his enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to the community and his untiring efforts to bring people together. I will never forget his enthusiasm to help in developing positive relations with people of all different faith, different background, age and nationalities.

    Let us all give him our support in every way we can.

    Kurban Ali Keshvani Past Convenor


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