News Agencies – September 2, 2012
Connecting with the broader community through arts, humor and entertainment, Canada’s annual Muslim festival has closed on a high note this weekend. “This festival is a great opportunity for Ontarians of all backgrounds to experience Muslim culture in all its diversity and vibrancy,” Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said in a support message.
Muslimfest, now in its 9th year, featured over 50 local and international artists, concerts, comedy shows, film screenings, and art exhibits. Over 25,000 participants attended the two-day event which drew praise from politicians across the region including McGuinty and the City of Mississauga’s Mayor, Hazel McCallion. Some highlights of the festival included performances by local Canadian favorite, Dawud Wharnsby, and vocal artist, Junaid Jamshed, from Pakistan.