- Arts, Culture & Entertainment;
- Community Service & Volunteerism;
- Health & Medicine;
- Human Rights;
- Public Service & Politics;
- Science & Technology;
- Sports & Recreation.
Province of Alberta
The 28th Legislature First Session Alberta Hansard
Wednesday afternoon, October 31, 2012
The Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Speaker
Introduction of Guests
The Speaker: Hon. members, it is indeed a great pleasure for me to introduce to all of you in the Assembly today members of the Daughters Day Committee who are seated in the Speaker’s gallery. Established in mid-2011, Daughters Day is the initiative of a group of volunteer individuals and more than 40 diverse community organizations who are all dedicated to celebrating the lives, the contributions, and the achievements of all daughters in our society. I will ask the following individuals to rise as I call their names and to remain standing until all have been introduced and then we can greet them all very warmly as one: chairperson and former citizenship judge Gurcharan Singh Bhatia; vice-chairperson and former economist with the Alberta government Charan Khehra; Ratna Basappa, Indo-Canadian Women’s Association; Sonia Bitar, former citizenship judge; Satya Das, principal at Cambridge Strategies; Jim Gurnett, who is a former MLA and executive director of the Mennonite Centre and is technically a visitor with us – welcome, Jim – Dr. Zohra Husaini, Indo-Canadian Women’s Association; Trina Joshi, a journalist; Paula Kirman, a freelance writer, photographer, and musician; Poushali Mitra, a worker in the human services sector; Christina Nsaliwa, Edmonton Immigrant Services Association; Didar Singh Pannu, former superintendent of schools; Shaykh Sheikh, religious minister for the Muslim community; and Miriam Thomas, president of the Indo-Canadian Women’s Association. Hon. members, let’s welcome and thank them all.
Welcome to the new website for Daughters Day in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We are currently in the process of rebuilding our website to reflect our upcoming celebration in 2013, so please bear with us as we get everything up and running. In the meantime, please keep checking back as we will be adding more information on a regular basis.