For Canada Day: Photo Essay – the Celebration of Literacy and His Highness the Aga Khan’s Affinity for Canada @Simergphotos

Happy 146th Canada Day, and Looking Ahead to Two Iconic Celebrations in 2017 – Canada’s 150th Anniversary….

Map of Canada in Canadian flag colors

Canadians are already looking ahead at imaginative ways to celebrate its 150th birthday with the recent launch of 2017 Starts Now by CBC/Radio-Canada, VIA Rail Canada and Community Foundations of Canada.   It’s a national conversation to incubate, ignite and inspire ideas for how to celebrate the country’s  150th anniversary. Recently, 12 conferences took place across Canada to begin imagining and planning the historic celebrations. A PDF guide on this imaginative planning can be downloaded by clicking on 2017 Starts Now – Conversation.

and His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee

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A few days after Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary on July 1 2017, Ismailis around the world will be marking the Diamond Jubilee of their current Imam, Mawlana Hazar Imam Shah Karim al Hussaini, His Highness the Aga Khan. Direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.), His Highness became the 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957, at the age of twenty.

As part of the current 146th Canada Day 2013 celebrations and the 56th Imamat anniversary, Simergphotos, the companion photo blog of this website, presents a photo essay from Rideau Hall  with a link to a fine literary essay concerning His Highness the Aga Khan’s affinity for Canada. Please click on the image below or on The Celebration of Literacy at Rideau Hall; and His Highness the Aga Khan’s Fondness for Canada

The Maple Leaf

Map of Canada in Canadian Flag Colours. Photo: Istockphoto.com. The National Flag of Canada, also known as the Maple Leaf and l'Unifolié (French for "the one-leafed"), is a flag consisting of a red field with a white square at its centre, in the middle of which is featured a stylized, 11-pointed, red maple leaf. Adopted in 1965 to replace the Union Flag, it is the first ever specified by statute law for use as the country's national flag. Text: Wikipedia.

Map of Canada in Canadian Flag Colours. Photo: Istockphoto.com. The National Flag of Canada, also known as the Maple Leaf and l’Unifolié (French for “the one-leafed”), is a flag consisting of a red field with a white square at its centre, in the middle of which is featured a stylized, 11-pointed, red maple leaf. Adopted in 1965 to replace the Union Flag, it is the first ever specified by statute law for use as the country’s national flag. Text: Wikipedia. Please click for “Celebration of Literacy…”