Surrey gala will celebrate ‘Muslim feminine excellence’

April 5, 2018

By Peace Arch News |

Muslim women, this is your night to shine.

An inaugural awards night organized to “recognize and celebrate Muslim feminine excellence” will be held at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, April 22.

The gala event is hosted by Voices of Muslim Women, a B.C.-focused non-profit founded in 2017 after “an eclectic and diverse group of Muslim women came together to share their passion for the arts, social justice, education, and community,” according to a post on the group’s website.

“The event formed out of a Voices of Muslim Women film festival I held at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey campus) last year,” Aisha Amijee, the organization’s executive director, told the Now-Leader.

“The success was huge and the community wanted more,” she added, “so we launched Metro Vancouver’s first ever red-carpet gala to celebrate Muslim women, and we’re hosting it at the Bell Centre in Surrey.”

The event is nearly sold-out; only 51 tickets remain for sale in the 1,052-seat theatre, as of Thursday (April 5), according to information posted at its online box office, bellperformingartscentre.com.

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