Celebration of Charshahbe Soori ( Fire Festival) by Iranian community at Toronto
More than 10,000 Iranians from
babies to seniors, gathered at Mel Lastman
March 13, 2007 to celebrate the
Soori. The community enjoyed the advantage of early spring weather
with dancing and fire works outdoors.
Sherrly Carrol Don
Valley East councilor ,
Kathleen Wynne ,
Ontario education Minister and David Cohen
Councilor were among the dignitaries who addressed the community and were
welcomed by the community at large for their support and Reza Moridi a hopeful
MPP candiate for Rcihmond Hill.
The event was from 6:30 to 10
pm and it began with the playing of the Canadian anthem and followed by a well
known Iranian song.
The event was organized by
the Fire Festival committee which include the Iranian students of the University
of Ryerson, Toronto and York, , Persian Circle, Toronto Iranians group, the
poetry club called Shabi ba doostan, the Centre for Thought, Dialogue and Human
Rights in Iran, and Mehdi Pourian , H.MoshkForosh and A.
With a minimum possible budget they made this
event possible so we thank them for their support. We would also like to thank
the city of Toronto and the police because without their
support the event would not have been made possible.
About the author: Saeed
Soltanpour is a j
emeber of Fire Festival
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