Ladies Ramadan Iftar being held at Tony Rose

April 14, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

The Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre is welcoming Muslims and non-Muslims this Saturday (April 16) for a Ladies Ramadan Iftar from 7 to 10 p.m.

The event will feature a henna artist, kid’s room, colouring contests, hands on activities, Iftar and desert table, community guests, door prizes, and more.

While the Ladies Ramadan Iftar event is free of charge, those who attend are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Orangeville Food Bank. Food manager at the Orangeville Food Bank, Savanaha O’Reilly will be attending the community event to collect the donations and plans to fast that day as well.

Community outreach and gathering the community back together after being apart due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the focus for the Ladies Ramadan Iftar, according to Tricia Celik, who’s organizing the event.

“This is kind of what was on my heart, wanting to get that sense of community back,” she said. “Not just for Muslims, but as a whole.”

In addition to reconnecting the community, Celik said she’s hoping the event can help bring awareness and education to its attendees about Ramadan and Islam.

A few Orangeville District Secondary School students will be volunteering at the Ladies Ramadan Iftar for community hours.

“Believe it or not, all my volunteers so far are not Muslim, which is awesome,” Celik said. “They seem really eager to help, so it’s a good thing. It just it builds community bridges. Hopefully everybody walks away from the evening with something that they liked about the evening, whether it’s learning something new or they just came out and met somebody new. Hopefully there’s outreach to some new Muslims that have moved into the area.”

The main banquet room where the event’s being held can hold up to 160 people while the kid’s room can have up to 25, making the max capacity for the event 185.

Anyone who would like to attend the Ladies Ramadan Iftar must register prior to the event. To register, visit: and follow the instructions.

“Come out to meet some of the community sisters and learn a little bit about a different culture, a different faith,” said Celik.

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Donations can also be made at the door.

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