Canadian International Peace Project (CIPP), as part of its committment
to community building among various ethno-cultural and religious groups,
youth, businesses, institutions, organisations and individuals, partnered
with a number of groups in Oshawa, Ontario to create a Peace Garden.
the CIPP, Mark Persaud and Mobeen Khaja were present to represent
the CIPP. Mobeen Khaja was also there in his capacity as Founder
and President of the Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada.
The Co-Chairs participated in establishing the initial stages of
the Peace Garden on Sunday, June 8th, 2003, which is already being
enjoyed by the residents, staff and visitors at Thorntonview Long
Term Care Centre in Oshawa. An afternoon of fun, friendship and
food was enjoyed by all before the work commenced.
on the plaque placed in the Peace Garden reads as follows:
garden is a testimonial to the power of relationships to transform
the power of partnerships.
the following partners in this “Peace Garden” thank
our Creator God,
Wellspring of Peace that passes all understanding:
Canadian Travellers and United Commercial Travellers
of Progressive Muslims of Canada
Zion Orthodox Synagogue
International Peace Project
Woodworkers Fellowship of Kingsview United Church
(High Energy Youth Group of Divine Exclamations of Kingsview United
Long Term Care Centre and its Residents
and photographs will be posted on the this website in due course.
The public is invited to visit the Peace Garden this summer.