By Muneezah Jawad
On September 22nd 2014, Muslimmoms.ca hosted their first ever Halwa Puri breakfast get together at the Touch of Spice restaurant. Naseema Huda, the owner was kind enough to book the place for us exclusively and cater the wonderful feast buffet style.
This event was geared towards members getting to know each other and to provide a platform for business owners to promote their businesses. We want to help Muslim women support each other and form a community network.
With over 60 people in attendance, the event lasted over three hours with plenty of fun and food. The delectable menu consisting of halwa, channa, keema and aloo was paired with the freshest of whole wheat puris piping right out of the kitchen and was topped of with some steaming hot chai. After some socializing, we had some wonderful sponsors speaking about themselves and their ventures and finally giving away some fabulous prizes via raffle draw.
Muslimahs United: Women’s Expo Organizers, Khadijah Ahdiya Reid and Atiyah Khan gave away 2 tickets to their conference that is going to be held next month. Our winner Sadaf Mithani is looking forward to attend this amazing conference on November 1st and 2nd 2014, at the Swagat Convention Center. This is a great conference that women of all ages can attend and benefit from. It was an amazing hit last year and is promising to be bigger and better this year. They also gave away a $50 gift certificate from Arbonne to lucky winner Farhana Khan. Arbonne products are known worldwide for being free from all harmful ingredients.
Modah and Be-Licious gave away two $25 gift certificates. Winner Asra Basit will not have any trouble spending that and more at the new shop that has opened up in Mississauga. Modah is a first of its kind, a department store for Muslims. It has everything under one roof, from modest apparel to natural skincare products, an array of designer hijabs, Islamic toys and a Halal candy shop! Stay tuned for our upcoming feature on this new shopping destination.
The owners of Modah loved our event and had this to say about it:
Be-Licious and Modah were so pleased to have attended the Halwa Poori Breakfast at Touch of Spice. Thank you Muslim Moms for organizing this fabulous event. Looking forward to more events in the future.
The Fashionistas Farheen Haseem, Nazia Ahmed and Ifrah Shaid Khurram, partnered with American Diamonds to give away a stunning pair of earrings to one lucky winner, Ammara Asif. The Fashionistas organzied a very successful Eid and Diwali Extravaganza on the 3rd of October at the Vasco Da Gama Cultural Center in Brampton! It was a very busy event with lots of great shopping and entertainment for everyone. We look forward to their future ventures.
Toronto Eid Mela 2014 and Just4her Couture gave away an a beautiful outfit. Humaira Shami was the lucky winner of a lovely outfit from organizer WR Khawaja who had the following to say about our event:
Loved the experience of being advertised by the best of the best, special thanks to Muslimmoms.ca for supporting their community.
Toronto Eid Mela was held on the 3rd of October at the Pearl Banquet and Convention Center. After the success of the first Eid Mela in July, this was no doubt a favourite with the crowds and we are sure it will be a regular feature every year.
Libas sponsored a pair of stunning earrings. Winner Hanadee Noman was thrilled to receive the gorgeous jewelry from Qudsia Zahra. Libas Collection also was a part of an amazing Eid Extravanganza that took place on the 21st of September to a roaring success.
Sabz Haute Couture also gave away an amazing Kurti picked by owner Sabeen Arv Al from her collection. Don’t forget to visit their store in Mississauga for an amazing shopping experience.
Cakes+Taste sponsored some delectable cupcakes, winner Muneezah Jawad was thrilled to receive such a scrumptious prize.
Nafeesa Anwar who runs a catering gave away her services to 2 lucky winners.
Zehras Flower’s owner Sabeen Alam-Zaib, gave away 2 beautiful pairs of the most beautiful gajras to Hana Masood.
We also had a Mary Kay representative give away a mini makeover.
A special mention should be made of Farhana Arshad who clicked away at this event and shared her wonderful ‘captures’ with us at MuslimMoms.ca
Indeed with such a great combination of food and fun, it was without doubt a super successful event enjoyed by all. Muslimmoms.ca looks forward to hosting many more such events so that we can continue to help to bond our community and reach out to Muslim women everywhere.
Take a look at our photo gallery and see what a fun and fabulous event it was!