Category Archives: Vancouver

Local Dawoodi Bohra Ladies Upcycle Plastic

Volunteer ladies from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver recently launched Happy Nests, a global Dawoodi Bohra initiative to reuse and upcycle plastic materials that would otherwise be trashed.  The campaign also seeks to raise awareness of the damage that plastic is doing to the environment. The campaign involves thinking of creative ideas to ensure…

The Dawoodi Bohras of Vancouver Host International Women’s Day Conference

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver yesterday hosted a virtual conference entitled #ChooseToChallenge to mark International Women’s Day.  Around 50 local Bohras from a range of professions gathered to celebrate and honor women, while acknowledging that every woman faces her own unique set of challenges.  The speakers included: Zarina Dairkee, a talented crocheter who donates…

Dawoodi Bohra Vancouver Women & Girls In Science Event

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Vancouver hosted a virtual conference in February 2021 to mark the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  The fun and informative 30-minute session raised awareness among young Bohra girls aged 7 – 14 of the incredible career opportunities in STEM. Farheen Taqee and Naima Munir had the…

The Dawoodi Bohras of Vancouver host the Consul General of India to discuss shared culture, values, and local priorities

The Dawoodi Bohras of Vancouver organized a virtual meeting with the Honorable Consul General of India Shri Manish ji, and Honorable Consul Shri H. Venkatachalam ji, on Thursday February 4th, 2021, at 3:00pm. Following welcome and introductions, Janab Aamil Saheb Sheikh Huzeifa bhai Aftab (Hamid) spoke about Bohra culture and values, and the spread of…