OTTAWA, May 12, 2016 /CNW/ - The National Council on Canada-Relations (NCCAR) and the Canadian Arab Institute (CAI) are hosting a reception in recognition of Canadian Arab Members of Parliament elected in 2015, and in honour of the first elected Canadian Arab parliamentarian, the Honourable Pierre De Bané, P.C., Q.C., for his 45 years of service in the House of Commons and Senate.
The reception will be an opportunity for members of the public to meet local and federal politicians, members of the diplomatic community, academics, and community and faith leaders. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for Syrian newcomers and NCCAR's parliamentary internships.
The reception will take place from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, May 18, 2016, at Ottawa City Hall (Jean Piggot Place). For more information visit our Facebook page: http://j.mp/diversityreception or www.bitly.com/DiversityTickets.
SOURCE National Council on Canada-Arab Relations
For further information: Liam Bedard, NCCAR Parliamentary and Public Affairs Coordinator, T: (613) 869-6513, firstname.lastname@example.org.