Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The best Canada Day ever

...and it's only the afternoon.

A picture of two immigrants on Canada Day, each, in his own way, feeling fortunate to be here.

Lunch with Abousfian Abdelrazik, his pro bono lawyers and other supporters, including MP Paul Dewar and Project Fly Home activists. Bringing him back was a collective act of citizenship at its finest.

Yavar Hameed, a key lawyer in the case, was born on Canada Day. Abousfian came up from Montreal to help him celebrate it, and brought in the cake, with lit candles, and a vast smile on his face, as we sang Happy Birthday.

How many traditions were so easily intertwined in this one event?

Later Yavar picked up the guitar and showed us that he could, if he wanted, give up his day job. :)

In Montreal, since he arrived back home, Abousfian likes to go for long, long walks.

Happy Canada Day, everyone.

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