CIK hold an­nual gath­er­ing

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CIK , a so­cial, mem­ber­ship-based or­ga­ni­za­tion of Cana­dian iden­tity is com­posed of and sup­ported by Cana­di­ans in Kuwait. CiK strives to show­case the Cul­ture and val­ues of Cana­dian So­ci­eties in Kuwait com­bin­ing the tal­ents and con­tri­bu­tions of Cana­di­ans who live across Kuwait. In line with its ob­jec­tives of pro­mot­ing friend­ship and bonds among Cana­di­ans the CIK this year too held their grandeur an­nual gath­er­ing. CIK’s ac­tive role in por­tray­ing va­ri­eties of Cana­dian cul­ture in the past has earned the re­spect of wide spec­trum of Kuwaiti so­ci­ety and other ex­pa­tri­ate com­mu­ni­ties in Kuwait. The Pres­i­dent of CIK Ish­tiaq Ma­lik, in his open­ing re­marks wel­comed the mem­bers and the guests and thanked all the mem­bers for con­tin­ued sup­port and con­tri­bu­tions that nur­ture and strengthen CIK. An­nual get to­gether - 2017 was held at the res­i­dence of Sri Lanka Am­bas­sador who is an ac­tive mem­ber of CIK with his deep rooted bonds in Canada. The gala evening also wit­nessed cel­e­bra­tions of the wed­ding an­niver­sary of Reza and Ari­ata the two long serv­ing mem­bers of the CIK gov­ern­ing board. An­niver­sary cake-cut­ting was fol­lowed by pre­sen­ta­tion of a pla­queto the cou­ple by CIK, in recog­ni­tion of their untint sup­port and com­mit­ment.

The CIK also hon­ored Moly Hinh, one of the Board Mem­bers of the CIK. The Pres­i­dent ap­pre­ci­ated Moly’s im­mense con­tri­bu­tions to the mem­ber­ship drive un­der­took by CIK that sub­stan­tially ex­panded CIK mem­ber­ship. Am­bas­sador Candie pre­sented a “Por­trait” of Moly Hinh in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of her ded­i­cated ser­vice to the CIK, on be­half of the mem­bers. The gath­er­ing also dis­cussed CIK’s agenda in an in­for­mal set­ting for the up­com­ing year. The well at­tended CIK gath­er­ing that lasted un­til the wee hours was filled with in­deli­ble mem­o­ries of joy and eneter­tain­ment.

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