Festival of Friendships (FOF) Annual Dinner

Festival of Friendships (FOF) Annual Dinner

OMWO holds an annual dinner each spring to bring together the diverse Ottawa community. This Festival of Friendship Annual Dinner has become a tradition in Ottawa and continues to attract the community as well as officials from the City, the provincial legislature, the House of Commons and diplomats from different countries.

Renowned keynote speakers who have been invited to speak have included such acclaimed and luminary Muslim and non-Muslim scholars alike.

Dr. Gamal Badawi

Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable John Manly

Her Excellency Governor General Adrienne Clarkson

Dr. Wilbert Keon, Founder of the Ottawa Heart Institute

Dr. Tyseer Abulnasr, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Safaa Fouda

Dr. Nishat Ali Khan

Paul Roberts Williams, journalist and author

Dr. Monia Mazigh

Alexa McDonough, former leader of The New Democratic Party of Canada

Mr. Haroon Siddiqui columnist of the Toronto Star

Imam Dr. Zijad Delic

Dr. Asma Barlas

Dr. Roland Miller

Chief (Retired) Armand P. La Barge

Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International

Evan Solomon, CBC anchor

The Honourable Justice Louise Arbour

Dr. Bessma Momani

Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society

Rabia Khedr, Executive Director of Deen Support Services

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada

The benefits from the Festival of Friendship Dinners have been donated to a number of charities and projects in Ottawa, Canada and overseas.


Dec 18 - 19 2021


All Day