Chairman's Message

Salamun Alaikum

In the name of the Almighty, the most kind, the most beneficent.

Sports creates a bond between contemporaries that lasts a lifetime. It also gives your life structure, discipline, and a genuine, sincere, pure fulfillment that few other areas of endeavor provide.” – Bob Cousy

From our humble beginnings in 2013 when the first festival was held, we have come a long way with nearly 1000 participants, more than 10 sports activities and a fun carnival at the 2019 festival. Then Covid hit that changed the way we went about our daily life and learnt a lot on how to adapt and pivot to the new realities of daily living.

That is all behind us and I am pleased to say Al-Wahda Sports Festival is back!

On behalf of the Al-Wahda Sports Festival Organizing Committee, I heartily welcome you to the 5th Al-Wahda Sports Festival and Carnival hosted by the Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat (ISIJ) of Toronto. The festival will be held at the Jaffari Community Centre at 9000 Bathurst Street in Vaughan, Ontario, over the Canada Day long weekend from June 28 to June 30, 2024.

At Al-Wahda our raison d’être is to bring together Muslims from all over North America and beyond using sports as a conduit to build strong bonds that lasts a lifetime with our fellow brothers and sisters that “few other endeavours provide”. And the name of the festival – Al-Wahda was deliberately chosen to mean oneness or unity which is in lockstep with our being.

Once again the Festival will facilitate activities for all from playing competitive sports, enjoying the food festival, ladies bazaar, carnival and much more. There’s no better time to visit Toronto and make our city your mini-vacation destination!

Be sure to check out our website frequently for updates. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or need more information.

We are indeed grateful to the Almighty (S.W.T) for allowing us this opportunity to host you and your families at Alwahda Sports Festival and will do whatever we can to make your stay with us as comfortable and memorable as possible.

With salaams and duas,
Shafiq Ebrahim