Hundreds gathered on May 21, 2017 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia to attend the annual “Run for Salmon Arm” organized by the Ahmadiyya Elders Association, an auxiliary organization of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada. More than 500 people participated in the charity walk, jog and run to raise funds for the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.
Her worship Nancy Cooper, Mayor of Salmon Arm, welcomed community members and expressed her gratitude to the Ahmadiyya Elders Association for organizing this humanitarian initiative. A cheque of $25,000 was presented to her for the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.
Mr. Lal Khan Malik, National President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada, said “Islam teaches us that we must strive for the betterment of humanity and vie with one another in good works. Through its various charity events throughout the country, including here in Salmon Arm, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada is committed to raising funds for hospitals and other various community initiatives.
The run attracted more than 500 people from various parts of Canada, from Toronto to British Columbia, to raise funds for the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Full details can be found at www.runforsalmonarm.ca