Like any new family, when the Muslim Society of Guelph (MSOG) moved into their new home on Water Street a few years ago, one of the first things they did (and continue to do) was to introduce themselves to neighbours and help build community.
Recently, Guelph was named the best city in Canada to be a new Canadian. We at City Hall would love to take all the credit, but truthfully, it is organizations like MSOG who do all the work to welcome and demonstrate the true meaning of inclusivity. One example of this is the MSOG Community BBQ and EID Mela celebration on Saturday, July 9 from 2 -7 pm, welcoming Muslims and non-Muslims to join together at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The MSOG is a key player in helping to facilitate the settlement of Syrian refugee families arriving to make Guelph their new home.
Muhammed Sayed, President of the MSOG, is a gracious host to all who visit and is highly respected beyond the Muslim community for building strong relationships with other faith leaders in Guelph. For their community actions and generosity of spirit, this week’s Ward 5 Heroes are the members of the Muslim Society of Guelph!