Empowerment Through Unity!


The Iranian Canadian Congress is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-religious organization, established in 2007, to represent the interests of Iranian-Canadians and encourage their participation in the Canadian society. 




  • Upcoming events

    Friday, December 02, 2016 at 06:30 PM through December 03, 2016
    York Mills Gallery in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Simorgh Gala 2016

    To purchase your ticket or reserve your table please call 647-539-4344 or email info@iccongress.ca
    The Iranian Canadian Congress is presenting the first annual Simorgh Gala to celebrate the contributions of the Iranian Canadian community to Canada’s multicultural society and recognize the hard work and dedication of our community leaders, the movers, and shakers; those who have passionately worked for many years to improve the lives of their fellow community members and helped to enrich the quality of life and culture of the community at large.
    Guests will enjoy a delectable dinner while enjoying the celebration of the Simorgh award recipients, notable presenters as well as featuring performances from some of the very best entertainers and musicians in our community. Several dignitaries from the three levels of government (federal, provincial and municipal) and from different Canadian political parties will be present at this gala.
    ‘Simorgh’, this ancient bird of Persian mythology symbolizes many qualities. Although the stories of this bird are symbolic and profound at the same time, the message is simple; unity and love. As Attar beautifully explains in ‘The Conference of the Birds’, it was the solidarity among the birds that gave them the courage to survive and find their way.
    Join us in this first Simorgh Gala to celebrate our community’s achievements and thank those who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of our community.
    List of honorary guests, dignitaries and Simorgh Award recipients will be announced soon.
    ADMISSION: $150 per person
    • For tickets or to reserve your table please call 647-539-4344 or email info@iccongress.ca.
    • Each table fits 8 people.
    • Only tickets purchased together are guaranteed to be sited on the same table (max 8 per table).
    LOCATION: York Mills Gallery, 1885 Leslie Street (York Mills & Leslie).
    DATE & TIME: Friday, December 2nd, 2016
    Reception starts at 6:30PM. Formal program starts at 8PM.
    A night to indulge in a delectable culinary experience. One of Toronto’s premier catering companies, CaterTrendz, will serve our guests at the Simorgh Gala. The CaterTrendz brand encompasses urban hip, nouveau chic, and classical elegance.
    • A variety of hor d'oeuvres will be served during the reception.
    • Guests will enjoy a delightful 3-course meal while enjoying the celebrations.
    • Open bar will be available during the night.
    We’ve organized a memorable night for you; this is going to be a special evening you don’t want to miss! A night to unwind, mingle, and enjoy your time with your friends and family. A night to take a stroll down memory lane through a wonderful music performance that covers top 10 all time favourite Persian songs. A night to get your groove on and dance to a customized playlist of top oldies and new Persian pop songs. And a night with the theme and stories of ‘Simorgh’, this antique bird of Persian mythology.
    We have arranged some of the very best entertainers and musicians in our community to perform at the Simorgh Gala.
    • Mehran Aminian, a remarkable Toronto-based composer & vocalist will be accompanied by a group of talented local musicians to perform a set of beautiful, all time favourite, nostalgic songs that we all have memories with.
    • DJ Kasra will take over later during the night, with a special playlist of dance music, which is tailored especially for that night, to put the final touch to the event.
    • Formal dress code in effect.
    • Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. For more info please email info@iccongress.ca or call our office at 647-539-4344.
    • Age limit: no children under age of 12.
    Email: info@iccongress.ca
    Phone: 647-539-4344

    To purchase your ticket or reserve your table please call 647-539-4344 or email info@iccongress.ca

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