“There’s the whole niqab debate going on in the media right now. There’s a lot of concern in the community about how we’re depicted and what to do about it. I tell people that: “The light shines brightest when surrounded by darkness” We need to be that light.

I work a lot with youth, and focus on making changing without resorting to violence. We volunteer at the Drop-in Centre and the Bethany Care Centre to be grateful for the blessings we have, and to find purpose and meaning in life beyond ourselves.

This neighbourhood is great! My favourite bakery is Sidewalk Citizen and my favourite coffee place is the Roasterie. Every Sunday my wife and I drop our kids off at Quran class and usually go for breakfast–today we decided to come here.” Navaid Aziz, Director at the Islamic Information Society of Calgary.