Meet your Muslim neighbours

White Rock association showcasing Muslim culture

The White Rock Muslim Association is inviting the community to ‘Meet your Muslim Neighbours’ Saturday (May 20).

It will mark the first time the association – which has been part of the community for 11 years – has held such an event.

Muslim association president Asad Syed says the objective of the event is to display the Muslim heritage, cultural, art, calligraphy, food and advances in fields such as science, mathematics and medicine.

“It’s pretty open for everyone,” Syed said. “We have displays and people can ask questions if they have any concerns. It’s going to be about a four- to five-hour event, we want to encourage everyone to come.”

Syed said the association knows of at least 150 Muslim families in the South Surrey and White Rock area.

“They’re from Pakistan, they’re from India, from Syria, Indonesia, Malaysia, all different backgrounds.”

The free event will take place at the South Surrey Recreation Centre (14602 20 Ave.) from 12 to 4 p.m.

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