RECAP: Toronto’s 2nd Annual Fundraising Reception December 4, 2015 by Kim On October 18th, 2015, OMID Foundation Canada held their second annual fundraising reception at the Aga Khan Museum. Evening of Hope had more than 350 guests who enjoyed a memorable night of delicious hors d’oeuvres and music by the very talented Darya Dadvar, In Sou-Un-Sou Band, and DJ Alasi. The guests learned more about the young women and their stories in a moving speech by Marjaneh Halati, Founder of OMID. Beautiful photography by young women at OMID and Artwork by prominent Iranian Artists (Nima Fard and Parvaneh Radmard) were showcased and sold. Special thanks goes to Farzin and Shahrouz Abedini of Swiss Perfume Industries for their beautifully customized perfume for OMID Foundation. Our event was sponsored by many successful businessmen and women in the Iranian-Canadian community. A big thank you goes to our Gold Sponsors: Dema Consulting Inc.,and DPI Construction Management, our Silver Sponsors: Parvin Yarandi, Blue Butterfly Montessori, and Ferdowskids, and our Bronze Sponsors: Mezinani Law Firm, Green Flow, Lexpand, Miniature Patisserie, Sibon Media, Dadgar Legal Services, Eric Alikhani, BC24 Print, and Mahtab Riahi. We owe the success of this event to our gracious donors. We are grateful and touched for this generous support. Special thanks to the OMID Foundation Canada Directors and Officers: Bijan Ahmadi, Yasamin Dadashi, Arash Etedali, Mehrdad Mohammad-Zadeh, and Soudeh Ghasemi are extremely thankful for their dedicated volunteers who made this magical night happen. Lastly, endless gratitude to Arghavan Ebrahimi, Arsalan Eizadirad, Negin Etedali, Sonia Ghajar, Hesameddin Hedayati, Mohsen Khaniki, Tina Kiamari, Parinaz Lak, Dorsa Malek, Leila Mohammad-Zadeh, Amirali Nourbakhsh, Sabra Rezayi, Mahnaz Sadri, Hoora Seyed-Ahmadian, Hosnieh Tabari, and Sahar Zaker.