Ambulance Victoria has proudly hosted its first Ramadan Community Iftar Dinner with the Australian Intercultural Society, Benevolence Australia and the United Muslim Migrants Association (UMMA Centre).
Paramedics help Victorians from all walks of life, and our involvement reflects our commitment to being part of the culturally diverse society we serve.
About 150 people, including faith and community leaders, and representatives from health and emergency services, gathered in Doncaster on Wednesday 8 June 2016 to share, learn and celebrate the diversity of our community.
Acting CEO Tony Walker was master of ceremonies, and AV Board Chair Ken Lay spoke of the importance of understanding faiths and their respective practices. In an entertaining and thought provoking keynote address, Ambulance Victoria Board Director and Member of our Community Advisory Committee Tasneem Chopra called on agencies and communities to engage further.
Ambulance Victoria would like to thank everyone who helped make the evening a success, including Al Quaree Abu Aeimin who gave the call to prayer and recited from the Quran, Dr Zuleyha Keskin from Charles Stuart University who provided an introduction to the spirit of Ramadan, AIS Executive Director Ahmet Keskin for providing a vote of thanks, and the Whirling Dervishes for a spectacular performance.