SCERDO Executive Director awarded Diamond Jubilee Award.
SCERDO’s Executive Director, Mr. Bashir Ahmed, became one of 30 distinguished Albertans who have been awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award.
A reception was held last night at the Howard Theatre located in Edmonton, Alberta Canada attended by local and national dignitaries honouring the thirty individuals for their contribution to both their communities and those of their organizations.
Bashir Ahmed, the Executive Director of SCERDO, was one of those cited for their tireless effort in improving their communities in Canada and Somalia. Bashir has spent the better part of a decade working towards the progress of Somalis everywhere, including those back home. Particularly, Bashir was singled out for his work with at-risk Somali youth in Alberta facing barriers in both education and employment.
The award was presented by his Excellence Donald Ethell, Queen’s representative in Alberta Canada. Mr. Ethell went at great lengths to emphasize the significance of the award while conveying greetings and a note of congratulation from Her Majesty the Queen.
The Honourable Member of Parliament, Mr. Peter Golding gave a speech congratulating the award winners for their contribution to Canadian society. The night’s festivities ended with a reception and a photo session by award recipients with their families and friends.