Muslims around the world pray five times a day, bowing their foreheads on numerous hand-made and printed prayer rugs that embody symbols and architecture of the Muslim world. These rugs are a form of creative cultural expression: they tell the stories of the places and people where they originate. Weavers incorporate local materials, and familiar motifs, designs and weaving patterns to intertwine a communal narrative on tapestry.
The Edmonton Prayer Rug is a tapestry that celebrates the many communities and people who helped nurture and develop the Canadian landscape: from our Indigenous brothers and sisters who worked alongisde the early Lebanese and Ukrainian pioneers to build Canada’s first mosque, the Al Rashid, to the thousands of Syrian newcomers who are establishing a home and future in this country.
The Islamic Family & Social Services Association (IFSSA) invites you to the official unveiling of The Edmonton Prayer Rug: a locally designed and woven tapestry that honours the history of our city and celebrates our spirit of collaboration in building thriving and welcoming communities.
Who can attend this event?
This event is open to all community members, families and children. All are welcome!
How will the ticket funds be used?
Funds from ticket sales will go towards supporting IFSSA's current work with newcomers and refugees.
Where in Fort Edmonton Park will this event be held?
The event will be taking place indoors, at the historic Al Rashid Mosque in Fort Edmonton Park. There will be no park admission fees. For more information on getting to the park and parking, please see question below.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Fort Edmonton Park is located at 7000 143 Street in Edmonton, Alberta. Upon arrival at the park on the day of the event, volunteers will guide you towards the parking lot and direct you towards the Al Rashid mosque entrance. Fort Edmonton Park is also accessible via transit, however please be prepared to walk approx 20 minutes from the bus stop to the mosque. For more information on transit, please see http://tinyurl.com/FortEdPark-Transit
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. As long as you have purchased your ticket online, we will have you on our guest list.