Our signature fundraising event of the year, the IDRF’s 2018 Annual Gala, will be presented on Saturday November 10th at 6 pm at the Pearson Convention Centre, in Brampton, Ontario.

We are delighted to announce that our Keynote Speaker will be Mehdi Hasan, the renowned Oxford-educated journalist, broadcaster and author.

This is also your chance to celebrate local heroes as the Gala will once again honor a few key people who have distinguished themselves by making invaluable contributions, in Canada or abroad.

We look forward to you joining us for an elegant evening of great company, engaging speeches, delicious food and exciting prizes. Your pleasure will be enhanced with the knowledge that all proceeds from the GALA will help IDRF Development initiatives and provide disadvantaged people with water, shelter, healthcare and education.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mehdi Hasan is a columnist for The Intercept and host of the ‘Deconstructed’ podcast. He is also presenter of ‘UpFront’ and ‘Head to Head’ on Al Jazeera English, and has interviewed presidents and prime ministers from across the world. Mehdi has appeared as a guest on the BBC, NPR, CNN and MSNBC and is the author of two books. In 2013, his debate-winning speech on Islam and peace at the Oxford Union went viral, amassing more than 3 million views on YouTube.

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