Saturday 19 May
St. Teklehaimanot Ethiopian Orthodox Twehedo Church on Carling Avenue was the scene of a most colourful celebration as over 200 church members and their guests gathered to celebrate the church’s 25 anniversary. Mayor Jim Watson was there to grace the occasion as was Ottawa Centre MPP and Ontario Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi and River Ward Councilor, Riley Brockington. Other honoured guests were: Father Shenouda Doss Boutros of St Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Ottawa and Father Mesale Engda of the St Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Toronto. Archbishop Demetros, member of the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Exile and the Archbishop of Ontario, led the opening prayers. Kudos to Abebe Engdasaw, Chair of the 25th Anniversary Planning Committee for a job well done.