- 15 September 2014
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On Friday, September 12, 2014, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, in the presence of the Aga Khan, performed the the Opening Ceremonies of the Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Like the Aga Khan’s address to the Canadian Parliament, we are sure this event will also go down as one of the signature events of this Imamat.
For the tens of thousands Ismailis in North America, and around the world, who were unable to watch the event live, it is our great pleasure to be able to bring you the full video of the 3 hour 20 minute webcast — unedited, from start to finish — together with a time index schedule to let you jump directly to any segment of interest.
Words cannot capture the dignity, the soul stirring, awe inspiring grandeur and majesty of the ceremonies, nor the stately presence of the buildings, and so we will not attempt to offer any. It was a proud moment not only to be an Ismaili, but to just be a member of the human race moved beyond words, witnessing an inspired vision, executed with flawless precision in every aspect, come to life.
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Schedule (click on the time to play that segment)
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|00:00:00||Introduction for the Opening Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre|
|00:04:45||Video about the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum|
|00:10:30||Live performance from the Museum and guest arrivals at the Ismaili Centre|
|00:23:00||The Aga Khan and his party arrive at the Ismaili Centre|
|00:26:03||Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives at the Ismaili Centre|
|00:29:40||The Aga Khan, his family and Prime Minister Harper enter the hall|
|00:30:48||Canadian National Anthem|
|00:33:04||Recitation from the Qur’an (2:255) followed by translations|
|00:38:25||The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, delivers his address; TEXT|
|00:46:37||His Highness the Aga Khan delivers his address; TEXT|
|01:07:47||Commemorative plaque unveiling for the Ismaili Centre|
|01:08:37||Conclusion of the the Opening Ceremony; Prime Minister Harper, the Aga Khan and his party depart for a private tour of the Centre|
|01:12:49||The tour party enters the jamatkhana prayer hall|
|01:17:23||Observing the live choir and photographic tour of the Ismaili Centre’s interior|
|01:23:50||Video about the other Ismaili Centres|
|01:35:37||Photographic tour of the Ismaili Centre’s interior continues over live choir|
|01:39:02||Prince Rahim, Prince Hussain and Princess Salwa on the Ismaili Centre terrace|
|01:41:28||Prime Minister Harper, the Aga Khan and Prince Amyn on the terrace; Press photo shoot|
|01:47:41||The tour party leaves the Ismaili Centre for the Aga Khan Museum, via the Aga Khan Park|
|01:51:17||The tour party arrives at the Aga Khan Museum for the ribbon cutting ceremony|
|01:54:17||The tour party makes its way to the auditorium to live music in the courtyard|
|01:56:53||The tour party enters the auditorium for the Opening Ceremony; Canadian National Anthem|
|02:00:58||Introduction for the Opening Ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum|
|02:01:48||Recitation from the Qur’an (4:174-175) followed by translations|
|02:06:47||Prince Amyn delivers his address; TEXT|
|02:23:46||The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, delivers her speech; text not yet available|
|02:32:44||Commemorative plaque unveiling for the Aga Khan Museum|
|02:33:35||Conclusion of the the Opening Ceremony; Prime Minister Harper, the Aga Khan and his party depart for a private tour of the Museum to music in the courtyard|
|02:35:53||The tour party enters the Bellerive Room|
|02:41:25||The tour party enters and tours the Museum’s exhibition halls, proper|
|03:18:43||Memories from an historic day|