Nazem Kadri becomes the first Canadian Muslim to win the Stanley Cup.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, ONTARIO — Canadian Muslim hockey athlete Nazem Kadri said he would bring Stanley Cup at the London Mosque on August 27. This action would be a form of support for the Muslim community in the region.
“We are proud of Nazem, proud of his career,” Kadri’s brother-in-law Mo Haidar said, according to reports. London CTV News city of About IslamMonday (8/15/2022).
“It’s almost very real to his family and friends,” he added.
Haidar, a member of Kadri’s charitable foundation, has confirmed that Kadri will host the Stanley Cup in London on Saturday August 27. The Trophy Parade will depart at 12 noon from the Muslim Mosque in London. Crossing different parts of the city, it will end at Victoria Park.
“Nazem will speak, he will be there with the trophy for people to see. People are encouraged to come and see the Stanley Cup first hand,” he said.
Kadri made history last June as the first Muslim to win the Stanley Cup. The Colorado Avalanche star has made a huge difference to the team in pursuit of their third Stanley Cup championship last year. He also picked up the win over the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier.
The tour of the trophy at the mosque is said to inspire young generations of Muslims to pursue their dreams. “It’s a huge problem not just for the Muslim community in London, but for the Muslim community as a whole,” says Haidar.
“The younger generation, and the younger generations to come, it just shows that not only Muslims, but any minority group can be reached. If you really have the passion and you really want to achieve something, Nazem is a good example of this and on the 27th you will be able to see the proof.
Created in 1892, the Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy awarded to a professional sports franchise in North America. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) even considers it one of the most important championships in the sport.
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