Discover a world of flavour with Rayjon
Culture & Cuisine
Not travelling this winter due to Covid-19? Explore the world from the comfort of your home. We’ve partnered with local restaurants to offer authentic take-out meals along with a virtual cultural experience to remember.
Feature Restaurants & Dates
Takeout meal 5-7 pm, Virtual Culture Tour 8 pm
Your experience begins with delicious ethnic food, followed by a virtual “tour” of the host region.
Once you’ve picked up your meal, settle in at home for an evening of exploration by joining online to listen to our special guest speakers as they share a selection of culture, history, travel, food, and special community development projects happening in the featured country(s).
Presentations will be recorded, so if you can’t make it to the online event you can view the recording later.
Virtual Culture Tours – Guest Speakers
Manjit Singh, Owner, Sitara Indian Cuisine
Manjit is passionate about sharing Indian cuture with the Sarnia-Lambton community. He will share how the vast history of India has shaped Indian cuisine, incorporating spices from many different regions and cultures.
Let Manjit take you on a “tour” of key historical sites, and introduce you to the colours, flavours, and music of an ancient and vibrant nation.
There will be time for questions! What have you always wanted to know about India?
Mary McLaughlin, Founder, Trees That Feed Foundation
Mary, originally from Jamaica, will share insight from the work of Trees That Feed Foundation, harnessing the power of sustainable agriculture and local leadership – and one amazing plant – to feed communities, create jobs, and improve the environment throughout the Caribbean.
With comments from Haitian leaders and Rayjon’s Executive Director Heather Smith, you’ll also get a glimpse into the lives and vision of a grassroots Haitian Women’s Federation (350+ members strong!)
Sheikh Zakaria Memon, Sarnia Muslim Association
Imam at SMA since January, 2019, Sheikh Zakaria Memon is an Aalim and a Mufti. His presentation will grow our understanding of Islam – dispelling myths and introducing us to the depth of Islamic history, faith & culture.
What does an Imam do? What is masjid? Where is Islam practiced? What sacred practices are part of Islamic faith & culture? Which ethic heritages are a part of SMA today?
Join us as we learn more about the SMA’s diverse micro-community, and how it is an integral, thriving piece of Sarnia-Lambton’s broader community! Your questions about Islam answered.