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  Masood Khan
Our Chair for 2013

South Asian Canada Day is a brain child of Masood Khan who is our Chair this year, Masood has many events like this to his credit. Founder of Talent Search International discovered over 300 Singers and over 100 Dancers of South Asian Community through his sold out Singing Competitions.

Masood with his wife Alia, owns the first and the oldest Urdu language newspaper Eastern Newsand the first South Asian women interest newsmagazine Shama since 1979. Chair of an Ethnic Media Association is the founder of Pakistan Independence Day Parade in the 80ís.

Masood has earned over 100 Awards for his volunteer work since 1976, his work has been recognized by the Prime Minister,the Premier of Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship City of Mississauga and Brampton and many other organizations.

City of Mississauga has honoured him with a street name ( Khan Crescent ) and her majesty the Queen honoured him with her Golden Jubilee Medal. He won the prestigious award of International Volunteer and Civic Service Award of Toronto Real Estate Board.

    Dr. Sunil Mehra
Our Director

Chairman, Department of Pediatrics & Neonatology, St Michael Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada for two years

Chairman, Department of Pediatrics & Neonatology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada for 12 years

Chairman of Pediatrics & Maternal & Child Health Program of 4 Amalgamated hospitals, Durham Region,Ontario, Canada 2 years

Founder & former President of 3 highly successful, clinical research based companies

Invited speaker at various National & International meetings due to key ability to communicate complex subjects in a comprehendible manner to varied audiences

Founded North America's first community-based Asthma Outreach Program, Durham, Ontario, Canada, 19Bg

Leadership roles in major Pharmaceutical companies in USA

Former member of Ministry of Health Policy Advisory Committee, Ontario, Canada

Former Member of the Board, District Health Council of Durham, Kawartha & Pine Region, Ontario, Canada

Former Member of the Board, Early Childhood Steering Committee, Durham, Ontario, Canada

Former Board Member, Durham Lung Association, Ontario, Canada

Board Member American Lung Association, New York

Active Medical Licenses in Ontario, Canada, New York & New ]ersey

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Pediatrics), Canada

Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Fellow Ontario Society of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

    Max Mendes

A very successful businessman, real estate investor and developer has an eye
for Arts and Culture. He has a passion to promote performers all over town. His
inclusion in our committee is an assets for all of us.

  Samina Ahmed

Samina Ahmed is an international Radio and TV personality. She has years of Radio talk show experience in Canada and in Kuwait. Her TV show Aadab on OMNI TV and Ghar Angan Radio show are talk of the town. She has many sold out cultural shows to her credit.

  Dr. Anne Dhir
Director Honours and Awards

Dr. Anne Dhir is a celeb of South Asian Community whoes movies were talk of the town few years ago. A dedicated volunteer is now serving the committee as Director of Honours and Awards.

  Zeshan Khan
Our Director

President of Talent Search International is an accountant by trade but has passion to Volunteer and serve the community. A celebrated fund raiser in the community has Raised funds for Tsunami, South Asian Earthquake, Haiti Earthquake and St. John Ambulance.

Zeshan’s community volunteer work has been recognized by the Premier of Ontario and other community organizations. He has served our committee in various capacities and will take care of our finances this year.

  Harminder Grewal's
Our Director of Entertainment

Harminder's addition to our Board is a welcoming news for all of us, she has a rich background in organizing cultural shows and she has taken the responsibility for entertianment with our Board.

  Mahmood ul Hayat

Mahmood ul Hayat is a prominent community member. His inclusion in our team has given us a great pleasure. He is now serving as the Secretary General of the Committee.

  Tanweer Daudi
Our Ombudsman

Mr. Daudi is a very prominent individual of the South Asian Community, this P.Eng has been a great help in the South Asian Community and our committee is proud to have him as our Ombudsman.


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