After the tragedy of 9/11, a sign suddenly appeared on a suburban Edmonton lawn that read: “Osama bin Laden lives closer than you think.” The sign pointed to Dany Assaf’s house. Dany was born in Edmonton, where he played hockey and dreamed of the NHL, a life familiar to any Canadian kid. Yet suddenly, despite generations of family history in Alberta, he and his family were branded as Muslim terrorists: the “other” to be feared and shunned.
Join Canadian Club Toronto on June 7 as we proudly host Dany Assaf – Past President of Canadian Club Toronto – as he sits down for a fireside chat, to discuss his newly released book, Say Please and Thank You & Stand in Line: One Man’s Story of What Makes Canada Special and How to Keep It That Way. Dany’s memoir offers a blueprint for hope that seeks to reclaim the soul and spirit of what has made Canada unique.