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Messages to Canada

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Canada Publications
  • Pages:
  • 276
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Pages 134-135

Letter of 30 September 1950

30 September 1950

To the believers present at the 11th Ontario Summer Conference

Dear Bahá’í Friends:

He assures you of his prayers for the success of your Bahá’í labours, and for the speedy realization of more of the goals set forth in your Five Year Plan.

With Bahá’í love,

R. Rabbani

[From the Guardian:]

Dear and valued co-workers:

I was so pleased and cheered to learn of the progress of your highly meritorious labours, and feel deeply grateful for the sentiments you have expressed. I wish to assure you of my special prayers for the steady extension of your activities to which I attach great importance, and for the future of which I cherish the brightest hopes. May the Beloved bless bountifully

Bahá’ís of Montreal, Quebec, c. 1930

First Bahá’í Spiritual Assembly in the Maritimes, Moncton, New Brunswick, 1938

Seated: J. H. King, Irving Geary, William Byrne

Standing: Alma Fairweather, Agnes King, Berford Stevens, Ruth Wilson, Mark McEwen, Grace Geary

First Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1941

Seated: Stella Pollexfen, Lillian Tomlinson, Sylvia King, Sigrun Lindal

Standing: Ernest Court, Helen Poissant, Rowland Estall, Beth Brookes, Ernest Marsh

Lorol Schopflocher

Beulah Proctor Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1941

Participants at the Bahá’í summer session held at Rice Lake, Ontario, 1941

Participants at a Bahá’í summer conference at the Schopflocher home in Montreal, Quebec, 1942

Edythe MacArthur and friend at Rice Lake, Ontario, 1944

Howard Colby Ives and Mabel Rice-Wray Ives

Eddie Elliot, first black Bahá’í in Canada, c. 1930

First Canadian Teaching Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States and Canada, 1946

Seated: Laura Davis, Doris Richardson

Standing: Siegfried Schopflocher, John A. Robarts, Victor Davis, Rowland Estall, Emeric Sala

First Canadian Bahá’í National Convention of the Bahá’ís of Canada, pictured behind the Maxwell home, Montreal, Quebec, 1948

First National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Canada, 1948

Front: Rosemary Sala, Fred Schopflocher, Laura Davis, Ross Woodman, John A. Robarts

Back: Emeric Sala, Rowland Estall, Doris Richardson, Lloyd Gardner

Laura Davis, Secretary of the first National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Canada

Ola Pawlowska

First Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Ottawa, Ontario, 1948

Seated: Francoise Rouleau, Katharine Ferguson, Winnifred Harvey, Gladys Young

Standing: Charles Murray, Marion Frederick, Ken MacLaren, Edna Hughes, Irving Frederick (Photographer: William Lingard, Ottawa)

First Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Calgary, Alberta, 1949

Front: Jerry Stachow, Noel Wuttunee

Back: Millie Ogston, Doris Skinner, Edythe MacArthur, Greta Christopherson, unknown, Dorothy Sheets

Not shown: Douglas Wilson (photographer)

Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 1949

Front: Christine McKay, Edna Hollowell, Irving Geary, Daisy Lyle, Grace Geary

Back: Jameson Bond, Marjory Patterson, Doris McKay, Willard McKay

Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Toronto, Ontario, c. 1949

From left: Virginia Young, Charles Roberts, George Keith-Beattie, Victor Davis, Laura Davis, Lloyd Gardner, Mabel Aslett, Inez Hayes, Peggy Ross

Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Hamilton, Ontario, c. 1949

Seated: Dorothy Clarke Boys Smith, Hazel Cuttriss, Frances Young, Amelia Clarke

Standing: William MacGregor, Gertrude Barr, Amy Putnam, Nancy Campbell, Arthur Lehman

Bahá’í Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, 1949

Marion Jack in Bulgaria

John A. and Audrey Robarts and children Nina, Patrick, Gerald and Aldham, c. 1950 (courtesy of Nina Robarts Tinnion)

Jameson and Gale Bond, 1953

Emeric and Rosemary Sala in Zululand, c. 1954

Shrine of the Báb, Haifa, Israel, c. 1954

your high endeavours and assist you to further effectively the vital and manifold interests of His Faith,

Your true and grateful brother,