On the 19th of February, 2017, OCSA’s 1st Annual Fellowship Gala was held at the Canadian Coptic Center with the theme “One Body in Christ” based on Romans 12:5. A total of 460 students and guest priests were in attendance from across the country.

The MC’s for the event were Kerollos Hanna and Clara Sidrak (see video below).

Monica Reyad (OCSA’s Event’s Coordinator) spoke briefly about OCSA’s services and initiatives, as well as how to get involved.

Speakers for the night were Fr. John Botros (St. Moses and St. Katherine Coptic Orthodox Church) who discussed the event theme, and Mina Faheim (One of OCSA’s Co-founders) who discussed OCSA’s vision for a more Christ-like, welcoming ministry.

Activities included an icebreaker, a raffle, and a group trivia exercise.

A special thank-you goes to those who helped behind the scenes –

AV Crew (Andrew Kodous and Alfred Fahmy)
Photography (by Akram and Fadia Gabra)
OCSA’s Administrative Committee (Mark Mansour, David Hanna, Ameir Makar, Nardine Labib)
Music (Marina Attalla)
Gift Preparation (Miral Hanna)
OCSA Chapter Representatives
Registration and Preparation (Marina Sharobim, Elarya Fakhori, Mary Faheim, Miriam Bishai)

And most importantly – thank you to all our guests who could join us for the evening – including our brothers and sisters from the Armenian Student Association @ UTSC, McMaster’s Catholic Students Association, St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church and Power To Change.

Watch the Intro Video “OCSA MC Tryouts” below:

…And here are some photos from the event!

We look forward to seeing everyone next year!