1) Our very own “Royal Couple” tied the knot this December 2017. Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli got married via a super secret ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. They then returned to Delhi where they held a lavish reception, which included a personal performance by the one and only Gurdas Mann.
2) Scarborough-born criminal defence lawyer Jagmeet Singh, 38, made history by becoming the first member of a visible minority to lead a major federal political party in Canada (the NDP).
3) Preet Didbal made headlines by becoming the first female Sikh mayor in the United States via her electoral victory in Yuba City, California.
4) Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, along with other national leaders, met Hollywood star Angelina Jolie when she travelled to Vancouver for her keynote speech at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Summit.
6) Canada celebrated its 150th birthday in July, and AAJ Magazine had the opportunity to travel across the country in recognition.
6) The Canada Summer Games took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba; a biennial high-level multi-sport event, with athletes from across the nation coming together to represent their province or territory.
7) Hassan Minhaj, American comedian and actor and Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show was chosen to perform at the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. His stand up comedy special, Homecoming King, also debuted on Netflix in 2017.
7) Bhavkiran Dhesi, a 19-year-old kidney transplant survivor and college student, was found dead in a burned out SUV in Surrey, British Columbia. Her death was not related to gang activity, but IHIT believed that she was targeted.
8) A decade after the atrocity, three people were found guilty in the 2007 murder of Amanpreet Kaur Bahia: Baljinder Singh Bahia (her husband), Eduard Baranec (a hitman), and Tanpreet Kaur Athwal were convicted for their respective involvement in the crime.
9) Among other disasters: over 3000 migrants drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to escape from Northern Africa; monsoon rains destroyed parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal, killing over 1400 people from July to September.
10) Donald Trump, a businessman and reality television celebrity, became the 45th president of the United States of America on January 20th, 2017.