Dhaman Kissoon, the well known, ever popular Guyanese-Canadian Barrister, Solicitor and Philanthropist recently received two highly prestigious Awards. On Saturday June 8, Dhaman Kissoon was Knighted – Chevalier de France in a ceremony at Trafalgar Castle by the Commander of the Chevalier from Avignon France. Chevalier de France is the oldest order of Knighthood that protected the route to the Holyland from Europe in the 1100’s. They were the guards of the seven 12th Century Popes during the period when the papacy was temporarily relocated from Rome to Avignon France.
Later that week Kissoon was also honoured in recognition of his “Service Above Self,” by Brampton’s Flower City Centennial Rotary Club at its 12th Annual Gala. The Gala was held on Thursday July 13, at the luxurious Mississauga Grand Banquet Hall. There were well over 300 guests in attendance at the Gala to witness Kissoon receive his prestigious Award. In introducing Kissoon as the Gala’s Honoured Award Recipient, Dr. Aubrey Zidenberg noted that Dhaman has been a member of the Brampton Flower City Rotary Club since 2005 and is a two term Past President. He has also served as Co-Chair since 2005 of the Advocates for Etobicoke Youth, which helps over 1,000 underprivileged and troubled youth every year; He has been a Member since 2002 of the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In that same year he started a golf tournament which has since raised well over $500,000, a large portion of it going to the Sick Kids Hospital and to countless other worthy organizations. Needless to say, the list of additional Awards and Recognitions he has received throughout his illustrious career is overly impressive.
Dhaman has now joined a very impressive group of prior recipients of the Brampton Rotary award: Member of Parliament Tony Clement, Former MP Ruby Dhalia, Developer Iggy Kaniff RioCan CEO Eddy Sonshine, Retired Peel Police Chief Mike Metcalf, Former Toronto Maple Leaf Star goalie Johnny Bower, Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and His fellow Guyanese-Canadian Humber River Hospital Chief of Staff, Dr. Narendra Singh.