Author: Abdulaziz Mian Source: Manitoba Muslim, February 2009, pp. 21-23
Question (Manitoba Muslim) Where did you live prior to moving to Winnipeg and why did you pick Winnipeg?
Answer (Basil Elmayergi) For a couple of years prior to arriving in Winnipeg, I lived in Quebec in order to hasten my wife’s immigration process. She was still living in Egypt at the time.
Question (Manitoba Muslim) You grew up in Edmonton. How has staying involved with the community helped you?
Answer (Basil Elmayergi) Growing up in Edmonton, I was part of a small youth contingency (sic) invited to Libya in 1981 for three weeks, as a supplementary part of the Libyan contribution towards the building of the Al-Rashid mosque.