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SGI Canada Online News

The SGI Canada Online News contains articles and reports about SGI activities happening across Canada. Stories are published on a monthly basis.

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May 2019

SGI Canada Celebrates Soka Gakkai Day

SGI Canada commemorated May 3rd Soka Gakkai Day and Soka Gakkai Mothers Day in high spirits on May 5 throughout the country.

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PEI Welcomes SGI Canada Leaders

April 28, the day when Nichiren Daishonin chanted for the first time, became a victory day in 2019 for the SGI members in Prince Edward Island.

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Western Region Unite Together Toward Victorious Women’s Meetings

Western Canada was so very fortunate to have Helen Izumi-Choi (SGI Canada Women’s Leader) and Mai Ogushi (SGI Canada Young Women’s Leader) visit Vancouver in April.

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April 2019

Human Rights Education Exhibition Launched in Windsor

From March 16 to 21, Windsor’s Mackenzie Hall Culture Centre hosted the first showing in Canada of the exhibition: "Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education.”

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SGI Canada Celebrates Kosen-rufu Day

Discussion meetings on the theme of “Peace and Global Citizenship from a Buddhist perspective” were held in communities across Canada in March commemorating “Kosen-rufu Day—March 16.

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Transforming Lives Exhibition Displayed at Guelph-Humber

The University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto welcomed the “Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education” panel exhibition to its campus during the week of March 25, 2019.

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Everything You Treasure at University of Manitoba

Robson Hall, the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, hosted the exhibition “Everything You Treasure – For a World Free from Nuclear Weapons” in their main hall beginning from March 28 to April 5.

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SGI Montreal Youth Participate in the Indian Festival of Holi

On March 24, SGI Montreal was invited by the Indo-Canadian Organization of Montreal (ICOM) to celebrate the colourful and dynamic Indian festival, Holi, in Vaudreuil-Dorion, a suburb of Montreal.

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March 2019

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Calgary and Vancouver

Kung Hey Fat Choy! This is the greeting frequently offered during the Lunar New Year. It is a wish for the individual to have a year filled with good fortune and prosperity. .

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February 2019

SGI Canada Youth Attend FNCC Study Conference

From February 1-4, 10 representative youth leaders from SGI Canada participated in the North America & Oceania Study Conference at the Florida Nature and Culture Centre.

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SGI Canada Leaders Visit Winnipeg

On January 31, SGI Canada leaders General Director Tony Meers and Men’s Leader Ian Mattinson arrived in Winnipeg with the purpose of meeting one-on-one with the young men and men’s group practitioners.

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January 2019

SGI Canada Celebrates the New Year

On January 1, SGI Canada celebrated 2019 designated as the “Year of Soka Victory—Toward Our 90th Anniversary,” in many cities across the country.

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December 2018

SGI Autumn Training Course

From November 12-20, eight SGI Canada leaders attended the SGI Autumn Training Course in Tokyo. The training course hosted 300 SGI members from 70 countries.

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Dr. Jason Goulah Speaks on Soka Education in Toronto

On November 21, Dr. Jason Goulah, Associate Professor at DePaul University, Chicago, recently visited Toronto to deliver two presentations about his scholarly research on Soka Education and Daisaku Ikeda studies.

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SGI Canada Celebrates November 18 Anniversary

During the month of November, hundreds of SGI Canada district meetings from Halifax to Victoria celebrated the 88th anniversary of the founding of the Soka Gakkai.

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SGI Exhibit at Parliament of World Religions

SGI Canada mounted the exhibition “Transforming Lives: The Power of Human Rights Education” at The Parliament of the World’s Religions conference held in Toronto from November 2 to 6.

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North America and Oceania Study Conference

From November 16-19, eight representative leaders from SGI Canada participated in the North America and Oceania Study Conference held at the Florida Nature & Culture Centre (FNCC).

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Saskatoon Encouraged by Visiting Leaders

Saskatoon's Prairie Oasis District received a dose of inspiration when Chris Eddy and Richard Lim came from Calgary to join us at our District General Meeting on November 25.

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November 2018

Thompson Manitoba Welcomes Winnipeg Leaders

On November 4, Winnipeg District leaders David and Stella Gower drove nine hours to Thompson Manitoba to welcome two new members to our SGI Canada family.

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Honouring Kuniko Uyeno

On October 15, Val Innes and Cyndia Cole presented their slideshow that honours the life of pioneer SGI Canada member Kuniko Uyeno at Vancouver's Holy Family Residence.

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Create the Most Value in Life

From October 18-21, a total of 62 men gathered for the Men’s Group Caledon Conference at the SGI Canada Caledon Centre for Culture and Education.

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Atlantic Area Welcomes Region Leaders

From October 26 to 28, Atlantic Area received three visiting region leaders. Eastern Region leaders Monica Bachmann and Koichi Paxton visited three cities in New Brunswick and Dwight Rudisuela visited Halifax.

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