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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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September 2018

Leadership Theme Inspires Students

August 16 marked the beginning of a summer ritual of attending the High School and Student Group Caledon conference for sixty-two youth from across the country. Upon arrival, students were greeted by the behind-the-scenes crew and the vibrant, exploding energy of everyone’s Caledon-Conference spirit!

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August 2018

Japan Training Course Inspires SGI Canada Participants

From July 2-9, SGI Canada sent eight participants to the Summer SGI Training Course in Japan. As one participant said, "I felt as though each day was part of a process of intense personal transformation."

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Lion Cubs Attend Caledon Family Conference

Showered by warm sunlight and clear blue skies, 24 families comprising of 31 children and 31 parents joyfully attended this year’s Family Caledon Conference from July 6-8 in high spirits.

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Preparing for a Brilliant Future

The Caledon Centre for Culture and Education was the site of a remarkable conference from July 19-22 as the French speaking members gathered under the theme “Nos brillantes réalisations éternelles !” .

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Mission Possible: Choose Hope

From August 2-5, SGI Canada members from Vancouver to New Brunswick met for the 8th annual Educator’s Conference at the Caledon Centre for Culture and Education.

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July 2018

Young Men Ignite the Faith of Each Person

On June 7-10, young men from across Canada joined the final Young Men's Caledon Conference in high spirits.

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SGI Canada Leaders Visit Prairie Region

From June 1-11, SGI Canada Women's leader Helen Izumi-Choi and SGI Canada Young Women's Leader Mai Ogushi were joined by Prairie Region Women's Leader Paula Reich for an 11-day visit of five Prairie Region cities: Regina, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Edmonton.

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White Lily Group Celebrates Eighth Anniversary

The name White Lily Group of Canada was given to those women who warmly greet all who come to the SGI Canada centres.

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Japanese Language Caledon Conference

The Japanese Language Caledon Conference was held from June 21-24 with 61 participants. The successful and inspiring conference included all age groups from those in their early 20s up to one participant who was 89.

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June 2018

Young Women Beautiful Suns of Happiness

On May 17-20, 60 young women attended the Young Women’s Group Caledon Conference, representing every region of Canada. It was truly a successful conference with 20 participating for the first time.

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Canadian Women Celebrate Brilliant Everlasting Achievement

Throughout the month of May, the women of SGI Canada held general meetings in the various districts throughout the country.

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Calgary Hosts Two Mini Caledons

Based on the success of the conferences we have had over the years at the Caledon Centre for Culture and Education, the women's and young women's groups in Calgary created a locally based "Caledon" conference this year.

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May 2018

Realizing a Peaceful World

SGI Canada commemorated May 3rd Soka Gakkai Day and Soka Gakkai Mothers Day in cheerfulness and high spirits on May 6 throughout the country.

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Loyie Brissenden Archives Initiated at the University of British Columbia

SGI practitioner, residential school survivor, and award-winning Cree author Larry Loyie (1933-2016) has been honoured at UBC’s new Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre with the Loyie Brissenden Archives.

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Caledon Women’s Conference – a Brilliant Success

Sixty- two women attended the Women’s Group Conference at the SGI Canada Caledon Centre for Culture and Education from April 19-22. Of these, 20 women were attending their first Caledon Conference.

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A Tribute to Quadriplegic Kuniko Uyeno

Kuniko Uyeno has lived with happiness and hope for over 50 years since becoming quadriplegic. On April 10, at Launch Open Mic at Vancouver's Roundhouse Community Centre "A Living Rainbow" slideshow examining the life of this pioneer SGI Canada practitioner was presented.

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Memorial Gongyo Meeting in Western Region

For over 20 years, Vancouver Area 7 has continued the tradition of hosting Memorial Gongyo Meetings in Western Region. This year's Spring Memorial Gongyo Meeting was held on April 5, at the Vancouver Culture Centre with 150 practitioners and guests attending. Practitioners from the other Vancouver SGI Areas attended as well.

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Young Mothers Meeting in Toronto

On April 7, the first Young Mothers meeting of the year was held at the SGI Canada Culture Centre in Toronto. There were 11 young mothers or mothers-to-be with 12 young children and babies.

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April 2018

Youth Training Course A Life Changer

Beginning on March 7, eight representative SGI Canada youth leaders attended the SGI Youth Training Course in Tokyo, Japan. They joined in with 250 representative youth leaders from 65 countries and territories in the six-day course.

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Youth Experiences Key to Kosen-rufu Day

For SGI practitioners, March is one of the most important months of the year. March 16 is called Kosen-rufu Day as it was on that day in 1958 that the youth of Soka Gakkai were handed the responsibility of world peace by second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda.

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Vancouver District Creating Friends in New Zealand

On March 17, Vancouver's Grandview Spirit District held a video conference where they chanted and talked with the Victoria Youth Band comprised of SGI practitioners in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Vancouver High School Group Activity

On March 10, Western Region held a joint high school group meeting for students in Vancouver Areas 1, 2 and 4.

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