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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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January 2018

SGI Canada Celebrates The New Year With Great Determination

On January 1, SGI Canada celebrated 2018, “Year of Brilliant Achievement in the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu,” from Vancouver Island to the Atlantic coast.

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SGI Canada Participates in AbbyFest

On November 25, SGI Canada representatives from Vancouver Areas 3 and 5 participated in AbbyFest.

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December 2017

Central Region Bursting at the Seams

"Bursting at the seams" is the phrase that immediately comes to mind when one thinks of the 69 district general meetings that were held throughout SGI Canada's Central Region. More than one of the districts had over 50 practitioners and 24 guests attend.

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800 Attend Western Region District Meetings

Despite record breaking rainfall in the month of November, many districts in Vancouver and the rest of Western Region held their annual general meetings in great spirits.

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Nuclear Disarmament Education

The exhibition “Everything You Treasure – For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons” was brought to four schools in Manitoba this fall by the SGI Winnipeg Exhibit Committee in partnership with Peace Days Winnipeg. Peace Days is a two week festival celebrating the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, designated as September 21.

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Prairie Region Hosts Successful District Meetings

SGI Canada's Prairie Region held very successful general meetings in the various districts throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon. These meetings celebrated the 87th anniversary of the founding of the Soka Gakkai.

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Winnipeg Singing for Peace Interfaith Event

Each year a local Hindu Temple in Winnipeg hosts an activity called Sing for Peace. This year’s event was held on November 11, at the Sri Saytha Sai Baba Centre of Winnipeg.

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Quebec Meetings Filled with Friendship

District General Meetings were held in 35 different homes across Québec in November. The 550 people, who attended, shared knowledgeable presentations, inspired experiences, joyful songs, and heartfelt connections with new friends.

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Eastern Region District General Meetings in November

Eastern Region held 21 district general meetings during the month of November including meetings in Eastern Ontario and the Atlantic Area. Over 280 attended these meetings including 50 guests. Nine people officially joined SGI Canada at this time.

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Eastern Manitoba Schools Engage with "Seeds of Hope"

Sunrise School Division is one of the largest (7,180 square km) in Manitoba, east of Winnipeg, extending north to Lake Winnipeg, east to the Ontario border and south to the TransCanada Highway and beyond. It is comprised of 13 schools both English and French and six Colony (Hutterite) schools, with a total population of 4,648 students.

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November 2017

Galloping Horse District Yukon

On October 27, SGI Canada General Director Tony Meers landed in Whitehorse, Yukon, for the first time. His visit coincided with the 57th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s first visit to Canada in October 1960.

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Men's Group Breakthrough at Caledon

From October 19-22, 45 men gathered at the SGI Canada Caledon Centre for Culture and Education to share experiences and study at the Men’s Caledon Conference. The theme of the conference was "Breakthrough!”

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Four Leaders Visit Atlantic Area

From October 26 to 29, Atlantic Area received four visiting region and national leaders. SGI Canada Women's Leader Helen Izumi-Choi and Eastern Region Women's Leader Monica Bachmann visited Halifax. Eastern Region Men’s Group leader Dwight Rudisuela and Young Men’s Leader Koichi Paxton visited PEI and two cities in New Brunswick before joining meetings in Halifax.

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Chinese Language Conference Great Success

From October 5-8, the Chinese Language Caledon Conference was a great success with a full house of 62 attending and a significant number of first time participants.

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October 2017

Celebrating World Peace Day and SGI Canada Day

On Sunday, October 1, SGI Canada practitioners celebrated the anniversary of World Peace Day (Oct. 2) and SGI Canada Day (Oct. 12) across the country.

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SGI Canada Supports Youth for Disarmament Day

As part of the 11th Ottawa Peace Festival, SGI Canada in partnership with Ottawa City Councillor Catherine McKenney co-sponsored "Youth for Nuclear Disarmament Day" on September 29.

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The Best Time of Our Lives

I sat down with a young woman to talk about the Young Women’s and Women’s Caledon Conference we attended on September 21-24. Stephanie was among 18 first time participants and 28 young women at the conference. She and I were among the 60 participants altogether.

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SGI Canada Men Determined to Breakthrough

“Breakthrough!” was the theme of this year's men's general meetings held from the end of August and into September.

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“Seeds of Hope” at University of Manitoba

On September 8, 12 and 15 the exhibition, “Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change” was displayed in the main hallway of the Education Building at the University of Manitoba.

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Study Conference: A Driving Force for Introducing Others

The 2017 Caledon Study Conference was held from September 7-10. Fifty-two participants joyously studied Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, embracing the theme for the conference, “Practice and Study—the driving force for introducing others to Buddhism.”

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Word on the Street in Toronto and Halifax

In September SGI Canada participated in the annual Word On The Street National Book and Magazine Festival in Toronto and Halifax.

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