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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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November 2019

Central Region Young Men Stand Up for Kosen-rufu!


On November 2, the Central Region Young Men’s Conference was held at the SGI Canada Culture Center in Toronto. A total of 32 young men attended with a keen seeking spirit to learn more about the conference theme of “Enact a Dramatic Life of Victory.”

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Canada Writes Official SGI Buddhist Exam


During the month of October SGI Canada held its first official Level I Basics of Nichiren Buddhism Study Department Exam. It was available in English, French and Chinese.

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SGI Leaders Visit Atlantic Area


On the October 18-20 weekend, SGI Canada Women’s Leader Helen Izumi-Choi and Eastern Region leaders Glenn Turner and Monica Bachmann visited Halifax and Moncton.

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Men’s Local Conferences Inspire Future Development


Over the November 2nd weekend, 114 participants blazed through the cold and rainy autumn weather to attend four Men’s Conferences across Southern Ontario. Some men with strong seeking spirit drove long distances to participate.

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October 2019

Celebrating SGI Canada Day Across Canada


On October 6, across the country, SGI Canada practitioners celebrated SGI Canada Day (Oct. 12) which commemorates SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s first visit to Canada in 1960.

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Young Men's Conference in Montreal


On September 22, a Young Men’s Conference took place at the Montreal Culture Center for the first time. Members from throughout Montreal were joined by young men from Ottawa for the all-day meeting with the objective to strengthen their faith and inspire one another.

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Expanding Our Friendships


From the end of August and into September the men in SGI Canada held their annual introduction meetings that coincided with, August 24, 1947, the day when SGI President Daisaku Ikeda joined the Soka Gakkai in Japan at the age of 19.

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SGI Canada Men’s Leader in Saskatoon


SGI Canada Men’s Leader Ian Mattinson visited the practitioners in Saskatoon over the weekend of September 13-15.

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Canadian Museum of Human Rights Hosts Youth Nuclear Peace Summit


SGI Canada Men’s Leader Ian Mattinson visited the practitioners in Saskatoon over the weekend of September 13-15.

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September 2019

Calgary Conducts a Successful Men’s and Young Men’s Conference


On the weekend of August 17, SGI practitioners held a most successful two-day men’s and young men’s conference at the Calgary Community Centre.

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SGI Canada Leaders Participate in FNCC Study Conference


From August 23-26, ten representative SGI Canada leaders participated in the North America and Oceania Study Conference held at the Florida Nature & Culture Centre (FNCC).

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Eastern Region Leaders Visit New Brunswick


From August 9-12, Eastern Region leaders Glenn Turner and Koichi Paxton visited the practitioners in several cities in New Brunswick Chapter including Fredericton, Grand Falls, Edmundston and Saint John.

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Canadians Inspired at Youth Training Course


Eight SGI Canada representatives attended the 2019 SGI Youth Training Course in Japan from August 27-September 3.

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Canadian Universities at Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies


From August 15 to 16, the DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education held its 2nd International Conference.

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August 2019

Western Region Young Men's Conference


On July 13, the Western Region Young Men gathered at the Vancouver Culture Center to explore two central themes: Happiness and Human Revolution.

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New Momentum Spurred on by Quebec Region Conference


Montreal women and young women enthusiastically welcomed Helen Izumi-Choi, SGI Canada Women’s leader, and Mai Ogushi, SGI Canada Young Women’s leader to the Montreal Culture Centre for a full weekend of exchanges and encouragement.

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White Lily Group Meetings Across Canada


The White Lily Group, which was named by President Ikeda in 2010, comprises of women’s group members who volunteer at the SGI Canada centres across Canada.

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Calgary’s Unity Chapter Celebrates Growth


On July 21, Fifty-two members from Calgary’s Unity Chapter gathered at the Calgary SGI Canada Community Centre to celebrate their growth.

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July 2019

Change Your Karma, Build Your Fortune!


The men's group of Quebec Region held a week-long activity from June 3-9 in Montreal and Quebec City. ;

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SGI Leaders Visit Ottawa


The women and young women groups welcomed SGI Canada leaders Helen Izumi-Choi and Mai Ogushi to Ottawa from June 7 to 9.

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First Ever Western Region Men's Group Summer Course


With “Breaking Through Deadlocks to Achieve a Life of Soka Victory” as our theme, the Men’s Group of SGI Canada’s Western Region held its first ever Men’s Group Summer Course on Saturday, June 22.

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June 2019

Travelling on the Road to Happiness


In her message to the Women’s Group General Meetings, SGI Canada Women’s Leader, Helen Izumi-Choi said, “We celebrate as women, as true friends, travelling the journey of life and advancing on the road to happiness together…We strive to bring happiness to everyone in our lives—our family, our friends, our co-workers and our neighbours—convinced that this is the road to peace and kosen-rufu.”

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Ottawa-Gatineau Area Hosts Men’s Conference


On the first weekend of June, the Ottawa-Gatineau Area hosted a men’s group conference with SGI Canada Men's Group leader Ian Mattinson. It was a great success with 35 men and young men attending the two-day event.

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