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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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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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October 2018

SGI Canada's Unprecedented Celebrations

On September 30, SGI Canada practitioners celebrated the 25th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's visit to Montreal and Vancouver in 1993.

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Mentor and Disciples Advancing Toward November 2018: Caledon Study Conference

As November fast approaches, our determination to share this Buddhism with others wells up as we strive to achieve our goal of 10,000 happy practitioners in SGI Canada. Our efforts to achieve kosen-rufu in Canada are an expression of our gratitude to our mentor, Daisaku Ikeda.

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Soaring on the Wings of Our Mission

On September 20-23, the Young Women’s and Women’s group conference was held at the Caledon Centre for Culture and Education. Practitioners and guests gathered from across Canada, some of whom had been practising for decades while others attended for the first time and were new to the practice.

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Living with Courage Toward a Brilliant Future

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

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SGI Canada Sponsors Ottawa's Youth For Nuclear Disarmament Day

On September 28, SGI Canada brought together 50 Ottawa high school students to square off against atomic bombs as part of “Youth For Nuclear Disarmament Day.”

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