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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 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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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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