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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 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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September 2017

SGI Canada Youth Reaffirming Their Vow

This year 280 youth leaders from 55 countries and territories attended the SGI Youth Training Course in Tokyo, Japan from August 30 - September 5. Eight youth from across Canada were able to participate on behalf of all the members in SGI Canada.

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North America & Oceania Study Conference: The Teachings for Victory

From August 25 to 28, six SGI Canada practitioners embarked upon a journey to deepen their faith through study and dialogue. There were 196 members in attendance representing leaders from North America and New Zealand.

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Students Emerge to Break Through

On a rainy August 17, 47 students with seeking spirits gathered at the SGI Canada Caledon Centre for Culture and Education to kick off the High School and Student Group Conference. Each heart, having travelled far and long, was warmed by the welcoming beacon of the centre and staff and a delicious dinner.

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Atlantic Leaders Visit Annapolis Valley

There are a number of places spread across the Atlantic Area where there are only a handful of SGI practitioners. The practice can be challenging in those situations compared to cities with larger memberships. One such scenario is in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, about an hour’s drive from Halifax.

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August 2017

Ottawa Montreal High School Exchange

On July 9, Ottawa members of the Young Lions (High School) group travelled to Montreal for an exchange meeting with their Montreal counterparts.

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Un Séminaire Magistral au Japon

Depuis le 5 jusqu'au 11 juillet, huit représentants de la SGI du Canada (région Québec) ont participé au séminaire d'été au Japon.

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To commemorate the Youth Division founding - July 11 for the Young Men’s Group and July 19 for the Young Women’s Group, as well as the 70th anniversary of our mentor, Daisaku Ikeda’s joining on August 24, SGI Canada held youth general meetings across the country in the month of July.

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Farm Outing Fun

On July 16, thirty-eight SGI members and guests drove to the working farm of member Edith Regier and her husband Wayne Skelton to enjoy the outdoors with Edmonton’s Future Division (ages 6-12) members.

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Activons Notre Plein Potentiel Pour Créer Une Vague D'espoir!

Lors du séminaire francophone au Centre éducatif et culturel de Caledon, du 20 au 23 juillet, les participants venus d’Ottawa, de Victoria et de diverses régions du Québec ont été vraiment inspirés par le thème «Activons Notre Plein Potentiel Pour Créer Une Vague D'espoir!»

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Family Conference Theme “The Heart of the Lion King”

Twenty-one families from across Canada celebrated the start of summer with the Family Caledon Conference from July 7-9.

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SGI Canada Women's Leader Visits Vancouver

From July 21-23, SGI Canada Women's leader Helen Izumi-Choi visited Vancouver.

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Fostering Hope for the Future

From August 3-6, 36 SGI Canada members from Prairie, Central, Eastern and Quebec regions met for the 7th annual Educator’s Conference at the Caledon Centre for Culture and Education.

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