Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations and Boat People Museum Gala

June 1, 2013

The three largest Buddhist temples in Mississauga hosted a public Vesak celebration on June 1st 2013 to mark the birth of Buddha. The program also included Buddhist chants and blessings, cultural performances and inspirational speeches from special guests, included Minister Jason Kenney and Mayor Hazel McCallion. Later in the evening, members of the Vietnamese-Canadian community came together in Scarborough to support the Boat People Museum Project. Senator Ngo and Minister Jason Kenney shared a few words with the crowd about the challenges of integration and the preservation of identity.

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