Canada: Falun Gong Practitioners Awarded at May Day Festival in Toronto for their Contributions to the Community

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On May 5th, 2007, Falun Gong practitioners were invited to participate in Toronto's May Day multi-cultural festival celebration. The same day, Falun Gong practitioners presented art performances for local residents in five places, including Richmond Hill, Markham, Thornhill, Vaughan and Stouffville. The practitioners efforts were highly praised.

Lian Hua Arts Group young performers perform the Lotus dance
Lian Hua Arts Group is Awarded

The Divine Land Marching Band, Lian Hua Arts Group and the Exercise Demonstration Group composed of Falun Gong practitioners presented dance, music and Falun Gong exercise demonstrations for local residents in many sites both indoors and outdoors, and they were warmly received by the sponsor and the audience.

After finishing their last performance, Mario G. Racco, a member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament, issued an award to Falun Gong practitioners on behalf of the sponsor. They thanked Falun Gong practitioners for their contribution to the communities of Canada.

According to the coordinator of the sponsor-Community Living York South Anita, the organisation has celebrated the May Day Festival for eight years. In the first seven years, the celebrations were held only in Stouffville. This year, the celebrations were extended to five places. The purpose is to have people of different ages and backgrounds celebrate together and live in harmony in the same community.

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