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SGI Canada Newsletter, No.3 - June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

SGI Canada Newsletter

Vol 1, Issue No. 3

June 19, 2020


Welcome to the third issue of the SGI Canada Newsletter, a regular summary of news, upcoming events and encouragement. The SGI Canada Newsletter replaces the previous SGI Canada Online News. All subscribers will automatically receive the SGI Canada Newsletter from now on. If you are not subscribing, you may do so by clicking on the button below. Subscriptions are free of charge and the SGI Canada Newsletter will be emailed directly to subscribers.


39th anniversary of President Ikeda’s 1981 visit to Canada

This month marks the 39th anniversary of SGI President Ikeda’s second trip to Canada. Arriving in Toronto in June 1981, he spent five days meeting with members from all over Canada. Some of the activities included the commemorative general meeting in Toronto and the outdoor exchange meeting in the Caledon Hills. The visit was the first time members from across Canada met together with President Ikeda. It was the most significant event in the history of kosen-rufu in Canada since his first visit in 1960, which is recounted in the “Golden Autumn” chapter of The New Human Revolution, Volume 1.

President Ikeda writes about his 1981 visit in the “Bells of Dawn” chapter of The New Human Revolution, Volume 30.  We are currently receiving the translations of that section of “Bells of Dawn.” SGI Canada plans to publish that section in the October issues of New Century, Ère nouvelle and Chinese New Century. From Today Onward will continue to serialize all of volume 30.

In October we will also be holding special events to mark the 60th anniversary of President Ikeda’s first visit to Canada in 1960, including our online Youth Festivals. More information to come soon!


Members and guests can subscribe to our publications (New Century, From Today Onward, Chinese New Century and Ère nouvelle) either through monthly Pre-Authorized Payments (PAP) or one-time annual subscriptions. Please contact your district collector or district leader for more information, or download the subscription forms from the SGI Canada website at: sgicanada.org/publications and send your subscription directly to: SGI Canada, 2050 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6E 3R6.  

Upcoming Events

Young Lions Family General Meetings on June 28

Young Lions (5-12 years old) will be having very special Family General Meetings on June 28th—in their own homes! During the meeting, children and their parents will chant together, sing together, listen to parts of the New Human Revolution adapted for young people, read experiences from children all over Canada, do a fun activity together, and much more!  Parents are receiving invitations and instructions by email this week, and they will be directed to a special Young Lions website with more resources very soon. 

National Young Phoenix Group Meeting on June 21

We are excited to announce that on June 21 at 4.00 PM EDT, we will be holding our monthly National Young Phoenix Meeting (for those aged 13-17 years old). The National Young Phoenix meeting will be conducted in English and French, with an inspirational experience, study session and also interactive ice-breaker game. We are looking forward to seeing many Young Phoenix and Youth members at this meeting. 

Here is the schedule for the National Young Phoenix meetings from now until the end of the year: 

June 21st at 4.00pm ET

July 19th at 4.00pm ET

August 16th at 4.00pm ET

September 20th at 4.00pm ET

October – Youth Festivals!!!

November 15th at 4.00pm ET

December 6th at 4.00pm ET  

We hope you found this newsletter useful. Please email your questions or comments to postmaster@sgicanada.org .