(Minghui.org) Practitioners participated in the Orleans Multicultural Day in Ottawa on September 2 and introduced Falun Dafa to the community. Many people praised their efforts, and some learned the exercises during the event or asked for information on how to practice.

Practitioners demonstrate the exercises during the Orleans Multicultural Day in Ottawa on September 2, 2023.


Host Welcomes the Principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance

Event host Yvette Ashiri said that this was the second Orleans Multicultural Day and its purpose was to unite the community and showcase different cultures. Local residents are invited to celebrate each other’s cultures and learn from them.

She was very impressed by Falun Dafa and said the exercises are a great way to relax. She said practitioners are kind and encouraged people to learn.

Ashiri thanked the practitioners for sharing the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She said these are very important and positive values. For example, compassion allows people to care for and support each other. Similarly, forbearance is also crucial. Without it, people will not tolerate or forgive each other. She was happy that practitioners follow these principles and bring them to the community.

Event host Yvette Ashiri (centre) and practitioners


A Peaceful Energy

Godlove Ngwafusi, founder and general manager of a hockey association, was very interested in Falun Dafa. He said that he is aware of the persecution in China. “Because it is suppressed by the Chinese Communist Party, it must be good,” he said.

Although this is the first time that he’s seen the Falun Dafa exercises, Ngwafusi found the practice very peaceful and said he felt a strong energy. He praised the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance because he said they unite people, encourage them to help each other, and enable people to live together in harmony.

As a former employee at the Privy Council Office in the federal government, Ngwafusi commended the values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. “Without them, we cannot achieve anything,” he said.

Godlove Ngwafusi is very interested in Falun Dafa


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After learning the Falun Dafa exercises, Palmer said the practice is wonderful and peaceful. The movements were also very gentle and smooth. She said she would definitely look into Falun Dafa. She fully agreed with the principles of Falun Dafa and said these values can help Canadians.


Falun Dafa’s Principles are Important

Catherine Allison, who works as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for a large enterprise in Ottawa, was deeply drawn to Falun Dafa and learned the exercises. She said the movements were wonderful. She said she felt peaceful and energetic after she did the exercises, and practicing Falun Dafa can help one focus. This is important because we face all kinds of stress every day.

Allison also said the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are very important, as society cannot continue without them. She said these values are very much needed in Canada. She was shocked to hear about the suppression in China and hoped the Canadian government can help end the persecution. “We must stop communism,” she said.

Catherine Allison (second from left) said she felt peaceful after doing the Falun Dafa exercises.

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